Chapters provide networking opportunities and educational programs covering local, regional and national topics relating to design-build delivery, business development and marketing. When you engage with your local chapter, you have the opportunity to communicate with a diverse membership base including Owners, developers, contractors, engineers, architechts, suppliers, educators, municipalities and students. 

Central Chapter

The Central Chapter holds events about four times a year in the Greater Orlando area.  The chapter focuses on promoting membership growth and development to provide local opportunities for member contact and involvement.  If you are interested in getting involved with the Central Chapter, please contact Lee Hale.

Central Chapter Chair

Lee Hale, PE, DBIA
Hale Innovation, LLC
(304) 767-5165

Gulf Coast Chapter

The Gulf Coast Chapter conducts programs and meetings for those in the Tampa Bay area. Membership meetings are the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rachel Ebner.

Gulf Coast Chapter Chair

Krystal Strassman
(608) 695-9301

Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter holds meetings for those in the Jacksonville area.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ben Berling.

Northeast Chapter Chair

Ben Berling, DBIA
Primus Builders
(904) 318-4335

South Florida Chapter

The South Florida Chapter holds meetings for those in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.  We are currently looking for someone to chair this chapter area. If you are interested, please reach out to Oscar Bello.

South Florida Chapter Chair

Oscar Bello, PE, DBIA
(954) 650-0164

Student Chapters

The DBIA Florida Region currently has three active student chapters listed below. These chapters are dedicated to promoting widespread and successful utilization of the design-build project delivery method in shaping the built environment. To accomplish this goal, they are committed to fostering interdisciplinary education and communication in integrated facilities delivery at the university level. 

Seminole State College of Florida
Faculty Advisor -
Tan Qu, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP

University of Florida
Faculty Advisor
Russell Walters, Ph.D., PE

University of South Florida
Faculty Advisor
Thomas Cross, PE

University of North Florida
Faculty Advisor
Craig Hargis, Ph.D.

For more information on student chapters, please visit: