Online Registration


Welcome to the Attendee registration for the 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo!


To make sure you take advantage of all savings available, and all optional activities, please read the important information below.  

NOT A DBIA MEMBER?  One of the many benefits of DBIA membership is deep discounts on conference registration.  If you and/or your firm are not a member of DBIA, join before you register and take advantage of significant savings.  Visit 

Member rates apply to all individual members and all employees of Industry Partner firms

What is Your Registration Type?


Full-time College or University Faulty

Owner (Government or Private)

Owners decide what gets built, when it gets built and how. Examples include state, local and Federal governments, as well as private facility owners and real estate developers.


Individuals employed by industry firms (e.g., AE/EA firms, general or specialty contractors, manufacturers/suppliers, professional service firms, etc.

Full-time Student

Individuals who study full-time at an accredited college or university.



  • The sooner you register, the more you save! Register by September 26th for the greatest savings.

  • 10% Discount for Young Professionals (must be age 35 or Under)

DBIA is committed to creating a clear path to success for emerging design-build professionals and encourage their involvement in the many educational and networking events being held during the conference. In addition to a % discount for those and under, the conference will include a special “Young Professional’s Lounge” in the Expo Hall, complete with information and activities specifically geared towards preparing our next generation of leaders.

  • Group Discounts: Four (4) or more paid full conference individuals from the same company receive significant discounts on a Full Conference registration. Discounts range from $150/person to $250/person depending on the number of people and the registration type. All registrations and payment must be received together in order to qualify. This offer excludes optional activities, and cannot be used with other discounts (e.g. Young Professionals discount). Visit on website for Group Pricing details and special registration forms.

Continuing Education Information:

Individuals who attend the full conference beginning with the Opening Keynote can earn up to 12 hours or more of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Additional CEUs can be obtained by attending the following events:
(PRE-CONFERENCE credit – Additional Fee)
Tuesday: Post-Award Design-Build course (8 CEUs) or the Design-Build 101 Primer course (8 CEUs)


Wednesday: Owners’ Forum (owners only) (2 CEUs)
Thursday: Awards Dinner Celebration (2 CEUs) (Additional Fee Required)


Giving Back to the Community

DBIA feels strongly that we have a social responsibly to make the world a better place. So in each city we visit, we leave a little bit of ourselves by adopting a charity. This year we have chosen Philabundance, a nonprofit organization with a simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. By simply adding $5 to your registration fee, you can help make a difference. 100% of what is collected will go to Philabundance (


Event Cancellation, Substitution and No-Show Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to the DBIA Meetings Department at

  • If you cancel before September 26th you will be refunded your registration fee less a $100 administrative processing fee.

  • Cancellations received between September 26th and October 25th will be refunded the registration fee less a $150 administrative processing fee.

  •  No refunds will be given for “no-shows” or for cancellations received after October 25, 2017.

  • As an alternative to cancellation, substitutions may be made. The appropriate or non-member fee will apply to the substitute, and any rate difference must be paid in full (including balance due) at the time of request. Badge sharing and splitting are strictly prohibited. Please visit for substitution rules and the substitution form.

2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

New Orleans, LA

Design-Institute of America

© 2018

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