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DBIA releases two free DEI resources for AEC firms

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DBIA releases two free DEI resources for AEC firms

The documents, a position statement on DEI and a DEI contract addendum, are intended to help AEC firms to increase representation on design-build projects.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | December 22, 2023
DBIA releases two free DEI resources for AEC firms
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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released two new resources offering guidance and provisions on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on design-build projects.

The documents, a position statement on DEI and a DEI contract addendum, are intended to help AEC firms to increase representation on design-build projects. “The Position Statement capitalizes on DBIA’s unique position as the only organization convening multiple disciplines and stakeholders whose varied perspectives help prepare and support our members to address complex issues in the industry,” according to a news release.

The Contract Addendum includes sample DEI contract provisions and guidance, sample non-discrimination language, and an exhibit for meaningful inclusion of underutilized businesses that can be attached to DBIA’s Standard Form of Request for Proposals.

“Resources like the DEI Position Statement and Contract Addendum will help move the industry toward a more inclusive environment where diverse people, views, and perspectives are valued,” says DBIA executive director and CEO Lisa Washington. “We strongly believe DEI belongs among our important group of position statements focused on practices that drive design-build success.”

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