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 DBIA’s Transportation Conference – Bigger and Better



What do you get when you combine nearly 1,000 public and private owners, design-build practitioners and the best exhibitors in the industry? It’s the annual DBIA Design-Build in Transportation Conference held each Spring. Our 2017 event in Minneapolis was a huge success and now we’re preparing for next year’s event to be held March 21-23 in Portland, Oregon.

Share Your Expertise - 2018 Call for Presentations 


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’re now looking for presenters for our 2018 Design-Build in Transportation Conferences March 21-23, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

This event provides a unique opportunity for industry experts to address a broad array of design-build pros, new and experienced, within the transportation sector. We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, and/or emerging trends. 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.
DBIA encourages submissions covering various modes of transportation including:
  • Aviation
  • Marine/Ports
  • Rail & Transit
  • Highways / Bridges / Tolls
Although there is no restriction on the topics you can submit, here are some of our areas of interest for 2018:
  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. The Future of 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: ​


Look at those Smiles!

They say a picture tells a thousand words. If so, then you can clearly see how glad our Design-Build in Transportation 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 Transportation Conference Flickr feed.
Did you miss this year’s event? Relive it here and then get ready to register to join us next year in Portland.


Register Early and Save

Portland NowEarly registration for the DBIA’s 2018 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Portland, Oregon, from March 21-23, 2018, 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 in Transportation 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 Transportation conference. 

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​Did you miss the 2017 event? Save the date for a future DBIA Conference!