Promoting Design-Build Done Right
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects. Founded in 1993 and headquartered today in Washington, DC, DBIA offers its members countless opportunities for education, networking, information, and advocacy through a variety of different sources.
There are 14 regional offices that partner together with DBIA to make design-build information and education available nationwide:
The Upper Midwest Region of DBIA was founded in 2003 to provide design-build information, education, advocacy, and networking opportunities to the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Members of DBIA-UMR include practitioners from all project phases, as well as public and private sector project owners.
DBIA-UMR works to disseminate best practices by hosting and conducting educational programs, networking opportunities, innovative project tours, and bi-monthly breakfast meetings throughout the year. In addition, the organization supports a yearly awards program to recognize cutting-edge projects within the Upper Midwest Region that exemplify the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation, and problem-solving that characterizes design-build delivery.