Jim Culkin Earns Professional DBIA Certification

FARMINGTON, Conn. and COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 26, 2012 — KBE Building Corporation (KBE) (www.kbebuilding.com) congratulates Jim Culkin on earning his Designated Design-Build ProfessionalTM Certification from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

Founded in 1993, the 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.  

Through two certifications, Associate and Professional, the DBIA program establishes a recognized standard of design-build knowledge and experience in every phase of a design-build project. The Professional certification demonstrates the expertise learned through:  

  • completion of core courses and written examination 
  • hands-on experience in post-award design-build.    

Mr. Culkin was recently promoted to Director of Procurement for KBE’s Northeast office. As Director, he is responsible for all of the firm’s Design/Build projects, as well as supporting Preconstruction and Estimating in the Northeast office.  A resident of Avon, CT, Jim has a BS in Engineering from Penn State and more than 26 years of construction experience. He joined KBE in 1996.

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

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