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Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA testifies on Capitol Hill on May 23, 2013
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA Testifies on Capitol Hill for Design-Build Reform
By Jessica Salmoiraghi, Director, Federal Relations
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA and 2013 First Vice President testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on May 24 about the need for reforming federal design-build procurement. Helene testified regarding the number of finalists in federal design build competitions and she advocated that the House needs to pass legislation to change the way that federal agencies are making decisions. She also lobbied that the House pass legislation to limit the use of single-step design-build in agency procurement.
These topics were part of the AIA’s 2013 Grassroots asks and AIA member lobbying has helped to move this testimony before the House. For more information on how changes to the federal design-build process can help architects, click here. You can see Helene’s testimony in the video below. To read Helene’s written testimony, click here.
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