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We're moving!
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Beginning March 1, DBIA will operate out of an office on Pennsylvania Avenue. The interior build-out is a design-build project led by DPR Construction; other team members are M.C. Dean, Shapiro and Duncan and Envision architects. Please note the new headquarters address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004. Our phone and fax numbers, website and email will remain the same. More



Texas Department of Transportation to pay for Grand Parkway expansion, needs contractor
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The Texas Department of Transportation said Feb. 8 that it is gearing up for a $1.4 billion expansion of the Grand Parkway, or State Highway 99, with 37 miles of new toll road in north Houston, and will look to award a design-and-build contract to some in the private sector. More

Tappan Zee qualified bidders named
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The New York State Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation recently released the list of qualified competitive bidders for the new Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. The announcement marks a milestone in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to expedite the replacement of the aging and obsolete Tappan Zee Bridge, an effort that has been bogged down for over a decade. More

Design-build saves Halstead, Kan., money on construction projects
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The city of Halstead, Kam., has had five major construction projects at a cost of around $3.1 million during the past five years. A new way of going about getting these projects done has saved the city a substantial amount and has added flexibility to the projects, City Manager J.R. Hatfield told the Harvey County Council of Governments meeting recently. More

$1.3 billion Florida commuter rail set to start construction
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After enduring Gov. Rick Scott's suspension of contracts and consequent year-long delay to the start of construction, local, state and federal officials celebrated the survival of their prized $1.3-billion SunRail project with a project kickoff in late January. Actual construction of the commuter rail system won't be far behind, with initial sitework set to start in early February, says April Heller, public information officer with the Florida Dept. of Transportation. More

TRT Holdings announces plans to build new headquarters
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TRT Holdings recently announced plans to relocate and consolidate its offices from Irving, Texas, to Dallas. The new offices, which will incorporate the headquarters for Omni Hotels & Resorts and Gold's Gym International, also based in Irving, are expected to open in the summer of 2013. More

New York plans to use 'design-build' for other projects; Metro-North uses system successfully
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The New York Department of Transportation plans to use the design-build method for other projects besides the Tappan Zee Bridge. The agency intends to deploy design-build to replace 100 bridge decks statewide later this year. It recently used the selection process for a $15 million road and bridge reconstruction project in Greene County. More

Legislation


League of Minnesota Cities to advocate for extension of transportation design-build law
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In 2009, the Legislature authorized a pilot project that would allow local units of government to build nine transportation projects using the design-build procurement method before 2012. The measure represented a collaborative effort by the League, the City Engineers Association of Minnesota, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the County Engineers Association, the Associated General Contractors, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More

Obama's new budget: Higher taxes for the wealthy
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President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan recently that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits. More

Loudoun, Va., chamber spearheading Metrorail advocacy
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Playing the role of "Rail to Dulles" lobbyist, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in Virginia is leading the charge to encourage Loudoun's business community to voice support for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. More

Member News


ACEC California announces best engineering design projects of 2011
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of California announced the 2011 winners of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards, recognizing the best designed engineering projects of the year. Projects from nineteen communities throughout the state, as well as two projects outside the state and designed by California-based companies, were recognized this year. The projects range in scope from the design of a railroad underpass in Merced to an alignment survey of the boosters used for two successful launches in the Atlas 5 rocket program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2011. More

GS&P wins Florida's Tampa International Airport design contract
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Architect, design and consultancy firm Gresham, Smith and Partners has been selected to help design the new interior of the main terminal at Tampa International Airport in Florida. The firm will form part of the wider Hardin Construction design-build team who will put together the plan for the Main Terminal Interior Modernization Programme at the gateway. More

California High-Speed Rail Authority shortlists five design-build teams
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority has shortlisted five design-build teams in response to its first design-build project for the first segment of the California High-Speed Train System in California's Central Valley. More

Deborah B. Lohmeier becomes an owner of Burgess & Niple
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Deborah Lohmeier has been elected as an owner of Burgess & Niple Inc., an architectural and engineering firm with offices across the country. She currently serves as director of B&N's Virginia Beach office, where she has led projects out of the firm's mid-Atlantic region since 2004. Her work has included managing design/build contracts for the military, state and federal agencies, private developers, and other clients with a focus on sustainable design. More

AECOM hires Russ MacDonald as senior vice president, global water, to advance its strategic position in the water industry
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private sector clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced that Russ MacDonald has joined the company as senior vice president for its water business. More

News from DBIA


2012 Annual Conference Call for Presentations announced
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The 2012 Call for Presentations is open! DBIA encourages submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Other suggested topics can be found online at https://www.designbuildexpo.com/call_for_presentations.cfm. The deadline to submit is April 9.

2012 Federal Conference - Call for Presentations available
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DBIA is accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 Federal Sector Conference. We encourage submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Exploration of best practices and lessons learned by use of case studies and discussion of why things worked well or failed to meet expectations are encouraged. The deadline is March 12. Read more...



Transportation Leadership Award nomination deadline Monday
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There are only three days left to nominate an owner organization or individual for a DBIA Transportation Leadership Award. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 20. Awards will be presented at the 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference held April 25-27 in Phoenix. Apply today

James Chansler, COO of JEA confirmed Water Conference General Session Speaker
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Dr. James M. Chansler, P.E. is Chief Operating Officer at JEA - an electric, water, sewer, reclaimed water, and chilled water utility provider in northeast Florida. He has worked in City and County Government for 38 years in various capacities ranging from City Engineer, Utilities Director, and Assistant City Manager to Laboratory Technician, Construction Inspector, and Plant Operator. Dr. Chansler will address the 2012 Water/Wastewater Conference attendees Tuesday morning, April 24 in Phoenix. Learn More

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at membership@dbia.org or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. But there are many other benefits. One of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, sean.campbell@epipeline.com for information on accessing this information.

One of these is access to epipeline - a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, sean.campbell@epipeline.com for information on accessing this information.

For example, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership – it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year.
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Upcoming events
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Feb. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
March 2, Post Award Design-Build, Honolulu
March 5-9, Certification Workshop, Seattle
March 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver
March 16, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, San Diego
March 23, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Columbus, Ohio
March 26-30, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 26-30, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.
April 5, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Minneapolis
April 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 18, Design Management Fundamentals, Atlanta
April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego
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Project Leads


Region events
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Feb. 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Subcontractors
Feb. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
March 2, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, Upstate Chapter, Design-Build Construction Process for Higher Education and Health Care Professionals
March 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Ft. Myer Historical Renovation 
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability
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Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals # REC-2012-1 (RFP)
Monmouth County, N.J., is soliciting proposals for the design, construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 150,000-gpd landfill leachate pretreatment facility and related improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. The RFP may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, N.J. 07728, telephone number 732-431-7370, or at http://co.monmouth.nj.us/downloadbid2.aspx. Sealed responses to the RFP must be received by 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on April 10, 2012.

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County, Mo. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website = www.modot.org/Route364; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email michael.castro@modot.mo.gov
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