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Jan. 10-12, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
Jan. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Puyallup, Wash. (SOLD OUT – Waiting List Available)
Feb. 5, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Feb. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 6-8, Certification Workshop, Centennial, Colo.
Feb. 7-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 26-28, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, Calif.
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
"We will need to get to a point where we are investing in the life cycle of a project. Where we are making investments earlier so that we can have a longer life of the existing pavement," said Blankenhorn. "Same thing you do with your car. You do oil changes regularly to keep the car running. We need to start to look at how we do that in a new way." Blankenhorn says they want to take advantage of public-private partnerships to help pay for projects and using design-build teams to cut costs.
Ellwood City Ledger
A public-private partnership between the state Department of Transportation and a company called Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners is responsible for completely replacing 11 structurally-deficient bridges in Beaver County in 2017.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency set a record in 2017 for loans issued to improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, lakes and other bodies of water, with Northeast Ohio receiving the largest share. Ohio EPA awarded more than $936.5 million in low-interest or interest-free loans through three state loan programs, according to a 2017 report released Wednesday by the agency. That's 24 percent more than in 2016.
The Idaho Transportation Department is working with Wadsworth Brothers Construction and Wilson & Company, using a design-build process that will reduce construction time and money spent. The four bridges are part of an overall design-build project that includes 17 bridges throughout Eastern Idaho. The four bridges in the Gooding area were selected to be replaced because they are over 50 years old. They will be replaced simultaneously to minimize impacts to traffic.
ThinCast™ panels are ultra thin with depths of 0.75 to 2 inches. The aesthetic versatility, resilience, and flexibility are only a few of the many benefits ThinCast panels offer. The stainless steel prestressing of the panels eliminates any possibility of corrosion.
Construction Equipment Guide
The design-build project, which began in June 2016, has Pace working with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Kuesel Excavating Company, Inc. and the Lochmueller Group. The project is being funded by MODOT and FHWA.
The infrastructure debate should be about more than money, if the president and Congress seek a real solution to a problem that threatens the underpinnings of our economy and quality of life for most Americans. Transportation, in all of its modes, is the artery of commerce and touches every citizen in some way, every day. Here are five suggestions.
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a $1.08 billion design-build contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for the Green Line Extension project serving Greater Boston. As part of the GLX Constructors joint venture team, Balfour Beatty will design and build the new 4.7-mile commuter rail extension, associated infrastructure and seven new rail stations.
Jay Stenklyft, MIFAB Inc.
Siphonic education session to explain the possible benefits of siphonic drainage on the roof and on parking decks. Take advantage of this educational session that we have offered through our DBIA partnership to educate you and your team on a state-of-the-art software program. READ MORE
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The Sacramento Bee
The Department of General Services announced this week that it chose Turner Construction to design and build a $520 million office tower intended to house about 3,500 state workers at 7th and O streets.
The project will allow state workers to leave the Resources Building at 1416 9th Street, which a 2015 study ranked as the worst state structure in Sacramento.
Las Vegas Sun
The $58 million Interstate 15-Garnet Interchange project in North Las Vegas will begin construction next month. A modified diverging diamond interchange are part of the plans, upgrading the existing interchange that was built in 1963...Ames Construction is the design-build general contractor, with Horrocks Engineers as lead designer. Aesthetic enhancements feature stamped and colored concrete and landscape rock with natural vegetation, plus architectural bridge treatments reflective of the nearby Old Spanish Trail.
Campus Rec Insider
Fortunately, virtual reality (VR) has quickly advanced from a buzzword to a real asset for campus leaders and designers – making it an important new tool. The technology’s ability to assure outcomes and reduce cost and risk can help ensure colleges and universities are creating the best spaces for their students, communities and own future.
Material scientists are stepping in to help. A collection of new technologies promises to replace conventional bitumen with self-healing asphalt. For example, scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created such a material by infusing asphalt with electrically conductive fibers and fillers in the configuration of closed-loop circuits. When a current is introduced near a crack, the heat generated within the circuits melts the bitumen and seals it. Similarly, researchers from ETH Zurich and the Swiss research organization Empa developed an approach in which they inject iron oxide nanoparticles into surface cracks. Once this patch material is exposed to an alternating magnetic field, the surrounding asphalt softens and heals itself—a process that only requires a few seconds per patch.
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s newly paved freeways and highways are built to standards of smoothness that are the strictest in the country. Here is how Caltrans tests them.
New member listing as of January 2, 2018.
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DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Jan. 18, Annual Meeting, Design-Build in the Private Sector
Jan. 25, Chicago Chapter, Corporate Design-Build at Its Best: A Panel Discussion with the Zurich Headquarters Team
Jan. 31, Kick-Off Event at Lockton-Kansas City
April 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Jan. 16, Annual Business Dinner and Awards Night
Jan. 25, Maryland Chapter Annual Holiday Dinner
DBIA-New England Region
Jan. 18, Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Jan. 10, Western Washington Breakfast Program, Approaches and Strategic Methods for Effective Communication within Design-Build Teams
DBIA-Ohio Valley Region
Jan. 11, Cincinnati Mixer
April 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Jan. 19, Submissions for Regional Awards Competition Due
Jan. 25, Breakfast Program, Managing Alternative Delivery Risk for Subsurface Conditions
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Jan. 5, Proposals for Regional Conference Presentations Due (extended deadline)
Jan. 8, LA/OC Chapter Evening Mixer
Jan. 17, San Diego Chapter Young Professionals Terminal 2 Parking Plaza Tour
Jan. 18, Bay Chapter Holiday Membership Party
Jan 24, Regional Awards Entries Due
Jan. 25, Arizona Mixer and Kick-Off Meeting
Feb. 9, Bay Chapter Young Professionals Tour and Mixer
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
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