Eugene Torone of S/L/A/M Construction Services has successfully completed the requirements for the nationally recognized Designated Design-Build Professional certification. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded designated status to Mr. Torone upon his successful completion of coursework and formal examination in all aspects of design-build project delivery. By completing these requirements, candidates earn the right to display the DBIA abbreviation title after their surnames, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as professionals experienced in this form of project delivery. Torone is now one of the five certified Design-Build Professionals in the state of Connecticut.
“We are extremely proud of Gene’s accomplishment and the hard work he has put in to earn this certification,” said David Neal, AIA, Chairman of the S/L/A/M Construction Services Board of Directors and Principal of The S/L/A/M Collaborative. “This certification is further evidence of the value and expertise SLAM brings to our clients during the design-build process.” Torone has 30 years of industry experience and has been with S/L/A/M Construction Services since their inception in 1996. In the 19 years that he has been with SLAM, Torone has been responsible for managing over 45 design-build projects and hundreds of construction projects ranging in value of up to $30 million.
DBIA certification demonstrates commitment to exceptional design-build. These design and construction professionals have mastered the best practices associated with the entire design-build process—from project procurement through post-award. Both A/E/C firms and public agencies train personnel from a variety of disciplines and departments in the best-practices developed by DBIA.
Three to six years substantial design-build work experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification. Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years.
Founded in 1993, DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build projects. 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, cost and quality goals.