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DBIA Conferences

Where collaboration powers industry transformation.

DBIA Conferences are the “go-to” events for design-builders.

As the only association representing the entire spectrum of design and construction professionals, we foster the kind of collaboration that powers industry transformation. DBIA conferences convene multiple disciplines and stakeholders to bring together disparate perspectives for real-world application. Our events power thousands of success stories—including yours.

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Design-Build Conference & Expo

The Design-Build Conference & Expo is the largest design-build event in the nation. In addition to the largest number of education tracks, we also name our national design-build project winners at our annual awards dinner, honor our design-builder of the year and host our annual membership meeting. It’s a jam-packed three-day session that leaves everyone energized and equipped to deliver the best design-build projects possible.

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Two Conferences – One Location

Design-Build for Water/Wastewater & Transportation/Aviation

Each spring design-build teams in both the water/wastewater and transportation/aviation markets meet in back-to-back conferences to address issues specific to their sectors. It’s a rare opportunity for Owners and industry to network, learn and share their unique sector design-build experiences. Look for registration to open in November 2023.

Water/Wastewater Transpo/Aviation
Driving Design-Build Nationally

Federal Design-Build Symposium

The Design-Build Institute of America gathers the nation’s leading federal sector design-builders in August each year for a one-of-a-kind virtual conference for industry and Owners. Design-build played a critical role in helping our nation during the pandemic and will be equally crucial to our economic recovery. The Federal Design-Build Symposium brings together key players from federal agencies and the design and construction industry for sessions focused on the challenges and opportunities we face on a national level.

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Zonetta English, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District

“Networking allowed me the opportunity to meet other Owners/Project Managers who have similar projects. Everyone was very open to share their knowledge and resources. I have already communicated with several attendees.”

Pieter Van Ry, Director of Engineering, Parker, CO

“It provided the opportunity to connect with design-build experts and obtain valuable guidance and advice for executing a design-build project.”

Rodney B. D'Spain, DBIA, PE, LEED AP, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company

"I value the opportunity to meet with my peers and get to know them on a personal basis and share information on project execution, safety and new technology. It also exposes me to National leaders through the involvement of National Conference and the opportunity to expand my circle of contacts and knowledge in the industry."


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