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 AWARDS: Call for Entries
Deadline extended to September 24, 2014

The DBIA Florida Region invites project team members to submit successful design- build project(s) for the 2014 Florida Region Design-Build Project Awards competition. Completed entries and entry fee payments must arrive at the DBIA Florida Region no later than September 24, 2014.

The acceptance of single-entity risk is the defining feature of design-build project delivery, and winning submissions must be carried out under a DBIA or other single-responsibility contract. Only projects completed on time, on budget and without litigation will be considered for an award. Projects are honored for design and construction that meets or exceeds owner expectations.


2014 National Design-Build Student Competition
University of Florida Students Advance in the National Design-Build Student Competion

Insight Design-Build from the University of Florida won the RFQ phase of the competition for the Southeast Region. The student team of Devin Ruster, Britton Pollitt, Chad Monroe and Amy Jo Dailey will now compete in the RFP phase. If they have a top three finish, they will be invited to compete in the finals.

Like design-build project delivery, the Student Competition is a two-phase process. In the first phase, DBIA released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to the registered teams in late March. One winning team was selected from eight competition Regions across the country to advance to the second phase. In the second phase, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be released to each finalist teams. From this pool of finalists, the top teams will be invited to present their proposals before an expert panel on Oct. 7 during the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. The final winners will be announced and presented with their awards during the Oct. 8 morning keynote session.  

The National Design-Build Student Competition serves to challenge and inspire the next generation of practitioners through applying design-build best practices to successfully propose a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 120,000 square foot comprehensive recreation center on a college campus.

Please join us in wishing the students at the University of Florida the best of luck as they continue in the competition.


Upcoming Events

DBIA Certification Workshop

February 09, 2015
8:00 AM to 5:00 AM

Skanska Tampa Office
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

A four-day intensive program including DBIA's four core courses required for certification and access to the online exam prep course.

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