Ashuri wins leadership award for teaching about design-build practices

Thursday, 19 November 2015
Associate Professor Baabak Ashuri

The Design-Build Institute of America has named Baabak Ashuri one of its top leaders for 2015 for his work teaching about design-build processes.

Ashuri, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received a Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award from the group Nov. 18. The awards recognize lawmakers, practitioners and teachers “who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice,” according to a news release from the institute, also known as DBIA.

“Design-build spreads only through legislators authorizing it, professors teaching it, students learning it, practitioners mastering it, and owners choosing it,” said Lisa Washington, executive director and CEO of DBIA. “All of these award winners have spent a great part of their career advocating for not just design-build, but for Design-Build Done RightTM, and we are grateful for their tireless work.”

Ashuri received the award for integrating design-build practices into his curriculum and for working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to boost the agency’s use of design-build, design-build-finance, and public-private partnerships, DBIA said.

Ashuri is also an associate professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech.