DBIA Receives Two Stevie® Awards in 2024 American Business Awards®

For the second year in a row, DBIA received multiple Stevie® Awards in the American Business Awards® (ABA), with one Gold Stevie® and one Bronze Stevie® for the 2024 cycle. DBIA’s video celebrating 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr. earned a Gold Stevie® in the Public Service & Activism category … Continued

New Design-Build Delivers Podcast Episode Out Now! Listen to Blueprints to Inclusion: Championing Women in Design-Build and Beyond

  April 2024 In the latest episode of the Design-Build Delivers podcast, we sit down with Anna Pridmore, LaDrena Dansby and Barbara Wagner to discuss the impact and future of women in the AEC industry and how design-build is well-situated to support and elevate women. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, from the challenges … Continued

Mississippi Legislature Passes Historic Design-Build Legislation

Last week, the Mississippi legislature passed historic design-build transportation legislation dramatically expanding the Mississippi Transportation Commission’s design-build and alternative delivery authority. Historically, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been extremely limited in its ability to use design-build delivery, but the passage of Senate Bill 2645 (SB 2645) would give the Mississippi Transportation Commission arguably … Continued

March Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content Features More on State Legislation

Discover the latest in design-build legislative developments with special Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content. In this bonus content, we delve into the recent legislative landscape in Virginia, a topic also touched upon in our March episode, “Fighting for Design-Build Authorization in Your State? DBIA Has Your Back with Resources and Lessons Learned.”  Richard Thomas, DBIA’s … Continued

Fighting for Design-Build Authorization in Your State? DBIA Has Your Back with Resources and Lessons Learned

    March 2024 Over the last few months, we’ve talked a lot about the new Guide for Enactment of Design-build Legislation, Model Legislation and updated 2023 State Statute Report. From blog posts to podcasts, we’ve been celebrating legislative victories across the country –– Virginia, California, Florida and several other states. In this episode of the … Continued

DBIA CEO/ED Lisa Washington Talks PDB in Latest Issue of American DBE

DBIA CEO/ED Lisa Washington recently spoke with American DBE about the momentum of progressive design-build (PDB) in highway construction. The article, “Progressive Design-Build Gains Traction in Highway Construction,” explores the benefits of and offers advice on using PDB procurement in highway construction projects, particularly for Underutilized Business Enterprises (UBEs). Washington emphasized the collaborative and efficient … Continued

DBIA Secures Amendments to Virginia Bills to Preserve Design-Build

After weeks of advocacy efforts dating back to late January, DBIA was successful in getting significant amendments incorporated into Virginia Senate Bill 18 (SB 18) and Virginia House Bill 1108 (HB 1108). The bills initially aimed to drive project selection purely based on price, potentially hindering the use of design-build and Construction Manager at Risk … Continued

March Jobs Report Shows Consistent, Robust Construction Job Growth

The March 2024 jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates continued positive trends in the construction industry, with employment in the industry remaining consistent and robust. In February, construction employment added 23,000 jobs, in line with the average monthly gain of 18,000 over the previous 12 months.  Construction Employment Trends Overall, construction … Continued

Enjoy More Conversations with Industry Experts with new Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content

Want to know how lobbyist Beau Biller saved DBIA-Western Pacific Region’s (WPR) Marianne O’Brien and Brandon Dekker’s necks in the California Assembly? What about WPR’s Chris Sullivan and Dekker sharing the ins and outs of writing a state Progressive Design-Build (PDB) bill?  Thanks to our new Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content, you can hear these … Continued