The Design-Build Conference & Expo attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery. The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform 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.
Maximize your Time: DBIA knows your time is valuable so we don’t tie exhibitors to their booths for hours on end. All show hours are non-compete hours so that exhibitors can attend sessions or schedule meetings throughout the day.
Network with Owners: Owners recognize that design-build is the most efficient way to deliver their projects.
Build your Team: As the only event focused exclusively on design-build project delivery, all members of the project team attend the Design-Build Conference & Expo. Meet up with nearly 2,000 other GC, Architect, Engineer, MEP, Attorney and Finance professionals and create your next project team.
Meet Decision Makers: Nearly 50% of our attendees are mid-to upper-level management including CEOs, COOs and Vice Presidents. Network with those who have the power to make instant decisions.
Recruit Future Design-Builders: Students representing colleges and universities across the nation attend the conference and participate in a special Student Expo. Exhibitors are extended the opportunity to attend and network with the future of design-build (limited availability, first-come basis)
Design-Build Conference & Expo - your best opportunity to join major Integrated Project Delivery Teams seeking innovation, expertise, and excellence in solution providers. You will meet senior-level leaders, including:
Architects, Engineers, General & Specialty Contractors
Program and Construction Managers, Finance, Risk, Surety & Bonding experts
Private Sector Owners from industries of all types
Federal Sector, State, County, and Municipal Government public works officials
Agency and Public Sector Owners, Operators, Administrators, Purchasing Departments, Planners, Capital Improvement, Acquisition, and Contracts experts
Civil Infrastructure, Facilities of all types, Healthcare, School & University systems represented
Transportation, Transit, Highways and Bridges: Authorities, PPPs, DOTs in attendance; Water/Wastewater, Power/Energy, Ports, Border & Homeland Security A/E/C personnel
Military and VA Construction and Design Managers
Decision-makers: The typical attendee is a senior vice president level or higher from the practitioner firms that comprise the design-build teams, plus senior directors and managers from owner and agency organizations that have capital project, operational, acquisition, contract and budget authority for non-bid construction projects.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Washington, DC, 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 and finance professionals, and many more. In summary, DBIA is the design and construction industry’s hub - the only organization that makes whole the industry’s many parts.