It’s an exciting time to be a design-build professional, especially in the water/wastewater sector! The challenges of drought and other high-profile public water issues (like Flint) have rocked communities, making national headlines. This, combined with promises of a new era of American infrastructure investment, has put the need for effective and efficient water projects at the heart of a national debate about priorities.
As the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery, DBIA is uniquely positioned to help professionals respond to this movement to improve our water and wastewater facilities. Owners, utilities and practitioners new to design-build can count on DBIA to guide you through the important steps needed to help you learn and then master the design-build delivery method. From procurement and contracting to execution, DBIA can help you determine when design-build is right for a particular project. Experienced design-build professionals can also take advantage of more advanced education offerings, including best practices and implementation techniques, case studies, and education on design-build variations such as progressive design-build, design-build-operate (DBO) and others.
DBIA is once again excited to partner with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) to co-host the 2017 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference. We are confident that this conference will be among the best investment you’ve ever made toward the goal of completing projects at the best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.