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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
11/21/2013 10:00 AM
Shannon Eckhart
Director, Media/Public Relations and Information
seckhart@dbia.org
202-454-7542
DBIA HONORS CHOBANI’S NEW GREEK YOGURT FACILITY AS DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has named Chobani, Inc.'s, Greek Yogurt Facility as the 2013 Design-Build Project of the Year, DBIA’s top project award.

Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, the $450 million Chobani facility was successfully completed in less than a year through design-build project delivery. At nearly one million square feet, such a facility traditionally requires two years to complete. Per DBIA Best Practices, key construction personnel were involved in all design meetings on this project where design and construction moved at a faster rate than any project in the history of U.S. food plants.

Sized to accommodate 14 production lines, 11 million pounds of milk per day and with infrastructure for future expansion, this project is the largest yogurt plant in the world. The team effort peaked at 1,000 workers, six days a week, divided in two 10-hour shifts to complete this project in record time. The project achieved more than two million hours without a lost time incident. The design-build team minimized truck traffic, limited and restricted access to segments of the plant and employee traffic patterns were all embedded in the design along with the highest level of control and automation system.

 “This remarkable project for Chobani demonstrates the value of design-build project delivery,” says Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA. “The benefits of design-build are manifested in the speed at which this project was completed and the quality of the final product. We could not be more proud to present this prestigious award to Chobani's Twin Falls Greek Yogurt Facility as DBIA’s Design-Build Project of the Year.”

This project to construct the world’s largest yogurt facility allowed Chobani to meet market demand through design-build project delivery, ready to accommodate new products and packaging while reducing shipping costs to the western half of the United States.

The design-build project team includes: Owner: Chobani, Inc.; Design-Builder, General Contractor and Engineer: Shambaugh & Son, L.P.; Architect: MSKTD & Associates, Inc.; Specialty Contractor: Boccard Life Sciences; Civil/Architectural/Structural Subcontractor: Tippmann Group.

To learn more about the DBIA’s Project of the Year Award, please visit: http://www.dbia.org/awards/2013-Design-Build-Project-Awards/Pages/default.aspx

Established in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.