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This is the Design-Build Water Event of the Year


The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) are proud to co-host the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference next March 19-21, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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The Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is the “go-to” event for design-build owners and practitioners in the water industry because it brings together a vast array of design-builders from coast to coast. Whether a public or private owner, from large agencies or small, experienced practitioners or new design-builders, this event provides the latest design-build resources and unparalleled networking for our attendees. Nearly 1,000 owners and practitioners each year consider this conference a must-attend event.




We are looking for 2018 Presenters! 





Do you have a design-build story to tell or “lesson learned” that you can share with the industry? Thousands of industry professionals spanning the architecture, engineering or construction community attend Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) conferences each year and we, in collaboration with AWWA, WEF and WDBC are now looking for presenters for our 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference.
This event provides a unique opportunity for industry experts to address a broad array of design-build   experiences and latest developments in the water and wastewater sector. We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build and alternative project delivery including owner participation, best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, and/or emerging trends and opportunities. DBIA promotes the value of design-build project delivery and teaches the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners.
Only submissions that align with these core purposes will be considered.
Although there is no restriction on topics to be submitted, the following have been identified as areas of particular interest for the 2018 conference:
  1. Making the Design-Build Decision
  2. Procuring Design-Build Services
  3. Contracting for Design-Build Services
  4. Effective Teaming, Collaboration and Integration
  5. Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
  6. Emerging Trends in Design-Build

All submissions must be completed online.

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed to:
Allison Leisner, Meetings & Event Coordinator
Voice: (202) 454-7528
Email:  ​


Relive Your 2017 Conference in Pictures

They say a picture tells a thousand words. If so, then you can clearly see how glad our Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference participants are they attended this year’s event. We’ve added hundreds of new photos to our Conference photo feed which attendees can download from DBIA’s Water/Wastewater Conference Flickr feed.

Register Early and Save

Portland NowEarly registration for the DBIA’s 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference in Portland, Oregon from March 19-21, 2017 will open in September.

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

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

Save the date and check back here for updates throughout the year as we plan for an exciting 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater conference.

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