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DBIA/SAME Seeking Presentations for 2015 Federal Symposium
DBIA and SAME will host the 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium this Aug. 18-20 in Washington, D.C. We are seeking presentation submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Exploration of best practices and lessons learned by use of case studies and panel discussion of why things worked well or failed to meet expectations are encouraged. Submissions that explore these projects from the various stakeholders’ perspectives including the federal owner, architect and builder are encouraged. Sessions aimed at marketing products and services will be rejected. The deadline to submit is April 30, 2015. For more information and to submit: https://www.designbuildfederal.com/call_for_papers.cfm.
Don't Block Design-Build, New York
Citizens Budget Commission
New York State has been a laggard in adopting innovative approaches for completing public capital projects. While other states partner resourcefully with the private sector on major infrastructure and building projects, New York’s arcane statutes limit its ability to complete major public works efficiently. Design-build contracting adds flexibility to the public procurement process, allocates risks more efficiently, and has been demonstrated to be an effective approach for completing capital projects on time and on budget.
Highway Advocates Decry "Dangerous" Calls to Scrap Gas Tax
A coalition of 37 transportation advocacy organizations said that Congress should reject proposals from conservative groups to eliminate the federal gas tax, calling the plan “dangerous.” Conservative groups have pushed lawmakers to eliminate the 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal gas tax — used to raise money for transportation projects — to transfer responsibility for the nation’s road and bridges to state governments.
GOP Budgets Quiet on Highway Fix
Budgets that were released recently by Republicans leaders in the House and Senate offer little relief for a transportation funding shortfall that is threatening to stall construction projects this summer. Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a way to pay for an extension of a transportation funding measure that is currently scheduled to expire in May.
Dems Warn of Highway Shutdown Consequences
Democrats on the House Transportation Committee warned Republicans of the consequences of allowing federal infrastructure funding to dry up this summer. Lawmakers are meeting to search for a way to pay for an extension of the surface transportation bill that is currently scheduled to expire in May.
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PBBC Golf Outing
Performance Based Building Coalition
The Performance Based Building Coalition is proud to announce that its First Annual Golf Outing and Dinner on June 8. Join them for a day of golf — or just for dinner — the day before InfraAmericas at the only tournament-quality course in New York City, the brand new Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. With perfectly manicured conditions, world-class hospitality and breathtaking views at every turn, an unforgettable day is inevitable.
For the tournament brochure, schedule of events and registration form, please visit: http://performancebasedbuildingcoalition.com/annual-golf-outing/.
For more information or to reserve your foursome, please contact John Beadle at email@example.com.
Biggest Hartford Stadium Construction Challenge: Transparency
The Hartford Business Journal
What's the biggest challenge in building a baseball stadium in Hartford? It's not so much the physical difficulties. After all, construction companies are used to building in challenging environments. Nope, the biggest challenge is the increased scrutiny. Every step of the way this project is going to be under a microscope.
Spec Formliners is a leading manufacturer of formliners for use in concrete forming systems. Spec specializes in producing custom patterns. By working closely with engineers to turn their vision into a physical 3D mold and with the ability to laser-scan physical objects and reproduce them on any scale, Spec is miles ahead of the competition.
Port Canaveral Looks at $47 Million Cruise Terminal Upgrades
Port Canaveral officials recently began a process that could lead to major upgrades at two existing cruise terminals and help put the seaport on course to become the world's busiest cruise hub. The projects at Cruise Terminals 5 and 10 would cost $40 million to $47 million, according to Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Walsh.
Cleveland Groups Plan Commission Reschedule Construction of Iconic Lakeshore Bridge to 2017
The Plain Dealer
The iconic lakefront pedestrian bridge planned by Cuyahoga County, the city of Cleveland and the nonprofit Group Plan Commission will take at least a year longer to build than expected and won't be finished in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The partners in the $25 million project formally announced Tuesday that the new target for completion of the project would be 2017, a year later than the previously announced deadline of 2016.
Innovations Featured in Oregon Bridge Replacement
Sellwood project uses prefabrication and nitrogen-cooled concrete.
DBIA is Saddened to Note the Passing of A. James Clark, Founder of Long-Time Member Clark Construction
A. James Clark, who built one of the country’s largest private construction companies, died recently in his home. He was 87 years old. The billionaire died of congestive heart failure in Easton, Maryland, the Washington Post reported. Dubbed the King of Concrete, Clark amassed his fortune building some of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington D.C., including FedEx Field, Nationals Park and the Verizon Center.
$1.5-Billion Light Rail Line Takes Shape in Los Angeles
Design-build helped expedite Expo route, officials say.
Glass Walls Open to Bring the Outdoors in Spokane Convention Center
Daily Journal of Commerce
The Spokane Convention Center completion project represents the culmination of an ambitious program to create a cohesive campus including exhibit, meeting and ballroom facilities, along with the INB Performing Arts Center. Building on the existing facility’s economic success, the project completes the expansion that began with the opening of new exhibit halls in 2006, adding function spaces that will allow the center to attract major national events to Spokane.
California High-Speed Rail Authority Receives Qualifications from Five Design-Build Teams
The California High-Speed Rail Authority last week received statements of qualifications from five teams interested in designing and building the next segment of the high-speed rail route in California's Central Valley. Submitting the statements were California Rail Builders, Central Valley Connection Builders, Dragados/Flatiron JV, Salini Impregilo/Security Paving JV and Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, according to an authority press release.
Architect Peter Gluck to Present "What's Wrong with Us?" Lecture in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Peter L. Gluck will present a lecture titled "What's Wrong with Us?" at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series.
Arizona Department of Transportation Shortlists Three Teams for the South Mountain Freeway P3 Project
JD Supra Business Advisor
The Arizona Department of Transportation (“ADOT”) announced recently it has shortlisted three developer teams vying for the $1.9 billion design-build-maintain contract for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project.
DBIA and Coalition Partners Petition for Funding of Change Orders
DBIA, with eight other associations representing construction contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals petitioned the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) to modify the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to "make explicit" that before ordering a change to a construction contract the contracting officer must assure that funds are available to pay for additional work being ordered.
Memorial Service for Shannon Eckhart
The entire DBIA staff, Board of Directors and Region leaders are sending prayers and positive thoughts to the family and friends of DBIA’s Director of Media/Public Relations, Shannon Eckhart, after she passed away on March 13, 2015.
Shannon’s family will be holding a memorial service on Saturday, April 18, to share memories of her life. It will be held 1-4 p.m. at Top of the Town, 1400 North 14th Street, in Arlington, Va. Please RSVP to Cherie Pleasant at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
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2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Now Open for Submissions!
DBIA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. We will again be recognizing exemplary application of Design-Build Done Right™ that, at a minimum, has resulted in highly successful design-build projects that achieved best value while meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals. Rigorously judged by a jury of industry experts, the selected award-winning projects showcase design-build best practices, exemplary collaboration and integration in addition to exceeding owner expectations.
Click Here to Begin the Online Submission for the 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards
To learn more, download the full submission requirements and entry instructions here.
We would like to welcome our newest members
Industry Partner members
- Austin Bridge & Road, L.P.
- J-U-B Engineers, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
- Lydig Construction Inc.
- Penzel Construction Co., Inc.
- Sequoyah Electric, LLC
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- TST Infrastructure, LLC
- Bryan Atwater, Esq., MBA
Ledcor Management Services Inc., Legal
San Diego, Calif.
- Matt Bergmann
Laketown Electric Corporation
- Robert Bugg, P.E., PMP
US Army Corps of Engineers
- Mickey Carr
- Brian Claycomb
- Neil Clinebell, CHC
- Daniel Crawley
Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Construction, Inc.
- Michael Cromer, PG
Pennoni Associates Inc.
West Chester, Pa.
- Derek Dail
Dare County Water Dept.
Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
- Jason DaPisa
The Kenrich Group
- Jignesh Desai, P.E., PMP, LEEP AP
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
San Francisco, Calif.
- Paul Devereux, CEng, MIEI, LEED AP
Los Angeles, Calif.
- Donald Grody, AIA
Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects
- Whitney Hanscom
Homeland Contracting Corp.
- Ivan Hansen
Public Building Commission of Chicago
- Timothy Harkins
The Miller Group Companies, Inc
Virginia Beach, Va.
- Julie Heiberger
Hoffman Planning, Design and Construction, Inc.
- Arianna Heiderer
- Brian Hirsch
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
- Philip Horsey, P.E.
Pennoni Associates Inc.
- Kenneth Hume, P.E.
KEH & Associates, Inc.
San Marcos, Calif.
- Gregory Ingalls
California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Calif.
- Matthew Lewis, P.E.
Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Construction, Inc.
- Houman Makarechi, P.E.
- Rich Merrill, P.E.
Wyoming Military Department
- Mark Minieri, LEED AP
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
La Jolla, Calif.
- Matthew Moffa, Student ASLA
Cal Poly Pomona
Yorba Linda, Calif.
- Gregory Mulac
Turner Construction Company
- Colin Okada
- Tan Pham, CMIT
New School of Architecture and Design
San Diego, Calif.
- Ben Reicks, LEED AP
JE Dunn Construction
- Kelly Rubino, P.E., CBC
EG Solutions, Inc.
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
- Russell Sheppard
St. Louis, Mo.
- Kevin Spady, AIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
- Zane Truman
St. Louis, Mo.
New member listing as of March 23, 2015.
- Richard Zimmerman
American Bridge Company
Overland Park, Kan.
DBIA Contact: Membership
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Mar. 25-27, Owner Boot Camp, Oakland, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 2, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 3, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
Apr. 6-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 20, Design Management Fundamentals, St. Paul, Minn.
Apr. 20-23, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Apr. 22, Conceptual Estimating, San Antonio, Texas
Apr. 27-30, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 4, Conceptual Estimating, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 8, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 15, Design Management Fundamentals, Portland, Ore.
June 8-11, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 22-25, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 29-July 2, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
July 6-9, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 17, BIM Execution Planning, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 7, BIM Execution Planning, Orlando, Fla.
Aug. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Cypress, Calif.
Aug. 17, High-Performance Incentive Contracting, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 17-19, 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 4, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 4, BIM Execution Planning, Cypress, Calif.
Sep. 18, BIM Execution Planning, Denver, Colo.
Sep. 21-24, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 28-Oct. 2, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Region Events Calendar
Apr. 9, UNF Clay Shoot Fundraiser
May 5, Lunch presentation, Alternative Delivery and Procurement Methods
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 22, Blue Scope Steel Factory Tour; Evening Networking Event (with Pennsylvania AWWA)
May 15, Second Annual Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Apr. 22, Collegiate Bowling Fundraiser
May 15, Regional Conference
June 26, Golf Tournament
Aug. 14, Clay Tournament
Sep. 23, Owners' Forum
Dec. 10, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Apr. 23-24, Annual Conference, The Magic of Design-Build
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Apr. 3, Arizona Golf Tournament
Apr. 7, Hawaii Lunch Program, Lean Project Delivery Through Design-Build
Apr. 23, San Francisco Luncheon, Project Delivery in the Biopharmaceutical and Lab Industries (with ISPE)
May 21, 2015 Regional Design-Build Awards Program and Dinner
June 15, Bay Area Golf Tournament
Sep. 14, Sacramento Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access. Also – DBIA members – remember that your membership includes a subscription to epipeline lite!
Design-Build Team Sought for New Shoreview Library (Minnesota)
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