WEFLogo_2009revised 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Lori Harrison, 703-684-2480
lharrison@wef.org
February 12, 2014

DBIA Joins WEF, AWWA to Present 2014 National Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches, and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced for the first time it has joined together with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to form a strategic partnership and co-host more than 800 industry professionals at the 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference on March 17-19 in San Jose, Calif. 

“Given our shared dedication to providing the highest quality educational and networking opportunities to serve our members and the water/wastewater industry, this strategic partnership with AWWA and WEF serves to add significant value to the membership of all three organizations and to the decision-makers from the utility, architectural, engineering and construction communities attending, speaking and exhibiting at this year’s conference,” says Lisa Washington, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA.
As conference co-hosts, DBIA, AWWA and WEF will work collaboratively to enhance the understanding of design-build project delivery, and to help the entire project team reap the full benefits of this delivery method. This year’s conference features educational programs and networking events -- all geared towards teaching how to save time, save money and increase the quality of our nation’s water/wastewater construction projects. 
“As part of ongoing efforts to lower costs, utilities are looking at a wider variety of options for project delivery and we are committed to provide information for our members to help them assess these options,” added WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill. “This partnership with DBIA is an excellent way to help us do just that.”
“AWWA welcomes the opportunity to co-host the 2014 Design- Build for Water/Wastewater Conference with DBIA and WEF,” states David LaFrance, Executive Director, AWWA. “We look forward to pooling our collective resources and knowledge to deliver a program that highlights the innovative options that design-build offers our members and the communities they serve.”  
Keynote speakers include Tony Parrott, Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and Carlton Ray, Director, Clean Rivers Project. 
Register today!  For more information, please visit: http://www.dbia.org/Conferences/water/Pages/default.aspx
About DBIA
Established in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.
About AWWA
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. To learn more, visit www.awwa.org.  

About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.

###