The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently established a hotline for public agencies and private owners using or considering design-build, an approach to project delivery combining design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility.

“We know that ... as design-build becomes an increasingly attractive option for public and private owners, questions about how to properly procure design-build services, select the right team, and execute design-build effectively arise,” DBIA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Washington said.

The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by professionals with extensive experience in design-build and deep knowledge of design-build best practices from both the owner and practitioner perspectives. It is a resource for key aspects of design-build and guidance on additional tools and information sources. It is not intended as a replacement for consulting or legal services.

The DBIA Owner Hotline is monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. Inquiries made during those hours receive a response within 24 hr. Inquiries made on weekends and holidays receive a response the next business day.

The DBIA Owner Hotline can be accessed by phone at 1-866-USE-DBIA (1-866-873-3242) or e-mail at ownerhotline@dbia.org.