DBIA Certification Workshop (September 28-30, 2021) - Dublin, OH

  • Register
    • Non-member Practitioner - $3,100
    • Practitioner Member - $2,100
    • Owner Member - $1,200
    • Academia Member - $1,200
    • Industry Partner Academia Member - $1,200
    • Industry Partner Practitioner Member - $2,100
    • Industry Partner Owner Member - $1,200

A three-day intensive program including the three DBIA core courses required for certification plus access to the conde of conduct and exam prep webinars. We advise attendees to take the code of conduct webinar before the workshop.

Code of Conduct Webinar (Pre-Workshop - found virtually within the Contents Tab)  

Day 1: Principles of Design-Build Delivery & Procurement

Day 2: Post Award: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects

Day 3: Contracts & Risk Management

Exam Prep Webinar (Post-Workshop - found virtually within the Contents Tab) 

FormatIn Person

Training Location: 

5200 Upper Metro Place

Suite 140

Dublin, OH 43017

DBIA reserves the right to cancel this in-person course if our minimum attendance is not met 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Please do not book your travel accommodations until you receive a confirmation email from DBIA that the course will run.

Class time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Local Time 

Arrival Time: You can arrive up to 30 minutes in advance of the class. 

COVID-19 Guidelines: DBIA will be following the guidelines and restrictions advised by the training facility and local authorities. DBIA strongly suggests to bring a mask to class, as the specific training center may require it. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education@dbia.org.

William D. Shepler, PE, DBIA

PMSI

William (Bill) Shepler is a Registered Engineer whose career as a planner, designer, contractor and manager has provided him with a wide range of extensive experience in developing, designing, financing, managing, constructing and closing out a multitude of public and privately owned projects. He utilizes his unique management skills to analyze the existing conditions, to evaluate the project needs and to sort through the conflicting points of view in order to firstly, establish a foundation that defines the criteria for the project’s program, design, budget, schedule and proforma and secondly, to forge methods that

delivers the desired results. Bill’s entire professional career has been focused on serving project owners by providing them with the assurance that their needs are addressed, their interests are protected and their project risks are being managed. His planning and management skills and procedures have led to many successful projects. Bill’s projects are always cost effective and completed in a timely manner, and his clients are satisfied.

Bill has extensive planning, development, management and implantation experience of projects ranging from governmental, justice, educational, medical, religious, corporate and commercial facilities. As the President and CEO of PMSIinc, he takes pride in the

professionalism, integrity and success that PMSI brings to a project and to his client’s capital investments.

Gregory A. Mooney, PE, DBIA

Leadership Max LLC

Gregg is an environmental engineer with 38 years of experience in design and construction of environmental facilities.  He has been a Registered Professional Engineer for over 35 years.  He has performed 25 Design-Build projects over the past 20 years serving both as Design-Build Prime Contractor and as Design Partner/Subcontractor to the Design-Build Prime, including a national DBIA award winning project.  His experience includes DB projects in the industrial, federal, and municipal sectors ranging from less than $1 Million to $140 Million.  He also has specialized training and experience in Leadership Development and enhancing Team Effectiveness. 

Education 

BS Civil Engineering, West Virginia University 

MS Civil/Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University 

MBA, Georgia State University 

Memberships 

Design Build Institute of America 

Water Environment Federation 

American Water Works Association 

Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary 

James Ropelewski, JD, DBIA

JD, DBIA

Jim is a senior executive with 30 years of varied experience leading Federal organizations in the areas law, procurement, budget, audit resolution, human resources, facilities management, and information technology. He has guided significant improvement efforts in long-term strategic planning, design-build program development and implementationand dispute resolution. 

Jim spent the first half of his career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons in both legal and operational positions. As an attorney, he specialized in government contracts law and construction litigation and finished his Bureau career as >span class="TextRun SCXW122914228 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Deputy General Counsel, directing eight diverse legal practices. In between those positions, he oversaw >span class="TextRun SCXW122914228 BCX0" xml:lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Federal prisons, as the Section Chief of Construction Contracting, and later served as the Deputy Branch Chief for all of the Bureau’s procurement and property management operations.  In those roles Jim led the development and implementation of the Design-Build program for all new Federal prison construction. 

After the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Jim joined the U.S. Department of Education, serving as the agency’s Director of Contracting, Senior Procurement Executive, and lastly as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Management and Operations. In those roles, he oversaw over $2 billion in annual contracts, procurement policy, indirect cost negotiations, internal controls, and suspensions and debarments. 

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Jim holds a B.A in Economics and Political Science from Binghamton University and earned his Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School. 

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Pre-Workshop Webinar
DBIA Code of Professional Conduct Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Certificate of Completion - DBIA Code of Professional Conduct Webinar
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
Day 1 - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
09/28/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
09/28/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
Survey - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery & Procurement
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Day 2 - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
09/29/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
09/29/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
Survey - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Post Award: Managing the Design-Build Process
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Day 3 - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
09/30/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
09/30/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
Survey - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
10 Questions
Certificate of Completion - Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
Post-Workshop Webinar
DBIA Certification Exam Prep Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Certificate of Completion - DBIA Certification Exam Prep Webinar
4.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available

What is the Credential?

The Designated Design-Build Professional© certification program is the premier credential for design-build professionals.

Through a combination of education, experience and testing, the DBIA certification program sets a recognized standard for design-build knowledge and expertise.

DBIA offers 2 types of certification

• DBIA© 

The DBIA© certification requires from two to six years of hands-on experience of pre and post-award design-build.

• Assoc. DBIA© 

The Assoc. DBIA© certification does not require hands-on field experience, however it requires a different type of experience: Pre-award professionals (business development and acquisition/procurement) Seasoned professionals new to design-build project delivery; and Emerging professionals (AEC industry college graduates)

What are the Requirements?

Associate DBIA©

• Approved application
• Bachelor’s Degree in an approved field of study. 
Degree not in an approved field of study? No degree? Candidates may qualify through additional experience.
Three to six years of experience in design and construction industry. 
• Completion of DBIA core courses
• Pass certification examination.

DBIA©
• Approved application
• Bachelor’s Degree in an approved field of study. 
Degree not in an approved field of study? No degree? Candidates may qualify through additional experience.
• Three to six years of experience in integrated project delivery (67% must be design-build experience). 
• Completion of DBIA core courses and Code of Conduct Webinar
• 18 hours of approved elective credit
• Three references (one must be an owner)
• Pass certification examination.