The Evolution of Design-Build 1993-2023


Celebrating DBIA’s 30th Anniversary

In 1993, design-build was considered a radical approach to project delivery. That year, the Design-Build Institute of America was created by a small group of industry visionaries who believed there was a better way to build. In the three decades since, design-build has become the nation’s fastest-growing delivery method, and DBIA is the nation’s leading source of education, resources and advocacy for Design-Build Done Right®.

We’re kicking off our anniversary celebration in DBIA’s IQ magazine by talking to many in our industry about the past, present and future.


  • Find out in our cover story how a diverse group of design-build team members views not only the past 30 years but what the next 30 may hold for DBIA and design-build.
  • DBIA’s advocacy team provides an overview of what’s happening in state legislatures this year impacting design-build teams.
  • As devastating flooding hit communities throughout California and Florida continues to rebuild following last fall’s Hurricane Ian, we revisit the important role America’s design-build teams play in helping rebuild and recover in times of crisis.
  • Why are teaming agreements so important? Design-build pros talk about the value of teaming and what a good teaming agreement looks like.

These are just a few of the stories in our first IQ issue of 2023. We hope you’ll take a break from your busy day and enjoy reading the full issue.

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