National Design-Build Student Champs Offer Inside Look at DBIA Competition

It’s that time of the year when university students in architecture, engineering and construction programs nationwide start their journey as design-build competitors in DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition. The competition is as rigorous as the rewards are meaningful for students hoping to begin a career in the AEC industry.

Each year DBIA chooses a unique project to challenge student design-build teams. This year’s project is a parking facility with education classrooms on a liberal arts college campus in the Midwest United States.

This two-phase competition gives teams from colleges and universities the chance to respond to a Request for Qualifications (the first phase) and a Request for Proposals (the second phase), with the top three teams from the RFP phase presenting their proposals to a panel of industry leaders at the 2022 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas this November. The competition is impressive and provides an incredible opportunity for young design-builders to meet and impress industry leaders one-on-one. In fact, many have turned their competition experience into job offers.

Design-Build Delivers Podcast

Listen to May’s Design-Build Delivers podcast for a first-hand look at what it takes to be a Design-Build Championship team with the 2021 winners from the University of Colorado Boulder. Then register your team today and share this with your university and student contacts so they can take advantage of this terrific competition.


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