Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts plans new Cancer Pavilion
Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts has announced plans to design a Cancer Pavilion to provide expanded cancer care services for the communities it serves. In partnership with the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence, Marlborough Hospital's President and CEO John Polanowicz, unveiled initial hospital plans for the project design in a presentation recently. More
Avoiding the pitfalls
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According to the Design-Build Institute of America, "Design-build is a process that has been embraced by the world's great civilizations. In ancient Mesopotamia, the Code of Hammurabi (1,800 BC) fixed absolute accountability upon master builders for both design and construction. In the succeeding millennia, cathedrals and cable-stayed bridges, cloisters and corporate headquarters have been conceived and constructed using the paradigm of design-build." More
Anchorage, Alaska, senator wants to build engineering halls at UAA and UAF
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A Senate Democrat recently pitched spending $125 million for new university engineering halls in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Two-fifths of the money would design and help build a building at UAF, and the rest would go to Anchorage. The bill comes from Sen. Johnny Ellis of Anchorage. He said strong demand for engineering training at both campuses could justify a new building at each. It's a discussion he said he hopes will play out through 2012 - his standalone bill falls outside the broader statewide budgeting process under review in Juneau. More
When adopt-a-highway doesn't satisfy in Massachusetts
With federal and state funding drying up faster than the Aral Sea, Massachusetts legislators are debating the pros and cons of private investment in the state's infrastructure. Whether it's building a new highway, fixing an aging bridge or perhaps turning Bradley International Airport over to a private entity, there are myriad ways the state could raise revenue through private investment, said state Sen. John McKinney, a Republican who represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown and Weston in the 28th Senate District. More
Design-build HDD in Jacksonville, Fla.
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When TECO Peoples Gas and SeaCoast Gas Transmission needed to extend their 80 km SeaCoast Pipeline, a large challenge was faced: the additional 2.5 km of length they required had to be laid beneath a river. TECO Peoples Gas hired drilling company Mears Group to undertake the task. To complete the project, Mears drilled a 2.26 km pilot hole beneath the St Johns River at a depth of 40 m below river bottom to install the 16 inch steel pipe. The bore was constructed by Mears using horizontal directional drilling, and the project was undertaken within a design-build framework. More
Senators OKs 2-year $7 billion transport budget; 3P, design-build among new features
The Ohio Senate recently unanimously approved a two-year $7 billion transportation budget supporters touted as an proactive approach to deal with the state's budget crisis, that will create jobs by putting creative funding ideas in play while adhering first to a fix it first mentality. More
epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on getting access. More
Book of the week
The book of the week for next week is the Seventh Edition of Design-Build Essentials by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA. This volume shows you how all the various players associated with delivering a design-build project can work together. As always, DBIA members get a 10 percent discount. More
A reminder of a benefit for our Industry Partner members
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.
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit!
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 email@example.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
April 8, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
April 8, Super-Charged Source Selection, St. Paul, Minn.
April 11-15, Certification Workshop, Denver
April 11-16, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Amy Meenan at LAUSD to register - firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-241-6547)
April 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 27, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
May 2-6, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.More
April 1, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional Design-Build Awards Submissions Due
April 6, DBIA-Florida Region, Luncheon/Networking Meeting: Owner Perspective and Insights on why and When to use Design-Build
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific, Deadline for applying for scholarships
April 12, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Chicago Chapter, "Insurance and Bonding for Design-Build Projects"
April 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series, "Sustainability"
April 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Legal Issues in Design-Build
April 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California
April 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California
April 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Colorado Bridge Enterprise
April 28-29, DBIA-Southwest Region, 7th Annual Conference
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Regional ConferenceMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.
Green Building Focus
Come to Green Building Focus Conference and Expo in Charlotte, N.C., on April 20-21 to take part in the greenest week of the year! Come to see the leading minds and researchers in the green building field such as Eric Corey Freed, principal of organicARCHITECT and author of Green Building for Dummies; Shawn Martin of ICC speaking about the International Green Construction Code; Ari Kobb, director, Green Building Solutions, Siemens; and many more. Register now at www.greenbuildingfocus.com/charlotte2011. More
7th Annual US P3 Infrastructure Forum
The 7th Annual U.S. P3 Infrastructure Forum will be held June 14-15 in New York.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.