About the NW Region
The Northwest Region was chartered in 2002 for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington by professionals representing all aspects of the design and construction industry in the Northwest. We support and promote the use of integrated design and construction for both public and private use.
DBIANW’s educational program year runs from September through June, with monthly topical programs dealing with design-build issues such as transportation, water/waste water, sustainability, and energy efficient/high performance buildings.
What is Design-Build?
Design-Build is a system of project delivery. By Project Delivery, we mean a comprehensive process including planning, design and construction required to execute and complete a building facility or other type of project.
Within the construction industry there are a number of project delivery systems that owners may choose to complete their project. Design-build is one of those choices.
Over the past few decades, use of design-build in both private and public sectors has greatly accelerated in the United States, making Design-Build one of the most significant trends in design and construction today.
Among the project delivery systems that owners may choose are traditional design-bid-build, multiple-prime contractors, construction
management at risk and design-build1, 2. Choosing the right project delivery system is a critical part of the strategic acquisition plan every
owner must develop when embarking on a new project. Owners can influence desired results from everyone involved by the way they
strategically and proactively plan from the beginning of the project.
Progressive Design-Build Agreement Released
DBIA and the Water Design-Build Council released their new PDB Agreement which is designed for owners and design-build practitioners interested in pursuing the collaboration, innovation and efficient project delivery that comes with progressive design-build. The agreement is available in DBIA’s bookstore. More information: Lisa Choplin, 202-454-7521.
#WeAreDBIA Social Media Campaign
What are you working on now? Do you have a project or team photo (silly or serious) you can share with the DBIA Facebook community? Let’s see what design-build looks like from coast to coast.
Each month DBIA will also take the best of our #WeAreDBIA design-build posts and photos to publish in our Integration Quarterly magazine. We hope you’ll join the conversation too by posting your team or project comments and photos.
Become a Sponsor of the DBIA Northwest Region
Does your company practice integrated design and construction? Consider sponsoring the DBIA Northwest Region. Your logo and company information would go here, on our home page! For more information about annual sponsorship opportunities, please view our sponsorship page.