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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
3/7/2013 12:00 AM
Susan Hines
Director, Information and Public Relations

Design-Build Sustainability and Project Delivery Methodology for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Design-Build and CMAR address learning needs and DBIA education requirements

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new online courses to its growing educational offerings. Developed and taught by the Institute’s most highly regarded instructors, these courses allow owners and design and construction professionals to meet their education needs conveniently and economically.
Design-Build Sustainability assumes the student has a basic knowledge of the various project delivery methods and preferably has taken the Fundamentals of Project Delivery course offered by DBIA. At the end of this course the attendee will have acquired an understanding of key aspects of success such as the relationship between sustainable design and design-build and the ability to put the right team together to avoid contractual risk. This course teaches what research already has already demonstrated: Through successful collaboration, integrated design-build project delivery gives teams an edge in achieving LEED certification.
Project Delivery Methodology for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Design-Build and CMAR was developed by the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) and explores the fundamental frameworks associated with alternative project delivery methods for water and wastewater infrastructure. It is intended to provide knowledge and information about the potential benefits and advantages, as well as the challenges and disadvantages of each delivery method; owner planning issues and criteria for use in selecting and implementing alternative project delivery methods; and critical factors for success in using design-build and construction management-at-risk (CMAR).
“These new online learning courses are a welcomed complement to our overall education program, which also encompasses in-house training, workshops and boot-camps,” said Valexia Hall, DBIA’s managing director of education and logistics. “Online courses are becoming increasing central to maintaining DBIA’s position as the premier deliverer of high quality design-build education.”
Design-Build Sustainability is a two-hour course that provides two elective credit hours. Project Delivery Methodology for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Design-Build and CMAR is a one-hour course that provides one elective credit hour. These courses are also approved for AIA continuing education credit. Additional details can be found in the online learning section of the DBIA web site at For information on DBIA’s educational programs, contact Mihisha Henderson, director of education logistics,