25th Anniversary

A Celebration of Collaboration

25th Anniversary

Join Us As We Celebrate

Throughout the year, DBIA will be marking our 25th anniversary in a variety of ways. Our ultimate goal is to celebrate the many industry professionals and Owners, public and private, across all sectors and professions, who are delivering some of the nation’s most innovative, collaborative, cost and time efficient projects.

Check back here frequently for updates on DBIA’s 25th Anniversary events and programs.

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Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

In 1993, some of the industry’s giants gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk about the need for a new organization dedicated to educating the nation and teaching design, construction and engineering professionals about design-build. Preston Haskell, founder and chairman of The Haskell Company, described the group as having ‘an almost missionary zeal about the merits of design-build delivery.’ Twenty-five years later, that same passion and zeal still characterizes the growing design-build industry and, here at DBIA, we are proud to celebrate a quarter-century of success.

Anniversary Initiatives

There's a Lot Happening This Year!

To celebrate our anniversary we’ll release long-awaited design-build market research, unveil DBIA’s new podcast and so much more.


Design-Build is the Fastest Growing Delivery Method in the Nation

FMI is one of the nation’s leading construction industry researchers and will release the most comprehensive design-build market analysis our industry has seen in years. This anniversary report will include utilization data, market sizing, geographic breakouts, Owner survey results and predictive growth rates through 2021.

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Design-Build Delivers

DBIA is excited to announce the creation of our new podcast, Design-Build Delivers, as a kick-off to this year's 25th Anniversary celebration. By leveraging our popular DBIA Education courses, industry expertise, and national conference seminars and panelists, Design-Build Delivers provides thought-provoking and entertaining interviews with industry leaders on the issues important to design-build owners and practitioners.



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