• Welcome to DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Welcome to DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Welcome to DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region

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Central Chapter Legislative Update

Virginia and National Legislative Update
May 12, 2021 | 5:00 PM
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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.

DBIA Regional Award Entries are due April 23rd 

Award entries can include project types as follows:  Aviation, Civic/Assembly, Commercial, Educational, Government, Healthcare, Industrial/Process/Research, Office Buildings, Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration, Transportation, Water/Wastewater…Plus Outstanding Owner Award

Eligible Design-Build Project Requirements:

  • Completed and Owner-Occupied after March 31, 2018
  •  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 you have any questions, contact Christine Angleton at [email protected], Andrew Meyers at [email protected] or Leah Esper at [email protected].

Click Here for an Awards Application

Click Here for an Outstanding Owners Application


DBIA Launches Design-Build Mentoring Done Right

DBIA recently launched an important and valuable DBIA program, Design-Build Mentoring Done Right. The purpose of the program is to cultivate time-honored, meaningful mentorship opportunities for members of DBIA -- both Owners and industry practitioners. Through engagement with experienced DBIA certified professionals, the mentoring relationship will provide valuable support and guidance to mentees as they navigate their careers, explore new career paths, and consider unique design-build opportunities in various career fields, market sectors and/or regions.

DBIA members who are also DBIA Certified Professionals (DBIA™) in good standing can qualify as a mentor. Mentors will complete a short online profile that allows us to make a good match with a potential mentee. Mentors will commit to their mentees for at least one-year. Mentee applicants (students, young professionals or existing industry professionals seeking specific guidance) will also complete an online application form to begin the match-making process. Once a match is made, DBIA will connect the mentor and mentee to begin their relationship.

For more information: https://dbia.org/mentorship-program/

To apply as a Mentor: https://dbia.org/mentorship-program/mentor-application-form/

To apply as a Mentee: https://dbia.org/mentorship-program/mentee-application-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
CLICK HERE to see the Team River Runner 2019 Calendar.