Who We Are
Turner Vice President / DBE Co-Founder
At its core, the Design Build Excellence champions innovation and encourages a collaborative approach to design and construction. The platforms provide an understanding of the best practice through firsthand insight and developed lessons learned.
Design Build Excellence optimizes member expertise while enhancing partnerships to accelerate a participant’s professional development while enhancing overall knowledge, encouraging teamwork, improving communication, and strengthening our relationships through trust and respect.
Participants and experienced professionals of varied disciplines examine subject matter and challenges often ahead of the experiences had within the participants’ project-related roles and responsibilities.
Design Build Excellence launched its first DBE X-Training programs in 2015 through collaborations with the leaders and champions of several industry-leading AEC companies in New York City. The program continues to welcome new partners, explore new subject matter, and provide more opportunities for future industry leaders to learn and collaborate every year.
The DBE program has helped AKF take learning opportunities for employees to the next level. Insights into the AEC industry roles in allows participants to better understand their role and have more empathy for other key team members. DBE programs also tackle learning beyond day-to-day tasks and help participants gain confidence, learn to lead more effectively, and how to tackle complex, cross team problems fairly and strategically.
We thank our partners for their continued support, creativity and knowledge sharing.
Time and again proving there is always time for a greater cause.