Eliza Partington Earns National Design-Build Certification (December 2018) | WGI

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December 2018

Eliza Partington, WGI

Partington Joins a Growing Industry of Design-Build Professionals Redefining Project Delivery throughout the United States

Eliza Partington, Alternative Delivery Client Services Director with WGI, has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education, training, and certification testing program and achieved the design-build industry’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional.™

WGI is a full-service consulting firm specializing in design-build project delivery for transportation, parking, drainage, and civil/environmental engineering. WGI has received 19 awards for its design-build projects in the last five years, including a DBIA National Award of Merit and DBIA National Award of Excellence on November 8, 2018, for the Main Street Bridge over Hogan’s Creek in Jacksonville, Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation. WGI is currently delivering significant design-build projects such as the $235M “Wekiva 6,” a limited-access toll road and signature bridge in a sensitive natural environment;

DBIA Certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of an individual’s knowledge of the Design-Build Done Right™ principles vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, candidates earn the right to display “Assoc. DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as experienced design and construction professionals with a firm understanding of design-build project delivery.

“DBIA’s Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the years, mirroring the growth of the entire design-build industry. In fact, many public and private owner solicitations now expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA™ Certification in their expanding number of design-build projects. DBIA is proud to offer the industry’s gold standard in education and to continue to certify record numbers of dedicated design-build professionals each year,” said Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO.

DBIA offers certification in design-build project delivery to:

  • Owners
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Project managers
  • Legal professionals
  • Academics

Three to six years’ substantial design and construction experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Associate Design-Build Professional™ certification. Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years. See the full list of certified DB specialists here: https://dbia.org/certified-professionals/


As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states, specializing in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Parking Solutions, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #11 on its 2018 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2018 Best Firms to Work For list. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #5 on its 2018 Top 25 Engineering Firms, WGI #61 in its 2017 Top 100 Private Companies, and #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2018, ENR ranked WGI #250 on its list of the Top 500 Design Firms, #24 on its Top Southeast Design Firms, and #10 in the Florida market.  In 2018, WGI ranked #4380 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com

WGI Contact:
Sima Narcus
Client Services Manager

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DBIA Contact:
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M: (703) 244-5692


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