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The Design-Build Institute of America

Mid-Atlantic Region 

The Design-Build Institute of America Mid-Atlantic Region covers the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. One of the truly vibrant and active regions for design-build activity, we offer many activities and events for those interested in learning more about design-build project delivery or advancing its use.

The Future of Construction

Informed owners are asking practitioners to take more than just a one-dimensional interest in their facilities. Today’s design-build process offers the assurance of cost-effective and coordinated delivery of design and construction services. Only design-build delivers a comprehensive program with a “single point” of responsibility. Design-builders accept full accountability for architecture, engineering and construction. In fact, they insist on it. By knowledgeably pursuing design quality and effectively controlling costs and schedule, a design-builder ensures realization of concept-to-completion goals.

Call for Entries!
DBIA Regional Awards are due April 24th

The Design-Build Institute of America Mid-Atlantic Region (DBIA-MAR) is again this year recognizing exemplary applications of Design-Build Done Right™ that, at a minimum, resulted in highly successful design-build projects that achieved best value while meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals. Winning projects and team members exemplifying design-build best practices will be celebrated publicly through DBIA-MAR’s Annual Awards Program and external promotion.

Submissions are rigorously judged by a panel of industry experts who judge each project using a 100 point scoring matrix. Scoring criteria includes points for Design-Build Process, Excellence in Design and Teaming Performance. Winning projects must not only achieve budget and schedule goals, but also demonstrate advanced and innovative application of total integrated project delivery, including design-build best practices to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Eligible design-build projects must meet the following minimum qualifications:

              Completed and owner-occupied after March 31, 2014 
              Completed under a single point of responsibility contract
              Completed on or ahead of schedule
              Completed within budget
              Completed with no claims or litigation
              Project met or exceeded owner expectations.

If the answer to any of the above is “No,” the project submission should NOT proceed.

Submission Category:

Submitters must choose the category that best fits their project entry. DBIA-MAR reserves the right to combine categories based on the number of submissions received in each category.

  • Industrial, Process and/or Research Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Rehabilitation, Renovation and/or Restoration
  • Transportation (other than Aviation)
  • Water/Wastewater

This year’s categories include:

  • Aviation
  • Civic/Assembly
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Educational Facilities
  • Federal, State, County, Municipal
  • Healthcare Facilities

DBIA-MAR celebrates winning projects with a multi-level awards program. Projects in each of the categories are eligible to receive a DBIA-MAR Design-Build, Design-Build Honor or Design-Build Merit Award.  Projects are judged against Design-Build Done Right standard criteria and winning projects in this category demonstrate effective schedule and cost performance, as well as exemplify the principles of effective processes, interdisciplinary teamwork, problem-solving and excellence in design (within the limitations imposed by budget, scope and schedule).

Then, all DBIA-MAR Design-Build Award winners will be judged against each other and one winner may be chosen to represent the “best of the best” for a DBIA-MAR Project of the Year.  In addition to meeting the standards above, the winner of this category will have excelled in one or more the following areas: (1) interdisciplinary teamwork; (2) design-build best practices and processes (including schedule and cost performance); and/or (3) excellence in design.

Finally, all winning projects will also be considered for DBIA-MAR Excellence in Design for Engineering, Excellence in Design for Architecture, Excellence in Process and Excellence in Teaming awards.

Click Here to download the award submission form.

We are also accepting nominations for Outstanding Owners. To nominate your outstanding ownerClick Here to download the submission form.

DBIA Partners with SAME

DBIA and SAME have formed a strategic partnership. DBIA and SAME believe strongly that collaboration with leading industry organizations is the best way to widely promote the value of design-build done right. Through strategic partnership, we can provide education and training to help advance and improve our industry and our region and work collaboratively for the good of the industry. Click Here for more information.

Support the Team River Runner 

DBIA-MAR has made a commitment to support Team River Runner, an organization that helps severely wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. More information about Team River Runner can be found on this Powerpoint presentation or on their web site