The Northwest Region of DBIA
In 2002 a group of architects, engineers, and contractors chartered the Design-Build Institute of America Northwest Region (DBIANW) to support and promote the use of integrated design and construction practices for public and private projects throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Design-build construction spending is anticipated to grow 18% nationally from 2018-2021, and DBIANW’s primary goals are to educate our members on how to win design-build projects, and once secured, how to successfully execute and deliver these projects. We also aim to be the local and regional “go-to” resource for owners and members of the A/E/C community regarding trends, case studies, educational programming, legislative updates, certification, and events related to design-build in the Transportation, Water/Wastewater, Higher Education, K-12, Healthcare, and Military/Federal markets.
In addition to excellent networking opportunities, our monthly programming covers topics such as project procurement, risk management, team building, case studies and lessons-learned, and perennial favorite – Owners’ Pipeline, where a panel of owners discuss upcoming design-build projects.
Why Do Design-Build?
From our Members
Design-Build makes it possible to truly enjoy what I do for a living. It allows me to build the team that I need, who will work together to successfully tackle all the complex moving parts that make up Capital project delivery. It eliminates the random marriage of skills and personalities that comes when teams are built by picking the lowest price and the constant battle to protect yourself or the project from those same people. With Design-Build, I can focus on getting the right people on the team and then enjoy working together to build these amazing projects!
With design-build working closely with the team has helped me understand the entire team’s needs better to improve the overall design process. Because of the early collaboration process, I have made better connections and long-lasting relationships.
Latest News and Information
Progressive Design-Build Deeper Dive The primary role for DBIA is to be a resource to the AEC community for the best information available about all things Design-Build. There are two main challenges with this mission that I’d like to touch on briefly. The first...
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Sixty-two projects from across the U.S. were submitted for consideration across 10 categories, and submissions were evaluated by a...
In May we formed the DBIA NW Student Scholarship Selection Committee and distributed the invitation for the 2023 DBIA NW student scholarship submissions. The selection committee included volunteers from owners, architects, engineers, and contractors from across the...