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We’re expecting another big turnout in Portland next week for the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Design-Build for Transportation Conferences and hope you will join us. Join the design-build movement and network and learn with some of the best and brightest in the industry. Registration is available on site. Can’t wait to see you there!
Mar. 16, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Worcester, Mass.
Mar. 19-21, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 21-23, Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 28, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations
Apr. 3-5, Certification Workshop, Sandy, Utah
Apr. 4-6, Certification Workshop, Milpitas, Calif.
Apr. 10, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
Apr. 10, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
Apr. 10-12, Certification Workshop, Alpharetta, Ga.
Apr. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Bellevue, Wash.
Apr. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Union City, Calif.
Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday said Congress must find a way to pay for a massive looming shortfall in funding to pay for crumbling highways, bridges and other infrastructure. Representative Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said at a hearing he is working to find a “big broad bipartisan infrastructure bill” but acknowledged new revenue must be found.
The same day state officials termed conditions at units at a New York City public housing project in the Bronx as disgusting, the state assembly passed legislation that could help expedite much needed repairs at New York City Housing Authority properties. ... New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement in response to the assembly vote on the design-build bill, saying, “Speaker Heastie and the state assembly have the backs of NYCHA tenants. Today, they passed a bill giving NYCHA full design-build authority that will speed up critical repairs by more than a year. The rest of Albany needs to follow the assembly’s lead: stop playing games and promoting gimmicks. Deliver the key investments and reforms NYCHA tenants are waiting for.”
ThinCast™ panels are ultra thin with depths of 0.75 to 2 inches. The aesthetic versatility, resilience, and flexibility are only a few of the many benefits ThinCast panels offer. The stainless steel prestressing of the panels eliminates any possibility of corrosion.
The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has awarded $487.1 million to 41 highway, bridge, rail and other projects—a majority of them in rural areas— in the latest round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. (View summaries of winning projects here.)
Pensacola News Journal
The County Commissioners on Monday decided to solicit bidders for the courthouse project that is slated to go on approximately 19 acres on Avalon Boulevard outside the city of Milton's limits. By the end of the month, the county will send out a request for qualifications advertisement for design and construction services.
“From my perch, quite frankly, it’s exploding,” David Egger, senior vice president and managing director for infrastructure systems for Black & Veatch’s water business, says of the tunnel market. Egger estimates water tunneling is a $6-billion-a-year business in North America. “More contractors are entering the space, and owners left and right are seeing the advantages of tunnels
Mass Transit Blog
Public-private partnerships (P3’s) are an asset to public transportation agencies. One of the most beneficial aspects is the ability for agencies to shift certain financial and construction risks to private companies. P3’s have the ability to utilize funding and grants from both regional and local transportation authorities – the process of P3’s can provide a greater level of investment benefits. P3’s can also be utilized in a number of different applications; including design/build, implementation of passenger services and technologies. A Department of Transportation spokesperson stated; “While public private partnerships may not work for every rail project, they can provide projects with increased flexibility and capital, accelerated project delivery and more access to innovation.”
Commercial Property Executive
Skanska’s Michael Brown talked to Commercial Property Executive about the current status of Florida’s construction sector and the significance of public-private partnerships. As the U.S. is increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to advance infrastructure projects, Skanska is emerging as an important player in this arena. P3s allow private companies to work with local governments and complete projects in a quicker and less expensive way, according to the Trump administration.
International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
The new Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station aims to protect water quality in the river by treating the stormwater runoff that currently flows directly into the river. It signifies the first of eight projects that will complete King County’s four-decade work to control the combined sewer outflow that still occurs in parts of Seattle. ... King County expects the project to take five years to construct. Already Titan Earthwork has completed site preparation and demolition to prep the site for construction. King County awarded the treatment station construction contract to Flatiron West Inc.
Pasadena Business Now
Parsons Inc. has been selected by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) as Owner’s Engineer for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, which will begin construction this year. The project involves a new bridge between Windsor, ON, in Canada and Detroit, MI, in the United States. Parsons will support WDBA, providing design review, technical advice, and construction monitoring and oversight, including inspections, compliance reviews, and audits.
Jay Stenklyft, MIFAB Inc.
Siphonic education session to explain the possible benefits of siphonic drainage on the roof and on parking decks. Take advantage of this educational session that we have offered through our DBIA partnership to educate you and your team on a state-of-the-art software program. READ MORE
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AECOM Hunt and Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, acting as a joint venture, are performing site, pier and demolition work at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in preparation for a $270 million renovation of the iconic sports venue, according to Engineering News-Record. The construction process will preserve the Coliseum's landmark status and familiar appearance but will upgrade the stadium with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; all new seats to give fans extra legroom; new a new press box and new box seats, lounges and concession stands; renovated concourses; and new audio, video and Wi-Fi systems. The joint venture will also restore the column, archway, travertine limestone tiles and decorative mural that are part of the Coliseum's signature Peristyle.
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In a year of numerous developments in the risk management field, there was probably none bigger than the announcement that OSHA would be implementing electronic incident reporting. A change that looks to have a lasting impact on organizational operations, the requirement of electronic incident reports allows OSHA to focus on more efficiently allocating their compliance assistance resources to address rising health and safety concerns. Even more important is that these reports will be public facing, providing employers and workers with valuable insights on injury and illness trends.
A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision in the case of Vivify Construction, LLC, v. Nautilus Insurance Company, shows the need for general contractors to clarify that the insurance is in place when a contract requires indemnification by a subcontractor. In this instance, the insurance excluded bodily to injuries to workers and the court upheld the insurer's claim that it did not have to provide coverage.
Contractors used to have to swim through a sea of paperwork to perform any number of preconstruction tasks, including quantity takeoffs, collecting bids from subcontractors, checking vendor qualifications, communicating with the owner, and clarifying design issues with the architect and engineer. The digital age alleviated the burden of paper but resulted in still siloed functions that chop up the preconstruction process. In addition, the use of multiple, not-integrated software programs, which can be frustrating to use as well as time-wasting, leaves the door open for potential data entry mistakes that could mean the difference between winning and losing a project.
RFP – Petersburg, Alaska, Dry Storage Building Design-Build
Non-mandatory pre-proposal site visit Mar. 22; proposals due Apr. 2.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Mina Abdelmessih, P.E., DBIA
El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Jason Davis, DBIA
Turnagin Marine Construction Corporation
Kerrie Greenfelder, P.E., BCEE, ENV, SP, DBIA
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company
Kansas City, Mo.
Kelly Nash, P.E., DBIA
Maryland Department of Transportation
Todd Schwarz, DBIA
Austin Bridge and Road
Lloyd Thomas, DBIA
S. B. Ballard Construction Company
Virginia Beach, Va.
Brandon Lee Flaherty, Assoc. DBIA, P.E.
Louisville & Jefferson County Metro Sewer District
Donato Riccio, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Las Vegas, Nev.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Apr. 26, 8th Annual UNF Clay Shoot – Jacksonville
Apr. 26, Gulf Coast Chapter Evening Program, Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Apr. 10, Wisconsin Chapter Evening Program, How Does MSOE Use Design-Build Curricula to Educate Future Design-Build Professionals
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 5, Alleghenies Chapter Inaugural Evening Event
Apr. 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Apr. 11, Missouri Design-Build Delivery Education Session
May 17, Maryland Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
May 4, Oregon Chapter 1st Annual Golf Event
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Mar. 20, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 2: Contracting for Design-Build Services
Apr. 10, Design-Build Done Right- Best Practices Series Part 3: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
Apr. 19, Collegiate Awards Bowling Fundraiser
May 24, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
Apr. 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Mar. 21, 10th Annual Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
Apr. 19, Young Professionals Event – WhirlyBall
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Apr. 3, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, How to Be Successful and Win Design-Build Projects in Private Development
Apr. 5, Deadline for submitting applications for 2018 DBIA-Western Pacific Region Design-Build College Scholarship Program
Apr. 17, Nevada Chapter Spring Mixer
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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