August 25, 2021

Design-Build in the Federal Marketplace

Design-build Owners and industry interested in federal sector projects will come together this August for the 2021 Federal Design-Build Symposium.

Two of the biggest challenges facing federal project managers are gaps in time and budget. Design-build can help close those gaps and will play a critical role in delivering the nation’s most cost and schedule-efficient economic recovery projects. As the prospect for a federal infrastructure investment package appears more likely than ever, its important teams are ready to respond to federal Owners’ need for qualified design-build pros.

DBIA’s Federal Design-Build Symposium will provide federal teams with the innovative tools, design-build best practices, and federal policy insights needed to build high-performance teams delivering better projects — on-time and on-budget. From understanding the FAR to cutting edge design-build innovations, these sessions are designed to help federal design-build teams deliver on the promise of economic recovery.

Program Details Registration Brochure


Register Now

We’ve missed you and look forward to seeing you in person August 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metro area) or online at our virtual event. Register for the event that fits your needs the best – in person or online.

Safety is Our Priority

DBIA is committed to providing the safest experience possible for our Federal Symposium attendees. We are working closely with our venue, the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, to provide a variety of important safety features at this event, including:

  • Social distancing and contactless experiences
  • Enhanced public space cleaning, personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, and electrostatic spraying.
  • Face coverings for guests are required in all indoor public spaces.

However you plan to join us, you’ll enjoy a program created by leading design-build industry pros and Owners in the federal marketplace that will provide teams the tools they need today to deliver successful federal projects tomorrow.

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Book Your Hotel

DBIA has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate at Hyatt Regency – Crystal City, where the symposium will be held. Please make your reservation early to ensure you stay at the event hotel.

Room/Parking Rates (USD)

Single/Double: $129 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

Daily Parking is $45.

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Federal Owner Scholarships

Design-build is only as successful as the Owners who implement it. That’s why DBIA is committed to bring Design-Build Done Right® education to federal Owners hoping to harness the value of design-build. Owners can also qualify for DBIA scholarships to defray your costs.

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the 2021 Federal Design-Build Symposium are uniquely positioned as design-build leaders at this important event. There are limited sponsorships available providing a high-profile presence for a select group of Federal Design-Build Symposium sponsors.

Sponsor Packages