Inspire your project. Inspire your future.

Join DBIA and realize collaboration-driven success every time, for a lifetime.

Shape your future, one successful collaboration at a time.

Most industry groups represent the interests of one profession. DBIA is different. We represent everyone who has a stake in the future of our industry — so whether you’re a designer, a construction pro, a project owner or a firm employing dozens of people, you’re welcome to the fold. We also invite students and teachers to help us shape the design-build industry for the next 50 years to come.

Why Join

DBIA Membership Delivers Real Value

  • Public/Private Owners
  • Industry Firms and Professionals
  • Young Professionals (35 and younger)
  • Academia and Students

As an Owner, you can take full advantage of every Design-Build Done Right® benefit. We offer:


Maximize design-build success through Owner-specific education customized to your culture, experience and needs.


Offset the cost to attend DBIA conferences with networking opportunities that include Owner-only Forums to provide peer-to-peer networking and problem solving.


DBIA’s online collaboration platform exclusively for Owners, allowing them to continue the conversation even beyond face-to-face Owner-only Forums.


Have a design-build question? Email the Owners Hotline, ownerhotline@dbia.org, and a DBIA expert will provide your answer. Our goal is to respond within 48 hours.  However, we cannot offer legal advice.


Save on many products and services.

Demonstrate your commitment to, and understanding of, Design-Build Done Right® and you’ll attract Owners seeking industry leaders who “get it.” By joining DBIA, you’ll receive:


Industry Partner Members can build a free profile in DBIA’s Industry Match online directory providing a powerful marketing tool to connect IP members with Owners and industry looking for qualified design-build professionals.


Enjoy a discounted subscription service for hundreds of hours of online education.


Benefit from an expansive library of live education, including discounts on Certification Workshops.


Individual members appear in DBIA’s directory listing, providing exposure when an Owner is looking for expertise or a firm is looking to partner.

Seamlessly transition from student engagement to industry involvement with a deeply discounted membership ($75/year) and you’ll also receive additional discounts on programming and education at the region levels. By joining DBIA, you’ll enjoy:









As a student or faculty member, you represent the future of design-build. Become a DBIA member and you’ll enjoy real-world teamwork, collaboration, and integration, which are the cornerstones of design-build project delivery. We offer several programs for your benefit:


Discuss ways universities have incorporated DBIA curriculum and help guide others through the process. The workshop is free for qualified faculty.


Work closely with DBIA national and regions to gain a competitive advantage and foster interdisciplinary education within the university. Engage in student volunteer programs at conferences, participate in an annual Career Expo and Mixer with on-the-spot interviews with leading firms, and gain exposure to industry leaders and projects that exemplify Design-Build Done Right®. (If you don’t have a student chapter at your university, you can either start one or join DBIA as an individual student member.)


Gain first-hand experience with the power of Design-Build Done Right®. Compete in a two-phase (RFQ and RFP) process and be evaluated by a diverse jury of design-build experts. This program challenges collaboration, innovation and teaming skills and is the only competition rooted in design-build best practices.

Industry Partner Memberships

Industry Partner Memberships are aimed at organizations; dues include full member benefits for several individuals, with the option of adding even more. DBIA industry partners include:

  • AE/EA Firms
  • At-Risk Firms
  • Professional Services Firms
  • Public/Private Owners
  • Specialty Contractors or Manufacturer/Supplier Firms

**Dues range from $500 annually for small public/private firms up to $10,000 for at-risk firms generating $300 million in revenue.

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Individual Memberships

Individual Memberships apply to a single person, including:

  • Owners
  • Practitioners
  • Consultants/Owner Representatives
  • Young Professional​s
  • Students and Teachers
  • Retired Members

**Annual dues for owners, young professionals, students, and academics are less than $100. Industry pros pay $379 annually (or $249 for those employed at an industry partner that has used its allotted slots).

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SPECIAL DBIA Membership Offer For Underutilized Business Enterprise (UBE) Firms

When design-build teams look for UBE partners, they come to DBIA to find those who have demonstrated a commitment to Design-Build Done Right® as DBIA members. We want to connect you to the nation’s design-build industry leaders and Owners.

Join DBIA today and take advantage of significant savings with our limited-time offer.

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A Closer Look at DBIA Member Benefits

Professional Development

  • Discounts on all educational programs, conferences and publications
  • Discounts on coursework toward earning and maintaining the Designated Design-Build Professional credentials
  • Membership in your local DBIA Region

Networking Opportunities

  • Connect with more than 5,000 members, from industry leaders to Owners
  • Discounts on DBIA advertising and CareerSpot job postings
  • Join your peers by volunteering for one of our national committees shaping our industry’s future

Written Resources

  • Complimentary access to all chapters of the Design-Build Manual of Practice
  • Discounts on DBIA contract documents, forms and books
  • Complimentary subscription to Integration Quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary issues of Design-Build Insight, a weekly e-newsletter.
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Advocacy Efforts

  • With your guidance, DBIA identifies opportunities and executes strategies to protect and expand design-build through the legislative and regulatory process
  • Your membership fees support DBIA’s work with elected officials and government agencies at the state, local and federal levels to expand design-build authority and implement best practices
  • You’ll receive the latest news and updates regarding the status of design-build laws and regulations in the states and the federal government

Greater Visibility [Industry Partner Benefits]

  • DBIA Industry Match profile – Industry Match allows you to build a robust profile of your firm, including an enhanced description of your services, market sectors served, and project photos. With a click of a mouse, the nation’s Owners and industry can find your firm listed in the nation’s only design-build directory.
  • Use of DBIA Member logo on marketing materials and website
  • Access to the Owner Nomination Program
  • Discounts on DBIA advertising and CareerSpot job postings
Member Resources

Excellence. It’s built in.

As the only true authority on Design-Build Done Right®, we make access to our resources simple so you can easily benefit from the way we build, teach, and share excellence. As a member, you’ll have a wide array of educational and training options, tools and resources, as well as opportunities to make a difference and advance your professional career, your organization’s performance, and the entire industry.

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Your membership pays for itself thanks to member-only savings on virtually everything DBIA offers.

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