Membership

Membership of the Design-Build Institute of America is composed of firms and individuals engaged in the delivery of all types of building projects via the design-build process.  The members of DBIA are dedicated to improving the professional standards of the industry.  Members include design-builders, general contractors, design professionals, specialty contractors, representatives of government agencies, private sector owners, academics, and other professionals.

The Florida Region of DBIA is dedicated to expanding design-build utilization across our state in all industries and markets.  Our members commit to high standards of practice.  DBIA serves as a credible reference resource for owners when looking for design-build professionals and firms.

DBIA offers two membership options: 
Individual Membership and Industry Partner Membership:

Individual Members enjoy benefits such as:

  • Networking and Collaboration: Partnering and teaming with other design and construction industry firms is an integral part of design-build. DBIA provides conferences, forums, journals and workshops for individuals to "network" and share experiences and approaches to design-build and integrated services with colleagues and owners.
  • Professional Development: DBIA provides access to the cutting edge techniques, tools and procedures for effective and efficient training through its numerous educational opportunities (including Designated, Design-Build Professional™ and Certificate of Mastery Programs).
  • Information: Members enjoy access to leading design-build publications, including Integration Quarterly and other specialized industry journals.
  • Committee Involvement and Awards: DBIA members are able to hone their leadership skills through active participation in a wide range of committee activities such as: planning conferences; recognizing outstanding member and chapter contributions; developing special reports and publications; and commenting on legislation.
  • Advocacy and Legislative Leadership: Members work together to promote integrated services and educate owners of the value of design-build. DBIA advocates change in laws and regulations to encourage equal opportunity for design-build and integrated services delivery.
  • Access to Regional DBIA Offices: DBIA maintains a network of 14 regional offices that advance design-build and promote networking locally. Student Chapters are also expanding and increasing in number at leading colleges and universities.


Industry Partners enjoy benefits such as:

  • Networking and Collaboration: Partnering and teaming with other design and construction industry firms is an integral part of design-build. DBIA provides conferences, forums, journals and workshops for individuals to "network" and share experiences and approaches to design-build and integrated services with colleagues and owners.
  • Professional Development: DBIA provides access to the cutting edge techniques, tools and procedures for effective and efficient training through its numerous educational opportunities (including Designated, Design-Build Professional™ and Certificate of Mastery Programs). As Industry Partners, firms' receive discounts on course and conference registrations for all employees. DBIA will also develop specialized classes to suit an organization's specific needs.
  • Marketing and Strategic Opportunities: DBIA industry partners are authorized to use the statement "DBIA Industry Partner" and the DBIA logo on their marketing materials.
  • Committee Involvement and Awards: DBIA members are able to hone their leadership skills through active participation in a wide range of committee activities such as: planning conferences; recognizing outstanding member and chapter contributions; developing special reports and publications; and commenting on legislation.
  • Advocacy and Legislative Leadership: Members work together to promote integrated services and educate owners of the value of design-build. DBIA advocates changes in laws and regulations to encourage equal opportunity for design-build and integrated services delivery.
  • Access to Regional DBIA Offices: DBIA maintains a network of sixteen regional offices that advance design-build and promote networking locally. Student Chapters are also expanding and increasing in number at leading colleges and universities.
  • Industry Partner Contacts: Industry Partner member firms are eligible to assign contacts within their organization as the focal point for DBIA (see chart below for number of contacts by firm type). Each individual contact will receive:
    • a subscription to Integration Quarterly;
    • access to the member only section of the website; and
    • all mailings relating to DBIA products and services.
 

For more information on membership, please visit the
National DBIA website or e-mail info@fldbia.org.

Information obtained from DBIA website


 

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