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After 17 years, Pentagon renovation is complete
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The last construction barriers have been removed, the pneumatic hammers have fallen silent, and the final displaced employees have returned. After 17 years, the job of renovating the Pentagon is complete. Little remains to be done but the paperwork closing out the $4.5 billion program, which when it began was the world's largest reconstruction project. More

International Boundary and Water Commission: 2 alternatives for improving wastewater treatment at the United States-Mexico border
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For many years, untreated wastewater originating in Tijuana, Mexico, has entered the United States, largely via the Tijuana River. Tijuana's sewage system does not have the capacity to treat all of the city's wastewater, and some areas of the city are not connected to the sewer system. Tijuana's higher elevation results in sewage flowing downhill into California and out to the Pacific Ocean, causing beach closures in southern California. More

Construction reform could save Kent State in Ohio millions
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Changing the way public universities manage construction projects could save Kent State - and Ohio's other public universities - millions each year. Architects at all of Ohio's public universities are watching closely as the discussion about reforming Ohio's 133-year-old public construction management process takes place in Columbus among legislators. More

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'Lease-leaseback' opens new avenues for school projects
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The general contractor for the $7.26 million Ross School gymnasium project will continue to lease back to school district the nearly half-done structure until the doors open to students. And Northern California districts increasingly are employing this somewhat complex lease-leaseback arrangement. More

Special legislation proposed for Braintree High Athletic Complex in Braintree, Mass.
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The mayor's office is seeking approval from the Town Council and state legislature on a change in law aimed at streamlining the bidding process for the Capt. Petersen Pool and skating rink development at Braintree High School in Braintree, Mass. Special legislation that would allow a "design-build" approach to the project could save the town hundreds of thousands of dollars in upfront costs. If approved, the town could solicite bids in which the same company designs, constructs and operates the complex in a public-private partnership. More

US 90 Interchange at LA 85 in Iberia Parish, La., open
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the completion of the U.S. 90 interchange at La. 85 project in Iberia Parish. The completion of this project furthers DOTD's efforts to make U.S. 90 a limited-access highway, upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards. The project was constructed under the design-build method. More

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Start your journey to becoming DBIA™ Certified at the 2011 Federal Symposium
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DBIA's Core Course, Contracts & Risk Management will be offered during the Symposium's concurrent education program. Participants must attend the entire course in order to achieve credit. This course focuses on applying effective contracting language as well as insurance, bonding and surety products and strategies to successful design-build project delivery. Register for the Federal Symposium today. More

Last chance to apply for the Federal Symposium Owner Scholarship
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There are only four days left to apply for the "Owner Education & Travel Fund." This fund provides complimentary registration and travel assistance to the 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium. The deadline to submit an application is June 27. Applications must be submitted online and can be found at

Boost your IQ
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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
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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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!
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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 If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Upcoming events
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June 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Honolulu
July 1, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Honolulu
July 15, Design-Build Sustainability, Atlanta
July 18-22, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Fairfax, Va. 
July 29, Design-Build Sustainability, Denver

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Region events
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June 28, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner and Practitioner Round Table Forum 
June 28, DBIA-Southwest Region, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter: Lunch meeting, Are IPD and Design-Build Mutually Exclusive?
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
June 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii: Design-Build in the Public Sector 
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 Complex
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament 
July 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: MDOT, VDOT and DDOT
July 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program 
July 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf Tournament
July 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Design-Build for Mission Critical Facilities

DBIA-Western Pacific Region: Design-Build in the Public Sector
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DBIA-Western Pacific Region: Design-Build in the Public Sector
June 29, The Plaza Club, Honolulu

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

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


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