On March 1, DBIA moved into its new headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue. The interior build-out is a design-build project led by DPR Construction; other team members are M.C. Dean, Shapiro and Duncan and Envision architects. Please note the new headquarters address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004. Our phone and fax numbers, website and email will remain the same. More
Nevada Department of Transportation recognized for 'innovative' design-build projects
Nevada Department of Transportation says its innovative design-build highway construction method has been recognized as best in southwest United States. NDOT was named "Transportation Owner of the Year" by Engineering News-Record/Southwest Magazine. The publication cited NDOT's current design-build projects focusing on the southern portion of Interstate 15 in Las Vegas and the West Mesquite Interchange. More
New York Gov. Cuomo announces road and bridge projects in Mohawk Valley
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional and accelerated $29,886,323 investment for 32 NY Works projects that will repair 216 miles of roads and eight bridges in the Mohawk Valley and create thousands of jobs. For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method. More
Hillsboro, Ore., considering construction of $11 million baseball stadium
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The city of Hillsboro, Ore., is taking a swing at minor league baseball. City council members recently gave the go ahead for city staffers to issue a request for proposals for design-build services to construct an $11 million to $15 million baseball stadium at the city's existing Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. More
Nevada transportation director plots new direction
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Susan Martinovich doesn't answer her cellphone during meetings. But two years ago, the head of the Nevada Department of Transportation glanced at the incoming call, and panic struck. She recognized the 703 area code - Virginia, the military. More
Under the LiDAR
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Last fall Fluor Transurban was negotiating a contract with the Virginia Department of Transportation to build or upgrade 29 miles of express lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia. It was critical to get a better handle on how much the roughly $1 billion project would cost. To help out, the consortium hired HNTB, a Kansas City-based engineering firm, and Dayton-based Woolpert, a geospatial firm, to conduct a preliminary design. More
Walbridge awarded Ft. Bliss TEMF design-build contract
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District in Tulsa, Okla., awarded Walbridge a $9.5 million design-build contract to construct a standard medium electronics maintenance tactical equipment maintenance facility and warehouse at Fort Bliss, Texas. More
Plans for courthouse ready to go to design phase
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Connecticut officials said plans continue to progress in advance of a major courthouse project planned for Field Street. According to Jeffrey Beckham, director of communications for the Department of Administrative Services, the project's request for proposals is being completed and will be sent out to the three pre-qualified design build firms. More
Department of Transportation awards contract for bridges in Brunswick, Pender
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace seven bridges in Brunswick County and two bridges in Pender County. The $8.3 million contract went to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as April 30, with project completion due by Nov. 1, 2015. More
Black & Veatch to manage Anderson Dam retrofit in California
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Black & Veath has been selected by the Santa Clara Valley Water District to lead an urgent seismic retrofit program for Anderson Dam in California. The $150 million program will enable the water district to once again use the dam for maximum water supply storage when completed in 2018. More
Construction Authority issues Kiewit Parsons joint venture full notice to proceed - keeping Pasadena, Calif., to Azusa light rail project on schedule
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The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has issued a Full Notice to Proceed to Foothill Transit Constructors - A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture for the $486 million Foothill Extension from Pasadena, Calif., to Azusa light rail Alignment project. The Full Notice to Proceed affords the Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture the ability to implement all aspects of the design-build contract, including design and construction of the 11.5-miles of tracks, stations, crossings, bridges, utilities, maintenance facility and more. The total project budget is $735 million. More
Black & Veatch to design, build air quality controls at Columbia Energy Center
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Black & Veatch has been selected to engineer, procure and construct air quality control retrofits to the 1,023 MW Columbia Energy Center, co-owned and operated by Wisconsin Power and Light Co., a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp. The center, in Pardeeville, Wisc., is approximately 30 miles north of Madison. More
2012 Annual Conference - Call for presentations due Monday
The Design-Build Institute of America is seeking presentation proposals for the 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo being held Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans. We encourage submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process. To submit, please visit: https://www.designbuildexpo.com/call_for_presentations.cfm
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April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
May 7-11, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San Diego
June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 8, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Atlanta
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-20, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, AtlantaMore
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability April 17, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint ACEC/DBIA-NW Meeting
April 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Meeting on BIM and Design-Build
April 18, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Scholarship Fundraiser
April 19, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter Luncheon, Wekiva Parkway: Delivery DecisionsApril 20, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
April 26, DBIA-Florida, Northeast Chapter Luncheon, JAXPORT: Future Growth = Future Opportunities
May 8, DBIA-Florida Region, An Owner's Intro to Design-Build
May 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 11, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah DOT Design-Build, Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges
May 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Data Centers
May 15, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
May 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2012 Regional Conference: Design-Build – Full Speed Ahead
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch ProgramMore
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Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals #REC-2012-1 (RFP)More
Monmouth County, N.J., is soliciting proposals for the design, construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 150,000-gpd landfill leachate pretreatment facility and related improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. The RFP may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, N.J. 07728, telephone number 732-431-7370, or at http://co.monmouth.nj.us/downloadbid2.aspx. Sealed responses to the RFP must be received by 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on April 10, 2012.
Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website = www.modot.org/Route364; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email email@example.com