In 1993 forward-thinking architects, engineers, and contractors across the country founded the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) with a mission to define, teach and promote design-build construction methodology best practices.
They firmly believed that design-build would provide a more effective, integrated approach to construction by delivering design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. By educating industry stakeholders and developing an ongoing knowledge base of best practices, construction professionals would enable owners to select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Today, largely due to the efforts of the DBIA organization and its dedicated proponents, design-build is now universally recognized as an effective, low-risk construction approach. More information on the history of DBIA.
Members span the entire spectrum of design and construction professionals, including architects, engineers, specialty contractors, owners, consultants, lawyers, business development professionals, students and teachers. Non-members are also welcome to participate in courses, conferences and in earning their certification. In addition to the DBIA headquarters in Washington, D.C., a network of 14 Regions work collaboratively to deliver products and services to members and customers.
DBIA Liberty was organized to promote design-build in New York State, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and since its inception has been involved at the state and local level to advocate for the organization. Comprising three chapters across the region (NYC, Tri-State, and Upstate), DBIA Liberty is committed to help DBIA National achieve their top three strategic planning priorities for the next three years: (1) to universalize Design-Build Done Right; (2) to leverage the existing strengths of design-build, and (3) to continue to deliver high value to all members and customers. More details of the strategic direction can be found here.
Join DBIA this November 8-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo! The event will draw over 2,000 design-build professionals in the...read more
Construction on the long-awaited Hudson Tunnel Project, which will keep Amtrak running safely through the Northeast Corridor’s (NEC) Hudson River rail crossing between New Jersey and New York, is...read more
Nicole Malliotakis, state assemblywoman and NYC Mayoral hopeful, touted Design-Build at a recent news conference in Staten Island. She wants to modify a state law that would allow the city to...read more
The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) R-Train Station renovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is complete and commuters are reaping the benefits. The construction team completed the project...read more
The Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held in Philadelphia this November 8-10, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both...read more