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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:

OWNER-FOCUSED EDUCATION

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

OWNER-ONLY HUB

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

OWNER HOTLINE

Call 1-866-USE-DBIA for quick answers to your project delivery questions.

DEEPLY DISCOUNTED PRICING

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:

DIRECTORY LISTING

Ensure your name comes up when an Owner is looking for expertise or a firm is looking to partner.

DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTION FOR ONLINE EDUCATION

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

LIVE EDUCATION LIBRARY ACCESS

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

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:

A PEER COMMUNITY

 

A PATH TO DBIA® CERTIFICATION

 

CAREER BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

MENTORING FROM DBIA MEMBERS

 

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:

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP

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

STUDENT CHAPTERS

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.)

ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITION

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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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]

  • Enhanced listing in DBIA member 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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