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Benefits - Individuals


Meet industry leaders, attend education courses, view award-winning design-build projects, hear design-build case studies and testimonies, network with owners and visit our expo hall at each of DBIA’s four conferences where members received discounted registration rates.
• Design-Build Conference and Expo
• Design-Build Transportation Conference
• Design-Build Water/Wastewater Conference
• Federal Sector Conference
DBIA conferences and events are attended by multi-disciplinary practitioners. DBIA also enjoys the highest percentage of owners/users (regularly 15-25%) at its meetings and courses. A regular feature of DBIA conferences are special "Owners Forums" conducted as owner-only meetings where attendees have the opportunity to meet and address design-build initiatives, challenges and opportunities. This unique forum provides the only opportunity of its kind in the design-build world.


Aimed at both owners and practitioners, DBIA coursework and education sessions cover all aspects of design-build, from basic principles to post-award contract administration.  DBIA nationwide educational programs are developed to teach practical "how to" concepts about design-build and to advance the education, public awareness, understanding and utility of design-build. 
Courses and programs developed and delivered by DBIA use interactive learning strategies to teach topics ranging from an introduction of design-build techniques to advanced application of design-build concepts. All are designed to impart practical learning which can be used in the office and on the job.  Members receive discounted pricing.

Professional Education

The Designated Design-Build Professional™ credential has become a respected indicator of an individual’s commitment to their knowledge and expertise in their field. It’s often preferred, if not required, for some positions and for project team leaders. DBIA’s core courses are required to earn this credential and the elective courses will help maintain it. While membership in DBIA is not required to be a Designated Design-Build Professional, members receive discounts on the courses and conferences needed to earn this credential. And even those who are not working on earning this certification find DBIA’s courses to be an important part of their personal and professional development.

DBIA Publications

Members receive the quarterly journal, Integration Quarterly, which outlines trends and changes in the industry while also highlighting successful design-build projects.  As well, members receive the weekly e-newsletter, Design-Build Insight, which highlights design-build-related news and business opportunities.  Members also receive a discount when they purchase any publication from DBIA, including design-build contract documents, which are only available from DBIA's online bookstore.

Business Growth Tools

Membership Directory: Join the thousands of professionals listed in our annual directory and our searchable Find a Member database. Increase your exposure within the design-build community and increase your connections with other parties in the industry.
Regional DBIA Offices: DBIA maintains a network of 14 regional offices that advance design-build and promote networking locally. When you join you automatically become a member of your local chapter and will be informed of all local events. Student Chapters are also expanding and increasing in number at leading colleges and universities.
Committee Involvement: DBIA members actively participate annually in a wide range of committee activities such as: planning conferences; developing publications; and commenting on legislation.
Awards: Each year, DBIA presents awards to design-build professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in integrated project delivery. We also strive to recognize firms who have produced top-notch projects through the design-build awards competition. Candidates are considered for the awards based on the successful application of design-build principles.
Network: In today’s environment of increased competition, diminishing resources and unexpected challenges, the need for cross-sector collaboration is more important than ever before. DBIA proudly stands as the only membership organization bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals representing architects, engineers, public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, students, college and university faculty, legal, insurance and finance professionals, consultants and many more.
Only at DBIA do all these professionals meet face-to-face as equals engaged in a sincere effort to indentify challenges and develop solutions that benefit the entire industry – not just an individual segment. For this reason alone, no matter what other specialized organization to which you belong, DBIA membership is essential.
Other discounts: DBIA membership gives you discounts on goods and services from outside vendors. Among these are FedEx, UPS, YRC and Hewlett Packard.