Owner's Resources

In the Rocky Mountain Region, it is extremely important to our community that our owners have access to the right knowledge and resources to procure and lead successful Design Build projects. We are fortunate to have great partners, like the University of Colorado Boulder, who developed a project delivery selection matrix tool to help you determine if Design Build is the right method for you and leading researchers, like Keith R. Molenaar, that have studied and extrapolated what makes a great project! Through the combined resources of DBIA national and the regional support of education by this chapter, we hope you find what you need to continually improve your projects.


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The DBIA Owner Hotline allows public agencies and private owners quick and direct access to information on design-build project delivery. Whether you need statistics or trend data, an overview of how design-build differs from other project delivery methods, information on design-build best practices or simply have questions regarding design-build education opportunities, DBIA is your source.* The DBIA Owner Hotline is monitored between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except holidays). Inquiries received during this timeframe will be responded to within 24 hours. Inquiries received on weekends and holidays will be responded to the first business day following the request.
Call: 1-866-USE-DBIA (1-866-873-3242) 
Email: ownerhotline@dbia.org 
When calling or emailing, please provide:
  • Your name
  • The full name of the organization you represent
  • The nature of your inquiry
  • Your return phone number
You will receive a return call within 24 hours.
* DBIA’s Owner Hotline is an educational tool designed to inform owners on key aspects of design-build, to provide guidance on additional sources of information and to help connect owners. The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive background and knowledge in design-build, from both the owner and practitioner perspectives. The Owner Hotline is not intended as a replacement for consulting or legal services. 

Water/Wastewater Project Delivery Selection Matrix Tool​ - The Design Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region (DBIA RMR) Water/Wastewater (Committee) found a growing need to identify which project delivery method could be used on water and wastewater construction projects. Each owner and project is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all delivery method. The goal of the Committee was to develop a tool, the project delivery selection matrix (PDSM) for owners to use when selecting a delivery method. The outcome of the PDSM is an objective project delivery selection report that documents this key decision and communicates it to the project stakeholders.

Please check out the following links to some great resources. Many of our regional events are available to you, as an owner, at a discounted cost. Please reach out to info@dbiarockymountain.org for these current available opportunities.

DBIA National Owner's Resources
University of Colorado Boulder’s Water/Wastewater Project Delivery Selection Matrix Tool
Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects - New Owners Guide
Owner's Guide to Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects

In addition, there are many more resources available to you as a national member of DBIA including downloadable and editable contracts. Please contact DBIA National Membership for more information at membership@dbia.org  or (202) 682-0110.

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