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candid marketing + communications Produces Award-Winning Work for DBIA-MAR 2017

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 17, 2018) — candid marketing + communications was recently honored with four Fountain Awards and one Certificate of Merit from the Business Marketing Association/American Marketing Association of Kansas City (BMAKC/AMAKC). One of the first-place Fountain Awards was in the Educational Events Category for work done on behalf of the Design-Build Institute […]

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Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region Recognizes Richard J. Formella, PMP, DBIA with 2017 Leadership Award

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At its annual awards celebration held October 19 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., the Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA-MAR), honored the Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Richard J. Formella, PMP, DBIA, with a 2017 […]

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DBIA-MAR Forms New Committee to Attract Young Professionals: Next Gen

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To further DBIA National’s Young Professionals initiative, the Mid-America Region recently formed a committee focused on the success of emerging design-build professionals in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. The Next Gen Committee, co-chaired by Tom McVey of The Clark Enersen Partners and Laura Tyson of Shafer, Kline & Warren, will officially launch in 2018 with the following vision: Mission: The […]

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DBIA-MAR 2017 Awards Celebration | Call for Entries

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We invite you to submit your design-build project(s) for the 2017 DBIA-MAR Awards Competition. The submission fee is $500 for DBIA members and $600 for non-members. All submissions must be received before 5 p.m. (CST) on August 4, 2017. The submission deadline will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made. Entries become property of […]

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McCarthy VP Mark Heit Serving as 2017 DBIA-MAR President

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Overland Park, Kan. (April 7, 2017) – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is pleased to announce that Mark Heit, Vice President Operations, has been tapped to serve as the 2017 Regional President and Board Chairman for the Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA-MAR). DBIA is a national membership organization founded in 1993. The […]

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White Paper: Design-Build Continues to Gain Momentum

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With the passage of Missouri’s alternative procurement legislation, design-build is now an option more owners can consider and leverage. This white paper was written by DBIA-MAR Past-President, Brian Johanning of Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc., to help educate owners and practitioners on how design-build can help projects compete for needed financial and social support and […]

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MO State Rep., Lincoln Hough, Receives National Leadership Award

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Missouri State Representative Lincoln Hough has recently been chosen as a winner of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award. These awards are presented to individuals across the United States who have demonstrated leadership in the passage of supporting design-build legislation, the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of […]

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BILL SIGNED, DBIA WINS IN MISSOURI!

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Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon has signed the bill, making Missouri the 25th state to have full design-build authorization. The passage of local design-build authorization in Missouri is being touted as the biggest victory for DBIA this session. This was signed 7/1/16 and will become effective 8/28/16. Read More Here: http://www.designbuilddoneright.com/2016-a-landmark-year-for-design-build-legislation/

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Large turnout gathered for new Burns and McDonnell Tour

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Thank you to our host Bill Quatman and to DBIA-KC for touring the new Burns and McDonnell World Headquarters facility on June 8. Nearly 90 people attended and enjoyed a reception complete with live jazz on the beautiful new rooftop terrace. DBIA used this event to highlight young professionals in the workplace by encouraging interns […]

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After a Decade of Hard Work, Design-Build is Coming to Missouri’s Local Public Agencies

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Friday the 13th (May 13, 2016) was a lucky day for DBIA-Mid America Region as legislation was passed affirming Missouri’s commitment to finding better ways to deliver construction projects for the taxpayers, and encouraged the future of design-build in the Midwest. The recent passage of Missouri House Bill 2376 enables any local political subdivision to […]

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