Welcome to the Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region

Integration is our Foundation

Welcome to the Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region’s website! This site was created for both individuals and organizations involved in the design-build method of project delivery within Florida.

Founded in 2001, the DBIA Florida Region is a membership organization committed to promoting and supporting the successful use of the design-build project delivery method regionally as well as nationally. We focus our efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure and process industry projects. Best practices are disseminated through educational programs, regional/national conferences, publications and legislative efforts.  

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our organization, membership, education, sponsorship and of course design-build project delivery.   

Project Award Winners Announced
The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida recognized as Best Overall Design-Build Project of the Year

Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
Port St. Lucie, FL 

During the DBIA Florida Region's Project Awards Luncheon held October 3 in Tampa, Florida, The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) of Florida was awarded Project of the Year in the Industrial/Process/Research Facilities category. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and HOK partnered to deliver this project for VGTI. At the end of the luncheon, this project was also recognized with the Best Overall Design-Build Project of the Year Award.

VGTI of Florida was founded through the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and conceived after an investment was made by the State of Florida's Innovative Inventive Fund, combined with a commitment by the City of Port St. Lucie. The building is highly technical and includes BSL-2, BSL-3, ABSL-3 and vivarium spaces. The facility exceeded the client's vision of focusing on the science within, while meeting high performance and sustainable standards.

See the complete listing of 2013 award winners.

Upcoming Event

Design Management Fundamentals

August 15, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Offices of Haskell
111 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Effective integration of the distinctly different design and construction processes is a critical management responsibility for a successful design-build project. This new course, along with DBIA's Design Management Guide, explores the fundamental aspect

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