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Two decades of DBIA ...
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Throughout 2013, DBIA will celebrate its 20th Anniversary year by sharing milestones and memories of the past two decades. Weekly updates will demonstrate how far DBIA has come and provide insight on the past and the future of the delivery method from across the spectrum of design-build. Later this month, DBIA founding Board Chair Preston Haskell, DBIA, will reflect on DBIA's establishment in 1993.

Have a memory you would like to share? Email Susan Hines, Director of Public Relations and Information,

Design-build plan approved by board for new New York bridge to replace Tappan Zee delivers dramatic cost savings, less dredging and faster completion
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The design-build proposal for the new New York Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee approved recently by the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors will deliver the project at a far lower cost than initially estimated, Thruway Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein said. More

Developer selected for $1 billion portion of I-35E overhaul between Dallas and Denton
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Plans to overhaul Interstate 35E between Dallas and Denton remain on schedule, as the Texas Department of Transportation recently selected a developer to tackle a $1 billion portion of the project. Construction on the 28-mile stretch, from the LBJ Freeway to U.S. Highway 380, will begin next summer. And the first part, which will entail building an extra general use lane and reversible managed toll lanes, is expected to be complete by late 2016. More

Three important takeaways from the National 2012 DBIA Conference and Expo
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The Design-Build Institute of America is dedicated to promoting best practices and education for design-build project delivery. They certainly delivered on their mission at the national DBIA Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The conference offered more than 20 different session options during a three-day period. Topics generally fit into four areas: design-build best practices, legal aspects, procurement challenges, and case studies. It was a robust design-build, knowledge-sharing experience. With that amount of information, it took a few days of reflection on the entire experience to let the high points gel. More

Member News

Patrick Gallagher elected president of the Water Design-Build Council
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Patrick Gallagher, CDM Smith vice president, has been elected president of the Water Design-Build Council for 2013. Gallagher previously served as vice president and secretary of WDBC in 2012 and as an alternate board member from 2006 to 2012. WDBC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes productive, collaborative relationships between service providers and owners through education about design-build best practices. More

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Baker member of winning design-build Florida DOT SPUI project
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Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, has been awarded a contract by the Florida Department of Transportation , as a member of the Superior Construction Company, LLC, Design-Build team for a Single Point Urban Interchange project at the U.S. 98/Cody Avenue intersection located in Okaloosa County, Fla. The project will commence on Jan. 1, 2013. The contract has a 20-month term and a total design and construction value of $13.9 million. More

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Registration opens for 2013 Transportation & Water Conferences
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Registration for the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference and 2013 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is open! Register by Feb. 8 and save $100 on a Full Conference Registration. Organizations sending four or more full conference registrants receive an additional 15 percent discount. Register today! More

Easily keep track of all your work in 2013!
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Is one of your new year's resolutions to better track on your jobsite? The Construction Project Log Book is designed to help you do just that. It has calendars for scheduling, forms, checklists and other important detail-tracking features. The book includes a CD-ROM with interactive PDF forms. The Log Book usually sells for $39.95 but use the link or coupon code E785 to get a 10 percent discount. More

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know - check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One of these is access to epipeline - a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, for information on accessing this information.

For example, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership - it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year.

Upcoming events
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Jan. 14-18, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Feb. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 11-15, Certification Workshop, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Feb. 15, Conceptual Estimating, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 22, Conceptual Estimating, Orange County, Calif.
Feb. 25-March 1, Certification Workshop, Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
March 4-8, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop , NYC/Rockland, N.Y.
April 1-5, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 15, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Dallas, Texas
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
May 20, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 24, Conceptual Estimating, Seattle, Wash.
May 31, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Orange County, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo.
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30 - October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.

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Region events
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Jan. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Mixer
Jan. 25, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, deadline for entries for the 2013 Region awards

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

Riverside County Transportation Commission – SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project (California)

Design-build, regimental headquarters and P985, design-build BEQ, Naval Weapons Stations (Yorktown , Va.)

Design-build construction for SLAC Science Users and Support Building (Menlo Park, Calif.)

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