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 See you in Charlotte!

Join DBIA  and nearly 1,000 industry professional this April 18-20, 2016 for this year's Design-Build in Transportation Conference.
This year’s conference includes more than 20 educational programs and networking events – all geared toward how to save time, control costs and increase the quality of our nation’s transportation projects though Design-Build Done Right™. Best Practices will continue to be a constant theme throughout the conference, with several sessions highlighting the Transportation Committee’s work on a transportation sector specific guide and white papers.
In addition, this year's event will kick-off with an Opening Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event on Monday, April 18. Attendees will have full and private access of the entire venue which is designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike and includes artifacts and interactive exhibits such a race simulators and a pit crew challenge. Tickets are available starting at $55
We hope to see you this April when we head to Charlotte, North Carolina – home of DBIA’s 2015 Owner of the Year, NCDOT – April 18-20, 2016.

 Nominate a Transportation Leader by Feb. 15

The Transportation Committee of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) requests nominations for awards recognizing individuals and organizations actively promoting design-build project delivery in the transportation sector.
DBIA's Transportation Leadership Awards pay tribute to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method. Nominees may come from any transportation mode including, but not limited to, highways/bridges, marine/water, rail and air. Nominations should address leadership in the areas of technical, legislative, organizational, industry-wide or agency-wide actions as well as support for DBIA's Industry Best Practices
Award Types:
  • Owner Organization of the Year: Recognizes an owner organization in the transportation field that has demonstrated leadership and advanced use of design-build project delivery. 
  • Individual Leadership Awards: Recognizes individuals in the transportation industry who have made significant contributions. Nomination categories include Public/Private Owner, Industry Professional and Young Professional.

Nomination forms are available online. Completed forms must be received via email to Allison Leisner ( by February 15, 2016, in order to be considered.

 Owner Scholarships Available - Due Feb. 22

​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 2016 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.
Deadline: February 22, 2016
Application:  All applications must be completed online.

Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Scholarship, please contact Allison Leisner at

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 Future Events

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