Merrick & Company's Doak Receives DBIA Certification

Aurora, Colorado – December 1, 2009 –  James Doak PE, Project Manager II of Merrick & Company (, an 11-office engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm, has received his Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) “Designated Professional” certification. The credential recognizes professionals in the industry who possess a qualified and quantified level of expertise, including both education and experience, in design-build project delivery. Design-build project delivery combines the disciplines of planning, architecture, engineering, surveying, and construction into a seamless program for delivering newly constructed projects and renovated projects to clients. To achieve certification, candidates must pass an extensive exam that covers eight domains. These include project delivery; general attributes of design-build; project team organization; procurement; estimating/specifying; contracts and legal; project management; and ethics/professionalism.

As one of the key project staff serving Merrick’s military and government clients, Doak has extensive experience in the design-build process. He recently co-authored a new publication for the U.S. Air Force on the design-build process. He is also currently involved in planning and designing three separate company operations facilities located at Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Riley, Kansas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma and is also involved in a medical clinic renovation at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and the 10th Special Forces Complex located at Fort Carson, Colorado. 

Merrick & Company
Merrick & Company is an $85 million engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm serving  domestic and international clients in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. Merrick’s work is concentrated in highly technical fields including fuels and energy, nuclear technology systems, military and  government facilities, life sciences, civil infrastructure, and geospatial technologies. The firm maintains an active Corporate Social Responsibility program serving the environmental, social, and economic aspects of the projects they’re involved in and the communities they serve. Merrick is committed to sustainable design and construction practices through its 50+ LEED-accredited professionals and is continually expanding its in-house resources to serve tomorrow’s needs. Headquartered in Aurora, Colorado, the employee-owned company maintains eight offices in the U.S. as well as offices in Canada and Mexico.  More information about Merrick is located on the firm’s online newsroom at Merrick Newsroom.