Design-Build Educator Workshop

DBIA’s Educator Workshop program provides design-build curriculum for professors and instructors to teach the principles of Design-Build Done Right®.

New in 2019!

Expanded Training for Teachers

DBIA is committed to preparing the next generation of our industry by preparing them to become Design-Build Done Right® professionals. As the fastest growing and most popular project delivery process in the nation, it’s vital that America’s college graduates are armed with the skills needed to be successful members of design-build teams. DBIA’s Educator Workshop program not only teaches university faculty the key elements and principles of design-build, but also how to incorporate design-build best practices into dynamic and innovate curriculums.

We’ve now expanded the program to provide even more design-build content for our educators.

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Kristina Yu, AIA, NCARB, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico

“The workshop sessions were led by excellent instructors and leaders who have expert knowledge in design-build construction projects. We were given insight into current award-winning projects in Denver. I gained significant and important information regarding the benefits design-build projects in the legal area of risk and liability. This workshop was a great opportunity to connect to other passionate professors who want to provide the latest and best practices in the construction field. It was truly inspiring.”

John Hannon, Associate Professor in the School of Construction, University of Southern Mississippi

“The workshop’s effect on me was an internalization of the workshop’s design-build principles and attitude, which was reinforced by the jobsite visit and interviewing the jobsite staff. My paradigm on construction management is now inverted. I highly recommend this workshop to faculty with limited industry experience in general and to veterans that have not experienced project delivery that is integrated.”

Austin Marshall, J.D., Clinical Professor, College of Engineering at the University of Texas

“The Educator Workshop was fantastic. The presenters were great and brought a wealth of experience. I recommend this program to everyone in our field!"

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What to Expect

Instructors who participate in DBIA’s Educator Workshop program will learn the most important features of design-build project delivery from experienced instructors. Courses will cover everything from contracts and risk management to post-award design-build, providing attendees a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Design-Build Done Right® delivery. These core courses are led by design-build experts and professionals who have worked in the construction industry for years, with extensive design-build experience in key curriculum areas.

In 2019, attendees will:

  • Choose a 3-day DBIA Workshop on a date and location that fits their schedule.
  • Attend an Educators-Only workshop on November 5, 2019, before the Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
  • Apply for an Educator Workshop Scholarship to help cover your costs.

Educator Workshop Program Details


The value of design-build has increased in today’s industry, and recent trends indicate that design-build will be a vital source of knowledge and expertise for industry professionals in the future. Universities play a major role in exposing students to design-build and its value to the industry, as well as educating them on best practices and opportunities for collaboration. As such, the Educator Workshop has specific goals and objectives for its participants.

  1. To teach the core content that lays the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and elements of effective project delivery.
  2. To assist faculty in incorporating DBIA’s core courses into their curriculum so students receive a well-rounded education. This includes opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction within the college through coursework to gain a competitive advantage upon graduation.
  3. To hear from industry professionals and recent graduates about how to access design-build curriculum while in school, which not only helps emerging professionals as they enter the workforce but the firms that hire them.
  4. To gain an understanding of the value and process of DBIA™ certification for both faculty and students to further establish themselves as design-build professionals.

How it Works

The Design-Build Educator Workshop is a two-step training program combining the best of DBIA’s educational coursework offered nationwide in our 3-day Certification Workshops plus a 1-day targeted Educator Workshop to be held before the annual Design-Build Conference & Expo.  Scholarships are available to help cover workshop costs and include complimentary registration to the attend the full Design-Build Conference & Expo, which follows the Educator Workshop session.

  1. Participants will pick the 3-day Design-Build Workshop (listed as Certification Workshops online) which best suits your location and availability.
  2. Participants will also attend a 1-day educators-only workshop before the start of the Design-Build Conference & Expo.
  3. Complimentary registration to the Design-Build Conference & Expo will also be provided to Educator Workshop Scholarship attendees.


Course Schedule

Conference Details

Scholarship Details

DBIA encourages applicants to apply for an Educator Workshop Scholarship. The scholarship includes:

  • Registration to a 3-day Design-Build Workshop (published as Certification Workshop) at any of the public offerings in 2019. See the 3-day workshop calendar.
  • Registration, travel and lodging for a 1-day Educator-Only Workshop focused on ways to incorporate design-build curriculum into your teaching to be held before DBIA’s annual Design-build Conference & Expo in November. See the dates and location for this year’s Design-build Conference & Expo.
  • Complimentary registration to the Design-Build Conference & Expo (optional).



Get Certified

An added benefit of the expanded DBIA Educator Workshop program is that graduates will now qualify to apply for certification as a design-build professional. Attendance at the workshop (and the online Code of Conduct webinar) satisfies all core course/educational requirements for the credential.  Participating faculty would need to simply complete an application for approval to the Design-Build Certification Board and pass the certification exam.

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Design-build is the future for students who dream of a career in the AEC industry. Help them prepare by attending DBIA’s Educator Workshop.

The 2019 application process is now closed. We hope you'll join us next year.