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My Perspective on Design-Build in Oregon

My Perspective on Design-Build in Oregon

By Shirley A. Smith CPPB, OSPC, OPBC, OCAC, Assoc. DBIA; Procurement Analyst, Department of Administrative Services, State of Oregon   After 14 years in government, I have obtained the ultimate goal as a procurement professional, as I see it, which is to be certified at the Associate level by the Design Build Institute of America […] Read more >
Metcalf v. U.S.: What Does It Mean for Design-Build and Federal Contractors?

Metcalf v. U.S.: What Does It Mean for Design-Build and Federal Contractors?

Issue 2 of 2014 by Robynne Parkinson Robynne Parkinson is an attorney with Thaxton Parkinson PLLc and a member of the DBIA National Board of Directors. She is also the co-chair of the DBIA National Legislative and Legal committee. More information about the Metcalf decision and other design-build cases can be found on Robynne’s blog at […] Read more >
Design-Build Best Practices: A Conversation with Michael Loulakis and Diana Hoag

Design-Build Best Practices: A Conversation with Michael Loulakis and Diana Hoag

Winter 2013 As design-build expands across all sectors of the construction industry, DBIA recognizes the need to define more clearly the concept of Design-Build Done Right and ensure that all participants in the design-build process understand the key elements that significantly enhance the chances of superior project outcomes. This year, Michael Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, president […] Read more >
The Design-Build Option is Elementary

The Design-Build Option is Elementary

Fall 2012 By Tim Thoman Editor’s note: While higher education projects draw much attention in the education sector, the country faces significant infrastructure challenges in the K-12 school system. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 1998, the average public school building in the United States was 42 years old. With the exception […] Read more >
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