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Design-Build Delivers: The New Tappan Zee Bridge

You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the engineering, design, construction and political marvel that is the new Tappan Zee bridge. Dubbed the “$4 Billion Marvel” by The New York Times, the impressive bridge project hosts its first drivers this weekend: “The new bridge is a symphony of statistics. More than 1,000 … Continued

New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge Proves (Once Again) Design-Build Delivers Infrastructure America Needs

Statement from Design-Build Institute of America’s Lisa Washington: “New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge has been the poster child for America’s failing infrastructure and the challenges we face as a nation in repairing and maintaining our vital roads, waterways and bridges. After decades of delay and millions of dollars spent for naught, the bridge crumbled before … Continued

Design-Build Puts More Bang in Our Infrastructure Investment Buck

Infrastructure investment is one of the few issues in this politically divisive era which garners wide support across parties, regions and states, yet we can’t pave streets with promises. Americans in cities and rural areas, no matter their political persuasion, understand that our nation’s bridges and roads, airports and public transit, water and sewer pipes … Continued

West Virginia Ushers in New Era of Design-Build

The West Virginia Legislature took a major step forward this year in ensuring their infrastructure projects are delivered on-time and within budget for many years to come. Legislators in Charleston had a long to-do list this session with infrastructure designated as a key issue. Lawmakers ultimately increased the funds available for design-build projects, extended their … Continued

NYC watches as design-build successes grow … everywhere else

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated the opening of the opening of the first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens with an inaugural ride across the bridge in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 Packard. The celebration continues with a light show and music tonight. The Kosciuszko is just the latest in … Continued

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Fails to Make the Grade…Again

Design-Builders Want to Help Turn Promises Into Progress For most Americans, it’s no surprise that our nation has received a dismal D+ grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new Infrastructure Report Card.  Our nation depends on a strong infrastructure system to thrive and yet we continue fall short in many vital categories, … Continued

Infrastructure Investment is the Talk of the Town

It’s been a busy week for those interested in improving America’s infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) has released its new Infrastructure Report Card today.  Every four years the group grades the status of nation’s infrastructure. For most Americans it’s no surprise that our nation has received a dismal D+ grade once again. … Continued

We Asked Design-Builders: Will There Be An Infrastructure Deal?

  You’re Not Convinced A poll of DBIA’s online communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn show design-builders are divided about the likelihood that President Trump and Congress will pass a significant infrastructure package this year. There were an equal number of respondents on either end of the spectrum, with 25% saying there would “definitely” be … Continued

Now’s the Time for an Infrastructure Summit

DBIA Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington, says now’s the time for an Infrastructure Summit. Her thoughts were published in The Hill. Infrastructure investment is one of the few issues in this politically divisive era which garners wide support across parties, regions, and states yet – we can’t pave streets with promises.   Americans in cities and rural … Continued