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Design-Build Certification Exam now administered at testing centers nationwide
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Overwhelming demand for credential leads DBIA to automate examination process; online education is next. More



American Water Intelligence: If you legalize it, they will build
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When Seattle looked to build two multi-million dollar water treatment plants in the late 1990s, water utility and city leaders agreed that they wanted to hire someone to both build and run the plant, and that both cost and time were of the essence. The answer was simple - use an alternative procurement. However, like many cities at that time, the first hurdle to doing so was that state procurement laws did not allow for alternative procurement. More

MTTG joint venture donates $1 million to MLK Memorial Foundation, creates regional scholarship program for high school seniors
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The Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation's leadership announced a $1 million gift from the memorial's design-build joint venture team, MTTG. MTTG is a diverse design, construction management, and building team comprised of professionals from McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction, Tompkins Builders, and Gilford Corporation. The gift will support the memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., honoring Dr. King. More

For Geo-Engineering Solutions... Count on Fugro Consultants

Site Exploration – Land & Nearshore: Drawing on one of the largest site exploration equipment inventories in North America, Fugro Consultants explores onshore and nearshore sites under any set of conditions. We own and operate over 100 drilling, cone penetration, and GeoprobeTM systems nationwide. We also work with other drilling companies to meet small business requirements and in responding to peak needs.
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Exit 120 project coming in under budget in Nevada
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The city will pay no out-of-pocket expenses for the West Mesquite/Exit 120 reconfiguration project in Nevada. Although no figures for the overall project cost were mentioned yet, City Manager Tim Hacker said the design-build job cost would be "significantly lower" than the $25 million engineer's estimate. Hacker also said the much lower cost would give the city the ability to take money budgeted for Exit 120 and look at using it in other ways to benefit the community. More

Free contractor training for Seattle's new RainWise program
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Training for contractors and design professionals working in Seattle! Repeat of November 2010 course - back by popular demand. FREE, for building and landscape professionals only - register early! More

Design with Bellcomb Lightweight Panels

Light. Thin. Cost Effective. Design with durable Strata Panel natural stone. We engineer your vision. Interior and Exterior Architectural Panels Unlimited design potential.
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the Quonset Business Park is nearing completion in New Hampshire
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The new "green" TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the Quonset Business Park in New Hampshire is nearing completion. The 103-key extended stay hotel is being developed as part of the Gateway Parcel Master Development by New Boston Fund Inc of Boston and Waterford Development of Needham, Mass. Pro Con, Inc of Manchester, N.H., is the architect and construction manager for the $7.5 million sustainable design-build hotel. Colwen Management of Nashua, N.H., will manage the hotel when it opens this spring. More

URS to design $1.2 billion correctional health care facility in California
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Spanning 1.2 million square feet, CHCF-Stockton in California will be developed specifically to house and treat inmate-patients with chronic medical and mental health needs. It will feature a specialised diagnostic and treatment center, and community space for patients, in addition to inmate housing, administrative buildings, central kitchen, central plant, warehouse and an advanced materials management center. The facility will be constructed using design-build delivery model which is being employed for the first time at the California Department of Corrections. More

Legislation


Senate passage sends 7-month highway and transit extension to president
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The Senate recently approved legislation to extend federal highway and transit programs for seven months. The measure now heads to President Barack Obama for his expected signature, avoiding a suspension of reimbursements to state transportation departments that would have taken effect soon if Congress hadn't acted to extend the programs beyond their expiration. More



News from DBIA


Design-Build book of the week
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Next week's book is Design-Build: Planning Through Development, a guidebook that takes you, step by step, through every aspect of design-build. Written by Michael Loulakis, Edward Wundrum and Jeffrey Beard, this is possibly the most complete and easy to understand explanations of the process. DBIA members receive a 10 percent discount on this and all publications. More

A reminder of a benefit for our Industry Partner members
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In an effort to expand the pool of educated owners, DBIA offers Industry Partner members the opportunity to nominate one public or private owner for individual level membership. See details of the program - and other IP member benefits - here. More

Bridge and Structural Engineered Systems

We provided high load and isolation bearings for these projects: I-35W, Hoover Dam By-Pass, WTC Transportation Hub. Give us a call on your D/B project.”
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit!
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to saveonfreight@1800members.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.
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Upcoming events
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March 7-11, Certification Workshop, Seattle 
March 11, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, St. Louis 
March 14-18, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va. 
March 14-19, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Pat Cardenas at LAUSD to register - patricia.cardenas@lausd.net
March 21-26, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Pat Cardenas at LAUSD to register - patricia.cardenas@lausd.net
March 25, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Dallas 
March 28-30, Design-Build in Transportation, Kansas City, Mo. 
March 30-April 1, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater, Kansas City, Mo. 
April 1, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Oakland, Calif. 
April 8, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va. 
April 8, Super-Charged Source Selection, St. Paul, Minn. 
April 11-15, Certification Workshop, Denver
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Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

Green Building Focus
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The Charlotte, N.C., Green Building Focus and Expo, April 20-21, has attracted the top educators, researchers and leading professionals in the green building field. It features top speakers, including Eric Corey Freed, Principal of organicARCHITECT and author of Green Building for Dummies; Michael Moore, Federal Environmental Executive, CEQ, Executive Office of the President of the United States; Ari Kobb, Director, Green Building Solutions, Siemens; and many more. More

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Region events
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March 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: USACE Baltimore District, VA and GSA 
March 15, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint DBIA-NW ACEC Washington Meeting 
March 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Owners' and Practitioners' Forum
March 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Awards Ceremony 
March 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Northern California 
March 23, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, "Design-Build: Enabling Owners to Deliver More with Less" 
March 31, DBIA-Northwest Region, Critical Skills Series, "Infant to Adolescent - Stages of Design-Build Awareness" with guest speaker Barbara Jackson 
April 1, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional Design-Build Awards Submissions Due  
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific, Deadline for applying for scholarships
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Project leads
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