The Nation’s Only Design-Build Event for the Federal Sector - and Public Agencies Utilizing Federal Funding

August 21-22, 2024
Hyatt Regency Reston | Reston, VA
Washington, DC Metro Area

Share Your Design-Build Expertise

Subject matter experts with hands-on experience in design-build in the Federal sector are invited to submit session proposals on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Best practices with a focus on lessons learned
  • Managing risk and expectations in Federal projects
  • The evolution of collaboration/teaming and making the essential mental shift for success
  • The all-important facets of developing a successful acquisition strategy

We are no longer accepting presentation proposals.

Guidelines PDF
Thank You for Joining Us

Design-Build in the Federal Marketplace

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 Federal Design-Build Symposium. DBIA’s Federal Design-Build Symposium brings together key players from federal agencies, representatives from public agencies utilizing federal funding and leaders from the design and construction industry, and this year was no exception! With record-breaking attendance, it was a great success!

This unique event provides opportunities for targeted design-build education, candid conversations and meaningful networking for design-build team members in the federal marketplace. DBIA is committed to providing industry, federal agencies and the programs they fund in states nationwide with the innovative tools, design-build best practices and Federal policy insights needed to build high-performance teams.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors e-Mars, Inc., Equipment Corporation of America, Kahua, Michael Baker International, Nicholson Construction, Pullman Services and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The Federal Symposium is the only federal design-build event and offers unique access to industry leaders and agency leads in the federal sector.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for 2024, please reach out to dave@paisales.com.

Federal Owner Scholarships

Design-build is only as successful as the Owners who implement it. That’s why DBIA is committed to bring Design-Build Done Right® education to federal Owners hoping to harness the value of design-build. Owners can also qualify for DBIA scholarships to defray your costs.

Stay tuned for more details on how to apply for a 2024 Owner Scholarship.

Making Connections to Deliver Successful Infrastructure Projects

Now more than ever, Owners nationwide are looking for qualified design-build teams as communities work to launch infrastructure projects. DBIA’s Federal Design-Build Symposium is perfectly timed to bring together industry and Owners to help close the gaps in time and budget facing project managers from coast to coast. DBIA was proud to welcome so many Owners who attended the 2022 federal event.

Architect of the Capitol

Bonneville Power Administration – NSS

Department of Defense

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Highway Administration

General Services Administration

Kansas Department of Transportation

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

National Institute of Building Sciences

National Institute of Standards & Technology

National Park Service

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Security Agency

Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Virginia Department of Transportation

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

…and more