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Bill Quatman Receives DBIA’s 2020 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award

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December 8, 2020 Congratulations to G. William Quatman, Esq., FAIA, FDBIA ,General Counsel & Senior Vice President at Burns & McDonnell for being honored at DBIA National’s Virutal Conference with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the highest individual honor DBIA bestows. It is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design […]

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MetroWireMedia Features Lessons from Leaders Panel

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Brittany Jobker September 2, 2020 The final session of the Regional DBIA Virtual Conference Week wrapped up last week, featuring a panel of local leaders who shared lessons learned over their careers. Panelists included Maria Maffry, principal with BNIM; Andy Heitmann, vice president & operations manager with Turner Construction; Robert D. Regnier, executive chairman and […]

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New “Design-Build Delivers” Podcast Examines the Value of DBIA Certification

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It’s no surprise — design-build qualifications help drive our industry’s most successful teams. As the use of design-build continues to grow nationwide, so has the competition and that means teams must demonstrate in quantifiable ways their design-build expertise. DBIA Certification has become a vital part of how successful design-build teams win projects. In this month’s […]

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DBIA-MAR Executive Director Recruitment Process Winding Down

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The DBIA-MAR Executive Director Search Committee has received several great candidates who are interested in the open position, so the application period will be closing on February 22, 2019. Interviews with top candidates will follow and our hope is to introduce the new Executive Director in early April 2019. If you or someone you know […]

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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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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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