Become a Member in 3 Easy Steps

1. Create a DBIA Customer account or sign in at the top right-hand corner of the web page

2. Under your profile, select the appropriate Individual or Industry Partner membership category

3. Complete the form

DBIA cares about your success. Comprised of architectural, engineering and construction professionals — as well as academics, students and project Owners, our members have been collaborating and innovating for more than 30 years to deliver some of America’s most successful projects.

Practitioners/consultants comprise individuals performing design and/or construction services for Owners, such as consultant Owner Advisors, and are typically employed by AE/EA firms, general or specialty contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, etc.

Member benefits include:

  • Discounts on DBIA Design-Build Certification Workshops to become a DBIA® or Assoc. DBIA® designated professional
  • Discounts on all DBIA educational programs and conferences
  • Membership in your local DBIA Region
  • Networking opportunities with DBIA members, from industry leaders to Owners
  • Opportunities to volunteer for one of our National and Region Committees shaping our industry’s future
  • Access to DBIA Membership Directory
  • Discounts on DBIA contract documents, forms and books through the online Bookstore
  • Subscription to industry news and insights in our weekly Insight e-newsletter
  • Complimentary access to all chapters of the Design-Build Manual of Practice


DBIA certification provides the only measurable standard to evaluate a professional’s understanding of Design-Build Done Right®. Our curriculum-based program educates Owners as well as designers and builders on team-centered approaches that are essential to effective design-build.

For industry practitioners meeting the required demonstrated hands-on design-build experience. “Hands-on” is defined as playing an active role with direct involvement in the application of design-build best practices and principles during procurement, design phase and construction.

For industry practitioners who may not be able to demonstrate the required hands-on design-build experience but who meet other designated requirements.

Tools and Resources

  • Education: DBIA has coursework, conference recordings and workshops available in our Learning Center. We also provide customized company-based training based on the needs of your organization. Learn more.
  • Best Practices Primers: Our goal is to help professionals succeed when using design-build. DBIA offers industry-leading Primers that build upon Design-Build Done Right® best practices, providing information and guidance to maximize project and team success. Visit our online Bookstore to download these resources.
  • DBIA Contracts: DBIA provides the nation’s most comprehensive catalog of design-build standard form contract documents through our online Bookstore. Our documents are developed by industry experts across the spectrum of the entire design-build team to ensure all aspects of design, build and deliver are fully and fairly represented.
  • Project Database: DBIA’s Project Database showcases a range of real-world projects – large and small, across market sectors – throughout the country, including many award winners that exemplify Design-Build Done Right®. Projects in the database demonstrate the collaboration, innovation and efficiency at the heart of design-build. Learn more.
  • Industry Match: DBIA’s Industry Match is the nation’s only online tool helping Owners and industry find qualified design-builders. DBIA encourages you to use this valuable resource to assist in identifying firms when distributing your design-build RFPs. Firms included in Industry Match are those who have committed to Design-Build Done Right® through their active membership in DBIA. The directory provides an overview of a firm’s design-build experience and can be searched by firm type, location, market sector and Underutilized Business Enterprise (UBE) status (if applicable). Learn more.
  • CareerSpot Job Board: Unlock career opportunities and business growth with CareerSpot, DBIA’s premier online job portal for job seekers and employers in the AEC industry. Post a resume, search for job openings or find your next hire today. Learn more.
  • The Hub Discussion Group: The Hub is an online collaboration and networking site created specifically for DBIA professionals. This private community allows you to connect with each other, network, ask questions, share information or engage in discussions throughout the year. Learn more.