ROCKVILLE, MD – Shapiro & Duncan, dedicated to providing cutting edge mechanical solutions – including pre-construction, engineering, construction, design-build, fabrication, installation and maintenance services which provide and promote every step of the building process announced today that they have been selected to serve as the design-build mechanical contractor partner on the build-out of the Design- Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) new national headquarters, which is scheduled to be completed by March 2012.

Shapiro & Duncan’s President and CEO, Sheldon Shapiro, stated, “We are very excited to have been selected for this project, which was open to member firms nationwide, and have the opportunity to work with our team partners in the build-out of DBIA’s new national headquarters. We’re looking forward to the open collaboration and being able to share our expertise and contribute to the successful delivery of this project.”

Shapiro & Duncan’s Design- Build team will be teaming with DPR Construction, interior design firm Envision, and M.C. Dean (Electrical Design-Build) and will utilize the Design-Build Project Delivery method, which fosters open collaboration between project partners from the off set of the project through project completion. Shapiro & Duncan was selected to the team for its proven track record and experience with the Design-Build Project Delivery process, ability to develop and stay on task with a fast track schedule; provide signed and sealed permit documents and ability to meet the LEED certification standards of the project.

Shapiro & Duncan’s Design- Build team will be supplementing the build-out’s HVAC system, providing new plumbing (showers and kitchens), as well as their expertise in implementing energy conservation strategies.