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General Counsel, Tom Porter, JD, DBIA released a new book on the business of construction and design-build.
Design-Build-Blog: An open letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx
DBIA Executive Director and CEO Lisa Washington writes to the newly-confirmed Secretary of Transportation reminding him of the advantages of using design-build project delivery.
Tried and true approach could be path to saving time and money on more transportation projects
Transportation Issues Daily
Faced with widespread opposition to a gas tax increase, many transportation stakeholders are looking for innovative ways to fund or finance transportation projects. Meanwhile, public agencies and the construction/design industry continue to look for innovations to deliver projects more quickly and less expensively.
2013 DBIA award winners announced
DBIA announces the 2013 Design-Build Project Award Winners recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in project delivery. The award-winning projects were selected for demonstrating advanced and innovative project delivery, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.
DBIA milestone: A new New York - Part 1
In the Spring of 2011, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) experienced one of our largest legislative successes when the Ohio state legislature changed their construction policies that had been in place for 134 years. Our attention quickly turned to New York State, where similar laws had been in place for 100 years. Of course, the efforts to authorize design-build in New York began long before our Ohio success.
Design-build ... a new bridge in five years and two months
Pearl River in Rockland County, N.Y., is home to one of HDR's many offices. (HDR stands for the initials of founders H.H. Henningson, Charles Durham and Willard Richardson). HDR is a design partner with Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC for The New N.Y. Bridge to be built north of the current Tappan Zee Bridge.
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An America that is stronger requires a transportation system that is better
U.S. Department of Transportation
When we talk about making transportation safer and stronger, and being more efficient as we improve the roads, rails, bridges, and buses we leave for the next generation of Americans, we're not talking about filling in potholes. We're talking about a transportation system that is stronger for the long-term. And to make that happen, we need every tool in the box...and a few we haven't even thought of yet.
DBIA Owner Hotline
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
Georgia DOT board taps builder for Northwest Corridor
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Georgia Transportation Board recently selected Northwest Express Roadbuilders to build the Northwest Corridor toll lanes project for $840 million, more than $100 million less than original projections. The board voted unanimously to accept a bid of $599 million from Northwest Express, one of three teams of construction contractors and engineers competing to build the new toll lanes along 30 miles of interstates 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
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Colorado's historic Byron Rogers Federal Building modernization nears completion, features Wausau's blast-hazard mitigating windows
Renovation of Denver's Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building is on schedule for completion in 2014. The security, seismic and energy modernization upgrades on the 494,156-square-foot federal office building will continue its commitment to LEED® certification and ENERGY STAR® labeling.
Baker selected as subconsultant on Ohio River bridges project
Rock Hill Herald
Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, was brought on board by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a subconsultant to Community Transportation Solutions for the Ohio River Bridges project in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, to assist with design reviews for this design-build project. CTS is a joint venture enterprise composed of Parsons Transportation Group; Beam, Longest and Neff, LLC; and Haworth-Meyer-Boleyn Professional Engineers, Inc.
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Mortenson Construction and Studio Gang Architects selected as design-build team for University of Chicago's Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons
Studio Gang Architects, led by renowned Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, has been selected to design a major new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of the University of Chicago campus, officials announced.
Pankow/HKS design-build team win's Los Angeles County's San Fernando Valley Family Support Center
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works awarded the San Fernando Valley Family Support Center project to the design-build team of Charles Pankow Builders Ltd. and HKS Architects, Inc. The 212,000-square-foot, five-story facility will be located in Van Nuys, and will consolidate seven county programs into one location for the San Fernando Valley community. It is scheduled for completion in August 2015.
Ed McSpedon named CEO of HNTB Advantage business unit
HNTB Corporation Executive Vice President Ed McSpedon, PE, has been named CEO of the firm's HNTB Advantage business unit, focused exclusively on design-build projects and programs. He is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Walbridge | Brasfield & Gorrie JV wins DBIA Merit Award
The Walbridge | Brasfield & Gorrie Joint Venture was announced as 2013 merit award winner in the national Design-Build Institute of America awards program. The joint venture is being honored as the design-builder of the new two-story, 150,000-square-foot Navy Exchange at the National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
M.C. Dean is a national leader in systems integration for complex, mission-critical facilities, setting the industry standard for design-build-operate-maintain programs delivering proven energy efficiency and reliability in intelligent infrastructure, security, life-safety, telecommunications, and automation. M.C. Dean is based in Northern Virginia and has 30 offices worldwide.
CDM Smith projects earn awards from Design-Build Institute of America
CDM Smith is honored to have been recognized with four awards from the Design-Build Institute of America 2013 National Design-Build Project Awards competition. The Dania Beach, Fla., 2-million-gallon-per-day (mgd) nanofiltration water treatment plant expansion won a National Design-Build Award in the water/wastewater category.
Federal Symposium General Session to focus on Owner Perspective
Join representatives from GSA, FHWA, Dept. of Energy and Dept. of Homeland Security, for a panel discussion at the 2013 Federal Project Delivery Symposium. This morning session on Wednesday, Aug. 21 will address best practices, lessons learned, and project pipelines. View entire program at
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Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, 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
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30-October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov.15, , Design Management Fundamentals, 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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Aug. 1, DBIA-Southwest Region, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Luncheon, Design-Build Project Delivery Success
Aug. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building and OHSU Skourtes Tower
Aug. 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Hampton Roads Chapter, Design-Build of the Transient Wounded Warrior Lodge and Parking Structure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Aug. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County/Los Angeles Lunch, Integrated Team in Design-Build Temecula Valley Hospital
Aug. 29, DBIA-Florida Region, Design-Build Risk Allocation and Legal Lessons Learned
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
Oct. 3, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
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. 8, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Conceptual Estimating
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Networking Cruise
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. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Feb. 11, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
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