Bill Quatman, FAIA, DBIA, general counsel of Burns & McDonnell, has been elected to vice chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). He served as treasurer of DBIA in 2014 and will succeed Peter Kinsley as national board chair in 2016.
Bill Quatman, FAIA, DBIA, general counsel of Burns & McDonnell, has been elected to vice chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization in the world that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Bill served as treasurer of DBIA in 2014 and will succeed Peter Kinsley as national board chair in 2016.
Bill, who has degrees in architecture and law, joined Burns & McDonnell in 2008, providing a rich and unique perspective of 25 years of experience in design and construction law. He's been a trailblazing proponent of design-build throughout his career, founding the Mid-America chapter of DBIA and promoting design-build legislation. Bill also taught design-build and construction law at the University of Kansas and wrote the book, "Design-Build for the Design Professional."
Design-build is the fastest growing method of construction, integrating design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Representing 40 percent of all construction projects, design-build is at the heart of almost every construction project at Burns & McDonnell, which aims to provide the best value for the client while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.
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