10 Reasons to Join DBIA at the 2024 Federal Symposium

If spending time with DBIA outside the Nation’s Capital is not enough to get you excited about the 2024 Federal Symposium in August, one of these 10 reasons is sure to convince you.

  1. Public Sector Innovation
    Explore how public sector Owners outside the Federal space are innovating and overcoming challenges with design-build in one of our general sessions. “Life Outside the Federal Sector — How Public Agencies Across the Nation Are Taking Design-Build to New Heights” will feature insights and new ideas from a panel of state and local public sector Owners to enhance your Federal design-build projects.
    Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  2. Award-Winning Project Insights
    Get inspired by an award-winning federal project with “The Making of an Exemplary Award-Winning Project.” Learn how the project team successfully used Design-Build Done Right® Best Practices, emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion. Discover how they transformed the courthouse and delivered it ahead of schedule and on budget.
    Date & Time: Thursday, Aug. 22, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
  3. Focused Educational Tracks
    This year’s symposium offers two focused tracks designed to address the specific needs and interests of professionals working in the federal sector:
  • Track 1: Procuring Design-Build Services: Tips and Advice for Owners and Industry
  • Track 2: Design-Build Contracting & Execution in the Federal Sector
  1. High-Quality Content and Education
    DBIA’s Federal Symposium provides focused, high-quality content and education tailored specifically for the federal marketplace. Sessions are designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by federal agencies and their industry partners. By attending, you’ll gain valuable insights and practical tips that you can immediately apply to your projects.
  2. Open and Honest Dialogues in Forums
    Engage in open and honest dialogues with industry leaders, federal agency representatives and peers in our Practitioners’ and Owners’ Forums. These conversations provide a platform for discussing real-world challenges, sharing best practices and brainstorming innovative solutions. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the nuances of the federal design-build sector.
  3. Networking Opportunities
    Build your professional network by connecting with key players from federal agencies, public agencies using federal funding and the AEC industry. Enjoy several opportunities to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones throughout the two-day symposium, planting the seeds for new opportunities, collaborations and future award-winning design-build projects.
  4. Latest Tools and Best Practices
    Learn about the latest tools, techniques and best practices in design-build and how they can be applied to federal projects, from procurement strategies to project execution. By staying up-to-date with the latest developments, you can ensure your projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards.
  5. Federal Policy Insights
    Gain a deeper understanding of federal policies and regulations that impact the design-build industry. The symposium features sessions on federal policy insights, helping you navigate the complex regulatory landscape. By staying informed about policy changes, you can better prepare for and respond to new requirements and opportunities.
  6. Project Case Studies
    Get an inside look at the most successful federal design-build projects. Learn from the project teams about the challenges they faced, the solutions they implemented and the outcomes they achieved. These case studies provide valuable lessons and inspiration for your own projects.
  7. Design-Build Leadership
    Start your design-build leadership journey with the first course in the Collaborative Delivery Leadership Academy, taking place Tuesday, August 20. “Leadership: Building a Strong Foundation,” led by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., FDBIA, explores the crucial competencies for effective Design-Build Done Right® Leadership.

DBIA is committed to equipping industry professionals and federal agencies with the tools and insights needed to build high-performance teams and successful projects. Register now to join key players from federal agencies, public agencies utilizing federal funding and leaders from the AEC industry from August 21 – 22, 2024, in Reston, VA, just outside Washington, D.C., for a unique event filled with targeted education, candid conversations and valuable networking opportunities.