The conference will be held March 17 to 19, 2014 in San Jose, Calif.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has for the first time joined with the American Water Works Assn. (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  March 17 to 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,” said 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 the 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,” said 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,” said 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.