Joint General Session: Less Talk-More Action: Using Design-Build to Power MWDBE Participation
CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024
As agencies begin identifying shovel-worthy projects and find qualified teams to deliver them, it’s also important to note the important role diversity, equity and inclusion will play in IIJA’s implementation. The demand for Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) team members will continue to grow as IIJA funding is distributed. Research shows design-build fosters increased and meaningful MWDBE engagement by involving firms earlier in the process and providing greater flexibility of partner selection. This diverse panel of design-build team members will talk about the real-world challenges and opportunities facing design-build teams working to build more inclusive teams.