WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 3 , 2017 – Brown and Caldwell, a leading full-service environmental engineering and construction firm, today announced Joe Willich, PE, PMP, DBIA and Ray Williams, PE, DBIA have been approved by the Design-Build Institute of America as Certified Design-Build professionals.
In gaining the prestigious certification, they passed rigorous testing and comprehensive evaluation of related work history and references to demonstrate expert competence in design-build project delivery.
Willich (Denver), a vice president with Brown and Caldwell since 2014 has been involved in several high-profile projects, including his role as senior manager on the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal, assisting the City of Boise to use CMAR (Construction Manager at Risk) instead of traditional Design-Bid-Build.
Williams (Atlanta), a senior project manager and design manager for water and wastewater treatment with Brown and Caldwell from 1991-1994 and then continuously since 2006, led upgrades at the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center in Atlanta, the largest wastewater facility in Georgia.
“We want to congratulate Joe and Ray for their success in achieving this important career milestone,” said Steve Gates, Brown and Caldwell senior vice president. “Their initiative to undergo this rigorous program show that their top interests lie in how to serve our clients with industry best practices and with the highest degree of professionalism.”
The Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the past ten years, and now public agency solicitations are beginning to expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA™ Certification. The Design-Build Institute of America, based in Washington D.C., is a membership organization bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals representing architects, owners, contractors, manufacturers to define, teach, and promote best practices in design-build.

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