11/03/11 State Sen Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) was recently recognized by the construction industry for his support of the â€śdesign-buildâ€ť delivery system that can save time and money when completing public works projects.Â
Mishler â€“ ranking member of the Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy â€“ was named â€śdistinguishedâ€ť design-build leader and recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in October at the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo. The three-day event in Orlando, Fla., provided information about design-build products, techniques and services.Â
Mishler authored and supported key amendments to state law encouraging the â€śdesign-buildâ€ť approach to public works projects. With this project-delivery system, design-build teams work under single contracts with clients.
This helps relieve clients of major legal risks and managerial duties because design-build teams are responsible for errors and omissions. Clients can also save time and money because design-build teams provide both design and construction services.
â€śBy shifting to the design-build system, our state can better stretch tax dollars and complete public works projects faster,â€ť Mishler said. â€śIâ€™m honored to be recognized by the construction industry, but most important, Iâ€™m proud that we are wisely investing tax dollars.â€ť
Susan Hines, managing director of public relations for the Design Build Institute, said throughout the past 15 years, use of design-build has greatly accelerated in the United States and is now frequently chosen over other construction methods.
â€śThis delivery method is one of the most significant trends in design and construction today,â€ť Hines said.Â
Visit www.dbia.org to learn more.