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DBIA's Transportation Conference –​ Bigger and Better


What do you get when you combine nearly 1,000 public and private owners, design-build practitioners and exp​erts and the best exhibitors in the industry? It’s the annual DBIA Design-Build in Transportation Conference. We hope to see you this year March 21-23 in Portland, Oregon.

DBIA celebrates 25 years in 2018 and we’ll also mark this important milestone for our association and the design-build industry throughout our conferences this year, so we hope you’ll join the celebration.

Register Early and Save


Early registration is now open so take advantage of these savings toda​y and start making plans for what promises to be one of the best Design-Build in Transportation events ever.

Online registration​ is easy! However, if you need a PDF, download it here.


With 145 square miles of exciting things to do, eat, drink, see, hike and explore, we’re excited to bring the Design-Build in Transportation Conference to Portland.

Portland Now

The conference will be in the downtown Oregon Convention Center with convenient hotel room blocks also available for our attendees. Book your hotel room now! ​  

Owner Scholarships Available - Due January 16th

The goal of the Owner Scholarship Funds is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible.

Description of Funds:

• Owner Education Fund: Covers complimentary registration to the 2018 Design-Build in Transportation Conference

• Owner Travel Fund: Used to offset a portion of an individual’s travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered.

The amount awarded is based on the number of applications received and fund availability. Applicants may apply for consideration multiple funds. However, DBIA cannot guarantee that all requests will be awarded.

Deadline: January 16, 2018

Application: All applications must be completed online.

Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Scholarship, please contact DBIA's Meetings Coordinator​.


Nominate a Transportation Design-Build Leader

DBIA’s Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards pay tribute to individuals in the transportation industry who have made significant contributions to advance awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method. Leadership awards will be presented at DBIA’s 2018 Transportation Conference. You can see more details on the qualifications need to be chosen a Design-Build Transportation Leader and the full application process here. For the Owner of the Year application please click here. ​The submission deadline is January 26, 2018. ​​​​

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Book Your Hotel Now

DBIA has secured discounted rooms at several hotels conveniently located to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Take advantage of these savings and book your hotel room before the February 23rd cutoff date. 


 Conference Deadlines

​​​​See the full program for 

2018 Design-Build


​See highlights from last year's Design-Build in Transportation