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DBIA-MAR 2018 Awards | Call for Entries

For more than 18 years, the Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) has recognized excellence in design-build practices and informed the public of the breadth and value of design-build delivery. We are pleased to invite you to submit your design-build project(s) for the 2018 DBIA-MAR Awards Competition.

We invite you to submit your design-build project(s) for the 2018 DBIA-MAR Awards Competition. The submission fee is $450 for DBIA members and $600 for non-members. All submissions must be received before 5 p.m. (CST) on August 17, 2018. The submission deadline will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made.

Entries become property of DBIA-MAR and will not be returned. All corresponding video, interviews and/or promotional materials developed for winning teams is the property of DBIA-MAR.

Submit Entries To:

DBIA-MAR Awards Submission

C/O Lauren Schach

McCarthy Building Comapnies, Inc.

7930 Sante Fe Drive, Suite 200

Overland Park, KS 66204


Oretta Smith
DBIA-MAR Executive Director

509 Eagle Glen Drive

Raymore, MO 64083


Mark Deaton, AIA, DBIA
Awards Committee Chairman

HNTB Corporation



The Design-Build Project of the Year was awarded for the Liberty Utilities Operation Center submitted by Goodwin Brothers Construction.

The Columbia I-70 Bridges Design-Build project, completed by Emery Sapp & Sons, received one of two Excellence in Design Awards.

United Excel Corporation (UEC) also won an Excellence in Design Award for the Mike O’Callaghan Medical Center Realignment at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.

Civil Infrastructure:
  • Goodwin Brothers Construction, Crawford, Murphy and Tilly and the City of Liberty, Mo.
  • Emery Sapp & Sons, Parsons and Missouri Department of Transportation
  • United Excel Corporation (UEC), United Excel Design (UED) and U.S. Air Force/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Clayco, Goettsch Partners and Zurich North America
Civil Infrastructure:

Radmacher Brothers Excavating, Inc., R S & H, Inc. and Missouri Department of Transportation


The University of Iowa Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center in Iowa City, Iowa presented to Russell Construction Co., Inc., Shive – Hattery and The University of Iowa

Mr. Richard J. Formella, PMP, Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)



Commercial – Office Category

Burns & McDonnell for their World Headquarters Expansion in Kansas City, Missouri

Institutional – School/University Category

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture and McCownGordon Construction for the Northland Innovation Campus in Gladstone, Missouri

Commercial – Multi-Family Category

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. for District Flats in Columbia, Missouri

Commercial – Office Category

Ryan Companies and Designer OPN Architects for Merchants Bonding Company in West Des Moines, Iowa

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category

Clayco, and Architect / Designer, Forum Studio for the Mercy Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield, Missouri

Civil Infrastructure – Other Category

Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the NE Orchard Street Improvements in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Civil Infrastructure – Municipal Water/Wastewater Category

Burns & McDonnell / CAS Constructors for the Cowskin Creek Water Quality Reclamation Facility in Maize, Kansas

Industrial Process Facility – Power Category

Burns & McDonnell for the New Covert Interconnection Project in Covert, Michigan

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category

JE Dunn and Hoefer Wysocki’s National Healthcare Design-Build IO Team for the USACE AFMS Medical MATOC Eglin AFB Hospital Realignment in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Institutional – School/University Category

Loyd Builders / SFS Architecture for the Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Institutional – School/University Category

The Korte Company for the Mooresville High School Renovation in Mooresville, Indiana

Mr. Dennis Randolph, Public Works Director, City of Grandview, Missouri