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A conversation with DBIA’s 2016 Board Chair

A conversation with DBIA’s 2016 Board Chair

Issue 4 of 2015 By G. William Quatman, FAIA, DBIA, Esq. 1. Tell us more about your role at Burns & McDonnell and what you can bring to your role as Board Chair? I am general counsel and senior vice president for a 5,000+ person integrated, international design-build firm. I’ve had this position for seven years, […] Read more >
Dear Owners: A Primer on Delivering Small Public Design-Build Projects

Dear Owners: A Primer on Delivering Small Public Design-Build Projects

Richard Shelton, P.E., DBIA, CHC  |  Issue 3 of 2015 Richard Shelton, PE, DBIA, CHC is an accomplished DBIA instructor specializing in federal government project delivery.  He is a past president of the DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region. He is also the president of a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business design-build firm.  “If only I had known that […] Read more >
Study Shows Importance of Team Integration

Study Shows Importance of Team Integration

Keith R. Molenaar & Robert M. Leicht  |  Issue 2 of 2015 While, historically, many of our public buildings in the United States have been designed by an architect and built by the lowest bidding general contractor, the trends of the last 50 years have seen a steady increase in the use of integrated design […] Read more >
An A/E Perspective on Optimizing the Design-Build Strategy

An A/E Perspective on Optimizing the Design-Build Strategy

by Matthew Oberts, PE, LEED AP, SSOE Group When it comes to winning a design-build competition and pursuing the resulting contract, the level of trust and teamwork that can be achieved between the design side (architects & engineers) and the build side (construction contractors) is  truly what makes or breaks the project. Inter-team communication is […] Read more >
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