Three Neel-Schaffer engineers earn DBIA certification from Design-Build Institute of America

JACKSON, Miss. (November 29, 2021) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Jennifer Peace, PE, DBIA, Justin Wood, PE, SE, DBIA, and Randy Roberts, PE, DBIA, have completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and earned DBIA certification from the DBIA’s Design-Build Certification Board.

Peace is a Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, Alabama, who joined Neel-Schaffer in 2008 and has more than 28 years of experience in transportation engineering. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Wood joined Neel-Schaffer in 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in bridge design, bridge inspection, and bridge construction monitoring. He serves as Neel-Schaffer’s Structures Lead for Georgia and South Carolina. Roberts works in Neel-Schaffer’s Columbia, South Carolina office. He joined the firm in 2017 and has nearly 20 years of experience providing design and project management services for state DOTs, municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional clients throughout the Southeast.

DBIA Certification is the design-build industry’s highest designation. It signifies that Peace, Wood, and Roberts have completed the DBIA’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and that they have at least two years of substantial, documented direct project experience in design-build project delivery. 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.

Neel-Schaffer now has six DBIA-certified engineers, joining Matt Lifsey, Graham Legate, and Philip Sandel. Richard Sullivan, who manages the firm’s Tennessee Operation, has Associate DBIA certification.

“This is great news for our firm as we develop our Design-Build program,” said Chris Sellers, PE, Assistant Manager for the firm’s East Region. “This is an exciting next step in their careers and aligns well with the firm’s strategic vision to expand our alternative delivery project involvement.”