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Practical impacts of design-build on the design engineer
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Project delivery using design-build has become increasingly popular over the last thirty years. Owners have recognized the advantages of using a single source of responsibility for a project's design and construction. Many contractors have recognized the popularity of design-build and have made adjustments to their business model allowing them to offer this one-stop system for project delivery. Architects and engineers also recognize that, unless they want to avoid this ever growing segment of the project design market, they too must adapt to working directly with the contractor. More

Thruway Authority picks least expensive alternative for Tappan Zee bridge
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New York recently advanced a $3.14 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City's northern suburbs. The bid award to a contracting consortium called Tappan Zee Constructors was adopted by the Thruway board on Dec. 17. The bid is the least expensive and has the fastest construction schedule of three bids that were accepted. The $5 toll is still expected to nearly triple. The bid also dredges the least from the Hudson River. More

MAP-21 gives transit execs some certainty in 2013
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For many of the nation's transit agency leaders, the year 2013 will be spent wielding a double-edged sword. Although gratified that the public used rail and bus transit systems in record numbers in 2012, they know they'll spend the coming year trying to meet the growing demand for service while also managing their systems' capacity, performance, expansion and state-of-good-repair issues during an era of tight budgets and limited revenue streams. More

Where is the construction market headed in 2013?
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We asked leaders in several trade associations to once again look into their crystal ball to see what's coming in 2013. Among special interest to readers are projections for highway, residential and nonresidential construction projects, as well as employment opportunities in these markets, the cost of raw materials, and the overall economic outlook both short and long term. More

Shuster names new GOP members of House Transportation Committee
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Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has named 10 new Republican members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Shuster said that the new GOP members of the Transportation Committee would be Reps. Steve Daines, R-Mont.; Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Thomas Massie, R-Ky.; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla.; Scott Perry, R-Pa.; Trey Radel, R-Fla.; Tom Rice, R-S.C.; Daniel Webster, R-Fla.; and Roger Williams, R-Texas. More

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Minnesota county wins award for Main Street design-build project
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Five outstanding programs from counties across Minnesota, including one from Anoka County were recognized with an Association of Minnesota Counties' 2012 Outstanding Service Award for exhibiting excellence and innovation in their counties. More

Member News

GSA awards contract for new Los Angeles courthouse and takes steps to dispose 312 Spring Street facility
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Recently, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded the design-build contract for the Los Angeles U.S. Courthouse to the Clark Construction Group. The new courthouse will house active and senior judges of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and U.S. Marshals Service. The facility will also provide trial preparation space for the U.S. Attorneys' Office and the Federal Public Defender. More

Innovative Solutions for Design Professionals
Huber Engineered Woods combines its advanced adhesives and wood product technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to create innovative products such as AdvanTech® Subflooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing. These solutions provide customers superior performance in areas such as moisture protection, energy efficiency, strength and stiffness, and installation time. MORE

Pomona Perchlorate Treatment Design-Build Project honored by APWA Southern California Chapter
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Work HDR performed under an integrated design-build contract for the city of Pomona, Calif., will be honored Dec. 12 in Lakewood, Calif., by the American Public Works Associations Southern California Chapter. The Project of the Year award is for the city's Perchlorate Treatment Design-Build project which is being honored in the Drainage, Water and Wastewater category. More

News from DBIA

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know - check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

Another, that may be especially relevant at this time of year, is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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Jan. 14-18, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Feb. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 11-15, Certification Workshop, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Feb. 15, Conceptual Estimating, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 22, Conceptual Estimating, Orange County, Calif.
Feb. 25-March 1, Certification Workshop, Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
March 4-8, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop , NYC/Rockland, N.Y.
April 1-5, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 15, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Dallas, Texas
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, 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, Orange County, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, 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, Trenton, N.J.
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. 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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Region events
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Dec. 31, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Regional Collections
Jan. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Mixer
Jan. 25, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, deadline for entries for the 2013 Region awards

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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