Design-Build Delivers

This is What Design-Build Excellence Looks Like -- DBIA's 2022 Project of the Year

December 06, 2022 DBIA
Design-Build Delivers
This is What Design-Build Excellence Looks Like -- DBIA's 2022 Project of the Year
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  • Richard Standiford, DBIA, California Department of General Services Project Manager
  • Jim Hull, DBIA - Turner Construction Project Executive
  • Tammy Jow, DBIA – AC Martin Project Designer 

Meet DBIA’s 2022 National Design-Build Project of the Year. DBIA’s panel of jurors agreed that this project stood out among a large field of impressive design-build projects. Being named a DBIA national award winner is challenging. Being named the best of the best in an increasingly innovative industry is spectacular. 

In this episode, we talk to three of the project leaders tasked with building a new home for California’s Natural Resources Agency. This was not only a massive project, but the team also faced numerous challenges, including the pandemic, deadly wildfires and civil unrest nearby. Despite it all, their one-team-one goal approach delivered beauty, community, resiliency, and so much more. There are so many real-world lessons to be learned from DBIA award-winning teams and this group has an incredible story to tell. 


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How This Project’s Design Team was Empowered to Deliver a Truly Unique Project
There Were Many “Must-Haves” on this Project but Sustainability was Key
The Owner’s Natural Resources Mission Drove the Design
Collaboration Delivered an Impressive (But Challenging) Auditorium Ceiling
Using the “Big Room” Helped Solve Those Project Challenges
“One Team, One Mission” Helped Find the $ to Innovate
Facing Enormous Risks and Challenges
Wildfires Threatened Project and Crew
Meeting 25% Small/Disadvantaged Business Targets
How Hiring Goals Were Not Just Met but Exceeded
Project Energy, Usage and Resiliency Goals Also Met and Exceeded
How a Design-Build Certified Team Made a Difference
DBIA Trained Team Used the Design-Build Done Right® Playbook