DBIA-MAR 2017 Awards Celebration | Call for Entries

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 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.

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To pay for an entry online click here.

SUBMIT ENTRIES TO:

DBIA-MAR Awards Submission
C/O Lauren Schach
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
7930 Sante Fe Drive, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66204

QUESTIONS:

Oretta Smith
Executive Director
DBIA Mid-America Region
816.506.1881
oretta.smith@dbiamar.org

Dennis Burns
Awards Committee Chairman
United Excel Construction
417.437.1593
dennis.burns@i-dbo.com

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McCarthy VP Mark Heit Serving as 2017 DBIA-MAR President

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 Mid-America Region seeks to inform, educate and promote design-build and integrated project delivery throughout its four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. As Regional President, Mark is the liaison between DBIA-MAR leadership and DBIA National. He is responsible for financial and membership oversight while ensuring the Region’s programs meet expected objectives.

“DBIA-MAR focuses its efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure and process industry projects,” said DBIA-MAR Executive Director, Oretta Smith. “We are proud to have Mark’s wisdom, leadership and experience guiding the Mid-America Region of DBIA this year.”

An expert in the use of alternative delivery methods, Mark Heit is a Designated Design-Build Professional. He leads business operations for McCarthy’s Kansas City office. With 25 years of industry experience, Mark is responsible for the overall coordination and integration of the firm’s services throughout the region. With experience working both in and out of the field, Mark has dedicated his career to delivering exceptional results for clients and partners from early in the design phase through final project completion and beyond.

In addition to his DBIA-MAR post, Mark is a member of the General Labor Committee for The Builders’ Association, a board member for the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Overland Park, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas; Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif., McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

White Paper: Design-Build Continues to Gain Momentum

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 when best to leverage this project delivery method.

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

lincoln-awardMissouri 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 design-build as a project delivery method of choice.

Last legislative session, Rep. Hough sponsored and passed House Bill 2376 into Missouri law, which authorizes political subdivisions such as cities, counties, and school districts, throughout the state of Missouri to utilize design-build. “This was a complex bill with many moving parts and interested parties. Rep. Hough skillfully negotiated while standing strong on core parts of the bill because he understood the importance of this issue to the industry and public owners,” said Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of DBIA.

These leadership awards are given to individuals in multiple categories of achievement that include Legislators, Academic Faculty, Students, Practitioners, and Young Professional and Owners. “Every single one of these award-winners is key to the growing use of design-build,” says Washington. “Design-build spreads only through legislators authorizing it, professors teaching it, students learning it, practitioners mastering it, and owners choosing it. All of these award winners have spent a great part of their career advocating for not just design-build, but for Design-Build Done RightTM, and we are grateful for their tireless work.”

Hough was presented with a leadership plaque today during DBIA’s annual Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

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Winners Announced at the DBIA Mid-America Region’s 16th Annual Design-Build Awards Celebration

October 20th, 2016 marked the 16th-annual DBIA-MAR awards recognition celebration that took place at the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The packed house enjoyed craft beers as they networked and celebrated the design-build “Best in Craft” projects of 2016. Winners include:
MERIT AWARDS
Civil Infrastructure – Other Category to: Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the NE Orchard Street Improvements in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Civil Infrastructure – Municipal Water/Wastewater Category to: Burns & McDonnell / CAS Constructors for the Cowskin Creek Water Quality Reclamation Facility in Maize, Kansas

Industrial Process Facility – Power Category to: Burns & McDonnell for the New Covert Interconnection Project in Covert, Michigan

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category to: 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 to: Loyd Builders / SFS Architecture for the Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Institutional – School/University Category to: The Korte Company for the Mooresville High School Renovation in Mooresville, Indiana

HONOR AWARD
Commercial – Multi-Family Category to: Opus Design Build, L.L.C. for District Flats in Columbia, Missouri

Commercial – Office Category to: Ryan Companies and Designer OPN Architects for Merchants Bonding Company in West Des Moines, Iowa

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category to: Clayco, and Architect / Designer, Forum Studio for the Mercy Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield, Missouri

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD
Institutional – School/University Category to: Hoefer Wysocki Architecture and McCownGordon Construction for the Northland Innovation Campus in Gladstone, Missouri

DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Commercial – Office Category to: Burns & McDonnell for their World Headquarters Expansion in Kansas City, Missouri

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

Congratulations to all of the winners and participants, and thank you for submitting your projects!

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Record Turnout for DBIA-MAR Summer Social and BBQ Competition

Over 200 DBIA-MAR members and 23 National DBIA board members and staff came out for Kansas City BBQ and jazz- and to beat the heat at the trendy River Market Event Place on Monday, July 18, 2016. Food and drink was flowing freely for this record crowd as five teams competed for top BBQ honors.
Award Winners:
• Best Pork Ribs – Straub Construction
• Best Sausage – Siemens
• Best Choice Meat (Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Shrimp) – Citadel Electric
• Best Overall – Citadel Electric
• National Board’s Choice – Siemens
Congratulations to all the winners, and special thanks to National President Bill Quatman and National Executive Director Lisa Washington for making the DBIA-MAR Summer Social and BBQ Competition one for the record books.