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

Knowledge: Design-Build’s Next Digital Frontier

Leveraging your organization’s knowledge can give you a highly competitive edge Contributor: Kyle Hudson, P.E.; Vice President, Operations; VIATechnik LLC Think about your most experienced, valuable and productive project team today. What if you had them on every project all the time? Owners are demanding high-quality, on-time delivery and tighter control of costs consistently across … Continued

Unpacking BIM: Sharing Stigmas with Designers and Builders

Brian Skripac, DBIA Director, Virtual Design & Construction With all the value of a building information model (BIM) in the built environment, why is model sharing still so hotly debated on projects? The 2022 AIA Firm Survey Report, documenting the percentage of firms using BIM for billable work, indicated design visualization and presentation/renderings were the … Continued

The FHWA Grant Program: A Catalyst for Digital Transformation in Design-Build

Contributor: Alicia Lopez, PE, PEng, DBIA; Vice President, Design Management & Innovation; Flatiron Construction In a landmark move toward embracing the digital age, the Biden-Harris administration has initiated the first round of an $85 million grant program to fuel the widespread adoption of digital construction technologies within the transportation sector. This program, launched by the … Continued

DBIA Releases New Virtual Design & Construction Primer and Position Statement

With technological advancements like Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, drones and robotics impacting not only our day-to-day lives but the entire AEC industry, focusing on innovation and digital transformation is more critical than ever to ensure successful and positive project outcomes.  Recognizing the significance that design and construction technologies have in the built environment, it was … Continued

Innovation, Technology Driving Better Collaboration Between Field And Office

Contributor: Thai Nguyen, Director of Innovation, Hensel Phelps The construction industry has made impressive strides in digital transformation. However, it still faces challenges in fully harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) due to fragmented data held in silos by individuals, teams and companies. The emergence of new tools and apps adds another layer of … Continued

Getting Down and Dirty with BIM for Design-Build projects

We have all heard it before. How great BIM is. How it is revolutionizing our industry. How it is changing virtually everything. However, maybe you haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid just yet. You see a lot of hype and discussion, and maybe even some cool presentations, but you are missing the everyday practicality of it. You … Continued

Are You a Design-Build VDC Leader? DBIA Wants You!

DBIA’s Design-Build VDC Leadership Exchange (VDCLEx) offers an incredible opportunity for design-build virtual design and construction leaders taking innovation to new heights to come together, network and learn. We’re excited to follow up on last year’s Leadership Exchange success in rolling out plans for the 2023 event. This year we’ve expanded the VDCLEx to a … Continued

Maximizing VDC Delivers Design-Build Success at UC San Diego

The University of California’s  Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project, a $151 million, 442,000 SF, 884-unit community, was designed to be a vibrant portal for graduate students and families of patients being treated at the UC San Diego Medical Center. As with many complex construction projects, the inherent challenges included the overall size, cost restraints, and … Continued

DBIA’s VDC Leadership Exchange Brings Together the Nation’s Leading Design-Build VDC Leaders

DBIA’s newly created VDC Leadership Exchange (VDCLEx) is positioned to help define what VDC Done Right looks like for design-build teams in all sectors and project types. This diverse group of BIM/VDC industry leaders gathered for the first time in November at the Design-Build Conference and Expo. There they shared their expertise on how the collaborative … Continued