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CALL FOR DATA — Single-Step vs. Two-Step Design-Build
The DBIA/Arizona State University team currently needs procurement data from single-step and two-step projects in order to statistically validate the preliminary results of the study and render them defensible to serve DBIA members and industry. Therefore, Arizona State University has developed a survey that is available both online and through this PDF project information related to the timing and cost of procurement for your design-build projects.
NEW MEMBERS - NEW FEATURE
DBIA Welcomes Our Newest Individual and Industry Partner Members
* Manoj Kumar Addepalli, Student, Indian Institute of Technology, India
* Shari Afshari, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, California
* Brian Brennan, Vice President, Brennan’s Office Interiors, Inc., Pennsylvania
* Guillermo Cruz, RMO President, Freshlook Residential Contractors, California
* Andrew Fabbri, Development Manager, Fabbri Builders, Inc., New Jersey
* Chris Hornbeck, Director of Construction Services, University of California – Office of the President Oakland, California
* Matthew Jackson, Senior Project Manager, Intel Corporation Hillsboro, Oregon
* Rico Lepore, Senior Project Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Florida
* John Lett, Senior Project Manager, Kitchell CEM, California
* Patrick Lutz, Attorney, DFL Legal, Pennsylvania
* Ken McClendon, Senior Project Manager, McParlane & Associates, California
* Curtis Miller, Vice President, Industrial & Integration, Weifield Group, Colorado
* Juan Ramos, President, Inmobiliaria JJJ, Inc., Puerto Rico
* Billy Robison, Project Manager, National Guard Bureau, Oklahoma
* Mark Rosenbeck, Director of Engineering, Allied Supply Co., Ohio
* Aman Vaish, Regional Construction Director, RVA Management, California
* Jiri Vitek, Vice President, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Oregon
* Todd Wade, Director of Architecture, Crafton Tull, Oklahoma
* Adam Williams, Principal, Consilium Partners , Colorado
* Level 10 Construction - Doug Collins, Principal, Vice President, Operations, California
New member listing as of December 30, 2013–January 3, 2014.
2014 Growth Starts Now.
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Carlton Ray, DC Water, Confirmed for DBIA Water Conference in San Jose
On Tuesday, March 18, Carlton Ray, DC Water's Director, Clean Rivers Project, will address attendees at DBIA's Water/Wastewater Conference in San Jose, Calif. Mr. Ray is responsible for implementing DC Water's 20-year, $2.6-billion federally-mandated consent decree to control Combined Sewer Overflows. The Clean Rivers Project includes the development and construction of water quality improvements including a system of large tunnels along the Anacostia River, which capture and convey combined sewage overflow for proper treatment. The 60-person DC Clean Rivers technical staff consists of engineers with expertise in tunnels, large underground structures, hydraulics, environmental, water quality, QA/QC, geotechnical and tunnel safety expertise. Register for the DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference at http://www.dbia.org/Conferences/water/Pages/default.aspx.
Bringing Design-Build to the VA
Working to bring Design-Build Done Right to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been one of DBIA's goals for some time. To that end, we’ve been working with both officials at the VA and with Congress, which has responsibility for overseeing and funding the VA and its projects. And while the VA has faced challenges with its portfolio of construction projects – which have been overwhelmingly design-bid-build (43 of the 50 largest contracts) – we are beginning to see some hope for design-build taking hold.
DBIA's Richard Thomas in the News
Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services from initial concept through completion. The design-bid-build method, where an owner has two contracts, one with an architect or engineering firm and one with the contractor, was the traditional form of procuring infrastructure projects in the United States over
the last century. Over the last 20 years, alternative project delivery methods have revolutionized how we deliver projects in both the public and private sectors. No alternative delivery method has made a greater impact than design-build.
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New DBIA Course Offering: Integrating Energy Efficiency Performance Specs into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery
Hear experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory explain why aggressive energy efficiency is a necessary and achievable goal for commercial buildings and how this can be accomplished through design-build. In this 2.5 CEU online course offering, participants will learn how to:
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- Define the most important attributes of an acquisition process that will ensure aggressive energy performance
- Understand how to define whole building and subsystem energy goals
- Write draft contract language that will help balance cost and energy performance
- Integrate measurable energy use requirements into the design-build delivery process
To register: http://www.dbia.org/education/continuing-education/Pages/Online-Course-Offerings.aspx
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ENR Announces National Best of the Best Projects Winners
Scott Blair writes, "It's my pleasure to present ENR's Best of the Best Projects winners for 2013. This announcement culminates a 7-month effort to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in the U.S. among projects completed between July 2012 and June 2013."
Black & Veatch Will Manage $500 Million Sewer Overhaul Project in St. Louis
Kansas City Business Journal
Overland Park engineering giant Black & Veatch has been selected to manage the construction of more than $500 million worth of tunnel projects for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, the firm announced recently. The work, which is scheduled to begin soon, is part of the St. Louis sewer district's multibillion dollar project to address sewer overflow and basement backups in the St. Louis area.
Interest Builds for Second Phase of High-Speed Rail in California
Five construction teams have submitted qualifications to bid on the next 60-mile phase of high-speed rail construction from Fresno south to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield, the California High-Speed Rail Authority says. Jeff Morales, CEO of the Authority, says the five construction teams represent international interest in the proposed passenger rail system.
Five Teams Vie for Opportunity to Bid on Second High-Speed Rail Contract in California
The Fresno Bee
Five teams of contracting companies are vying to be deemed qualified to bid for a contract worth between $1.5 billion and $2 billion to design and build a 60-mile stretch of California's high-speed rail project south of Fresno. Before any company can win the contract, however, the California High-Speed Rail Authority still has some formidable hurdles to clear, including environmental approvals, ongoing lawsuits and souring public opinion.
KAI Design & Build Manages Construction of Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Facility in St. Louis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis-based KAI Design & Build has completed the construction management of a large ultraviolet disinfection system for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. KAI served as a subconsultant on the $21.2 million Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant disinfection facility, which was overseen by global construction management consultant CH2M HILL.
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Do Construction Numbers Tell Full Story?
Despite all the changes to the design, development and construction sector, the fundamentals of the industry have not changed. So say industry insiders who tell MiBiz that they still live by the mottos “cash is king” and “don’t carry debt.”
Registration Open for 2014 Transportation and Water Conferences
Registration for the 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference and 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is open! Register by Feb. 8 and save $100 on a Full Conference Registration. Organizations sending four or more full conference registrants receive an additional 15 percent discount.
Can't Get to a Course? Go Online!
DBIA has a number of online courses you can use to fulfill your continuing education requirements, for DBIA certification and for other credentials. These include " Integrating Energy Efficiency Performance Specs into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery," developed with the NREL, and sessions from past conferences.
Inside View: Phil Cattanach, Opus Development Co.
After serving as a company commander for the Army, Phil Cattanach, 37, returned to his hometown of St. Paul, earned an MBA and launched a career in construction. He joined Minnetonka-based Opus Design Build as a business development manager in 2004 and played integral roles in many of Opus’ most visible projects. They include the Medtronic cardiac rhythm disease management campus in Mounds View, the Woodbury Lakes Lifestyle Center in Woodbury, several Gander Mountain stores in the southeastern United States and the Shoppes at Dawley Farm retail development in Sioux Falls, S.D.
KBE Wins Design-Build Gold Award from DBIA, New England Region
KBE Building Corporation of Farmington, Conn., was recognized for its outstanding design-build work on the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown as winner of the 2013 Gold Award for Building Construction by the Design Build Institute of America, New England Region, at its annual meeting and awards presentation on Dec. 11. Not only did KBE successfully meet all the project milestones, but also earned the USACE equivalent of LEED Gold and developed an environmental plan to protect an endangered species of turtle found on the building site.
Green Project of the Month: RIT Golisano Institute of Sustainability recognized with two awards; Project team included SWBR, FXFOWLE and LeChase
New York Real Estate Journal
SWBR Architects in collaboration with FXFOWLE and LeChase Construction Co., was recognized for its role in the design of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute of Sustainability (RIT GIS). SWBR served as architect of record on the project, with LeChase as design-build team leader and FXFOWLE as design architect. The firms and the project have been recognized with two distinguished awards.
Twenty Major Upcoming Convention Center and Military Construction Projects – December 2013
Reed Construction Data
The accompanying tables in this story show 20 of the largest upcoming Convention Center and Military construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and government buildings will all be covered on a rotating basis.
Fort Mitchell, Ohio, City Building in Planning Stage
No definite plans have been drawn up for the addition and renovation of the city building, but City Administrator Chris Moriconi knows what is needed. "We want a building not just for today, but for the future." The building, at 2355 Dixie Highway, was built in the early 1980s and this will be its first major renovation.
Do Construction Numbers Tell Full Story?
Despite all the changes to the design, development and construction sector, the fundamentals of the industry have not changed. So say industry insiders who tell MiBiz that they still live by the mottos “cash is king” and “don’t carry debt.” But the days of waiting for new business to walk in through the door are over, making business development one of the most important functions within the sector, they said. Companies have to get projects in the pipeline to keep the business moving ahead.
T-Hangar Project Gets Nod from Kerrville, Texas, Airport Board
A long-awaited project to build 12 new T-hangars at the city-county jointly owned general aviation airport got the go-ahead from the board that manages that facility. Robert Lansford, president of the Lansford Company, the contractor that won the design-construction bid for the T-hangar project, said they will be ready to begin work as soon as the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division releases the funds. TxDOT is the state agency through which Federal Aviation Administration funding is funneled to small community airports such as the Kerrville facility and is funding up to $650,000 of the $800,000 project.
Jan. 13-17, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Denver, CO
Feb. 10, BIM Execution Planning, Bethesda, MD
Feb. 24-28, Certification Workshop, Orlando, FL
Mar. 3-5, Owner Boot Camp, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7, BIM Execution Planning, St. Paul, MN
Mar. 10-14, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, VA
Mar. 17-19, 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Jose, CA
Mar. 19-21, 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Jose, CA
Mar. 28, Conceptual Estimating, Portland, OR
Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, CA
Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, MO
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, TX
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, VA
May 5-9, Certification Workshop, Nashville, TN
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, MO
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, WA
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, OH
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Dallas, TX
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, MI
Region Events Calendar
Feb. 11, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Jan. 14, Oklahoma City Chapter, Network Lighting for Office and Data Center Environments
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Jan. 22, University of Minnesota Capital Planning and Student Update
Jan. 24, Region Award Competition Entries Due
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Jan. 21, Los Angeles Breakfast, Los Angeles World Airports and Design-Build
Feb. 6, San Diego Luncheon, Design-Build Delivery at California State University Schools for 2014 and Beyond
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