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A Message from the International Design-Build Industry
"DBIA Teams with AIA on International Design-Build Conference"
By William Quatman, FAIA, DBIA

The growth of the design-build project delivery method is not exclusive to the American construction market. In a 2005 survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) entitled Drivers for change in the Last Decade; the number one factor reported was "new procurement methods - design & build."

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Board Reflections
"The Perfect Storm"
By Walker Lee Evey

A collection of changes to the design and construction industry quite unlike the alterations of the past are coming together to create a "Perfect Storm" for those who ply their trade in this arena.

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Design-Build Dateline
"Construction Firms Testing BIM Applications"
By Barbara Golter Heller, FAIA & Jake Bebee

The topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) conjures thoughts of A/E firms using this new technology to develop design solutions & 3D visualizations, but also emerging on the scene is the use of BIM as a tool for the construction industry.

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Design-Build Dateline
"St. Anthony Falls"

The State of Minnesota uses design-build project delivery in the replacement of Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis. What would have been a three year project under the traditional method of delivery is now going to be completed in seventeen months.

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