Watkins earns Design-Build Certification

MORRILTON, AR – David Watkins with TOLM Construction has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) comprehensive education, training and certification testing program to achieve the design-build industry’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional.™

Watkins is a project manager for TOLM Construction.  He is a licensed professional landscape architect with more than 12 years of civil design experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Watkins said, “I am thrilled to add this certification to my professional resume.  I am most excited about the level of value this will add for our design-build clients.  It’s extremely rewarding to be able deliver a client’s design and construction project under one contract.  It saves our clients time, money, and headaches and the DBIA will be a great resource for our firm as we continue to offer that value-added service to our clients.”

DBIA Certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of an individual’s knowledge of the Design-Build Done Right™ principles vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, candidates earn the right to display “Assoc. DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as experienced design and construction professionals with a firm understanding of design-build project delivery.

Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO said, “DBIA’s Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the years mirroring the growth of the entire the design-build industry. In fact, many public and private owner solicitations now expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA™ Certification in their expanding number of design-build projects. DBIA is proud to offer the industry’s gold standard in education and to continue to certify record numbers of dedicated design-build professionals each year.”

Three to six years substantial design and construction experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Associate Design-Build Professional™ certification.  Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years.  For more information about the Design-Build Institute of America visit dbia.org.

TOLM Construction is a full-service design-build, construction management, and general contracting firm headquartered in Central Arkansas.  TOLM provides a diverse range of services to clients across multiple divisions including commercial, industrial, water/wastewater, and heavy civil construction.  For more information contact Morgan Zimmerman at 479-264-4332 or mzimmerman@crowconst.com.