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DBIA 25th Anniversary

A Celebration of Collaboration

Join Us as We Celebrate DBIA’s 25th Anniversary


“In 1993, some of the industry’s giants gathered in Washington, D.C. to talk about the need for a new organization dedicated to educating the nation and teaching design, construction and engineering professionals about design-build. Preston Haskell, founder and chairman of The Haskell Company, described the group as having ‘an almost missionary zeal about the merits of design-build delivery.’ Twenty-five years later, that same passion and zeal still characterizes the growing design-build industry and, here at DBIA, we are proud to celebrate a quarter-century of success.”
Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO


Throughout the year, DBIA will be marking our 25th anniversary in a variety of ways. Our ultimate goal is to celebrate the many industry professionals and Owners, public and private, across all sectors and professions who are delivering some of the nation’s most innovative, collaborative, cost and time efficient projects.

Check back here frequently for updates on DBIA’s 25th Anniversary events and programs.


FMI Research  

New Design-Build Market Research

DBIA is working with FMI, one of the nation’s leading construction industry researchers, to create the most comprehensive design-build market analysis our industry has seen in years. This anniversary report will include utilization data, market sizing, geographic breakouts, Owner survey results and predictive growth rates through 2021. Anticipated February 2018 release.

DBIA Certification  

New DBIA Certification Courses

DBIA will roll out new Certification Courses and Exam in 2018. The design-build industry is growing, innovating and evolving. We remain committed to providing the best training and certification programs in the nation to prepare our industry for the future.

DBIA Fellow  

Designated Design-Build Professional™ Fellow Status Created

To mark our milestone anniversary, DBIA will honor our industry leaders nominated to be the first DBIA Fellows. Elevation to Fellow status celebrates individual career achievements and promotes DBIA principles through the DBIA College of Fellows. DBIA Fellow status is limited to 2% of Designated Design-Build Professionals who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers.

DBIA 25th Anniversary Special Offers

Special Anniversary Offers for You

Throughout the year you’ll be hearing from various DBIA departments with Anniversary specials for our members. It’s our way of saying, “Thank You” for a terrific 25 years.

New Online Webinars  

New DBIA Webinar Series

The Design-Build Institute of America is excited to provide a brand-new series of design-build webinars in 2018, expanding our online offerings and making it even easier to take Design-Build Done Right™ education courses. For the first 25 who register, we’re offering an anniversary gift of $25 off your next webinar registration.

New Design-Build Delivers Podcast  

New DBIA Podcasts – “Design-Build Delivers”

DBIA is excited to announce the creation of our new podcast, Design-Build Delivers, as a kick-off to this year's 25th Anniversary celebration. By leveraging our popular DBIA Education courses, industry expertise and national conference seminars and panelists, Design-Build Delivers provides thought-provoking and entertaining interviews with industry leaders on the issues important to design-build owners and practitioners.

Available on Stitcher, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play.

Celebrate with us at our Portland Conferences  

Join the Celebration at DBIA Conferences

We’ll be turning it up a notch this year at our Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences in Portland, March 19-23rd and our Annual Conference and Expo in New Orleans, November 8-10. Our design-build sessions, workshops and opening parties are always the talk of the industry but this year they’ll take on even bigger meaning as we celebrate our silver anniversary with thousands of our closest friends.

DBIA Time Capsule  

DBIA Time Capsule

We’ll be reaching out far and wide to design-builders throughout the nation for your ideas about what should be included in a DBIA time capsule. We’ll collect the best of your memorabilia, reminiscences and forward-thinking contributions too. The capsule will be closed after the 2018 Annual Conference and Expo.

Redesigned DBIA Website  

New and Improved DBIA Website

Maybe 25 years seems too young to need a facelift, but we know our website is long-overdue for a whole new look and feel. We say out with the old and in the new and promise a greatly enhanced online experience for our innovative and creative design-build industry. Delivering this spring.

Redesigned DBIA Website  

Design-Build: Past, Present and Future Video Series

Throughout the year, DBIA will talk to many of the industry pros who’ve been instrumental in design-build’s growth over the years across all sectors. We’ll look at where we’ve been and where we’re going as an industry. 

Watch the first 25th anniversary video

Engaging our online community  

Engaging Our Online Community

Now’s the time to join the design-build conversation on DBIA’s social media platforms. Throughout the year, we’ll be highlighting iconic design-build projects and people, testing and rewarding your design-build trivia skills, hosting live interviews on Facebook Live and generally keeping the celebration alive all year long. #DBIA25 on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Engaging our online community  

25th Anniversary Digital Magazine

Where were you in 1993? We’ll take a trip down memory lane to honor and celebrate the important industry leaders and events that have helped build an industry and the Design-Build Institute of America in a special Anniversary E-zine.

Special issue of IQ Magazine  

Special Commemorative Edition of DBIA’s Integration Quarterly Magazine

We’ll end our 25th Anniversary celebration with a special edition of our Integration Quarterly magazine highlighting the important events and leaders who’ve helped build our thriving design-build industry. There are limited opportunities for advertisers – are you interested? Contact Patrick Wilson.