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Milestone: The first Design-Build Specialty Conferences
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In 1999, DBIA hosted its very first specialty conferences for the Transportation and Water/Wastewater Sectors.
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DBIA's Owner Hotline
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As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
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Tappan Zee Bridge: California project may set environmental example
The Journal News
The fish swirling to the surface were most likely northern anchovy and Pacific herring, according to wildlife monitors shadowing the construction of a new bridge across the San Francisco Bay. Gulls scooped them up as a massive hydraulic hammer nearby pounded steel pilings into the bay’s bottom. Presumably stunned or injured by sound waves expanding through the water, the silvery creatures floating up in May 2009 were among the few fish fatalities noted during almost 10 years of construction in the bay.
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States committed nearly $120 billion for transportation in 2012
The Journal of Commerce
State departments of transportation and local governments committed more than $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects in 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. ARTBA's monthly report, "Value of Transportation Construction Put in Place," was compiled by Dr. Alison Premo Black, the association's chief economist.
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List of design-build teams for New Mexico interchange project announced
Albuquerque Business First
The Federal Highway Administration, New Mexico Department of Transportation, City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have announced a short list of three design-build teams that will be invited to respond to the final request for proposals to select a contractor for the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange Reconstruction Project.
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David Goodyear, P.E., S.E., elected to National Academy of Engineering
World Highways
David Goodyear, P.E., S.E., T.Y. Lin International Senior Vice President and Chief Bridge Engineer, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is regarded as one of the highest and most exclusive professional distinctions that can be awarded an engineer in the United States.
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Black & Veatch selects new director for Board
Black & Veatch
Randy Woelfel, Chief Executive Officer of NOVA Chemicals Corporation, has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A senior executive with decades of international leadership experience in the gas, oil and chemicals fields, Woelfel's appointment as an independent director was approved by the Black & Veatch Board at their February meeting.
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SAIC awarded contract by Department of Defense
SAIC
Science Applications International Corporation announced recently it was awarded a prime contract by the Department of Defense to provide manufacturing, systems engineering and integration support services. The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of $65 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Columbia, Md.
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Keith and Marie Zawistowski win national Design Build Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Virginia Tech News
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has recognized Marie Zawistowksi and Keith Zawistowski with a 2012-2013 Design Build Award. The Zawistowskis, both professors of practice in the School of Architecture + Design, were among four individuals and teams to be recognized for best practices in design-build education, and are among the first to receive this national recognition. While the association has been presenting educational awards for many years, this is the inaugural year for the Design Build Award, honoring best practices in school-based design-build projects.
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    Purdue researchers create stronger, longer-lasting concrete (Lafayette Courier & Journal)
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Hochtief has won $92 million of new construction contracts in Canada and California through its US subsidiary Flatiron (The Construction Index)

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Tappan Zee Bridge: California project may set environmental example
The Journal News
The fish swirling to the surface were most likely northern anchovy and Pacific herring, according to wildlife monitors shadowing the construction of a new bridge across the San Francisco Bay. Gulls scooped them up as a massive hydraulic hammer nearby pounded steel pilings into the bay's bottom.

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Hochtief has won $92 million of new construction contracts in Canada and California through its US subsidiary Flatiron
The Construction Index
The company will expand the Interstate 5 in California and upgrade an industrial facility for oil sands in Alberta, Canada. In California, Flatiron has been contracted by the state's Department of Transportation - to upgrade a two-mile section of the I-5 close to the city of Norwalk, and also to build five bridges and a pedestrian overpass. The contract has a total value of approximately $74.5 million and the work will take about four years.

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Purdue researchers create stronger, longer-lasting concrete
Lafayette Courier & Journal
When is the last time you thought about concrete? If you're Jason Weiss, the answer is every day. Weiss, a Purdue University professor of civil engineering, has spent nine years working with researchers and students to make Indiana's concrete stronger and longer-lasting. This year, the Indiana Department of Transportation will implement Weiss' research to build four bridges with high-performance concrete that can stay strong, resist cracks and save money.

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Leadership from AWWA and WEF to co-headline the 2013 Water Conference
DBIA
On Thursday, March 21, Matt Bond, Immediate Past President of the WEF, and David LaFrance, Executive Director of AWWA, will address Water/Wastewater Conference attendees in Orlando. These two industry leaders will discuss industry trends and the role of alternative delivery methods will play in the future. Register for the conference at www.dbia.org/conferences/waterww.
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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.
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Do you know about all your member benefits?
DBIA
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. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

Another useful member benefit is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

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Upcoming events
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Feb. 22, Conceptual Estimating, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Feb. 25-March 1, Certification Workshop, Blue Ash, Ohio
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
March 4-8, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop , New York, N.Y.
March 18-20, Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Orlando, Fla.
March 20-22, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Orlando, Fla.
April 1-5, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 15, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Dallas, Texas
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
April 29-May 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
May 8-10, Transportation Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
May 20, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 24, Conceptual Estimating, Seattle, Wash.
May 31, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Irvine, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo.
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.

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Region events
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Feb. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Feb. 27, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Nebraska Breakfast Event, Rethinking How We Build – Best Practices for Lean Construction
March 4, DBIA-Southwest Region, Fort Worth Chapter with SAME, special presentation by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA
March 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Baltimore Chapter Kickoff and Monthly Program, Design-Build in Cleared Facilities
March 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program – Awards Ceremony
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Luncheon, VA Health Care Major Construction Projects
March 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
April tbd, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
April 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional award entries due
April 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Assist Subcontractors and Data Centers
April 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
April 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Fundraiser
April 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Owner's Event
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference
May 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 10, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Spring Fundraiser, Sporting Clays
May 14, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
May 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
Sept. 10, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards 2014 Elections

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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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Noblesville Schools (Indiana) announces Request for Qualifications
On Feb. 20, 2013, the RFQ opens for relocating eight tennis courts, building a new baseball field and a new school corporation central freezer. Information is on this website (PDF); contact drawlins@interdesign.com for the RFQ. The deadline for submitting qualifications is March 8, 2013.

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