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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

Granite is one of the largest heavy-civil contractors/
construction materials producer in the nation.
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Two decades of DBIA...
DBIA
DBIA's first woman National Board Chair, Tanya C. Matthews, FAIC, DBIA, talks about her time at the helm in 1999.
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DBIA Owner Hotline
DBIA
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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Tappan Zee Bridge project chief led rebuild after Minnesota bridge collapse
The Journal News
The engineer who led the effort to rebuild the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has been named director of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, the state Thruway Authority announced recently.
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Reasons to use a design-build project delivery system
Lehigh Valley Business
Glenn Ebersole writes, "We hear the term 'Integrated Project Delivery' used in the construction world today. And in my opinion, 'Design-Build' is the original and stands as the most consistently successful form of integrated project delivery for construction."
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Tappan Zee Bridge: $1.5 billion federal loan in reach
The Journal News
New York is poised to get a $1.5 billion loan from the federal government to help fund the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge project, state officials announced recently.
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Growing US water infrastructure needs and the evolving design-build approach
Water Technology
The Design-Build Institute of America is an institution that unquestionably knows how to promote valuable initiatives to better address the country's growing infrastructure financing and project needs. And, DBIA certainly knows how to produce and deliver valuable conference programs not to be missed.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


House releases continuing resolution with sequester reductions in place
Roll Call
House appropriators are proposing a final fiscal 2013 spending package that would effectively cap federal operating expenses at $982 billion, while giving military and veterans programs new flexibility to cushion the effects of the sequester's automatic cuts.
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Neal bill would make Buy America Bonds permanent and fix impact of sequester
The Bond Buyer
A Massachusetts Democrat has introduced a bill that would permanently extend Build America Bonds with a subsidy rate that drops on a phased-in basis and a provision that ensures sequestration would not result in reduced Treasury subsidy payments to issuers.
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MEMBER NEWS


Parsons road upgrade project in Utah received top honor at AGC luncheon
Parsons
Parsons announced that the Associated General Contractors of America selected the SR-114 Geneva Road Design-Build Project in Utah as the winner of a 2013 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. Named for AGC's 1991 President, the award recognizes successful partnerships and collaborations that work to improve construction projects.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


The 2013 National Design-Build Awards competition is open
DBIA
The entry requirements have changed, so make sure you get this year's information. We've streamlined the process and added a new Team Performance section. Projects must have been completed and occupied by the owner after March 31, 2010. The deadline for submitting entries is May 21, 2013.
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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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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.
 


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    A self-healing protective coating for concrete (PhysOrg)
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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 of industry information and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. Project leads, access to epipeline, the Design-Build Manual of Practice, discounts on DBIA events and materials and many more are all benefits DBIA offers its members.

Don't lose out on any of your member benefits - make sure your membership is current!

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Reed Construction Data: Expansion Index (construction outlook for 2013)
Reed Construction Data
The Expansion Index from Reed Construction Data is a 12 to 18 month "look ahead" at the construction marketplace. It indicates whether a location's construction volume is expected to expand or shrink in the upcoming 12 months.

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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; contact drawlins@interdesign.com.

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A self-healing protective coating for concrete
PhysOrg
Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete, the world's most widely used building material.

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Upcoming events
DBIA
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, Fort Worth, 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-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 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 21, DBIA-New England, Selecting the "Best" Design-Builder for your Project
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, Regional award 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 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament
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
DBIA
We also have a calendar of Industry Events.
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PROJECT LEADS


Kansas Department of Transportation announces upcoming Request for Qualifications
DBIA
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.
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