6,100 bed facility proposed in San Bernardino County, Calif.
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The City of Adelanto, Calif., in San Bernardino County has moved forward in its plans to build a new 6,100-bed state correctional facility after the City Council approved a $55,700 contract with an environmental consultant to conduct studies on the land that would house the prison. The City is also negotiating with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to build the facility, which would feature two side-by-side buildings and would create an estimated 2,000 jobs in the region. The proposed site is in an industrial area near the current San Bernardino County Detention Center. More
Fla.-based Haskell completes $23 million Oklahoma Armed Forces Reserve Center
Jacksonville, Fla.-based The Haskell Company has completed a $23 million Armed Forces Reserve Center in Muskogee, Okla., that will be designated a LEED® Silver Certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council. The 97,000-square-foot reserve center includes training areas, a drill floor, arms vaults, administrative areas, a kitchen and classrooms, all of which has been designed to house more than 450 National Guard members and Army Reserve soldiers. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Feb. 4. More
HGA to design $58 million Student Success Center at East Los Angeles College
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HGA Architects and Engineers has been awarded the contract to design a new, $58 million Student Success Center at East Los Angeles College, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. The project was won through a design-build competition and contains 130,000 square-feet. The complex is striving to achieve Net Zero Energy and is on target for LEED Gold certification. Slated for completion in summer 2014, the design will consolidate nine school departments into a flexible learning environment, encouraging collaborative student-faculty interaction while incorporating sustainable strategies. More
Commercial construction tips: 6 best practice resolutions for 2011
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January is a great time to create a commercial construction checklist of resolutions to help improve your commercial real estate business in the coming year. Some of you probably don't have the time to draft a list of resolutions, so it has been done for you. Whether you're looking to save on commercial construction costs, strengthen your subcontractor relationship, decrease your commercial construction timeline or just stay ahead of commercial construction trends, here are some resolutions to consider in 2011. More
How do you transform good research into great innovations?
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You've just completed design research in the field, capturing hours of video, thousands of photos, artifacts, papers, and documents. And now, you're stumped and overwhelmed. What should you do next? How do you do it? And how do you know when you've done a good job? More
Metrolinx and York Region in Canada deliver $250 million in rapid transit expansion
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Metrolinx and York Region in Canada announced the award of nearly $250 million for two design/build contracts for early construction work on York Viva Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) dedicated rapidway lanes, part of York Region's vivaNext rapid transit plan. "By continuing to make progress on delivering these important infrastructure projects, we strengthen the regional transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)," said Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig. "Transit projects like this help to connect the region and reinforce the important progress we are making on the Metrolinx regional transportation plan, which will provide more transportation choices, reduce congestion and will help transform travel in the GTHA." More
Work under way on new plan for bridge in Portsmouth, NH
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A public meeting with New Hampshire Department of Transportation officials concerning a proposed new design for a Memorial Bridge replacement is slated to take place in late February or early March, with rebuilding of the bridge still slated to begin in April 2012. New Hampshire DOT officials went back to the drawing board after area residents expressed concern late last year about plans to build a replica bridge. Residents had urged the DOT to come back with a more modern design - including options other than a lift span. More
Owner/Public Agency Boot Camp introduced at 2011 Kansas City Conferences
Based on feedback from the 2010 Owners Forums, DBIA is hosting an "Owners Boot Camp" at our upcoming Transportation and Water/Wastewater Conferences. These four hour workshops will begin with an education overview of design-build best practices including performance requirements, source selection, and awards and incentives. The session will end with an educational forum. Learn More...
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