DBIA Testifies before NY State Assembly in Favor of Progressive Design-Build Authority

On Dec. 14, DBIA Director of State/Local Legislative Affairs Richard Thomas testified on behalf of the DBIA Liberty Region before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Cities and Standing Committee on Local Governments. Thomas –– along with DBIA National Board Treasurer and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Tom Foley, Deputy Mayor … Continued

A Word with DBIA-WPR’s Brandon Dekker About CA SB 706, Expanding PDB

On Oct. 8, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 706, expanding the authority for the state Director of General Services to use Progressive Design-Build procurement in capital projects. The bill was sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America-Western Pacific Region (DBIA-WPR), and their advocacy efforts were vital to its success.  The Design-Build Delivers Blog … Continued

DBIA-WPR Sponsors Progressive Design-Build Legislation, Broadening Legislative Authority for California Agencies

On Sept. 1, the California State Senate voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 706 (SB 706), which expands authority for the use of progressive design-build (PDB) by state and local agencies. Today, that bill rests with California Governor Gavin Newsom, awaiting his signature. Sponsored by the DBIA-Western Pacific Region (DBIA-WPR), SB 706 was introduced … Continued

Pennsylvania AEC Leaders Clearly Want Change

“If multiple prime project delivery was cheaper (even by a nickel!) you’d see every Walmart across the country using it.” So says Jon O’Brien, with Pennsylvania’s Keystone Contractors Association, at this month’s industry discussion on the state of Pennsylvania’s design and construction law. Keystone Contractors have teamed up with DBIA, AIA-PA, and the Construction Owners … Continued

Why DBIA Cares So Much About Regions

Andrew Ausel | August 14, 2015 Over the past quarter, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has taken strategic steps to foster coordination and enhanced communication to its 14 Regions and local chapters. In the process of implementing this strategy, I can’t help but notice the tapped potential for state policy. States love to do … Continued