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We've moved!
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On March 1, DBIA moved into its new headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue. The interior build-out is a design-build project led by DPR Construction; other team members are M.C. Dean, Shapiro and Duncan and Envision architects. Please note the new headquarters address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004. Our phone and fax numbers, website and email will remain the same. More

New York Gov. Cuomo says Tappan Zee plan is on 'phenomenally rapid' pace
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a construction team may be chosen in the next six months to build a $5.2 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge and that he's considering turning the old span over the Hudson River into a pedestrian greenway. More

MARTA board to consider new contracts for streetcar, security projects
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Recently, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's board is scheduled to approve a contract with URS Energy & Construction to provide design-build services for the Atlanta streetcar project, agency officials said in a prepared statement. More

High-speed rail releases bid guidelines
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority said it has firmed up the Request for Proposal process that it will use to select design-bid teams on the $98 billion, 520-mile system connecting the Bay Area and Southern California. More

No decision yet on the Texas 99 project contract
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No decision has been made yet on the design-build project for three segments of Texas 99, said James Koch, director of transportation planning and development for the Houston District of the Texas Department of Transportation. Sighs of frustration filled the room followed by laughter after Koch's announcement before a packed house at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce in Sugar Land, Texas. More

North Carolina Turnpike Authority receives final approval for Garden Parkway route
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The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has received a Record of Decision for the Garden Parkway from the Federal Highway Administration. That Record signifies final federal approval of the project's route. Several potential routes were under consideration, and Detailed Study Alternative 9 was ultimately selected as the project's preferred alternative. More

Florida's Gandy Boulevard widening fast tracked
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Due to recent bid savings statewide, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced the advancement of the Gandy Boulevard widening project from west of 9th Street to east of 4th St. According to a FDOT news release, this Design Build contract will start later this year. In a Design Build approach, the designer and the construction contractor work together on the same team so the project gets built faster and takes advantage of innovation in the design to save construction costs. More

Member News

Swinerton Builders Government breaks ground on state-of-the-art facility at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada
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The F-35 Flight Simulator project, which recently broke ground at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, celebrated this project milestone with an anything but ordinary ceremony. In lieu of the traditional gold painted shovel General Contractor Swinerton Builders Government provided a backhoe for the first dig to Brigadier General David J. Buck, Vice Commander USAF Warfare Center. Additional attendees at the event included Director of Operations Lieutenant Colonel Marty Garrett and the rest of the project team, Dignitaries, Military Command, and Representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More

Colorado Dept. of Transportation selects Ames/Granite as design-build contractor for US 36 Express Lanes project
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The Colorado Department of Transportation announced its selection of the Ames/Granite Joint Venture team as the design-build contractor for the US 36 Express Lanes project. The $310 million project is led by CDOT, the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise, and the Regional Transportation District. It will reconstruct the existing US 36 pavement and widen the highway to add one express lane in each direction. It also includes other transportation improvements from Federal Boulevard to past the Interlocken Loop interchange along US 36. More

Burns + McDonnell secures design-build contract for three military readiness facilities
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The Georgia Army National Guard has awarded a contract to Burns & McDonnell to design and build three state-of-the-art readiness facilities. Under the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract, the Atlanta office of Burns & McDonnell will provide design, arrangement and construction management services for the readiness centers that will be used by the Georgia Army National Guard. More

Swinerton starts design-build construction on the FasTrack
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Swinerton Builders Colorado is thrilled to announce the start of construction for the design-build Regional Transportation District Wadsworth Boulevard Parking Structure. Located in Lakewood, Colo., this 1000-space, four-story parking structure will serve riders of the RTD FasTracks West Corridor light rail system and the existing RTD bus system. The design-build team on the project includes Structural Engineer S.A. Miro; Architect Gensler; M/E/P/F Engineer BCER Engineering; and Parking Design Parking Consultants, LLC. More

Fluor receives contract from Joule to build renewable fuel production facility
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Engineering and construction company Fluor Corp. announced that it received an engineering, procurement and construction management contract from Joule to design and build a renewable fuel production facility in New Mexico. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011. More

Swinerton celebrates design-build construction milestone with San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.
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March 2 was not a typical day on the San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center jobsite in Bakersfield, Calif., as Swinerton Builders, project partners, and the community took part in a unique celebration that revolved around one of the construction industry's oldest customs, a topping out ceremony. The highlight of the festivities was the hoisting of the final beam into place, bringing this much anticipated facility a step closer to completion. More

Balfour Beatty Construction offices achieve LEED certification
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After years of assisting clients in achieving LEED certification for their facilities, Balfour Beatty Construction earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications for two of its own office locations on the East Coast. More

News from DBIA

Letter to the Editor
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We received a message commenting on a story in last week's Insight. Read the comments; if you have any comments on any article in Insight, please contact us to let us know. More

2012 awards competition is open
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The new requirements, entry form and general information to enter your project are on the DBIA website. There have been some big changes – we've gone electronic! No more binders! Check the website and see how to enter your outstanding projects. We are also accepting nominations for the Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Awards and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award). All are due May 14, 2012. More

2012 Federal Sector Conference - Last chance for call for presentations
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The deadline for the 2012 call for presentations is March 12 - next Monday. If you have a presentation that you think will bring fresh insights into the successful execution of federal projects, make sure to submit the information before the deadline. Complete details and information regarding the online submissions can be found at

Water & Transportation Early Bird registration deadline March 9
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There is only one day left to receive DBIA's "Early Bird" registration rate for the Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences. Pricing will increase by $100 beginning March 10. Don't miss your chance to save – Register now! 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. But there are many other benefits. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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March 16, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, San Diego
March 23, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Columbus, Ohio
March 26-30, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 26-30, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.
April 5, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Minneapolis
April 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 18, Design Management Fundamentals, Atlanta
April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
May 7-11, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver, Colo. May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San Diego

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Region events
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March 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Ft. Myer Historical Renovation
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program 
March 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, 2012 Design-Build Awards Program
March 23, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, The Value of Subcontractors in Design-Build
March 29, DBIA-New England Region, Rhode Island Chapter, Presentation of regional winners of the Associated Schools of Construction's 22nd Annual Design-Build Competition
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability
April 17, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint ACEC/DBIA-NW Meeting
May 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 11, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah DOT Design-Build, Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges
May 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Data Centers 
May 15, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet

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

Project Leads

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

Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals # REC-2012-1 (RFP)
Monmouth County, N.J., is soliciting proposals for the design, construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 150,000-gpd landfill leachate pretreatment facility and related improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. The RFP may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, N.J. 07728, telephone number 732-431-7370, or at Sealed responses to the RFP must be received by 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on April 10, 2012.

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website =; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email

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