Can You Guess Where the DBIA Specialty Conferences Are Headed in 2024?

This U.S. city is the first to build and own a major railroad. 

In 1902, this city became home to the first concrete skyscraper in the United States.

The first professional baseball team called this city its home.

In 1880, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, the first woman to own and operate a large-scale manufacturing operation, did so in this city.

This city has a number of fiery firsts: first fireman’s pole, first practical steam fire engine and first municipal fire department.

The DBIA Water/Wastewater and Transportation/Aviation Conferences will take place in this city in April 2024. 


We hope you’re sensing a theme. If not, here’s another hint: It’s Cincinnati, Ohio!

DBIA will be there at the Duke Energy Convention Center, April 15–17 for the 2024 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference and April 17–19 for the Transportation/Aviation Conference.

Registration is now open, so plan to join us for DBIA’s specialty conferences. It’s the perfect opportunity to help teams connect, network, learn and gain vital insights into the future of the industry.

Water/wastewater and transportation are projected to represent some of the largest growth segments in design-build spending over the next three years, and with the passage of a historic federal infrastructure package, these sectors will see hundreds of billions in new project funding. 

With each conference featuring four specialized education tracks designed to motivate and inspire, industry professionals and Owners won’t want to miss the nation’s only sector-specific design-build conferences for the water/wastewater and transportation/aviation industries.

Register now to take advantage of early bird savings, our lowest rates!

Here’s what you’ll gain by attending: 

  • Increase Your Network: Our spring specialty conferences continue to grow each year, bringing in thousands of professionals, Owners and exhibitors who offer a wealth of real-world experience and project diversity.
  • Connect with Clients: More attendees mean more opportunities for business development. Owner attendance at DBIA conferences has increased significantly over the years as the need for qualified design-build teams grows.
  • Expand your Expertise: Attendees have access to the nation’s only Design-Build Done Right® education plus the latest design-build innovations and trends offered by industry leaders and peers.
  • Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEHs): Each conference provides attendees an opportunity to earn CEHs to put toward your DBIA Certification or renewal, as well as to apply toward your other licensures and credentials.

Visit our online programs and register for the Design-Build Water/Wastewater Conference at or the Transportation/Aviation Conference at For attendees interested in attending both conferences, fill out the special form to take advantage of discounted rates.                  

DBIA is proud to collaborate with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to co-host the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference.

DBIA is proud to collaborate with the Transportation & Development Institute (TDI) to co-host the Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation Conference.

Tracks at a glance  


TRACK 1: To Infinity and Beyond: Design-Build 2.0
Addressing unique challenges beyond cost and schedule.

TRACK 2: Ready, Set . . . Design-Build
Organizational readiness through holistic thinking and early collaboration.

TRACK 3: Head-Scratchers: Complex Issues Meet Design-Build
Navigating “gray areas” and issues beyond your control.

TRACK 4: Show Me the Money
Steering project budgets, including financing mechanisms, lump sum and GMP contracts.


TRACK 1: The Communities We Serve
A closer look at the important impact of the communities we serve on our projects. 

TRACK 2: Tools, Techniques and Tricks of the Trade
The “how” of successful design-build, including tangible tools, resources and lessons learned. 

TRACK 3: All You Need Is Trust
How strong and trusting relationships drive success.

TRACK 4: To Infinity and Beyond: Design-Build 2.0
Addressing unique challenges and optimizing design-build delivery.