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New Bonus Content Available from February Episode of Design-Build Delivers Podcast

Listen now to the newest Design-Build Delivers Podcast Bonus Content on your favorite podcast app. In February’s episode, A Bridge Too Far?: Contextualizing DBIA’s New Position Statement on Bridging Documents and Prescriptive Requirements, we talked to Shailendra Patel (Virginia Department of Transportation) and Bill Kent (Mortenson) about our newly released position statement on performance-based requirements … Continued

New DBIA Resources Available to Help States Advocate for Design-Build

To strengthen DBIA’s advocacy efforts and support our regions at the state level, DBIA has created a Guide for Enactment of Design-Build Legislation and accompanying Model Legislation Addendum as well as released its 2023 Design-Build State Statute Report (SSR). Design-build is the fastest-growing and most used project delivery procurement approach in the United States. Once … Continued

A Bridge Too Far?: Latest Design-Build Delivers Podcast Tackles New Position Statement on Bridging Documents

  Last month, DBIA released Prescriptive Design and the Use of Bridging Documents, a new position statement that aligns with DBIA’s Design-Build Done Right® Best Practices. By encouraging Owners to limit prescriptive requirements and bridging documents in favor of requirements based on performance, the guidance provided in the new position statement allows for the flexibility … Continued

DBIA Doubles Down on Importance of Design Community with Updated Position Statement

DBIA has released an update of our Design Excellence Position Statement, emphasizing collaboration between design and construction professionals through all stages of the project delivery, from procurement and development through execution. The updated statement introduces five lenses to evaluate and enhance collaborative efforts within design-build teams: Integration & Collaborative Process: Emphasizing collaboration and integration across … Continued

DBIA Releases Position Statement on Critical Importance of Performance-based Requirements for Successful Design-Build Outcomes

DBIA has recently unveiled a new position statement emphasizing the critical importance of maximizing the use of performance-based requirements to successfully deliver design-build outcomes. The statement, “Prescriptive Design and the Use of Bridging Documents,” is available to download for free in the DBIA Bookstore, serving as a foundational guide for design-build Owners and practitioners.  This … Continued

New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Resources Now Available

As part of ongoing efforts to reaffirm diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as fundamental to excellence and innovation in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, DBIA has released two new resources available at no cost to download in the online Bookstore: DBIA’s Position Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and DEI Contract Addendum. The … Continued

DBIA’s Updated Sourcebook Consolidates Key Metrics and Future Trends

Reflecting the continuing evolution of design-build, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently updated its Design-Build Data Sourcebook, a comprehensive guide highlighting key metrics that demonstrate the benefits of design-build and linking to new resources and releases. The Sourcebook, a testament to the success of design-build, is a valuable tool for project teams seeking the … Continued

Federal Sector Best Practices Update Is Now Available

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has updated its Design-Build Done Right® Federal Sector Best Practices, offering a comprehensive guide for teams navigating the intricacies of federal project delivery. For these teams, understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and adhering to the right practices can be the key to a successful design-build project, and the … Continued