HMC Architects hosted the Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Certification Workshop in its Ontario office from June 17-19. Architecture and construction professionals from HMC and beyond gathered together for this immersive three-day workshop to expand upon their design-build knowledge and prepare for the DBIA certification exam.

As design-build becomes the delivery model of choice—with 47 percent of all construction projects nationwide using the collaborative model—HMC has responded to this trend by investing in its design-build professionals’ training and certification over the last several years and will be training several more of its people this year.

Before sitting for the certification exam and becoming a certified professional, applicants are required to complete three core courses: Principles of Design-Build Delivery & Procurement, Post Award: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects, and Contracts and Risk Management. The workshop gave professionals the opportunity to complete these courses at HMC in three days.

The DBIA advocates and advances single source project delivery within the design and construction community. The design-build method of project delivery embraces architecture, engineering and construction services under a single contract, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. In addition to public- and private-sector project owners, DBIA members include practitioners from all project phases. As the design-build industry grows, qualified professionals who are experts in Design-Build Done Right are highly desired.