The Construction Industry Has Hundreds of Open Positions –– Why Can’t They Hire Enough Workers?

The construction industry saw the number of job openings grow in August, but the industry is focused on how to fill the positions that already exist. Companies are instating better incentives, offering higher pay and embracing technology to attract qualified candidates, but industry officials argue more needs to be done to promote the industry and … Continued

DBIA in the News — July 1, 2023 through Sept. 15, 2023

Big things came out of DBIA this summer! See where our good news landed. William G. “Bill” Hasbrook Named 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner     Click any logo to read more:         DBIA Announces 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners DBIA Announces 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners, Construction Equipment … Continued

Can Design-Build Teams Build Trust Around Utility Risk Mitigation?

Contributor: David Horesh, Director of Marketing, 4M Analytics Trust is foundational for design-build teams.  Because of the emphasis on mutual confidence and communication, the design-build approach is better suited than other project delivery methods to deal with industry challenges such as utility risk mitigation — but maintaining the trust that’s been offered can still prove … Continued

Jumoke Akin-Taylor Talks to DBIA About Attending an HBCU, Finding Her Voice and Empowering the Future of Design-Build

Jumoke Akin-Taylor’s story begins with a twist of fate. Initially, she planned to attend Howard University’s School of Pharmacy. Classes didn’t start until September, and she had already completed her prerequisites in the fall, so she would need to wait a year to begin. However, Akin-Taylor was an international student, which meant waiting wasn’t an … Continued

Construction Among Industries with Highest Job Growth for August

Construction job growth in August ranked fourth among employment sectors adding 22,000 jobs to the month’s total of 187,000 non-farm jobs. Only health care (with a whopping increase of 71,000), leisure/hospitality (40,000) and social assistance (26,000) showed more growth last month, according to the latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With the … Continued

William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr. Named 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is honored to announce William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr., MEMS, TCFM, FDBIA, as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 40 years of dedicated service to understanding, advancing, and effectively using design-build, Hasbrook has left an indelible mark on the industry.   Named after Italian … Continued

2023 Federal Design-Build Symposium Breaks Attendance Records

  More than 400 attendees, including Owners and industry practitioners, came together in-person at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, for the 2023 Federal Design-Build Symposium, setting a record for attendance at the annual event. During this day-and-a-half of networking and education, key players from federal agencies and the AEC industry attended general sessions … Continued

DBIA Announces 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Sixty-two projects from across the U.S. were submitted for consideration across 10 categories, and submissions were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. Merit Award winners will now compete for a National Award of Excellence, “Best of” … Continued

Following Your Curiosity, Lessons from Distance Running and the Impact of Getting DBIA Certified as a Young Professional: An Interview with Mortenson’s Laura Wake-Ramos

Continuing our series profiling DBIA professionals, DBIA Digital Communications Specialist Kara Brown talked to Laura Wake-Ramos, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, DBIA, of Mortenson about her career and the impact design-build has had on her work so far. Getting to Know Laura Wake-Ramos Wake-Ramos first learned about DBIA as an architecture major at Penn State University when she joined a student … Continued

July’s Design-Build News –– In Case You Missed It

If you’re looking for an excuse to stay inside and escape the never-ending heat wave, this blog post is for you. Just tell your family, friends and coworkers you’re getting caught up on July’s design-build news. Then kick back with A/C, a good fan or a cool body of water and read all the DBIA … Continued