ENR Names Design-Build Top 100 Firms

DBIA is proud to see so many of our Industry Partner members, once again, represented on ENR’s list of the Top 100 Design-Build firms. The industry innovators who are taking design-build to new heights continue to deliver the nation’s most cost and schedule-efficient projects. ENR Subscribers can see the full Top 100 list here.

“For ENR Top 100 Project Delivery Firms, revenue for both design-build and construction management-at-risk (CMAR) delivery methods rose last year—design-build rising 2.51% to $100.22 billion and CMAR rising slightly less at 1.68% to $150.79 billion. But beyond the numbers, Top 100 firms share that there is a gradual shift in the way owners are putting together project teams.” ENR Top 100 analysis, June 9, 2022

Design-Build Expansion

As the latest market research confirms, design-build is no longer an alternative project delivery method. In fact, design-build continues to be the fastest-growing delivery method in the nation, delivering nearly half of all construction dollars. As DBIA Executive Director Lisa Washington told ENR, the last 16 months have been one of our most successful legislative periods. We’ve seen more than 400 bills considered across 48 states to preserve, protect or expand design-build authority at the state and local levels.

“Where design-build was already allowed, we are seeing an expansion of that authority to more public agencies, entities and sectors,” says Washington, specifically state DOTs.

Design-Build Delivers

Design-build will be critical in delivering infrastructure investment in all sectors and regions. In fact, that growth is already fueling revenue gains for the nation’s design-build firms. Here is ENR’s key takeaway:

“This year, 36 Top 100 design-build firms had higher revenue than equivalently ranked firms last year; 22 of those firms were ranked between Nos. 26 and 50 on the Top 100 Design-Build firms list (second quartile), making firms that reported between about $500 million and $1 billion in design-build revenue big gainers on the 2022 list.”