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Do you have a design-build project that exemplifies exactly why design-build is a growing preferred delivery method in the United States? As the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, being recognized by DBIA is a top honor. Illustrate how your team's collaborative processes resulted in exemplary projects by applying to DBIA's 2016 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards. See the video. Read the list of award-winning projects from past years. Then enter your best design-build project now!
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.
The Department of Transportation in my home state of New Mexico is the latest to allow the design-build delivery method for highway projects. Although design-build had been approved in New Mexico on limited public projects, road and highway construction had been previously excluded. That changed on March 9, 2016, when Governor Susana Martinez signed into law the bill authorizing use of design-build on certain, large critical highway projects of more than $50 million.
Monday morning quarterback is always the easiest position to take, but we kind of saw this coming. With state and federal infrastructure in dire need of improvements and a Highway Trust Fund reauthorization issued by Congress in the fall of 2015, it’s no wonder design-build legislation has been so frequently considered this session. Not even half way through the legislative session and we’ve seen just over 100 bills introduced but, more importantly, we’ve seen a lot of these bills moving.
The Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC) at the U.S. Department of Transportation has released a report designed to assist government agencies interested in conducting transportation projects through public-private partnerships. The report is titled, “Successful Practices for P3s: A review of what works when delivering transportation via public-private partnerships”
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!
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have signed a charter to create a council aimed at "advocating and overseeing the rapid development of innovations in the transportation sector."
Before he was the United States Secretary of Transportation, before he was Mayor of Charlotte, before he was a Charlotte city councilmember, Anthony Foxx grew up in a split-level house in Charlotte in the shadow of two freeways: I-77 and I-85.
When his grandparents bought the house in 1961, he says, the area was part of an interconnected network of streets and homes, a true neighborhood. Later, the state added two highways, cutting the house and its neighbors off from the rest of the city. There was one road in and out after the highways were completed, and the neighborhood slowly became a place where no one wanted to live or open a business, and where not even the pizza-delivery guy would go...Through the TIGER grants in 2014 and 2015, the department has invested $235 million in 19 projects that tried to “restore” communities by creating bus rapid transit and streetcar lines and building bridges and corridors to connect disenfranchised neighborhoods.
When your facility’s technology is outdated and it’s time to remodel you’ll be faced with myriad decisions but one thing is certain—you want to get it right. The key to getting your technology update right is making it flexible. And the key to optimal flexibility lays right under your feet in a low profile access floor solution called Gridd™.
The Global Infrastructure Forum being organized by multilateral development banks (MDBs) next month in Washington, D.C. comes at an opportune time. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate action have generated valuable political momentum to set the world on a path toward better and more sustainable development outcomes. Infrastructure is at the core of this agenda. It is a major driver of economic growth and inclusive development. It is also key to tackling climate change. Done badly, it is a major part of the problem; infrastructure currently accounts for around 60 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Done right, it is a major part of the solution; sustainable infrastructure mitigates GHG emissions and builds resilience to climate change.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The first noticeable construction for Project Neon, the $1.5 billion Spaghetti Bowl overhaul that begins next month, won’t be anywhere close to the interchange between Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 95.
MAT75/125 Propping System provides the most versatility in propping as it is made for medium-to-heavy loads such as temporary bridge piers, access platforms, bridge support projects and heavy duty falsework. MAT75/125’s connections are bolted, so your crew doesn’t need to do any welding Screw adjustments allow for fine-tuning of height, making the system adaptable for any job. See more photos >
A consortium of AECOM and Gannett Fleming has been awarded a $7m contract to undertake environmental assessments and community engagement as preparatory work begins to construct a third track over the Floral Park – Hicksville section of the Long Island Rail Road commuter rail network.
The S. B. Ballard Construction Co. in Virginia Beach submitted a proposal Tuesday to build a new football stadium for Old Dominion University. The proposal would replace the existing Foreman Field with a 25,000-seat stadium that Ballard says is a more cost-effective option than what is currently in the university’s master plan. The S.B. Ballard team of Clark Nexsen, an engineering and architecture firm, and AECOM, which designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, takes an approach under the state’s PPEA law (public private education infrastructure act).
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 Orange County Transportation Authority, California, is seeking proposals from a shortlist of firms for the design and construction of the I-405 Improvement Project, an important step toward building a better freeway that is intended to improve travel times for those driving the corridor between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line.
Material Handling & Logistics
A spate of accidents involving scissor lifts has caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a hazard alert outlining employers’ obligations and preventive measures.
Daily Journal of Commerce
A ton of research for the building industry is happening at local universities. It’s all state-of-the-art and expensive; some of it is even proprietary. University researchers with big budgets study many broad topics such as seismic retrofitting, air quality and energy conservation. Smaller-scale research for specific new products developed by startups and small businesses is underwritten by grants and loans – much of it provided by state-funded nonprofit Oregon BEST.
K-12 schools are among the most important projects engineers can tackle. Professionals with expertise in electrical, power, and lighting, offer design advice for educational facilities.
Jane Lee Banning, DBIA
Michael Davis, DBIA
Joel Forehand, MBA, LEED AP, DBIA
Visioneering Studios, Inc.
Peter Opsahl, P.E., SE, DBIA
Lund Opsahl LLC
Christopher Schmitt, P.E., DBIA
Jacob Zwaagstra, LEED AP, PMP, DBIA
Caleb Ballard, Assoc. DBIA
Loudoun WTP & Finish Water Trs
Patrick Ludwig, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Adams Robinson Enterprises, Inc.
Christopher Vasel, Assoc. DBIA
The Douglas Company
DBIA Contact: Certification
Industry Partner member firms
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- Harper Perkins Architects, Inc.
Wichita Falls, Texas
- Pete Durant & Associates, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas
- Tanner Engineering
La Mesa, Calif.
New member listing as of April 4, 2016.
- Rama Adajian
- Annelise Barbieri
- Kate Cuddington
- Ben Evans
C. Overaa & Co.
- Matthew Feher
Burns & Levinson LLP
- Ghada Gad
Cal Poly Pomona
- Broc Gregory
- Matt Hanson
Fortis Construction, Inc.
- Ryan Keenan
- Sam Kinsey
University of South Carolina
- Anthony Kinslow II
- Franco Mellone
Cal Poly Pomona
- Rich Pappas
C. Overaa & Co.
- Erik Pinuelas
- Sameera Sarmadi
- Herb Yamamoto
BIM Connection LLC
DBIA Contact: Membership
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
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 10-12, Water Section Meeting with AWWA Pennsylvania
May 11-12, Annual Conference
Apr. 21, O.N.E. Conference
May 13, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
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. 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