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LeChase Construction announces:

General Counsel, Tom Porter, JD, DBIA released a new book on the business of construction and design-build. MORE


Granite Construction

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Two decades of DBIA...
DBIA
DBIA MILESTONE: HOW OLD IS INSIGHT?
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DBIA Owner Hotline
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DBIA is the source of information for design-build done right. DBIA's new Owner Hotline gives public agencies and private project owners direct access to information on design-build project delivery.
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The key to successful public procurement, in one word
The Law Office of Eileen Youens, LLC
The State of Wonderland is having some serious procurement problems. Do you any of these seem familiar to you?
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What went wrong, and why: Forensic studies give clues to pavement failure
Better Roads
Whether the pavement is black or white, flexible or rigid, asphalt or concrete, pavement forensic testing is the key to preventing future pavement failures in either paving medium. In the lab or in the field, engineers examine pavement condition, cores or entire cut-out sections to ascertain what went wrong, and why.
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ASCE: Innovation in Sustainable Civil Engineering Award
ASCE
The Innovation in Sustainable Civil Engineering Award recognizes a completed civil engineering project for creativity in the form of innovative sustainability.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


Georgia Senate OKs more leeway in 'design-build' contracts
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Georgia Senate unanimously approved legislation aimed at speeding up transportation projects. The bill would expand the Georgia Department of Transportation's ability to use the "design-build" method of planning and constructing transportation projects.
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Texas Department of Transportation director Phil Wilson offers support for 'infrastructure fund' to boost state highway construction
The Dallas Morning News
Texas Department of Transportation officials once again sounded the siren recently on funding woes, reiterating at the legislative session's first transportation committee meetings that the agency needs a $4 billion annual infusion.
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MEMBER NEWS


Engineers Week: Sibley Pond design-build bridge replacement project in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Union Leader
Even Tropical Storm Irene couldn't keep bridge builders from finishing a Pittsfield, Maine, project 10 months ahead of schedule. The Sibley Pond Bridge was the first design of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT D) type precast/prestressed double T-beam section with a full-depth integral deck.
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Minnesota Vikings pick the home team - Mortenson - to build new stadium
Star-Tribune
A hometown firm with deep ties to the local workforce and a portfolio featuring more than 100 sports and entertainment venues has been awarded the job of building the nearly billion-dollar home for the Minnesota Vikings.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Local Resources. Global Experience.

Samsung C&T design-builds iconic bridges, highways, tunnels, transit, rail and building projects in the U.S. and globally. Take an interactive walk around our construction projects at www.samsungeca.com. During the Design-Build Transportation Conference in Orlando, visit our booth (#300) and learn more about Samsung C&T.
 


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    List of design-build teams for New Mexico interchange project announced (Albuquerque Business First)
States committed nearly $120 billion for transportation in 2012 (The Journal of Commerce)
Tappan Zee Bridge: California project may set environmental example (The Journal News)
David Goodyear, P.E., S.E., elected to National Academy of Engineering (World Highways)

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Organizations honor Young Engineers of the Year 2013
Houston Chronicle
Each year during E-Week, Houston-area engineers gather to acknowledge young professionals in the varying disciplines ranging from civil, chemical, mechanical, petroleum and electrical for their contributions to the economy, the community and to the public's understanding of engineering.
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Parsons awarded Route 364 Page Avenue design-build in Missouri
Parsons
Parsons announced that the Missouri Department of Transportation awarded Page Constructors, a joint venture in which Parsons is the lead designer, a contract to design and construct the new Route 364 Page Avenue Phase 3 project in St. Charles County, Mo.
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DBIA-Great Lakes Region elects new officers
Indianapolis Star
The Design-Build Institute of America-Great Lakes Region recently elected its 2013 slate of officers at its annual membership meeting. The new officers include: Josh Williford, Treasurer, Gaylor Inc.; Bill Shepler, Secretary, President and CEO of PMSI Inc.; Sean DeVenney, Vice-President, Attorney at Drewry Simmons and Vornehm; and Blake Wagner, President, Architect at InterDesign.
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Texas DOT director Phil Wilson offers support for 'infrastructure fund' to boost state highway construction
The Dallas Morning News
Texas Department of Transportation officials once again sounded the siren recently on funding woes, reiterating at the legislative session's first transportation committee meetings that the agency needs a $4 billion annual infusion.

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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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NEWS FROM DBIA


Additional room block added for Water/Transportation Conference
DBIA
Due to increased demand, a third hotel block has been added for the 2013 Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conference. Attendees still in need of rooms should book at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort (across the street from the conference hotel). Rates are $129/night plus tax and reservations are being accepted through Friday, March 1. Book online at http://www.wyndham.com/groupevents2013/MCOLB_DESIGN/main.wnt or call 407-828-4444.
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Do we have your current information?
DBIA
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 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
DBIA
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, Trenton, N.J.
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 - October 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
DBIA
March 4, DBIA-Southwest Region, Fort Worth Chapter, with SAME, special presentation by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA
March 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, RSFO Project Delivery, Hanover, Md.
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, presentation by VA Western Regional Director Leo Flor
March 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
April tbd, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
April 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Region Awards Competition Entries Due
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


Project leads
DBIA
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.

Kansas DOT announces upcoming Request for Qualifications
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 for the Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange Phase 2 design-build project. The RFQ will be available at: http://www.jocogateway.com.

I-25/Cimarron Street/8th Street Design-Build project (El Paso County, Colo.)

Design-build renovation – St. Marc's Commissariat (Haiti)

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