Working to Bring Design-Build to Every Community

Design-build delivers some of America’s most impressive projects while also saving taxpayers valuable time and money.

Higher quality outcomes. We engineer them.

There is a better way to build and we want everyone to have the right to use it. DBIA works in all 50 states and our nation’s capital to ensure our legislative leaders understand the value design-build delivers to projects of all sizes, in all sectors from coast to coast. Our goal? To have full design-build authority in every state and greater use of Design-Build Done Right® by Federal Agencies.

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Bill de Blasio, Mayor, New York City

"Together with our city’s more than 8.5 million residents, I thank you for your leadership and commitment. We look forward to an effective implementation of all projects."


Federal agencies have used design-build since passage of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in 1996. We continue to work with Congress and the White House to ensure Design-Build Done Right® best practices are supported by federal regulations to delivery the highest-quality projects possible.

National Efforts


When DBIA was founded in 1993, only three states allowed the use of design-build for public projects. Today, there are only three states with little to no design-build authority. Design-build is the fastest growing delivery process in the nation, but we still have work to do.

Local Efforts

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