Three Core & Main Associates Add Design-Build National Certification


ST. LOUIS, Apr. 27, 2021—Core & Main LP, a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the United States, is growing its in-house team of design-build experts. Core & Main associates Chris Swanson, Aaron Bauer and Pat May recently earned designation as nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professionals™ by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). With three additions, Core & Main has 12 certified DBIA team members, including one full Certified Design-Build Professional™.

Design-build experts assist customers in understanding the best practices of design build to realize the full value of their construction project. DBIA certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of a professional’s individual knowledge of Design-Build Done Right™ principles that are vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, certified professionals earn the right to display “Assoc. DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as experienced design and construction professionals with a firm understanding of design-build project delivery.

Through the certification process, professionals learn the value of design-build project delivery and the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for all parties involved in a project, including owners and design and construction practitioners.

Core & Main is committed to design-build principles. As an advisor member of the Water Design-Build Council, Core & Main supports North America’s leading education resource for best practices in water design-build delivery.

About Core & Main
Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. With more than 275 locations nationwide, the company offers municipalities and contractors local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 3,500-plus associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.