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Register now for the 2016 Design-Build in Transportation Conference and 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference being held April 18-22 in Charlotte, N.C. Registration may be completed online or via downloadable PDF form. But no matter how you register, DBIA encourages you to do so by April 11 in order to take advantage of our “Advance” discount rates. Pricing will increase beginning April 12, 2016.
Join DBIA this April 18-22, 2016, for the 2016 Design-Build in Transportation and 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conferences where progressive design-build will be addressed throughout the week. While relatively new in the transportation sector, progressive design-build is used more often for water/wastewater projects. On Tuesday, April 19, experts Michael Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, Robynne Parkinson, JD, DBIA, and Jeff Folden from Maryland State Highway Administration will discuss what progressive design-build is and how agencies are starting to use it the afternoon Transportation General Session. Later in the week, the Water/Wastewater Conference will host an entire track of breakout sessions focused on this topic including examples from City of Houston, Bedford Regional Water Authority and North Davis Sewer District to name a few. Join the discussion in Charlotte and register for one or both of these exciting events. Visit www.DBIA.org/conferences for details on the program and registration.
On behalf of the DBIA National Board of Directors, we invite DBIA members in good standing to submit nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. In filling board vacancies, DBIA strives to represent diverse segments of the industry and diverse geographic regions, as well as to ensure gender and racial diversity. Such broad diversity will help ensure a cross section of unique skills, wide-ranging expertise and the varied perspectives needed to help DBIA achieve its strategic goals. Nominations are due by April 29, 2016.
The Flint crisis "represents a low point in our country's ongoing efforts to improve and solve our aging water infrastructure crisis," adds Marshall Davert, president of the government-and-infrastructure unit of MWH Global. John Raimondo and the Michigan chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America have been meeting with state legislators and the governor's office to promote a design-build approach to construction projects in general in Michigan.
Water Utility Infrastructure Management
Featured speakers will include the Mayor of Charlotte as well as the Water Director of Charlotte. As in the past, DBIA's Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is co-sponsored by AWWA, WEF and the Water Design-Build Council. On the last day of the conference, there will be a unique session about what goes on behind the scenes of a complicated and pressure-packed project, and how a team seeks to overcome project delivery challenges and roadblocks. The DC Water team will give a morning presentation not to be missed.
There is so much to see and do at Autodesk University 2015, especially if you are in the construction industry. We’ve put together some of our top reasons why we think you should come see us at the beautiful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Check out the reasons why!
JD Supra Business Advisor
The Illinois Senate is currently reviewing a bill that would greatly expand the authority of public agencies in Illinois to enter into public-private partnership (P3) agreements. To date, such authority has been limited to the Illinois DOT, the State Toll Highway Authority and, in limited circumstances, local governments.
The Bond Buyer
Municipal finance leaders and a bipartisan group of lawmakers met Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss how tax laws might be eased so that more public-private arrangements could be used to finance public infrastructure projects. The event, hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, included policymakers and industry executives with expertise in P3s. Some of the discussion focused on whether there should be more kinds of public infrastructure projects that can be financed with tax-exempt private-activity bonds and P3 arrangements
You can be fairly certain that as soon as your new space is up and running, a staffing change or technology upgrade is just around the corner. Now you’re confronted with adapting to change with as little disruption and loss in productivity as possible. One decision, early in the design process, can make change tolerable, affordable and less impactful to productivity. That decision is Gridd™.
Most healthcare facilities to date have been constructed under a design-bid-build model, or DBB–a three-party paradigm in which the owner contracts separately with both a designer and a constructor...In a 2015 KPMG report, 53% of owners reported having suffered one or more underperforming projects relative to budget and/or schedule in the previous year and only 31% of the owners’ projects’ came within 10% of budget in the previous three years. Still, even with this evidence, the industry continues to rely on DBB heavily. Fortunately, the healthcare industry’s openness to change is also influencing design and construction efforts. The same 2015 report cited above revealed 43 percent of owners called a more integrated project delivery approach "the most exciting trend in facilities" in 2014, versus just 8 percent in 2013. Some healthcare organizations have been finding success leveraging single-source delivery options such as design-led, design-build for better results relative to cost and schedule
The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County transportation planners have a billion-dollar decision to make next month – whether to ask county voters for a half-cent sales tax increase to help fund a series of major road and transit improvements to reduce congestion. The tax would raise an estimated $3.6 billion over 30 years and would be spent around the county for road repairs, street expansions, new freeway interchanges and major transit projects.
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
The Arizona Republic
A year after Banner Health bought the financially troubled University of Arizona Health Network, the Phoenix-based hospital system plans to spend big to bolster its academic medicine efforts.
Banner will invest nearly $1 billion in clinics and new teaching-hospital towers in Tucson and Phoenix, and offices for managers and department leaders at the Tucson hospital tower, officials said.
Daily Commercial News
The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming Hotel/Motel and Retail/Shopping Centre construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.
Mass 25 Propping System maximizes flexibility with a compact 7” square leg with adjustable ends and pivot connectors. Mass 25 can be used as individual shores or built into towers and trusses. It features standard angle, truss and frame bracing to connect directly to the flanges of the props. Grillage beams spread the load across props or can provide base spreaders. See more photos >
It's no surprise that public-private partnerships (P3s) are a hot topic in the United States. Non-traditional approaches to infrastructure financing promise to help fiscally strapped state and local governments increase investment in public infrastructure, something everyone wants to happen.
AGC of America
Sundt Construction, Inc. of Tempe, Ariz. was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2015 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 51 other companies were selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
Businesses that develop a solid plan before acting can double their chances of success. Similarly, planning in the early stages of a build project, although intuitively necessary, when done right can reap substantial rewards. When the design team considers a cellular raceway system for wire management during the initial planning stage it improves the likelihood of success and provides many meaningful benefits. By considering a cellular raceway system early, Design/Build Firms can realize the best return for their money. Quality solutions are those that will save them money, and deliver long-term value for their clients. Our raceway systems are designed to do just that for designers and their clients who plan ahead.
Q&A talks about the challenges of urban infrastructure development with Carrie Rocha, associate vice president, Connecticut office leader of engineering-consulting firm HNTB Corp.
Daily Journal of Commerce
The University of Washington Tacoma has started a $28 million renovation on the last of the warehouses it bought along the old Prairie Rail Line spur to create the branch campus. Miller Hull Partnership is the architect. Other designers are PCS Structural Solutions (structural engineer), Glumac (electrical and mechanical engineer), AHBL (civil engineer), Bruce Dees (landscape architect), and Bola Architecture and Planning (historic preservation). Ascendent LLC is doing demolition and removing hazardous materials.
Building Design + Construction
Fans in Barcelona, Spain, are passionate too, so when HOK and Barcelona’s TAC Arquitectes designed the New Palau Blaugrana arena for FC Barcelona, the firm took into account home court advantage.
Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services, announced the Walt Disney World® Resort Textile Services Laundry Facility project was honored with a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Industrial Category. Representatives from Gilbane were on hand to receive the award during the ABC's 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.
The National Law Review
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, OSHA held a public meeting to discuss its draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (Guidelines). Most of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the written comments received in the 90-day comment period, with a focus on areas that raised stakeholder concerns.
“Here’s a young kid – and I say young because they’re not old like me – but he’s not afraid to say, ‘Hey, stop the work, I need to make a call,’” recalls Jerry Flemming, vice president of risk management at McHugh. “He said, ‘Hey, is this right?’ We said, ‘Whoa – no, stop! It’s not right. Good call!’ We were patting him on the back. “We preach that all the time: If you see something, pick up the phone. You’re not getting in trouble. We won’t think less of you.”
The Huffington Post
The building industry is notoriously slow when it comes to adopting and utilizing technological solutions. However, Google’s Project Tango could be about to change all that if its self-3D mapping software becomes impossible to ignore, as expected. Our thirst for faster and more accurate data is increasingly leading all industries to finally reach the eureka moment of how digital technology can and will revolutionize their industry.
Christopher Allen, DBIA
John Finnegan, P.E., DBIA
John Glass, P.E., LEED AP, DBIA
Virginia Department of Transportation
Mark Hamilton, P.E., DBIA
RockSol Consulting Group, Inc.
Catherine Woodworth, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Jami Boutwell, Assoc. DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Milton Brown, Assoc. DBIA
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colo.
Gregory Cheifetz, Assoc. DBIA
San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, Calif.
Jared Cumpsten, Assoc. DBIA
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colo.
Vincent Davis, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
San Jose, Calif.
Hossein Eshaghi, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Bradford Kilcup, Assoc. DBIA
Virginia Rocha, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, Calif.
Michael Tungsvik, Assoc. DBIA
Robb Waldburger, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
DBIA Contact: Certification
Industry Partner member firm
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- Whitlock & Shelton Construction, Inc.
New member listing as of March 28, 2016.
- Steve Anderson
- Christopher Day, LEED AP, DBIA
- Bryan Engstrom
Johnson Controls, Inc.
- David Ervin
MEB General Contractors
- Jenna Frowein
Student, Stanford University
- Taylor Gilmore
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
- Kristyn Iwane
Student, University of Hawaii
- Roger Johnson
- Johnny Limbaugh
Lee County MPO
- Timothy Pullen
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
- Stephen Pyrkosz, AIA, LEED AP
- Isaac Smith
Bouten Construction Company
- David Thurnherr, P.E.
- Steven Torres
Pannone, Lopes, Deveraux and West
- Charles Williams, P.E., DBIA, PMP
University of Missouri-Kansas City
DBIA Contact: Membership
Apr. 4-6, Certification Workshop, Alpharetta, Ga.
Apr. 18-20, 2016 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 20-22, 2016 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 25, BIM Execution Planning, Columbus, Ohio
Apr. 25-27, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Apr. 25-27, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 9-11, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
May 9-11, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
May 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oakland, Calif.
May 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Raleigh, N.C.
May 20, BIM Execution Planning, Portland, Ore.
May 23-25, Certification Workshop, Phoenix, Ariz.
June 6-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 15, Conceptual Estimating, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 18-20, Certification Workshop, Mobile, Ala.
July 22, Conceptual Estimating, Kansas City, Mo.
July 25-28, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 8, BIM Execution Planning, Austin, Texas
Aug. 8-10, Certification Workshop, D.C. Metro Area
Aug. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Aug. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Tampa, Fla.
Sep. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sep. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Apr. 21, Northeast Chapter, 6th Annual UNF Clay Shoot (with ASHE Jax)
Apr. 27, Design-Build and Higher Education
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Apr. 28, Central Indiana Chapter Afternoon Program, Design-Build vs. Design-Bridge Build
Apr. 7, Kansas Chapter Kick-Off Social
Apr. 13, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
Apr. 21, O.N.E. Conference
Apr. 21, Maryland Chapter Luncheon Program, discussion of the use of IPD
May 15, Maryland Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
May 12, Evening Program, The Incredible Tappan Zee Bridge Project - Design-Build at its Most Amazing!
Apr. 12, Oregon Chapter Meeting
Apr. 13, Seattle Chapter Meeting
May 11, Seattle Chapter Meeting
June 8, Seattle Chapter Meeting
June 9, 6th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Apr. 15, Design-Build Best Practices Series: Design-Build Done Right Part 3 (with AGC Colorado)
Apr. 22, Collegiate Bowling Fundraiser
May 20, 2016 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
June 24, 14th Annual Golf Tournament
Apr. 20, "Howl at the Moon" Networking Reception
May 5, 2016 Annual SW Region Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 18, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Apr. 1, Applications for Scholarship Program Due
Apr. 7, Arizona Afternoon Program, A DBIA National Award Winner and the Collaborative Process; A Case Study
Apr. 14, Orange County Luncheon Program, DBIA Water/Wastewater Workshop: UPdate and Outlook
Apr. 15, Early Bird deadline for June 27 Bay Area Golf Tournament
Apr. 26, Bay Area Luncheon Program, Maximizing the Benefits of Design-Build for Justice Facilities
May 3, San Diego Luncheon Program
May 19, Sacramento Luncheon Program
May 26, Region Awards Banquet
June 2, Nevada Luncheon Program
June 9, San Diego Golf Tournament
June 16, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
June 27, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 14, Hawaii Luncheon Program
July 19, Orange County Luncheon Program
Sep. 12, Sacramento Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063