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Looking Ahead — 2014 State Advocacy
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For the past three years, the expansion of design-build has mainly been in transportation and local governments. In fact, more than half of the design-build bills passed in 2013 expanded design-build authority for transportation agencies or local governments. That trend is likely to continue in 2014, but we’ll also see greater recognition of the merits of best value selection (as opposed to “low-bid”) and expanded state-funded studies of the design-build process in states that have had design-build authority for a while, and in states just starting to experiment with it.
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2014 San Jose Owner Scholarship Applications Due Monday
DBIA
DBIA's “Owner Education and Travel Funds” provide complimentary registration and travel assistance to our upcoming Transportation and Waste/Wastewater conferences in San Jose, Calif. The goal of these Funds is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible. The amount awarded is based on the number of applications received and fund availability. The deadline is January 27 - Apply Now!
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Did You Know? DBIA Regional Membership is Included in Your National Dues
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Membership in one of DBIA's 14 regions is included with your national dues at no additional cost. DBIA’s regions actively work to support their specific markets which have an impact on local design and the construction community. Regions also offer committee volunteer opportunities, educational programs, networking events, legislative efforts and owner education and outreach.

Northwest Southwest Southeast
Western Pacific Great Lakes Mid-Atlantic
Rocky Mountain Ohio Valley Liberty Northeast
Upper Midwest South Central New England
Mid-America Florida

Interested in connecting with design-build professionals in your state? Be sure to connect with your region today!

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SERVICE SHOWCASE
  5 Critical Elements Design Build Firms Must Include in Their 2014 Business Plan.

2014 Growth Starts Now.

Understand these 5 elements, the impact they are having in other firms and how to apply them in yours.
 


NEW MEMBERS 


Welcome Individual and Industry Partner Representative Members
DBIA
  • Jacob Burlin, Principal, The Burlin Group, N.M.
  • Michael Ciotola, Senior Client Manager, Mead & Hunt, Inc., Ohio
  • Dennis Denby, Manager, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Mo.
  • Neil Dostie, Vice President, Manhattan Construction Company, Ga.
  • David Goodenow, Studio Director, Edifice Studio, Md.
  • Grant Hutton, Project Manager of Preconstruction, American Constructors, Inc., Texas
  • Richard Johnson, Principal, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, P.C., Okla.
  • Richard McInnes, Director of Turnkey Project Delivery, KCI Technologies, Inc., Md.
  • Victor Martinez, Project Engineer, W.M. Schlosser Company, Inc., Md.
  • Jim Porath, Branch General Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc., Wis.
  • Kyle Rodemacher, Technical Service Manager, Webber, LLC, Texas
  • Tim Bako, Director of Federal Programs, AB-Construction, Inc., Md.
  • Gary Behlen, Public Works Director, Town of Erie, Colo.
  • Keith Hamilton, Director of Project Management and Construction, George Mason University, Va.
  • Kelly TerWisscha, Chief Executive Officer, TerWisscha Construction Inc., Minn.


  • New member listing as of January 11-17, 2014.

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    New DBIA Course Offering: Integrating Energy Efficiency Performance Specs into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery
    DBIA
    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:
    1. Define the most important attributes of an acquisition process that will ensure aggressive energy performance
    2. Understand how to define whole building and subsystem energy goals
    3. Write draft contract language that will help balance cost and energy performance
    4. Integrate measurable energy use requirements into the design-build delivery process
    Sign up today and take the course at a time convenient to you!

    To register, click here.

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    SlipStone®™ is rapidly generating interest throughout the US. SlipStone Global, LLC has developed a proprietary method of building designed enhanced walls using a slip forming method. The alternatives of building similar architectural walls would be to use pre-cast walls, cast-in-place walls, or hand build block walls. Our technology can be used in a wide range of concrete construction, including but not limited to:
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    MEMBER NEWS


    Honolulu Rail Agency Awards $117 Million in Contracts to Oversee Construction
    Pacific Business News
    The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has awarded two major contracts worth a total of $117.2 million to oversee construction of the city’s $5.16 billion rail transit project. HART said that it awarded a $54.2 million contract to PGH Wong of San Francisco, which will oversee the construction of the first 10 miles of the rail project, from Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, making sure that contractors perform work correctly.
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    Opus Design Build Adds Project Manager to Indianapolis Office
    REJournals
    Matt Childress has joined the Indianapolis office of Opus Design Build as project manager. Childress brings more than 15 years experience in managing projects ranging in value from $5 million to about $230 million. Before joining Opus, Childress worked as an estimator/preconstruction manager at CPM Construction Planning & Management Inc.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    House Forms Special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships
    Land Line Magazine
    Transportation leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have formed a special panel that will focus on public-private partnerships in transportation and other infrastructure. OOIDA urges truckers to stay in contact with lawmakers on the issues, as many public-private partnerships involve tolls or the leasing of public infrastructure to the private sector.
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    Anthony Foxx Upbeat About U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
    The Associated Press via The Denver Post
    Americans spend a total of 600,000 years stuck in traffic every year. The nation has about 100,000 bridges old enough for Medicare. And a recent global ranking put the United States' infrastructure in 25th place, just behind Barbados. But Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he sees signs the nation may finally be ready to tackle its "infrastructure deficit."
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    Sequim, Wash., to Pay $30,000 to Rejected Architects for Work on City Hall, Police Station Designs
    Peninsula Daily News
    Sequim, Wash., will pay $30,000 to a firm whose design for a new City Hall and police station was rejected by the city’s design review committee because it was $900,000 over the city’s maximum price. In total, the city has paid $155,000 to the two firms whose designs were not chosen for the complex in the 100 block of West Cedar Street.
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    Upcoming Events
    DBIA
    Feb. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
    Feb. 10, BIM Execution Planning, Bethesda, Md.
    Feb. 24-28, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
    Mar. 3-5, Owner Boot Camp, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Mar. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
    Mar. 7, BIM Execution Planning, St. Paul, Minn.
    Mar. 10-14, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
    Mar. 17-19, 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Jose, Calif.
    Mar. 19-21, 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Jose, Calif.
    Mar. 28, Conceptual Estimating, Portland, Ore.
    Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
    Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
    Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, Texas
    May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, Va.
    May 5-9, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
    May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, Mo.
    May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
    May 16, Design Management, Columbus, Ohio
    June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
    June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.

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    2014 San Jose Owner Scholarship Applications Due Monday
    DBIA
    DBIA's “Owner Education and Travel Funds” provide complimentary registration and travel assistance to our upcoming Transportation and Water/Wastewater conferences in San Jose, Calif. The goal of these Funds is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible.

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    Kansas DOT Selects Design-Build Team for Johnson County Gateway Project
    Gardner EDGE
    Congestion relief for the Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange is one step closer as the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has selected Gateway Interchange Constructors (GIC) to complete the Phase 2 Design-Build portion of the Gateway Project.

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    DBIA in the News: Daytona Beach Projects Draw Statewide Interest
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal
    With roughly $1 billion being spent on Daytona Rising in Florida, One Daytona and interstate work that will reshape I-4 and I-95 near International Speedway Boulevard, design and building firms from across the state hope to get in on the action.

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    REGION NEWS


    Region Events Calendar
    DBIA
    DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
    Feb. 4, Economic Forecast

    DBIA-Northwest Region
    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

    DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
    Jan. 28 (deadline extended), Region Award Competition Entries Due

    DBIA-Western Pacific Region
    Feb. 6, San Diego Luncheon, Design-Build Delivery at California State University Schools for 2014 and Beyond

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