Daily Archives: May 27, 2020

DBIA Free Webinar Series for Students

The Design-Build Institute of America knows how difficult the past few months have been on students eager to get design-build training, and ultimately internships and jobs, in the AEC industry. That’s why they’ve create a free webinar series just for you.

The future of America’s recovery depends on keeping future generations of design-builders engaged and trained to deliver Design-Build Done Right® projects in communities from coast to coast. The four-part free webinar series is designed to provide students a jump-start on their design-build experience taught by some of our industry’s leaders. The final session will be led by our distinguished College of Fellows and will focus on putting the principals you’ve learned to work in internships and jobs. Learn more at dbia.org


Project Delivery Fundamentals
June 10
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

Understanding the differences in project delivery methods is the foundation of good project delivery. The delivery method establishes when parties become engaged; it influences the choices of contractual relationships; and it influences ownership and impact of changes and modification of project costs. It is important to choose a delivery method that best meets the unique needs of each project. This course introduces you to commonly used project delivery methods along with their pros and cons.
InstructorS. Richard Benton, P.E., F.ASCE, DBIA, SR Benton & Associates.

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DB 101: Diving into Design-Build
June 19
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

This webinar will help students understand design-build characteristics and the basics of Design-Build Done Right®, current design-build performance and market research data and what it takes to be a successful design-build team member.
InstructorBaabak Ashuri, Ph.D., DBIA, CCP, DRMP, Associate Professor, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS); Fellow, School of Building Construction and School of Civil & Environment Engineering, Georgia Tech.

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Design-Build Teaming & Collaboration
June 25
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

Collaboration throughout a project’s life-cycle is vital to delivering successful design-build projects. From building strong design-build teams at the beginning to fostering open communication throughout, true collaboration between the design-build team and the owner requires a mental shift and commitment from all parties.
InstructorDr. Barbara Jackson, PhD, FDBIA, Chair, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

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Jobs/Internships During COVID-19: Support and Advice from Industry Leaders
DBIA’s College of Fellows Mentoring Committee
June 30
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for current students and recent graduates searching for AEC jobs and internships. This session is designed to help students leverage the education and training provided in the first three webinars to open the doors for future employment. DBIA’s College of Fellows are the nation’s leading design-build professionals, with decades of experience in a broad cross-section of disciplines and organizations. The Fellows’ Mentoring Committee will lead this webinar to help college and university students navigate the COVID-19 job market.

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NYC DOB Summer Enrichment Program 2020

This summer, the NYC Department of Buildings will host its first virtual Summer Enrichment Program for undergraduate & graduate students interested in engineering (civil & mechanical), architecture, construction management, construction inspection, sustainability, and public safety. For those interested in careers in the construction industry, in the public or private realm, this program will provide a significant amount of context for your future career.

Across nine virtual seminars in July & August, held weekly through GoToMeeting software, our industry professionals (architects, engineers, sustainability experts, and construction inspectors) will educate you on issues such as construction safety engineering & enforcement, building code development & revision, architectural plan examination, disaster response, and sustainability & the energy code, among numerous other topics. At the conclusion of the program, students who virtually attend all nine seminars will receive a Certificate of Completion from the DOB that they can include on their resumes. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Additionally, students will receive advice on their resumes & cover letters from Human Resources professionals.

To apply for admission to this virtual program, please send your resume to YouthEngagement@buildings.nyc.gov. Resumes are due by Friday, June 19th, by midnight. Accepted students will hear back regarding potential admission before the program begins on July 1st.