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Jerry C. Porter, P.E., DBIA

Jerry C. PorterOver the course of his 42-year career in the transportation industry, Jerry C. Porter, P.E., DBIA, has furthered the use of design-build project delivery through numerous successful projects, and by pioneering and promoting best practices within the firms he has served and throughout the industry at large. Since 2003, ten Kiewit transportation projects have received DBIA awards due, in large part, to his expertise in designer teaming, major design-build project support, and his consistent advancement of design-build technology and best practices.

Jerry’s interest in design and construction stem from his background as a traffic and planning engineer. His career began in 1968 with what is now TranSystems. Ten years later, Jerry became Centennial Engineering’s Vice President and Director of Transportation. By the mid 1980s, CRSS Civil Engineers was fortunate to have Jerry serving as Vice President, and SW Regional Manager. Jerry joined Kiewit Corporation in 1993. Six years later, Kiewit recognized his mastery of design-build by placing Jerry in the new position of Vice President Design-Build.

In this role, Jerry has helped Kiewit become one of North America’s premier design-builders, advancing best practices by example and through training of senior managers. He has guided Kiewit’s approach to alternate contract procurement. Today, more than 50% of Kiewit’s contracted work is procured through the design-build and EPC delivery methods.

As a leader, Jerry embraced innovation. One of the first to use design-build in a P3 model, he also initiated development of 3D modeling for use in design-build transportation projects. For over a decade, DBIA has befitted from his active involvement and through his service on the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Construction Management Steering Group and his participation in the development of the FHA Risk Assessment and Allocation for Highway Construction Management Guide Jerry has lent his expertise to his country.