Become A Member

The WDBC extends a warm welcome to companies engaged in integrated design-build and construction services in North America to join its members who are committed to building and advocating best industry practices. The information below describes the criteria — with an online application process at the bottom of the page


Membership is open to companies with in-house engineering capabilities that design and build public and investor-owned rate regulated utility water or wastewater infrastructure projects. WDBC membership also includes firms who operate as a prime construction management-at-risk (CMAR) contractors or provide services under a risk sharing arrangement with a partner.

Allied Member

An Allied Member category  is directed to those firms who are growing their design-build practice and are providing design-build water and wastewater services either independently or as a subcontractor; and/or are currently working on various sized projects or have the capability to work in some capacity on design-build or CMAR water projects with a partnering firm.

Dues and Membership

Dues within the member categories are based on the prior year’s gross revenues generated from water/wastewater design-build and CMAR projects.

Membership is tied to the company paying the fee, with each firm having one representative member on the Board of Directors as well as an alternate who also participates in all meetings and committee activities. The designated representative (of a full member) to the Board of Directors is also eligible for election as an officer. Associate members also have a Board representative, but are not eligible for election as an officer. An Allied Member participates on committee activities and projects, attends meetings, but does not have an official vote on the Board of Directors and cannot be elected as an officer. To achieve voting representation on the Board of Directors, Allied Members will form a representative group for a position and vote on the Board.

$35,000 (up to and over $40 million annually)

$15,000 (less than $20 million annually)

Become a Member

Use either this form to download and mail in your application form or process through online application form button at the bottom of the page.

Download Member Application

Mail your application to the WDBC Executive Operations Manager or send it to the WDBC Office at P.O. Box 1924, Edgewater, MD 21037. All Membership Applications are approved by the Board of Directors. The application includes a statement, which must be signed, that the applicant will abide by the approved WDBC Bylaws and Antitrust Compliance Policy and all other policy documents of the Council.

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