President Pat Kiernan Earns Design-Build Professional™ Certification

by | Dec 10, 2020 | Design Build, Our Employees

K-Con is proud to announce that Pat Kiernan, president, has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education, training and certification testing program to achieve the design-build industry’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional.™

The Design-Build Institute of America is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to execute high-performance projects. DBIA certification demonstrates that an individual has an understanding of best practices in every phase of design-build project delivery, from proposal preparation to substantial completion.

As a member of the Design Build Institute of America, K-Con can assure you that the design/build approach will provide you with these significant advantages:

  • Design/build projects typically result in 6-10% cost savings while completing projects an average of 33% faster.
  • The design/build process promotes close communications and a partnering effort between owner, builder and designer, thus avoiding conflicts.
  • Overall responsibility for the project falls to one source – the design/builder.
  • Precise, up-front definition of the design with the consensus of all team members, virtually eliminates costly change orders and modifications during construction.
  • Concurrent activities – construction on initial phases can begin while final designs and finish decisions continue.

Congrats on the achievement, Pat!