Powering Industry Transformation
When you become a DBIA member, you receive access to the kind of education and certification that inspires both projects and futures. DBIA membership allows you to translate design and construction best practices and connections into business opportunities that go beyond just your discipline, fostering the kind of collaboration and innovation that powers career and industry transformation.
Industry Partner Memberships provide member benefits to an institution and its employees, and include several complimentary individual memberships as well. Membership dues vary based on the size and type of organization. The following eligibility classifications are available:
AE/EA Firms: Defined as a firm that is solely one of the following -architecture/engineering (A/E), engineering/architecture (E/A), engineering only, or architecture only.
At Risk Firms: Defined as the firm that is taking the financial risk and manages the contract for the project. Examples include construction management firms, design-build firms (a fully integrated in-house team), or general contracting firms.
Professional Firms: Defined as the firm that provided solely professional services for the project/client. Examples include consulting firms, law firms, marketing/business development firms, or technology/software firms.
Public/Private Owner Firms: Owners decide what gets built, when it gets built and how it gets built. They are the organizations (or employees) that control the design and construction processes. This does NOT include firms and/or people that provide design and construction services such as contractors, A/E firms, architects, etc. Examples include real estate developers, private facility owners, academic institutions, government agencies (federal, local/city, state, military), or non-profit associations.
Specialty Contractor/Manufacturer Firms: Defined as an organization that provides specialty services to a project. Examples include electrical contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, mechanical contractors, or plumbing contractors.