The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) named the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year during the association’s recent Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The award recognizes “transportation industry organizations that have made significant contributions in advancing the awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method.”
Design-build projects are touted for the speed at which projects can be completed due to the nature of a “single point of responsibility” in the contractor-designer team assigned for such projects.
VDOT started using the design-build method in 2004, and has 29 in progress with a collective value of $1.17 billion. This is more than have of the agency’s total current contract value of $2.16 billion.
“VDOT is a leader in design-build and strives to continue its commitment to the program,” VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick says. “The design-build process is a means to deliver transportation projects faster and more efficiently than traditional methods, while also contributing to economic growth and development in the commonwealth.”