Huntsville, AL – Brian Knowles with Turner Construction Company’s Huntsville office has successfully completed the requirements for the nationally recognized Designated Design-Build Professional™ (DBIA™) certification. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded designated status to Knowles upon his successful completion of coursework and formal examination in all aspects of design-build project delivery. By completing these requirements, candidates earn the right to display “DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as professionals experienced in this form of project delivery.

“Congratulations to Brian and all our Turner colleagues who have obtained their DBIA certification,” states Tom Manahan, Senior Vice President and Industrial Construction Executive with Turner. He continues, “An increasing number of our clients see the advantages of the design-build delivery model for many of their projects. Turner is committed to providing the highest level of service and value creation on these projects, and DBIA certification is an integral part of that commitment.”

DBIA certification demonstrates commitment to design-build done right. These design and construction professionals have mastered the best practices associated with the entire design-build process—from project procurement through post-award. Both A/E/C firms and public agencies train personnel from a variety of disciplines and departments in the best practices developed by DBIA.

Three to six years of substantial design-build work experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification. Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years.

About Turner Construction Company/Huntsville

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Turner has over 60 years of experience working in Huntsville. Since opening its office in the city in 1955, Turner Construction Company/Huntsville has played a significant role in the Huntsville community. Its Huntsville resume includes such iconic buildings as the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and its freestanding Saturn V rocket, the Von Braun Center, the Shelby Center at The University of Alabama – Huntsville, Raytheon, the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and the Huntsville Public Library. Its clients include City of Huntsville, USACE – Redstone, State of Alabama, City of Madison and Limestone County. Learn more at or follow Turner on Twitter at @TurnerNashville.

About DBIA

Founded in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, coast and quality goals.

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