The Upstate Chapter comprises all of New York state with the exception of New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, which make up the NYC Chapter. Upstate was established in this area by a small group of contractors and engineers to promote the use of the Design-Build delivery method in the region. Today, this chapter has grown to include design and construction professionals, including architects, engineers, specialty contractors, owners, consultants, lawyers, business development professionals, students and teachers who regularly support and participate in chapter events. Currently the Upstate chapter is a thriving organization that hosts dozens of networking, educational, and advocacy events each year.
We work closely with the Liberty Region as a whole to achieve the mission and vision of the overall DBIA organization. As an integrated member of the DBIA Liberty Region we have been successful in growing our membership, increasing awareness, and affecting policy through strategic communications, tactical networking, and ongoing research and education. On the chapter level, we have succeeded in increasing our exposure in the region through partnerships with other trade associations. The Liberty region was also instrumental in supporting Governor Cuomo’s decision to use Design-Build through Executive Order in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the success of which led to legislation for Design-Build in New York State.
In keeping with DBIA National’s 2017 -2019 strategic planning priorities, DBIA Upstate is focused on defining, teaching, and promoting design-build construction methodology best practices; leveraging the existing strengths of design-build; and delivering high-value content to all stakeholders that will universalize Design-Build Done Right.
DBIA invites all members to “Increase Your Expertise – Build Your Business – Make Industry Connections” at this year’s Design-Build Conference and Expo, being held November...read more
Design-Build was front and center in Rochester Business Journal’s May 12th Special Report on Construction and Engineering. In the article, leaders of local firms experienced in Design-Build discuss...read more
New York State legislators pass budget that now allows nine state agencies to use design-build on projects, expanding from primarily infrastructure projects into urban development. Read more...read more
DBIA Upstate hosted a seminar entitled “A LEAN Approach to Design-Build”. The seminar was led by LeChase Construction’s Regional Operations Manager Lee Sommerman, and Project Manager John Grande...read more
In 2015, to meet the growing need for student on-campus housing and address a lack of athletic support facilities on the University of Rochester’s River Campus, University planners engaged...read more
Purcell Construction Corp., based in Watertown, NY, won the Design-Build contract for a four-story dorm to be built at SUNY Brockport. By using the Design-Build Delivery Method the University...read more
One of the most important ways owners manage the risk of achieving success in a project is selecting a design-builder who is best suited to perform the work. To determine the best design-build fit,...read more
Rochester, NY – 8 March 2017 –The Liberty Northeast Region of DBIA hosted its Elective Course “Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design Build” at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)....read more
The use of design-build continues to grow rapidly nationwide. An increasing number of public agency solicitations are looking for teams with DBIA certified members. Are you positioned to be a part...read more
By Ryan Deffenbaugh, Westfair Communications Inc. – New York State intends to award a Design-Build contract to expedite the delivery of a $150 million infrastructure project in Woodbury, NY...read more