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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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Special Announcement! DBIA-MAR Executive Director Retiring; Recruiting for Replacement Underway

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Oretta Smith to Retire in 2019 — and Will Be Greatly Missed! It is with mixed emotions that the 2019 DBIA-MAR Board of Directors announces the retirement of our illustrious Executive Director, Oretta Smith. While we are thrilled for Oretta to signify the end of her remarkable career with a well-deserved break — we are […]

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EPA Recognizes Liberty, Missouri for Excellence & Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.   Recognized Project: City of Liberty, Missouri – Design-Build Wastewater Treatment Facility The city of Liberty previously […]

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St. Luke’s Health System Seeks Construction Project Manager

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“The best place to give care. The best place to get care.” That is the Saint Luke’s vision and, whether in a hospital, clinic, practice or office, our nearly 11,000 employees strive toward that vision every day. Saint Luke’s employees are proud of our rich history and heritage, and that we remain the only faith-based, […]

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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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