FAQ’s

What is design-build?

Design-build is the project delivery methodology that is addressing tough problems of quality, schedule, and cost of capital construction. Growth and maturity of the design-build owners, design, and construction practitioners has established the trend for improvement of design and construction practices in America. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is founded to promote the continuous improvement of this integrated process.

How is design-build project delivery improving design and construction?

Design-build embraces architecture, engineering and construction services under a single team, thereby combining the vital roles of designer and contractor. Design-build practitioners have re-established excellence and integrity in the industry and, while honoring their past, look to the future with innovative design and management techniques to complement those high standards.

How is DBIANW different from other industry organizations I already belong to?

DBIA is the only industry organization which exists solely to bring together all parties of the design-build project delivery cycle. Our membersā€™ focus is on improvement of design-build project delivery. The DBIANW mission is to continuously improve the level of practice; to educate; and to provide resources of advice and support.

Can your organization afford to wait to participate in design-build project delivery?
Owners and businesses that were organized around conventional methodologies have moved to design-build, and more are moving in this direction each month. DBIA members are remaking the construction industry ā€“ in the United States and worldwide. Your participation is important!