Design-build project delivery used for more than 40 percent of non-residential construction projects, report shows
A new study analyzing the design-build project delivery method in the United States shows it was used on average in more than 40 percent of non-residential construction projects in 2010, a ten percent increase since 2005. The study was commissioned by the Design-Build Institute of America and was completed by RSMeans Reed Construction Data Market Intelligence. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. More
4 firms vie for bridge project in New Hampshire
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If all goes as planned, demolition of Memorial Bridge in New Hampshire will begin by the fall of 2012, with the new bridge in place by the end of 2013. That's the scenario now envisioned by the N.H. Department of Transportation, which has already short-listed its design-build teams and will be releasing the requests for proposals to the four selected teams. More
Design-build: The 'new, new thing' in LA County - wow!
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The following excerpts are from a recent briefing given by Jacob Williams, assistant director of the L.A. County Department of Public Works, to a meeting of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's Infrastructure Committee. In his remarks, excerpted exclusively by TPR/MIR, Williams details the savings, both financial and in time, derived from the department's ground-breaking and award-winning implementation of design-build practices for county capital projects. More
Work to begin on central Newport News, Va., connector road
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Work will begin this summer on a new road to connect Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard in central Newport News, Va. The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved a $32 million design-build contract for the Glen Allen-based firm American Infrastructure to construct the four-lane roadway. Additional improvements will include turn lane and traffic light modifications at the Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard intersections, traffic light installation at Nat Turner and Nettles drives, landscape and street light enhancements, a sidewalk along the south side of the new roadway and a shared-use pathway along the north side, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation statement. More
Exit 120 interchange reconstruction gets underway in Nevada
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It's been four years in the making. On June 2, the reconstruction of the Exit 120 interchange on I-15 got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Nevada Department of Transportation officials, Regional Transportation Commission officials, and dignitaries and citizens from Mesquite, Nev. More
Design-build child development center at Fort Irwin, Calif., receives LEED Gold Certification
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The Design-Build Child Development Center, located at Fort Irwin, Calif., and designed and constructed by RQ Construction, has recently received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification has been verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. More
EwingCole names new president
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EwingCole, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firms, is pleased to announce that principal S. Mark Hebden, AIA, LEED AP has been named President of the firm. "For any organization to be successful for 50 years requires a succession of leadership," said Hebden. "Our planned transition at the executive level of the firm is a catalyst to creating new leadership opportunities throughout the firm." More
DC Water awards $330 million tunnel contract for Clean Rivers Project
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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) Board of Directors has approved the Authority's largest contract to date, for the design and construction of a storage and conveyance tunnel as part of the Clean Rivers Project. The Clean Rivers Project is a 20-year, $2.6 billion program to reduce combined-sewer runoff to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek by 96 percent. More
ACEC's 2012 Spring Convention - call for presentations
The American Council of Engineering Companies is looking for proposals for presentations to be given at their Spring 2012 Convention. They will give priority to presentations that encourage corporate growth and development and support strong business practices. Proposals are due July 15. More
The Northeast Corridor: To privatize or not to privatize?
Gaps in state and local budgets, new federal investments in rail improvements, and growing expertise in public-private partnerships have all combined to make the present moment an intriguing time for private-sector investment in passenger rail. Andy Kunz of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association has said he supports private sector operating agreements on publicly-owned rail lines. More
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Federal Symposium "Early Bird"registration rate expires today!
Register for the 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium by COB today, Thursday, June 9 and save $100 per full conference registration. Group Discounts are available for 6 or more Industry Professionals from the same company OR 3 or more Government employees from the same agency. Register today before prices increase!
Boost your IQ
DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More
epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on getting access. More
Book of the week for June 14
Next week's selection is Code Finder 2011 Edition. This incredibly easy-to-use reference helps you pinpoint all the codes you need in a flash. No more bouncing around from code to code just to find the right section for your specifications. All of the data in this easy-to-use book is organized and clearly presented in the CSI Masterformat, with references to the ICC, UBC, NEC, ASTM, ADA and much more... right at your fingertips. More
IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who’s still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits - on our website.
The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.
• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA
Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to email@example.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
June 6-10, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 9, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
June 13, Super-Charged Source Selection, Denver
June 24, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Oakland, Calif.
June 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Honolulu
July 1, Performance Requirements, Honolulu
July 15, Design-Build Sustainability, AtlantaMore
June 15, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Chicago Chapter: Introducing the Design-Build Delivery Method - Joint Event with AIA Chicago
June 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, owner Program: DC Water, Fairfax Water and WSSC
June 22, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter: Florida's Building Economy...Are Things Looking Up?
June 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Golf Tournament
June 23, DBIA-Northwest Region, Golf Tournament and Award Banquet
June 28, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner and Practitioner Round Table Forum June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 13, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region: Job Tour and Program by Denver Public Schools
July 14, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Tour of the Anderson Athletic & Recreation ComplexMore
DBIA-Florida Region: Florida's Building Economy...Are Things Looking Up?
DBIA-Florida Region: Florida's Building Economy ...Are Things Looking Up?
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