Kristen Leathers joins the DBIA Ranks

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 by
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Affinis Corp is excited to announce that Kristen Leathers, PE has earned the Associate Design-Build Professional ™ certification from the Design Build Institute of America.

Kristen has always been a valued asset to our client’s and projects. This new certification expands her skillset to help clients achieve their goals in new ways.

“I was most struck by the flexibility of the design/build process.” Leather’s said of what she learned preparing for the exam required to earn the certification. “It can be tailored to fit the structure of the client organization and what end product the client has in mind.”

Design/Build is a very collaborative process that requires a high level of trust between the client/owner, the contractor/builder, and the designer. This is appealing to us at Affinis. Trust-based, long-term relationships are what we are all about.

“Something that became clear to me in preparing for the exam was that design/build is not about the contractor taking the lead; it is about using qualifications-based selection to get the right team working on a project to make it successful. We have great relationships with contractors and are looking forward to branching out into this alternate delivery method,” said Leathers.

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