From Competitive Edge to Industry Standard: How BIM Benefits Design-Build and Bridges Labor Gap

Contributor: Kay Kostandy, President of MAX 360 Building Information Modeling (BIM) has transitioned from being a cutting-edge tool granting early adopters a significant competitive advantage to an absolute necessity within the AEC Industry. Today, BIM stands as a fundamental pillar underpinning every phase of a project, from design and construction through operations and facility management. … Continued

It’s All About the Data: Finding the Right Common Data Environment to Empower Digital Project Delivery

By: Ali Atabey It’s no secret that the AEC industry is getting more complex. Projects are more fragmented, transient and bespoke than ever before — creating massive efficiency issues that are pushing projects over schedule and over budget. According to KPMG, half of all construction projects underperform their objectives, and McKinsey reports that 98% of … Continued

R&D Tax Credits Can Add Value to VDC Efforts on Design-Build Projects

By: Ted Mort, Chief Operating Officer, Cadnetics You’ve read the DBIA VDC Primer and Position Statement and subscribed to the “people first approach” to Virtual Design & Construction. Now, your team is at the forefront of innovation, constantly pursuing safer, more efficient and less wasteful ways to build. But did you know your efforts could … Continued

Collaboration. Still Undefeated: How a Design-Build Team Saved a Hospital Project with Better Decision-Making Tools

Contributor: Jeff Sample, Industry Evangelist, Join Modern construction is built on collaboration. Bringing together contractors, Owners and design teams facilitates better decision-making throughout the project journey. In one at-risk hospital project, for instance, a design-build general contractor leverages a new decision-making platform to get the project back on track. Challenge: Higher Than Expected Estimates Threatened … Continued

Why Do Owners Need Building Information Models (BIM)? 

  Contributor: Ciaran Doyle, Regional Lead (North America) ‑ Digital Engineering, DBM Vircon Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Many examples exist in which a potentially useful tool, concept or skill becomes a liability simply because it was misapplied. In a famous pop culture example, take the continued regeneration of dinosaurs from the … Continued

Owner Spotlight: The LaGuardia Airport New Terminal B Redevelopment Program

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey delivered the largest design-build project in New York and the largest design-build in American aviation history. By: Laurie Balbo, Program Director, LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program In 2016, the Port Authority entered into a $4 billion design-build agreement with developer/operator LaGuardia Gateway Partners and their design-build team … Continued

New NIBS Equity Survey Shows There’s Work to Be Done

DBIA is proud to have supported the 2021 National Institute of Building Sciences Social Equity Survey and appreciate the many DBIA members who took the time to participate as respondents. We believe this work is extremely important. “Achieving racial equity in the workplace is certain to be one of the most important issues companies will … Continued

America’s Infrastructure Scorecard: Mediocre Isn’t Good Enough

America’s Infrastructure Barely Makes the Grade ASCE has painted an in-depth portrait of America’s imperiled infrastructure systems. While government investment has made some improvements in recent years, the sobering fact that 45% of Americans still have no access to transit, or that there is a water main break every two minutes in the United States … Continued

Indifference is Not an Option

“As our nation has experienced a level of civil unrest we likely never thought we would see in our lifetime, there is no better time to remind us that DBIA’s core values include “mutual respect for and appreciation of diversity.”  DBIA is proud to say that for us these are more than just words on … Continued