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2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference - A Success
The 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference recently took place in San Jose, Calif. Produced by DBIA and co-hosted by AWWA and WEF, the multi-day conference program was a huge success. Roughly 800 key players and decision-makers attended the conference this year — representing municipalities as well as companies operating within the architecture, engineering, construction and acquisition arenas.
Did You Know? DBIA Released Ten Universal Best Practices for Design-Build Done Right
Did you know that the Design-Build Done Right Best Practices titled “Universally Applicable Best Practices Applying to Any Project Type, in Any Market Sector, of Any Size” was vetted through the industry for more than a year, and recently approved by the DBIA National Board of Directors?
Based on research, case studies and extensive industry input, DBIA has identified design-build best practices and implementing techniques that directly impact project performance. Stated differently, if these practices are implemented, there is an increased probability that the design-build project will be successful. If these practices are not implemented, the performance of the project may be compromised and expectations of one or all of the team participants may not be met.
For ease of reference, this document has categorized ten (10) best practices (and nearly 50 supporting implementing techniques) into three areas:
Design-Build Done Right Best Practices is a single source that clearly defines design-build fundamentals to significantly enhance superior project outcomes. The evolution of this document is based on input from DBIA members and the A/E/C industry. To read the comprehensive best practices, click here.
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City of San Francisco Seeking Design-Build Advisor
The City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Works has issued an RFQ for design-build advisor services. The impending project is a Rehabilitation Detention Facility/HOJ Replacement Jail. Responses are due April 4 (extended from the original date).
Seeking Your Feedback on Project Delivery Methods
DBIA is partnering with McGraw Hill Construction on a new study to analyze the impact of delivery systems on building projects.
We would appreciate your thoughts and encourage you to participate in the online survey.
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The survey seeks to reveal the benefits, drivers and obstacles both of widely used delivery systems, including design-build and construction management at risk, as well as of emerging systems such as design-bid-build-operate-maintain. When complete, the results will be used to produce a Delivery Systems SmartMarket Report (SMR), which will be widely distributed to the U.S. design and construction community.
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and is open until Tuesday, April 15. Your responses will be completely confidential and used for this survey only. All responses will be analyzed in aggregate, and no individual responses will be referenced or used in any way. In appreciation for your time, those completing the survey will have the option to receive this exciting new report.
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Reach Critical Audiences: Present at Federal Project Delivery Symposium
The call for presentations for the 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium is now open until April 23. Hosted by DBIA and SAME on August 19-21 in Washington, D.C., this Symposium provides a platform to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the federal sector and the call for presentations is now open. Details and the submission form are available at: https://www.designbuildfederal.com/call_for_papers.cfm.
Kansas DOT to Host Public Open House for Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Design-Build Project
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is hosting a public open house for the Johnson County Gateway: Phase 2 Design-Build Project on Thursday, April 10. The public is invited to attend the open house style meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Barn (formerly the Lenexa Conference Center) located at 11184 Lackman Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66219.
Inner Belt Bridge Excess Dollars Moved to I-75 Work Near Toledo, Ohio
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Some $67 million left over from Cleveland's Inner Belt Bridge construction project will be spent on widening a stretch of Interstate 75 south of Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission voted to shift the money from funds it initially approved for construction of the eastbound bridge over the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland to the I-75 project in Hancock and Wood counties.
NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility, Designed-Built by SmithGroup JJR and JE Dunn, Named R&D Magazine's laboratory of the Year
One of the nation's newest and most premier energy research facilities has been named R&D Magazine's 2014 Laboratory of the Year. Designed and built by SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction, the $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is located at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Its one-of-a-kind design will assist NREL, and its partners, to shape the energy systems of the future.
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OMB Report for Fiscal Year 2015
The Office of Management and Budget's report calculates the amounts by which FY 2015 direct spending is required to be reduced and provides a listing of the reductions required. Specifically, OMB calculates reductions in FY 2015 of 2.0 percent to nonexempt Medicare spending, 7.3 percent to other non-exempt nondefense mandatory programs, and 9.5 percent to nonexempt defense mandatory programs.
Union Depot Achieves LEED Gold Status in St. Paul, Minn.
The $243 million renovation of the historic Union Depot into a transit hub in St. Paul has earned LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation by the national organization recognizes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, measured by environmental and sustainability best practices. Owned by the Ramsey Council Regional Railroad Authority, Union Depot initially sought Silver LEED status, but took extra steps to reach the Gold level.
Baker-Mascaro Design-Build Team on Award-Winning CSX in Pittsburgh
The CSX J&L Tunnel Modification project in Pittsburgh has been honored with several professional industry awards. The J&L Tunnel Modification Project is a part of CSX Transportation, Inc.’s National Gateway Clearance Improvement Program, a public-private partnership to improve freight transportation efficiencies. The focus was on raising the clearances in the J&L Tunnel to permit the movement of double stack container trains. The work was completed while the rail line remained open and was led by the design-build team of Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (an engineering unit of Michael Baker International, LLC), and Mascaro Construction Company, LP.
Graves and Frost Highlight O.N.E. Conference Speakers in Blue Springs, Mo.
DBIA Mid-America Region
The Annual DBIA Mid-America Region O.N.E. Conference will be May 8, 2014 at Adams Pointe Conference Center & Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo., and you won't want to miss this year’s keynote speakers including Greg Graves, P.E., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Burns & McDonnell.
Welcome Individual and Industry Partner Representative Members
New member listing as of March 24-March 30, 2014.
- Ofelia Alcantara, Director | Design and Construction, California High Speed Rail Authority, Calif.
- Samuel Atolaiye, Division Chief, Department of Public Works, Md.
- Dorota Budzynska, Project Engineer, Alameda County Water District, Calif.
- Joshua Carter, Senior Estimator, John R. Jurgensen Company, Ohio
- Michael Clair, Student, Montgomery College, Md.
- Marlo Clowers, Senior Project Manager, Georgia Department of Transportation, Ga.
- James Colby, Design-Build Coordinator, West Virginia Department of Transportation, W.V.
- Sarah Daniel, Highway Engineer, West Virginia Department of Transportation, W.V.
- Chris Delp, Project Engineer, Alameda County Water District, Calif.
- Joseph Dongo, Program Manager, California Department of Transportation, Calif.
- Christine Finney, Buyer II, City of Peoria, Ariz.
- Harold Fletcher, III, Senior Project Manager, Vanir Construction Management, Texas
- Juan Florensa, Director | Public Works and Utilities, Town of Longboat Key, Fla.
- Greg Gamble, Director | Construction Management, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Calif.
- Brian Hess, Director | Utilities, City of Liberty, Mo.
- Timothy Hochuli, Assistant Utilities Director, City of Venice, Fla.
- Andrew Hoenig, Project Manager, Georgia Department of Transportation, Ga.
- Charles Hunt, Director | Water Utility Development, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, Ga.
- David Huter, Transportation Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas
- Jeremiah Littleton, Transportation Engineer Specialist, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Ky.
- Rick Morrow, Supervisory Bridge Engineer, California Department of Transportation, Calif.
- David Ohlson, Associate Civil Engineer, City of San Jose, Calif.
- Shane O’Nesky, Project Engineer, Alameda County Water District, Calif.
- Zachary Partin, Sanitary Engineer, San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, Calif.
- Jennifer Privette, Sustainability Manager, City of Newport News, Va.
- Michael Swim, Area Manager | Highway Engineering, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, Canada
- Edward Van Keuren, Corporate Construction Manager, Waste Management, Pa.
- Oscar Vasquez, Senior Transpiration Engineer, California Department of Transportation, Calif.
- Michael Walsh, Project Director, Kitchell CEM, Ariz.
- Charles Westover, Project Manager, Wash,
- Brian Wilcox, Interim Director | Engineering and Crafts, The University of Memphis, Tenn.
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DBIA's 2014 "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
April 22, Ten Operational Strategies To Make Your Design-Build Project More Successful
May 6, Design-Build RFPs – Acquiring Desired Results
May 20, Design Management – Designers
June 17, DBIA Contract Focus on the Sub-Prime Relationship: How the Design-Build Team Can Make or Break the Project
July 22, Design Management – Construction Trade
Sept. 23, Design-Management – Owners
Oct. 14, DBIA Contract Focus on Progressive Design-Build: What is it? Who Can Use It and How Owners Can Successfully Use Progressive Design-Build to Achieve Their Project Goals
Nov. 18, Post-Award for Owners
Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 28-May 2, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, Texas
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 5-9, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, Mo.
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, Ohio
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
July 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Inc.
Aug. 15, Design Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 19-21, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Region Events Calendar
May 8, Regional O.N.E Conference
April 8, Lunch Meeting, LEED 4 – ASHRAE 90.1
May 16, Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
April 8, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
May 1-2, Annual Conference, "Design-Build for the Future!"
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
April 15, Bay Area Luncheon Program, UC Merced Discussion on the Process and Lessons Learned of Developing a P3 RFQ
May 8, San Diego Luncheon Program, 41 Area at Camp Pendleton - An Integrated Design-Build Success Story
May 22, 2014 Awards Ceremony
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament
Sep. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
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