Gov. Abbott: Use Design-Build In Harvey Recovery

Design-build has played an integral role in rebuilding after natural disasters. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, DBIA has been working to get Texas expand design-build for this emergency situation. Below is a letter, written from our CEO to the governor of Texas. We want to aid in the recovery and make projects go faster and … Continued

Remove Legislative Obstacles to Harvey Recovery

The vital connection between America’s infrastructure and the well-being of our citizenry is never more apparent than in times of crisis. Our nation watched in horror as Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction killing an estimated 50 people, displacing a million more and damaging up to $180 billion in property and infrastructure. Rebuilding communities … Continued

Momentum Swings in Favor of Design-Build Legislation

With only days left in the New York Assembly’s 2017 session, legislation for design-build authority (A.8134/S.6427) in New York City is gaining momentum. Legislation has now passed out of the Assembly Committee on Cities and moved to the Ways and Means Committee. That action follows a legislative push by New York City Mayor Bill De … Continued

West Virginia Ushers in New Era of Design-Build

The West Virginia Legislature took a major step forward this year in ensuring their infrastructure projects are delivered on-time and within budget for many years to come. Legislators in Charleston had a long to-do list this session with infrastructure designated as a key issue. Lawmakers ultimately increased the funds available for design-build projects, extended their … Continued

Design-Build Institute Applauds New York’s Extension of Design-Build Authority

New York State’s passage of a $163 billion budget includes important provisions which will allow agencies to continue their successful use of design-build on projects saving taxpayers millions of dollars and years of construction time. “There’s no denying the successes New York has already seen, even with limited authority, on design-build projects statewide.  By expanding … Continued

Design-Build News in Alabama

Legislation to reform Alabama’s prison system, which also provides design-build authority to the Department of Corrections, is working its way through committee with a hearing in the state Senate this week. The Montgomery Advertiser reports: “The current prison system is plagued by overcrowding, dwindling corrections officer ranks, increasing levels of violence and a notable lack of … Continued

Design-Build Opportunities Continue to Grow in New York & New Jersey

February 17, 2017 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a new $32.2 billion, 10-year capital plan this week that will likely provide even more opportunities for design-build and P3 projects. “The 10-year plan will accelerate the rebuilding of the region’s aging infrastructure by leveraging billions in private sector dollars including through … Continued

We Asked Design-Builders: Will There Be An Infrastructure Deal?

  You’re Not Convinced A poll of DBIA’s online communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn show design-builders are divided about the likelihood that President Trump and Congress will pass a significant infrastructure package this year. There were an equal number of respondents on either end of the spectrum, with 25% saying there would “definitely” be … Continued

Now’s the Time for an Infrastructure Summit

DBIA Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington, says now’s the time for an Infrastructure Summit. Her thoughts were published in The Hill. Infrastructure investment is one of the few issues in this politically divisive era which garners wide support across parties, regions, and states yet – we can’t pave streets with promises.   Americans in cities and rural … Continued

Design-Build Has a Breakout Year!

Lisa Washington, CAE  |  January 3, 2016 Sometimes it’s hard in the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays to take time to look back at the year; however, here at DBIA we have so much to celebrate I just couldn’t let 2016 end without taking a moment to reflect with you, our members. I know that design-build … Continued