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This free webinar is exclusive to members of DBIA, who will receive CEU credit for DBIA™ or Assoc. DBIA™ certification by spending an hour with DBIA's leadership on this special interactive webinar. You will go behind the scenes of the organization – your organization – and hear from the immediate past Board Chair, the current Board Chair and the Executive Director/CEO on the current state of design-build (market trends, legislative authority, design-build performance, etc.), what led us to our 2016-2018 strategic direction and our immediate goals for implementing it. After outlining the strategic direction, these essential leaders of DBIA will take any and all of your questions live. The webinar is Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register for free here.
California State Senator Lois Wolk was recognized by DBIA for work to enable use of best design and construction methods, such as design-build, in California. In a statement, Senator Wolk said, "Utilizing design-build helps complete projects on time and under budget, reduces complexity, and lowers exposure to litigation. I applaud DBIA's work to provide design and construction professionals with education and training on this streamlined construction process, and thank them for this honor."
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) celebrated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's action to include emergency design-build authorization as a part of his State of Emergency Declaration for the Commissioner of Transportation and the Commissioner of General Services. The Declaration, issued in response to Winter Storm Jonas, specifically allows, "the Commissioner of Transportation or the Commissioner of General Services to award design-build and best value contracts without following the proscribed procurement process."
South Carolina is one of dozens of states that require health facilities to get state permission for many kinds of construction and expansion projects. Nikki Haley, the state’s governor, has been working to repeal these rules, and the federal government recently weighed in with its support. In a letter and attached statement to Haley, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission wrote that laws requiring a certificate of need impede competition and make such projects more expensive.
Alabama is considering a plan to increase the amount of money drivers in the state will have to pay at the pump to help pay for transportation projects as federal road funding dries up, The Alabama Media Group reports. The Alabama Legislature's Permanent Joint Transportation Committee meet this week to discuss an increase in the state’s approximately 21 cents per gallon gas tax, according to the report.
There is so much to see and do at Autodesk University 2015, especially if you are in the construction industry. We’ve put together some of our top reasons why we think you should come see us at the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Check out the reasons why!
Norfolk Daily News
State Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion has introduced Legislative Bill 960, also known as the Transportation Innovation Act. If passed, it would, among other things, create a transportation infrastructure bank that would provide funding to speed up completion of the state’s expressway system and also create a county bridge match program that would encourage the repair and/or replacement of bridges..."Our mission remains the same: education of our elected officials about the need to honor their commitment to finishing the expressway system, (plus) the need and the critical importance of updating and modernizing the way Nebraska does roads," said Josh Moenning, chairman of 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska, an industry coalition pushing for the legislation. "Frankly, we're very far behind compared to other states in how we build and finance roads. When it comes down to it, if our elected officials across the board are serious when they talk about growing Nebraska, they need to be serious about reforming our transportation policies."
California Governor Jerry Brown has proposed allocating $1.5 billion for a new fund to pay for new state office buildings and renovations in his 2016-17 budget. Brown's proposal came after a report was released pointing out defects in the state's aging office inventory. The governor proposed transferring $1.5 billion from the state’s general fund to a new State Office Infrastructure Fund. The first project would be a new $530 million, 650,000 square foot office building for the Natural Resources Agency in Sacramento. It would be the first major state office building constructed in the Sacramento area since 2009. Also part of the plan is a $226 million project to replace a vacant state building in downtown Sacramento.
You can be fairly certain that as soon as your new space is up and running, a staffing change or technology upgrade is just around the corner. Now you’re confronted with adapting to change with as little disruption and loss in productivity as possible. One decision, early in the design process, can make change tolerable, affordable and less impactful to productivity. That decision is Gridd™.
The Associated Press via The Sun News
U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years. Construction spending increased 0.1 percent in December after falling in October and November, the Commerce Department said recently. The December increase was driven by gains in home construction and spending on government projects. That offset declines in spending on private construction of shopping centers, office buildings and hotels.
The Post and Courier
The state Department of Transportation proposed a nearly $484 million plan recently to add two lanes to Interstate 26 along a 6-mile stretch in the Charleston Neck Area. "My main concern is, where would they get the money from?" said Charleston County Councilman Teddie Pryor. "They say they don’t have the money to fix the roads and bridges we do have."
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
Tampa Bay Times
Now, after seven years of study, Clearwater has become the first city in Florida, and one of only a handful in the United States, to launch a design phase for a groundwater replenishment facility that will not only purify wastewater, but inject it back underground.
Engineering firm Tetra Tech has begun designing the $28.6 million plant, and city officials estimate it could be running by 2018 after design, permitting, and construction is completed.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. will lead a consortium of investors planning to build a $1 billion domed stadium on 42 acres near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that would house the school's football team — and possibly a National Football League franchise.
Businesses that develop a solid plan before acting can double their chances of success. Similarly, planning in the early stages of a build project, although intuitively necessary, when done right can reap substantial rewards. When the design team considers a cellular raceway system for wire management during the initial planning stage it improves the likelihood of success and provides many meaningful benefits. By considering a cellular raceway system early, Design/Build Firms can realize the best return for their money. Quality solutions are those that will save them money, and deliver long-term value for their clients. Our raceway systems are designed to do just that for designers and their clients who plan ahead.
Birmingham Business Journal
Brasfield & Gorrie recently completed construction on a new 12-story 330-bed women's hospital in Orlando, Florida. Florida Hospital for Women consists of a 420,000-square-foot tower that features advanced technology to deliver women-centric health care offerings. The firm won two AGC awards this month. One for its work on the U.S. Manufacturing Facility Central Utility Plant for Airbus in Mobile. The design-build project was finished on time and achieved a LEED Gold rating. Another award was for the heavy industrial construction of the Final Assembly Line Service Building and Logistics Center, also for Airbus.
BD+C's Giants series ranks some of the largest design and construction firms by sector, and from Transit to Sports Facilities DBIA members were honored including Perkins+Will, Skanska, KPF, Jacobs, Hensel Phelps, Populous, AECOM, Turner and more.
Plans for the 150-bed facility have been in the works for several years. Last month, PCL Construction won the $113 million design-build contract, one of the largest construction contracts ever awarded in Yukon. The total budget for the project is nearly $150 million.
The Clermont Sun
Turner Construction is working on documents so they can bid items including the construction of the building, the foundation, the electric and the plumbing. Turner won the bid to be the design-build contractor for the school, so they put out any bids, in addition to building parts of the project, such as the parking lot. By going with a design-build process rather than the conventional process, West Clermont saves a lot of time and will likely save money, Dyer said.
HOK, the international architecture, engineering, and planning firm, will promote its President and 25-year company veteran Bill Hellmuth, AIA, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective April 19. Hellmuth, who is the nephew of the firm’s founder George Hellmuth (its initials are an acronym for Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum), has been President since 2005. When he steps into the CEO post, he will replace Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, LEED AP, who has served as HOK's chief for 13 of the 49 years he’s been with the firm.
While nothing is ever guaranteed to completely prevent theft, these five tips can help you formulate good habits, enabling you to be constantly thorough and vigilant this coming year and into the future.
Physical inspections can range widely by discipline, level of detail, and the resulting deliverable, leaving even seasoned industry veterans unsure of when assessments make sense and what value can be gained by investing in professional assistance in the due diligence process. To provide an introductory overview of the world of building condition assessments, we have prepared answers for some frequently asked questions.
An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3-D printing and robotics, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Of those job losses, construction and extraction are anticipated to account for nearly 10 percent. The findings are based on a survey of HR and strategic executives at 371 companies around the globe.
The discussion and implementation of sustainable design is a reaction to global environmental crises, rapid growth of economic activity and human population, depletion of natural resources, damage to ecosystems, and loss of biodiversity. However, does the consumer really understand what constitutes sustainable design?
On Wednesday, April 20, Dr. Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA, University of Denver, will address both Transportation and Water/Wastewater attendees at a special afternoon presentation in Charlotte, N.C. After receiving rave reviews at the 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Dr. Jackson will present Adaptive Intelligence and Integrative Thinking: Critical Design-Build Skills. Adaptive intelligence transcends disciplinary boundaries and represents the kind of expertise needed to master and deploy integrative thinking, which is required to intentionally develop integrated design-build solutions. Join DBIA and our partners this April 18-20 for two great conferences – Register now!
Mark Colgan, P.E., DBIA
South Burlington, Vt.
Shane Knutson, DBIA
Charles Nemfakos, P.E., DBIA
Montana Department of Transportation
Ben Berthiaume, Assoc. DBIA
PC Construction Company
Phillip Mullen, Assoc. DBIA
PC Construction Company
Sergio Rodriguez, P.E., LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
Christopher Shepard, Assoc. DBIA
The Korte Company
Matthew Shepherd, Assoc. DBIA
The Walsh Group
Travis Vick, Assoc. DBIA
The Walsh Group
Johnathan Yesalonia, Assoc. DBIA
PC Construction Company
South Burlington, Vt.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Industry Partner member
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- Construction Design Works, Inc.
New member listing as of Feb. 2, 2016.
- Priscilla Barclay
- Russell Barnes
Wilshire Consulting Services, LLC
- Jami Boutwell
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
- Peter Brennan
MNS Engineers Inc.
- Patrick Carter
Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Tim Cohn
Encore Electric, Inc.
- Anne Dunno
- Erin Gocke
Hoffman Construction Company of WA
- David Higgins, Jr.
Aditazz Assembly and Construction LLC
- Alan Hoopes
MMC Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
- Neema Jalali
Hubbard Construction Company
- Michael McGettigan
- Scott Myers
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
- Rachel Norton
4Sight Construction Group
- Mark Ortiz
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
- Jordan Ouellette
Pacific Building Group
- Robert Potter
Affordable Concepts, Inc.
- Susan Roberts
Clearpoint Resource Solutions
- Qais Salim Said Alsabahi
University of Nebraska Lincoln
- Paul Salisbury
MMC Contractors West, Inc.
- David Sharrock
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
- Jody Sorrels
City of Cape Coral
- David Westrick
- T. Scott Williamson
Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc.
DBIA Contact: Membership
Feb. 8-10, Certification Workshop, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Feb. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
Feb. 22-24, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 22-24, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 29-March 2, Certification Workshop, Kirkland, Wash.
Mar. 7-10, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
Mar. 14, BIM Execution Planning, Worchester, Mass.
Mar. 18, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Mar. 21-23, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 28-30, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
Apr. 4-6, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
Apr. 18-20, 2016 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 20-22, 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 25, BIM Execution Planning, Dayton, Ohio
Apr. 25-27, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Apr. 25-27, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 9-11, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
May 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oakland, Calif.
May 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Charlotte, N.C.
May 20, BIM Execution Planning, Portland, Ore.
May 23-25, Certification Workshop, Phoenix, Ariz.
June 6-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Feb. 18, Central Indiana Chapter Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Feb. 4, San Diego Luncheon Program, The ABCs of Integrated Design-Build
Feb. 18, Sacramento Luncheon Program, PG&E and Dignity Health – Lessons Learned and Best Practices (with SMPS)
Feb. 23, Bay Area Luncheon Program, An Owner's Approach to Key Trade Partner Selection
DBIA Contact: Membership
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
Notice of Request for Qualification (South Dakota)
The objective of Vermillion School District is to pre-qualify design-build firms to provide complete design-build proposals for the implementation of the following improvements: (1) Remodel High School locker room areas; (2) HVAC / Controls system improvements and upgrades at Austin Elementary. At this time a budget limit has not been set.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
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