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This is the Design-Build Water Event of the Year


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

DBIA celebrates 25 years in 2018 and we’ll also mark this important milestone for our association and the design-build industry throughout our conferences this year, so we hope you’ll join the celebration.


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Whether you’re new to design-build or an experienced pro, this conference will help you practice “Design-build Done Right” by providing best practices and implementation techniques, case studies, and education on design-build variations such as progressive design-build, leadership and teamwork and new and exciting research. You can also earn over 12 CEUs at this conference to put toward your DBIA Certification or renewal and we’re confident you will leave Portland with new ideas, strategies and contacts to help you succeed in 2018.

Register Early and Save!


Early registration is now open so take advantage of these savings today and start making plans for what promises to be one of the best Design-Build for Water/Wastewater events ever.

Online registration​ is easy! However, if you need a PDF, download it here.


With 145 square miles of exciting things to do, eat, drink, see, hike and explore, we’re excited 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. Book your hotel room now! ​

Owner Scholarships Available - Due January 16th

The goal of the Owner Scholarship Funds is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible.

Description of Funds:

• Owner Education Fund: Covers complimentary registration to the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference

• Owner Travel Fund: Used to offset a portion of an individual’s travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered.

The amount awarded is based on the number of applications received and fund availability. Applicants may apply for consideration multiple funds. However, DBIA cannot guarantee that all requests will be awarded.

Deadline: January 16, 2018

Application: All applications must be completed online.

Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Scholarship, please contact DBIA's Meetings Coordinator​.


Book Your Hotel Now

DBIA has secured discounted rooms at several hotels conveniently located to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Take advantage of these savings and book your hotel room before the February 23rd cutoff date.