2012 Board nominations now being accepted
Serving on the DBIA National Board of Directors is an opportunity to serve your industry, as well as your own career. The duties of a Board member are listed in the Board Charter. More
MDIA building is complete
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For the first time in history, all five U.S. Military Department Investigative Agencies will be efficiently co-locating and working within the same building. Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Co. recently reached completion of the Russell-Knox Building, located on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. More
Navy planning to award 3 new contracts to build Guam Strike global intelligence hub and Army National Guard Facilities
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After awarding three task orders in June to help prepare for an overall military expansion on Guam, the Navy aims to award three more this year for $39.1 million to help build the planned Guam Strike global intelligence hub and bolster facilities of the Army National Guard on the island. The contracts include the $12.2 million construction of the South Ramp utilities for Guam Strike, a planned global intelligence and reconnaissance hub based at Guam's Andersen Air Force Base, according to Naval Facilities Engineering Command documents. More
Lake Quinsig bridge in Shrewsbury-Worcester, Mass., debated
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Area lawmakers are rebelling against state transportation officials' plan to build a lower-cost bridge over Lake Quinsigamond to replace the deteriorated Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge linking Worcester with Shrewsbury, Mass. Instead of a conventional steel deck arch bridge that state officials maintain is the most cost-effective option at about $140 million, a coalition of Democratic and Republican legislators are pushing for a costlier "through arch" suspension-like span that they say would be an aesthetically fitting gateway to the city and its largest suburb. More
Texas expands design-build-authority
DBIA has dramatically expanded design-build and P3 authority in Texas with the passage of three bills in the Texas legislature in June Governor Rick Perry signed HB 628, SB 1048 and SB 1420 into law on June 17 which will take effect on Sept. 1 of this year. HB 628 authorizes state agencies, local government, counties, school districts and any other special district commission to use any procurement method, including design-build and construction management at risk. HB 628 allows contract awards based on "best value" and combines procurement rules for most public construction contracts. More
Special legislation proposed for Braintree High Athletic Complex in Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts. 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
CTRMA, TxDOT launch competition for green design concepts
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Two transportation organizations are calling on bright minds to help them come up with better ways to build and improve highways. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation will launch a sustainability design competition July 1 for road improvements on the Oak Hill Expressway at Hwy. 290 W and Hwy. 71 and for the construction of the Manchaca Expressway. Construction on the Manchaca Expressway, a 3.6-mile, four-lane limited-access expressway connecting MoPac South to FM 1626 in southern Travis County could begin in 2015. More
Coming soon! On July 18 the new chapter of the Design-Build Manual of Practice, regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM), will be released. As a DBIA member, you will be able to download the chapter from the DBIA website after the release. More
Last week DBIA's LinkedIn group topped 3,000 members!
DBIA book of the week for July 19
Next week's book is Architect's Square Foot Costbook 2011, the theme of which is multi-residential and public buildings. Several of the featured case studies include significant green building strategies as indicated by the LEED rating system. The book's list price is $60.95, but with your DBIA member discount it's $54.86 (discount taken at checkout). More
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
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
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
Aug. 9-11, 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Crystal City, Va.
Aug. 12, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15-19, Penn State University Boot Camp. State College, Pa.
Aug. 26, , Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. LouisMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.
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
Aug. 4, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Golf Outing
Aug. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Network Opportunity
Aug. 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
Aug. 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program: Southern California
Aug. 24-25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, MEGAvention, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf TournamentMore
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.