Richmond, Va. — Shailendra Patel, P.E., DBIA, Alternate Project Delivery Director for the Virginia Department of Transportation, has been honored with a Design-Build Leadership Award in the Individual Owner Category by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

The Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Award winners are selected by DBIA’s Transportation Committee comprised of design-build professionals and industry experts from across the country. The winners were honored on March 10, at the DBIA Design-Build in Transportation Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

“Shailendra represents VDOT extremely well,” said Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick, P.E. “We are a leader in design-build and are extremely proud of his commitment and dedication that continues to guide our success and growth of the design-build program.”

Shailendra is responsible for developing and implementing the agency’s policy on procurement and execution of the design-build program. He provides technical support and guidance for Public-Private Partnerships (P3). He is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Construction.

“The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) Design Build Committee was excited to nominate Shailendra for this year’s DBIA Leadership award,” said Tom Witt, engineer director, VTCA. “Virginia’s Design Build program has encountered many challenges since its introduction. Shailendra’s dedication and willingness to engage VDOT’s partners throughout the evolution of the program has been a key component of its growth into a valuable project delivery method for Virginia’s transportation program.”