RS&H associates recently participated in, “Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market,” a panel hosted by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region Gulf Coast Chapter. Geared toward architects/engineers, builders, and owners, the panel discussion focused on the design-build method, process, and best practices in project delivery.
Progressive design-build is prevalent in the water and wastewater market sector. However, this procurement type has lagged in the transportation market, specifically the heavy highway market. Could progressive design-build mitigate the liability concerns associated with traditional design-build in other markets?
The answer is yes.
RS&H Senior Design-Build Engineer Rachel Back has been accepted into the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP). In May, she will travel to Washington, D.C., to deepen her knowledge of the transportation industry and meet with members of Congress to discuss transportation initiatives for the country.
RS&H Vice President Jim Avitabile has been a big part of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in his home state of Florida. As region president, he helped expand DBIA membership, diversified initiatives and implemented a successful awards program that made the region financially sustainable.
It only make sense that Avitabile is being recognized on the national DBIA stage. Avitabile will receive a 2018 Transportation Leadership Award at the Design-Build Transportation Conference in March. It’s a conference that Avitabile has seen double in size since he became involved with DBIA.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has awarded the RS&H-designed Rogersville Project Freeway its 2017 National Award for Excellence in Transportation.
Not only did the Missouri highway project earn the DBIA’s top transportation award, but it was also given the inaugural DBIA Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility.