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LEADERSHIP REFLECTIONS// A Q&A with DBIA's Executive Director and Chairman of the Board AT DBIA'S 2013 National Design-Build Conference & Expo, Barbara Wagner, DBIA, LEED ® AP, passed the gavel, which symbolized the conclusion of her tenure as chair of the DBIA board of directors, to Jim Whitaker, AIA, DBIA, NCARB. As DBIA's 2014 board chair, Whitaker will work with Executive Director and CEO Lisa Washington, CAE, to implement DBIA's strategic plan. They recently sat down to discuss their 2014 priorities. What are your three top priorities for 2014 to help advance DBIA and the A/E/C industry? Jim Whitaker: First, I will work to help DBIA expand educational opportunities of all types, with a special focus on Design-Build Done Right™. Second, continue expanding the membership constituency. The DBIA membership constituency is already broad-based, but we can make it even broader. The clients of all sizes, from institutional buyers of capital projects to smaller owners, must be welcomed and informed of the design-build value proposition and how to effectively utilize the design-build toolbox for maximum benefit. Third, reaffirm DBIA as the one go-to, industry-recognized resource for all things design-build. DBIA has no competitor, nor should it. DBIA consistently delivers the best design-build content that the industry has to offer. DBIA is not just for a certain segment of owners or contractors or designers or specialty trade contractors or transactional professionals. Lisa Washington: Defining Design-Build Done Right through a comprehensive set of universal best practices is my top priority for 2014. Although market trend data is clear in that design-build is no doubt gaining momentum at nearly 40 percent of all non-residential design and construction, according to Reed Construction data, this data does not dbia.org guarantee that the delivery method is always executed properly. It's also important to educate the industry about market sector differences requiring shifts in best-practice implementation. This leads me to the second priority, which is completion of a deeper dive into key market sectors, such as transportation, water/wastewater and the federal sector. Nuances such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for federal projects, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) requirements in transportation and/or regulatory requirements in the water/wastewater sector all require a unique set of best practices to augment the universal concepts. Finally, once best practices are established, we must develop tools and resources for the industry to assist in implementation. This includes everything from educational content to templates and sample documents. In addition to explaining the "what," identifying the "how" ranks as one of my top three priorities for 2014. What new initiatives are you focused on this year? What challenges do you anticipate? How do you plan to address them? JW: Some market sectors are now dominated by design-build project delivery, while others are slower to respond. But no one can argue with the proven results: overall faster delivery time, stricter cost control, higher quality control, less litigation (if any) and greater customer satisfaction scores. The evidence is clear. Design-build has revolutionized how design and construction is procured and executed. So education on best practices and industry advocacy for well-written legislation is critical. Bad actors, bad contracting practices and bad project outcomes must be avoided. We will be working hard to get Design-Build Done Right out to the industry. winter//2014 5 http://www.dbia.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IQ Winter 2014

leadership reflections
legislative update
project of the year
DBIA survey
design-build best practices
design winners
nationalo design-build student competition

IQ Winter 2014

IQ Winter 2014 - (Page 1)
IQ Winter 2014 - (Page 2)
IQ Winter 2014 - (Page 3)
IQ Winter 2014 - (Page 4)
IQ Winter 2014 - leadership reflections (Page 5)
IQ Winter 2014 - leadership reflections (Page 6)
IQ Winter 2014 - legislative update (Page 7)
IQ Winter 2014 - project of the year (Page 8)
IQ Winter 2014 - project of the year (Page 9)
IQ Winter 2014 - DBIA survey (Page 10)
IQ Winter 2014 - DBIA survey (Page 11)
IQ Winter 2014 - DBIA survey (Page 12)
IQ Winter 2014 - DBIA survey (Page 13)
IQ Winter 2014 - design-build best practices (Page 14)
IQ Winter 2014 - design-build best practices (Page 15)
IQ Winter 2014 - design-build best practices (Page 16)
IQ Winter 2014 - design winners (Page 17)
IQ Winter 2014 - design winners (Page 18)
IQ Winter 2014 - design winners (Page 19)
IQ Winter 2014 - nationalo design-build student competition (Page 20)
IQ Winter 2014 - nationalo design-build student competition (Page 21)
IQ Winter 2014 - nationalo design-build student competition (Page 22)
IQ Winter 2014 - nationalo design-build student competition (Page 23)
IQ Winter 2014 - nationalo design-build student competition (Page 24)
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