About Us

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-build. 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.