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Two decades of DBIA...
On April 18, 2013, design-build and DBIA were acknowledged as never before at the ENR Newsmakers Luncheon and Award of Excellence Black-tie Gala. When the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Jeffrey M. Baker received the Award of Excellence in 2011 for the nation's first net-zero office building and the design-build best practices that facilitated the project, it was clearly a portent of things to come. Since 1964, Engineering News-Record (ENR) has selected yearly newsmakers for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to the industry and the public. Often referred to as the "Oscars" of the A/E/C community, ENR's Awards program features a luncheon and annual black tie gala in New York City.
New York State Thruway director talks Tappan Zee
Set to officially begin construction on the largest bridge project in the U.S., the head of the New York Thruway Authority says final permits should be approved within days. Construction equipment is being shipped to the site of the Tappan Zee and shovels will be under water, beginning in June.
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NREL sparks creation of new solar performance database
U.S. Department of Energy
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched an initiative to build an open-source database of real-world performance from thousands of solar photovoltaic facilities throughout the United States. As part of the Department's SunShot Initiative, the Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse will help financiers evaluate the production risk of operational PV power plants across the country.
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California high-speed rail bidding rules were changed
Los Angeles Times
California high-speed rail officials acknowledged recently that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini to be ranked as the top candidate despite receiving the lowest technical rating.
MWAA unveils bids for second phase of Siler Line extension in DC
The Washington Post
A group that includes Bethesda, Md.-based Clark Construction recently submitted the lowest bid in the competition to build the second phase of Metro's Silver Line rail extension.
Capital Rail Constructors, which also includes Kiewit Infrastructure Group, submitted a bid of $1.18 billion - about $14 million less than the next lowest bidder, Bechtel Transit Partners.
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DBIA-Mid-America Region Board members team up to educate SAME Regional Conference attendees about design-build
DBIA Mid-America Region
Four board members of the Design-Build Institute of America - Mid-America Region participated in a panel discussing the design-build project delivery method during a Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) regional conference in Kansas City. The Industry Day Education and Training Workshop took place April 1-3.
Colorado Department of Transportation selects design-build team for Phase 2 of U.S. 36 project
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation and the High-Performance Transportation Enterprise selected Plenary Roads Denver in early April as the concessionaire for the second phase of the U.S. 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit project between 88th Street and Table Mesa Drive. It will complete improvements to the entire U.S. 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder.
CH2M HILL seeks to expand UK presence after Crossrail, HS2 and Olympic wins
CH2M Hill will consider bidding for design-and-build contracts in the U.K. as it seeks to expand its presence into new sectors including nuclear and shale gas. The firm announced this month that it would create 500 new engineering jobs across the U.K. this year as part of a £65 million investment in U.K. employment.
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Clark Construction secures $216 million design-build project at California's Ventura Hospital
World Interior Design Network
California-based Clark Construction Group has been awarded a contract by the county of Ventura, Calif., for the Ventura County Medical Center Hospital replacement wing project, which is designed by the global architectural practice HOK.
University of Iowa selects Mortenson for world class performing arts center
Mortenson is pleased to announce its selection for the Hancher Auditorium replacement project on the University of Iowa campus. The Hancher Auditorium has delivered exceptional performances to more than 4 million patrons and educated more than 20,000 children through its arts and education program.
Opus Design Build to build 40,000-square-foot warehouse addition for Minnesota manufacturer
Minnetonka, Minn.-based Opus Design Build, L.L.C. has been awarded a contract from Chicago Tube & Iron in Eagan, Minn., for a 40,000-square-foot warehouse addition. The project has received final city approval and is scheduled to break ground in May.
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National Design-Build Awards Competition for 2013 is open
We've streamlined the process to make it easier to complete entries and added a Team Performance section, so read the information for entering carefully. Projects must have been completed and occupied by the owner after March 31, 2010. Entries from outside the U.S. - both projects and firms - are welcome. The deadline for entering is May 21, 2013.
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May 8-10, Transportation Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
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, Irvine, Calif.
May 31, Design Management Fundamentals, Nashville, Tenn.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, 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, Philadelphia, Pa.
August 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
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Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
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Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
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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April 26, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference
May 8, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, UMKC School of the Arts – A Downtown Vision
May 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program, What does it take to make a large public design-build joint venture successful?
May 10, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Spring Fundraiser, Sporting Clays
May 14, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
May 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
May 16, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Region Golf Tournament
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 6, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Lessons from Legends #2
June 6, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Design-Build in Municipal Streets
June 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
June 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Lunch Program
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Update
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
July 24, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Aug. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Sept. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct.24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
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