2023 Federal Design-Build Symposium

Federal Sponsor Projects

Meet some of the nation’s most impressive federal design-build projects. They each have a unique story to tell about how design-build delivers success in the federal marketplace by showcasing the best of design-build innovation, collaboration, and time and schedule efficiencies.

General Services Administration            

GSA Implements Kahua PMIS for Enhanced Operations, Sustainability and User

General Services Administration – which owns/leases more than 8,800 federal properties – had a 12-month PMIS implementation with Kahua, including meeting sustainability requirements, consolidating multiple point solutions, integrating data from multi-agency databases and creating single sign ons for 8,000+ users. Kahua migrated data on 2,400 projects within two months of going live. Kahua offers a secure FedRAMP-authorized flexible platform that conforms to agency workflows and processes while eliminating duplicate data entry for a single point of truth.

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The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Intelligence Community Campus – Bethesda (ICC-B) SATOCC

The Intelligence Community Campus – Bethesda contract was a SATOCC with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This project includes the 220,000 SF secure Centrum building, 500,000 SF of renovation work in two secure buildings and, ultimately, over 720,000 SF of new construction/renovations to existing structures meeting DoD AT/FP, ballistic resistance and SCIF standards. The design-build team used innovative solutions, solid sustainable principles and Lean practices to create world-class, secure work environments. The 36-acre, highly secure campus is comprised of the following:

  • Offices and workstation suites National Intelligence University 500-seat auditorium Conferencing centers
  • Dining and a café Gathering terrace with green roof Fitness center Data center

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US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

Virtual Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, NV

Michael Baker International was the designer of record for the design-build delivery of the Virtual Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, a hub for live-virtual-constructive training environments for the next generation of warfighters. As part of its design services, MBI provided Project Management, QA/QC, Architecture, Structural, Interior Design, Sustainability, Fire Protection, Civil, Telecommunications, Cybersecurity Engineering, Cost Estimating, and Construction Administration/Inspection. This innovative design captured the Air Force’s 2021 Honor Award.

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