COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 21, 2018) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Matt Lifsey, PE, DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and is now nationally certified as a Design-Build Professional.
Lifsey manages Neel-Schaffer’s South Carolina operations and leads the firm’s 11-member Design-Build Advisory Group. He is a Vice President in the firm and has 28 years of experience, including 24 with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, where he helped develop the SCDOT’s Design-Build division in 2014.
“This is a big step for our firm as we develop our Design-Build program,” said Joey Hudnall, PE, Neel-Schaffer’s Chief Operations Officer. “We understand the importance of the Design-Build delivery process for our many clients across the Southeast, and we are always looking for ways to be more efficient and innovative in the Design-Build delivery process.”
Lifsey’s experience at SCDOT, combined with his work for Neel-Schaffer, gives him a unique understanding of best practices in various phases of Design-Build project delivery, including from the owner’s perspective as well as the private sector’s perspective.
According to the Design-Build Institute of America, 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.”
Lifsey is a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.