DBIA Upstate

DBIA Upstate

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.



“A LEAN Approach to Design-Build” Showcases D-B LEAN at U of R Imaging Building

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...

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