Why Use a Design-Build Owner Advisor?

Maximizing Project Success — Will an Owner Advisor Help? November 2022 Design-build’s continued growth nationwide means the need for well-trained design-build Owners and teams has also increased. We know that design-build is only as successful as the Owners who implement it, so it’s vital that Owners understand the basics of Design-Build Done Right® best practices. … Continued

$160 Million NEW USDOT Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it’s opened applications for the new SMART and ATTAIN programs. According to the USDOT, $100 million will be distributed through the Smart program. “The SMART program will fund purpose-driven innovation and focus on building data and technology capacity and expertise. The Program seeks proposals from public sector … Continued

DBIA’s Updated Contracts Reflect Industry’s Recent Changes

As a design-build professional, you know our industry is constantly evolving. DBIA’s dedicated Contracts Committee – comprised of industry experts representing the perspectives of Owners, designers, contractors, architects and engineers – has been reviewing DBIA’s entire family of design-build contracts and has released updated versions of many of DBIA’s contracts to reflect these changes. Over … Continued

If You’re Not Early, You’re Late (The VDC Edition)

How many times did you hear this advice from your parents? It’s not only a tried-and-true motto from football giant Vince Lombardi and success coaches throughout the decades but also especially true for design-build teams hoping to maximize their collaboration and efficiency using Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). DBIA is excited to offer a free … Continued

Meet New York City’s New Alternative Delivery Chief

New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has appointed its first Associate Commissioner of Alternative Delivery to continue its advance toward delivering more time and cost-efficient projects. Alison Landry is a licensed architect, DBIA member, expert in capital project delivery and experienced in collaborative delivery. Ms. Landry helped lead DDC efforts to establish … Continued

ENR Talks Design-Build with DBIA’s Lisa Washington

  DBIA Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington, had a freewheeling conversation with ENR Editors on the Critical Path podcast about design-build’s impressive growth and its impact on projects nationwide. We urge you to take a few minutes and listen to the entire conversation but here are a few highlights from Lisa’s comments: Looking Back The past … Continued

Are Your Teams Ready to Compete?

  Finding and retaining diverse teams is a challenge facing our entire industry. Now, more than ever, as trillions in federal infrastructure dollars start flowing, it’s clear that organizations need to put in the extra work to build teams that will level the playing field for Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBEs). DBIA instructor … Continued

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 … Continued

Reimagining the Office

Commercial office leasing analysts are getting a clearer picture of what “returning to work” might look like for cities across the nation. However, according to the Commercial Edge National Office Report, that picture varies significantly depending on the region with just six markets delivering more than half of U.S. office sales. “Nationally, $18.9 billion in … Continued