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2015 Transportation Leadership Award Recipients

2015 Transportation Leadership Award Recipients

Industry Professional/Practitioner:

Rex Huffman, Huffman Consulting, LLC

 
Rex Huffman is President of Huffman Consulting, LLC, and has worked in the construction industry over 40 years focusing primarily on design-build project delivery. He has personally managed multiple public and private sector design-build projects in a variety of sectors and has led the design-build sales, marketing and operations departments for three national design-build companies during his career. Mr. Huffman has been actively involved in important leadership positions with DBIA since its inception more than 20 years ago, including serving on the National Board of Directors for six years, chairing the DBIA Civil/Infrastructure Committee and Certification Board, is a DBIA Designated Professional.
 

Individual Owner:

Shailendra Patel, Virginia Department of Transportation

 
As the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Alternate Project Delivery Director, Shailendra Patel is responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s policy on procurement and execution of the design-build program. The influence of his involvement with DBIA, including service on the Transportation Sector Committee, has found its way into many of the processes and policies of the Department’s design-build program allowing Mr. Patel to model the design-build procurement program in reflection of DBIA’s best practices.
 

Owner Organization of the Year:

The North Carolina Department of Transportation

 
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is a leader in the advancement of alternative project delivery. As a result of the success of the NCDOT Design-Build Program, legislative restrictions on the use of design-build project delivery have been removed, funding for design-build procurement has significantly increased and design-build success has led to legislative approval of P3 projects. NCDOT has successfully procured more than 90 design-build projects ranging in complexity, geography, and cost magnitude. Over the next year, NCDOT design-build totals will increase to more than 100 projects, with a value of more than $5 billion.