On March 1, DBIA moved into its new headquarters 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, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004. Our phone and fax numbers, website and email will remain the same. More
Generating optimum value from design-build
HNTB looks back on more than 20 years of experience to provide project owners with 11 strategies for delivering design-build projects successfully. In this white paper: The benefits of design-build from a Department of Transportation's perspective; how owners can unknowingly sabotage their own projects; and, bundling smaller projects: an often overlooked application. More
Big step forward for high-speed rail in California
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a step closer to issuing a request for construction proposals, which will allow design-build teams to bid on the first high-speed rail project in the state. Five design-build teams have qualified for a short list and will compete for contracts to build the backbone of the system in the Central Valley. More
Los Angeles Unified School District's first design-build project starts second phase
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The design-build team of Pinner Construction Co. and gkkworks recently started work on the Los Angeles Unified School District's first design-build project in its 51-year history. The $28-million Dorsey High School redevelopment project also received an unprecedented quick approval by the Division of the State Architect. More
More than 300 firms represented at Ohio River bridges meeting in Louisville, Ky.
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Nearly 700 people representing more than 300 companies from 32 states and three Canadian provinces attended a pre-bid meeting about the downtown Louisville, Ky., portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The meeting was held recently at the Kentucky International Convention Center. More
3 teams submit proposals for Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Long Beach, Calif.
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Three engineering and construction teams met the recent deadline for submitting proposals to design and build a new span to replace the 44-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach in California. More
Staff proposes raiding department budgets for MISC funding in Mesquite, Nev.
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Mesquite City Staff in Mesquite, Nev., is proposing to tap three department budgets to help pay for the Mesquite Indoor Sports Complex. In an effort to make up for lost funding of approximately $450,000 after the City Council terminated a Joint Development Agreement with Nevada Community Solutions, staff included a list of proposed funding sources as part of its background material for a recent Council agenda item that could approve two to four design-build teams who would then vie for the final design contract award. More
Construction official: build Tappan Zee Bridge now
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The window of opportunity to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge has arrived and the first step does not need to involve a mass-transit component, construction expert Ross Pepe told a group of realtors recently. "We'd be back where we were last September after nine years - nowhere," he said. More
Another main street road closure in Coon Rapids, Minn.
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Another segment of Main Street (County Road 14) in Coon Rapids, Minn., will be shut down to traffic, starting Friday, March 16 as part of the construction project. Main Street from Foley Boulevard to University Avenue will be closed until early August. That will mean that no traffic will be allowed on Main Street from Avocet Street to University Avenue in Coon Rapids. More
Balfour Beatty gets $362 million US Military Project
Balfour Beatty PLC , the infrastructure group, announced recently that Balfour Beatty Communities, a division of its U.S. PPP concession arm, has reached financial close on a $362 million project to design, build and renovate 3,268 military homes at four bases in California, Wyoming, Montana and Missouri for the U.S. Department of the Air Force. More
EwingCole completes first design-build project for the US Military Academy
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The design-build project has led to relocation of USMAPS from Fort Monmouth, N.J., U.S. to U.S. Military Academy at West Point. EwingCole was the Designer of Record for the project. Work has been executed in phases. The first phase was completed in mid-2011. Phase II, completed in January 2012, involved creation of the academic buildings, lacrosse and football fields. The final phase includes construction of the Athletic Building and is due to be completed soon More
Sauer-ELM complete design of new administrative headquarters for Cancer Specialists of North Florida
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The Sauer-ELM design-build team completed the design for the Administrative Headquarters for the Cancer Specialists of North Florida, the region's largest and most respected oncology physician practice. ELM, a Jacksonville, Fla., and Seattle based architecture, design and planning firm, designed the master plan for the firm's five-acre parcel and its 21,200 square foot office building in the Southpoint area in collaboration with Sauer Incorporated, the construction managers of the project. More
M.C. Dean leases 69,025 SF in Dulles, Va.
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M.C. Dean Inc., an electrical design-build and systems integration firm, signed a short-term lease for 69,025 square feet in the office building at 22980 Indian Creek Drive in Dulles, Va. The four-story structure totals 104,172 square feet in the Loudoun Gateway Corporate Park. The property was developed by The Alter Group in 2001 and is currently owned by Carr Properties, according to CoStar information. More
Balfour Beatty Construction completes George Mason University Housing project six months early
The Balfour Beatty Construction-led design-build team recently delivered the George Mason University Northwest Housing VIIIA project six months ahead of the contract completion date. More
Rosendin Electric names Jonas McBride to new role as Director, Central U.S. Engineering
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Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100 percent employee-owned company, has named Jonas McBride to the newly created role of Director, Central U.S. Engineering, to help oversee multi-office engineering projects and expand Rosendin Electric's operations in the central United States. McBride will be based in Austin, Texas at the offices of KST Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rosendin Electric. More
CH2M HILL participates in global marathon
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On March 5-10, several CH2M HILL employees served as panelists in the 8th annual Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology. The firm hosted a webinar on March 8 to kick off the China Program.
2012 awards competition is open
The new requirements, entry form and general information to enter your project are on the DBIA website. There have been some big changes – we've gone electronic! No more binders! Check the website and see how to enter your outstanding projects. We are also accepting nominations for the Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Awards and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award). All are due May 14, 2012. More
2012 Federal Call for Presentations extended
DBIA is still accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 Federal Sector Conference to be held Aug. 21-23. Proposals must be submitted online by Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. EST. More
Owner Panel will conclude 2012 Water/Wastewater Conference
Owners are the most significant driver in the rise of design-build. Yet, despite research showing this delivery method consistently reduces costs and project schedules, some owners remain hesitant to use it. Why? Gain insight into the owner perspective at the Wednesday morning General Session on April 25. Listen as agency officials who have implemented design-build across the country discuss their challenges, solutions, and future endeavors. More
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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 email@example.com or call 202-682-0110.
Do you know about all your member benefits?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. More
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
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
May 7-11, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San DiegoMore
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
March 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, 2012 Design-Build Awards Program
March 23, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, The Value of Subcontractors in Design-Build
March 29, DBIA-Florida Region, Design-Build, Love it or Leave it? An Owner's Perspective
March 29, DBIA-New England Region, Rhode Island Chapter, Presentation of regional winners of the Associated Schools of Construction's 22nd Annual Design-Build Competition
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
April 17, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint ACEC/DBIA-NW Meeting
April 18, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Scholarship Fundraiser
May 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 11, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah DOT Design-Build, Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges
May 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Data Centers
May 15, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
May 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2012 Regional Conference: Design-Build – Full Speed Ahead
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards BanquetMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have a calendar of Industry Events.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.
Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals # REC-2012-1 (RFP)More
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. 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 email@example.com