Thomas "Tommy" Rawls
1967 - 2021
Thomas "Tommy" Rawls Distinguished Owner Award
The DBIA Florida Region is accepting nominations for the Thomas Tommy Rawls Distinguished Owner Award which is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice. Tommy personified the ultimate design-builder by always applying best practices to enhance success in all of his undertakings. His attitude of positivity was infectious. He was a leader in the truest sense and used his strengths as a team and relationship builder, collaborator, problem solver, educator, encourager, cheerleader, salesman, and best and trusted friend to organize and guide his teams to successful outcomes.
In his role as project manager on complex wastewater, water and transportation projects, Tommy always searched for better ways. He first learned all he could about design-build as he got actively engaged in DBIA at national, regional and chapter levels. He was particularly proud of his involvement with national and regional water/wastewater, conference planning and owners committees and was named 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Region. Two of Tommy's design-build projects have won DBIA national and regional awards. He was a featured presenter at multiple DBIA conferences.
Nominations are open to any Florida Owner. Nominations must describe how the nominee has demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice. Provide details regarding how the nominee’s efforts and achievements have furthered the understanding and use of design-build as an effective and efficient delivery method. What makes this nominee stand out? Specific examples strengthen the nomination, as do specific references to involvement at the DBIA National, Regional and/or Chapter levels. (300 words or less)
Nominations will be judged based on the overall impact of the nominee’s activities related to the advancement of design-build project delivery. Specific attention should be focused on the nominee’s efforts and achievements in furthering the understanding and use of design-build as an effective and efficient delivery method.
Nominees need not hold DBIA membership. Nominations may be submitted by DBIA members, by other Owners or the nominees themselves. Please submit your entry no later than Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.