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New Membership Services - Member Only Content

DBIA has compiled a variety of resources to help you and your project team navigate the world of integrated project delivery. From general market trend data to sample contract documents, everything about design-build you need can be found in the DBIA Resources section.  Additional materials include:  the DBIA project database, DBIA’s IQ Magazine, key research findings and industry news.
Within this section you will also find an overview of key principles consistently present when design-build performs at its best, with a focus on concepts that experience and research have demonstrated work consistently and achieve the best results. Once basic design-build concepts are mastered, those involved in the project delivery process can use the flexibility inherent in design-build to then develop specific approaches as needed to address particular circumstances to achieve an optimum outcome.
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Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook

WDBC handbook Cover
DBIA, in collaboration with the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC), is offering for purchase WDBC’s 4th Edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook.  The Handbook provides owners of municipal and private systems the answers to their questions as to how to achieve a successful design-build project. This 4th Edition has been updated and expanded to include clear direction to those responsible for procuring, des​igning and building public and private water or wastewater capital projects in applying best practices for collaborative delivery methods.


We will be happy to make the Handbook available to you. Please email Todd Rich ( with the following information:
  • Your name and company
  • Whether you are a member of DBIA or WDBC
  • Your address (street, city, state, zip code)
  • Your email address and phone number
  • Whether you want the PDF version or, if the print version, how many copies
You may also contact Todd Rich at for more information. 


 Facts & Stats


The Design-Build Project Delivery Method: 

  • Accounts for nearly 40% of nonresidential design and construction
  • Decreases an owner's administrative burden via the single point of responsibility contract; this way owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts
  • Virtually eliminates litigation claims for owners
  • Optimizes the use of innovations such as BIM and Lean concepts

Comparison of design-build vs. design-bid-build and cm@risk 


 Industry News


 Latest from DBIA


Federal Owners Forum Summary Report

​DBIA Integration Quarterly (IQ) Magazine goes digital


IQ - 2017 Issue 1


(2017, Issue 1)


DBIA's IQ = 2016 Issue 4
(December 2016)


Issue 3, 2016, Public Sector 
Public Sector Issue
(November 2016)
Digital IQ, 2016 Issue 2 
Healthcare & Education Issue (July 2016) 

The Infrastructure Issue (March 2016)


​Design-Build Primers


Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Primer 

Progressive Design-Build Primer


Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)


Choosing a Project
Delivery Method


 Manual of Practice


The Design-Build Manual of Practice is a comprehensive reference manual of over 20 chapters, which covers all aspects of design-build project delivery for owners and practitioners. This guidebook is free for DBIA members and contains procedural guidance and best practices recommendations. It also includes basic definitions, selection procedures, project-execution checkpoints, tenets of professional ethics, risk management guidelines and regulatory and legal information pertaining to the procurement and selection process as well as the design-build delivery of capital projects.