Design for new Social Security campus unveiled in Maryland
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The winner of a national competition to build an office campus for the Social Security Administration unveiled a preliminary design for the project at a meeting of Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel. The $200 million office campus, which will house 1,600 SSA employees in Northwest Baltimore, will be anchored by two office buildings - one five stories, the other seven stories - connected by a large glass atrium. More
Gray wants Rupp Arena in Kentucky to remain 'competitive'
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Mayor-elect Jim Gray talked about revitalization of Lexington, Ky.'s urban core in an interview with the Herald-Leader recently, saying he wants to see more creative projects like the Farmers Market and Fifth Third Pavilion, supports design guidelines and two-way streets and hopes to talk with developers of the CentrePointe block about its future. He also commented on a possible new downtown basketball arena. University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said that the arena initiative proposed two years ago by the sports marketing company IMG College had fallen through. More
Hill & Wilkinson breaks ground on new facility in Wylie, Texas
Hill & Wilkinson announced that the firm will break ground on a new 100,000 square-foot, design-build manufacturing facility in Wylie, Texas. The firm will break ground on the new structure. According to Sam Satterwhite, Executive Director of the Wylie Economic Development Council Corporation (WEDC), "We are seeing momentum in this marketplace for new manufacturing facilities. As the owner and developer of this project with a long-term lease in place, the WEDC believes this public-private partnership is a 'win-win' for our community." More
3 keys to attaining quality with design-build projects
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With any construction project, there are three major concerns for those involved: cost, schedule and quality. One way to address these concerns is by using the increasingly popular design-build construction method. Design-build is a process where the design and construction of a project is delivered through one contract between the owner and the design-build team. While the design-build team may include subcontractors, the major single contract between the owner and the overall project team encourages collaboration and fosters the creation of a better product. More
Energy-saving repairs about to begin at Powell buildings in Ohio
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Powell, Ohio, will begin its $820,000 energy-saving project by requesting bids this month and next from companies qualified to perform the work. On March, 15 counties and eight cities, including Powell, were given an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for projects that reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency in the public sector and create or preserve jobs. Powell City Council approved the city to employ a design-build method when contracting with a company to do the work. More
Prequalification ends March 29 for $433 million El Zapotillo-Leon water system in Mexico
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Mexico's national water authority Conagua has set a March 29 deadline for firms to present prequalification documents in a tender to design, build and operate the El Zapotillo-Leon potable water system. Bids for the project are due May 6, according to tender documents published on the Conagua website. The 25-year concession is due to be awarded June 3 and the contract signed by July 13. The project will require an investment of some $433 million. More
Coon Rapids signs off on county's Main Street reconstruction in Minnesota
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The Coon Rapids City Council has signed off on Anoka County, Minn.'s plan to reconstruct Main Street from Crane Street in Coon Rapids to Ulysses Street N.E. in Blaine, just west of Highway 65, starting next year. The council unanimously approved a joint powers agreement with the county which spells out the details of the project and the city's financial role. The project, for which Anoka County will use the design-build concept, the first county in the state to do so, is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012. More
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From the DBIA-Ohio Valley Region: Design-build work goes to Indiana where the laws permit it
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Gov. Steve Beshear joined Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a long-awaited project to replace the aged Ohio River bridge that connects the neighbor states at Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind. The Milton-Madison Bridge, completed in December 1929, replaced ferries and today carries U.S. 421 over the Ohio River. The bridge represented a leap forward in transportation but no longer meets modern standards. The replacement bridge will be built with construction innovations that will allow completion in far less time, for far less money and with less public disruption than was first estimated. More
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