Busy year ahead in Lansdale, Pa.
The Reporter Share
Several of Lansdale, Pa.'s long-awaited road construction projects could come much closer to completion in 2011. That was the message delivered by borough Utilities Director Jake Ziegler to council's Public Works committee recently, as he updated the committee on several projects including the Vine-Wood Street connector project funded by state Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative money. More
Talking shop with Kevin Keith, Missouri Department of Transportation director
Southeast Missourian Share
Kevin Keith's career with the Missouri Department of Transportation spans more than 25 years. Since being appointed director of the department in November, he has been working to convince Missourians it's time to invest more in infrastructure. Most recently, Keith served as MoDOT's chief engineer, and engineering is something he says he's know he wanted to do from an early age. After receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, one of his first projects took him to Jefferson City to oversee the construction of its second Missouri River bridge. More
Haskell designs Alachua, Fla., research center
Jacksonville Business Journal Share
The Haskell Co. has completed the design of a $5.5 million construction education and research center and expects to complete construction of the Alachua County, Fla., facility in Fall 2011. The 31,000-square-foot facility constructed by the Jacksonville-based design-build company will be the headquarters for the National Center for Construction Education and Research. More
Great River Medical Center in Iowa to build new long-term care center
Gadge Today Share
Great River Medical Center's Board of Directors has approved construction of a new long-term-care center on the hospital's West Burlington, Iowa campus. It will replace the existing Klein Center at 2910 Madison Ave., Burlington, Iowa. The new center will be built along the lake on the south side of the campus between the main parking lot and Great River Hospice House. Although it will be home to nearly 160 people, living spaces will be divided into about 10 "neighborhoods," each with a kitchen, community space and private bedrooms. More
Project manager discusses widening southbound I-81 in Virginia
The Roanoke Times Share
The state has hired CH2M Hill to design and build a widening project along five miles of southbound Interstate 81 on Christiansburg Mountain in Virginia. The project will affect motorists who commute between the Roanoke and New River valleys, truck drivers hauling freight, leisure travelers and others who must cross the mountain. But it will result in a much wider, safer road when the work is done in a couple of years. More
Why design-build is turning heads
Healthcare Design Magazine Share
The design-build method, sometimes referred to as integrated project delivery, is based on the age-old practice of the master builder accepting full responsibility for designing and constructing a project from conception to completion. While this method has been around since ancient times, it has experienced resurgence in recent years as it provides a unique set of client advantages not available in other delivery systems. More
Another step forward: WSDOT signs contract for SR 99 bored tunnel with Seattle Tunnel Partners
Washington State Department of Transportation Share
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently signed a contract with Seattle Tunnel Partners to design and build the SR 99 bored tunnel – the preferred alternative for replacing the seismically unsafe Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle's downtown waterfront. In a ceremony recently at the Port of Seattle, Washington State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond signed the design-build contract with Seattle Tunnel Partners representatives Fernando González Alcañiz and Jack Frost. Design-build combines project design and construction in a single contract. More
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the Society for American Military Engineers (SAME) Federal Project Delivery Symposium Call for Presentations is now open!
DBIA and SAME encourage submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. For details and to submit, please visit https://www.designbuildfederal.com/call_for_papers.cfm before the Feb. 21 deadline. More
DBIA offers conference registration and travel assistance to owner/public agency employees
By applying for DBIA's Owner Education & Travel Fund, owners/public agency employees have the opportunity to quality for a complimentary full conference registration and/or portion of airfare and hotel costs. There are a limited number of scholarships available for the 2011 Water/Wastewater and 2011 Transportation Conferences. Applications are being accepted through Feb. 18. Apply now...
The state of design-build
Mortenson Construction surveyed attendees at the 2010 Design-Build Conference and Expo to get their take on the state of the industry. The results are available on the DBIA website. More
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