Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2014
Three finalists include teams from Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Oklahoma and University of Washington
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced the three finalists in its 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition. Student teams from Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Oklahoma and University of Washington will advance to the final round of this year’s competition.
The three student finalist teams will compete in front of a live jury and audience at DBIA’s upcoming Design-Build Conference and Expo on October 7 in Dallas, Texas. The teams will present before a panel of interviewers – mirroring the second phase of a true design-build competition – to answer questions and defend their design and construction plans. A final winner in the 2014 competition will be selected and announced by the jury during the conference on October 8.
“Preserving the momentum of design-build best practices over the long haul depends on educating the next generation in Design-Build Done Right,” says Lisa Washington, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA. “In its third year, the DBIA Student Competition serves to not only challenge students to excel within their various disciplines, but also to promote the principles of team integration and familiarize students with the rigors of the design-build selection process. “
DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition began earlier this year at the DBIA Region level with 36 teams of students from 25 universities from across the country competing. Student teams from leading design, construction and engineering universities across the country entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 120,000-square-foot comprehensive recreation center on a college campus. Ten regional winners were selected and then competed in the second phase of the competition for the finalist three slots to present before the live jury.
DBIA’s 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition regional winning teams included:
- California State University, Long Beach – Team 1
- California State University, Long Beach – Team 2
- Colorado State University
- Iowa State University
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- NewSchool of Architecture & Design
- Roger Williams University
- University of Florida
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Washington
To learn more about the DBIA 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition, please visit the Student & Faculty section of the DBIA website.
Established in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.