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It’s Time for a Design-Build Best Practices Update

It has been almost a decade since DBIA published its first Universally Applicable Best Design-Build Practices. That document has helped more teams than we can count deliver Design-Build Done Right® projects of all types and sizes. But, as we all know, design-build continues to evolve and grow. So must our best practices and their implementing techniques.

DBIA has spent the past year engaging with a wide array of industry stakeholders to provide comments and recommendations for this important update. We’re excited with the results and will give an advance look in next week’s Wednesday, April 12th webinar.

Design-Build Delivers Webinar: Design-Build Done Right —Refreshing Our Best Practices

Wednesday, April 12th

 2:00-3:00 PM ET

This event is free for DBIA members and only $25 for non-members. In addition, attendees will earn 1.0 CEU credit. Registration is here.


While you are at it, we hope you’ll also register for our upcoming Design-Build Delivers webinars in May and June.


Understanding the Flexibility of Design-Build: Two Effective Approaches

Wednesday, May 10th

2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

Design-build project delivery has grown in popularity, accounting for nearly half of all design and construction in the United States. This growth can be attributed, in part, to the flexibility of design-build, including an Owner’s option to choose from among key variations: Two-Phase Best-Value Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build. This webinar will provide an in-depth understanding of the commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of the two most common design-build procurement approaches.


  • Understand the commonalities and distinguishing characteristics of the two most common design-build procurement approaches – best value and progressive.
  • Dive deep into team selection, design, and price nuances with both variations.
  • Discuss the considerations and tradeoffs the Owner must make in selecting one variation over the other.
  • Managing uncertainties such as supply chain realities and escalation factors using Design-Build
  • Understand DBIA’s position on the use of these two design-build approaches.

Registration is open.


FMI | DBIA Market Research Update

Wednesday, June 21st

2:00 PM-3:00 PM (EDT)

FMI researchers have released a Mid-Cycle Update Report to the last round of design-build market research done in 2021. The last round did not include COVID effects and Discussion of FMI’s latest design-build research.


  • How design-build is utilized compared to other alternative delivery methods
  • What projects are the right “fit” for design-build
  • How design-build can be used to assist in addressing talent retention challenges
  • What varying stakeholders perceive different methods of selection for design-build

Registration is open.