Washington state may look into private bridge funding
The Columbian Share
As engineers finalize the design of a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River, the next big step will be coming up with the money to build it. Planners have long anticipated a three-way split between the federal government, the two states and local revenue generated by bridge tolls to cover the $3.6 billion project, which also includes the extension of a light-rail line into Clark County as well as dozens of elevated ramps and overpasses on five miles of I-5 in Oregon and Washington. More
Mayor Lee celebrates San Francisco Terminal 2 grand opening
PR Newswire Share
Mayor Edwin M. Lee recently unveiled the state-of-the-art Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport. Turner Construction and Gensler renovated the 1954 terminal in a design-build partnership for $383 million, recycling 90 percent of the original building content, and created nearly 2,700 jobs. Registered with the United States Green Building Council, the terminal aims to be the first LEED Gold-certified terminal in the United States. More
Dallas is going to need private-sector partners to design, build, operate and maintain streetcars
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Recently, Dallas is having enough problems funding the 1.6-mile streetcar starter line from Union Station to Methodist Hospital (or close to). So how does it expect to stretch track over more than 40 miles in and three miles around downtown Dallas, which is the ultimate goal? Easy, says Assistant City Manager A.C. Gonzalez: Let's turn it over to the private sector. More
Map infrastructure in 3-D
For construction professionals who map, plan, design, build and operate infrastructure, surveying no longer needs to be just 'lines on a map.' Mapping and GIS (geographic information system) technology can help maintain, analyze, and share 2-D and 3-D geospatial information. More
Dallas must do without Calatrava Bridge design
Three "signature bridges" were planned to boost the Dallas skyline, but it looks as though the city will only have one. State transportation officials are moving ahead with an Interstate 30 bridge over the Trinity River without the design of noted architect Santiago Calatrava. "We don't have the money to build the bridge the way he designed it," Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm said. More
Designing laboratory controls
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Share
Laboratory facility engineers face significant design challenges in meeting the criteria of laboratory functionality, energy efficiency, sustainable design, health and safety codes, reliability, and long-term system flexibility. Conflicts among requirements, code updates, and code interpretations add to the complexity of many lab projects and result in many unique solutions. HVAC system design and corresponding building automation systems (BAS) are likewise becoming increasingly complicated. More
Boost your IQ
DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More
Going to the AIA Convention? Stop by DBIA's booth!
DBIA staff will be in Booth #367 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. See us in New Orleans, May 12-14 - stop by and hear what's new and upcoming with DBIA and the membership. Meet DBIA staff Susan Hines (Managing Director of Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org), Tucker Ophof (Director, Membership Development, email@example.com) and Richard Thomas (Vice President, Advocacy/External Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and discuss DBIA's activities.
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, email@example.com, for information on getting access. More
Book of the week for April 19
If you'd like to leverage your Design-Build expertise to generate more business for your firm, then you need to get a copy of Design Build Services: A Marketing and Business Development Handbook. Whether you're a consulting engineer, architect or contractor, this Handbook shows what you need to do to make the most of your Design-Build expertise. Based on best practices from successful companies from around the world it shows you, step-by-step, how to make Design-Build a key part of your future growth. 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; this benefit applies to each Industry Partner member contact, benefit recipient or additional contact.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
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.
May 13, Design-Build Sustainability, Indianapolis, Ind.
May 19, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, New York City
May 20, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Kansas City, Mo.
May 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.More
April 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Legal Issues in Design-Build
April 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California
April 21, DBIA-New England Region, Northern New England Chapter, UNH Turbulence Research Facility Design-Build Case Study and Tour
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 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
May 11, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series: "Water/Wastewater Success
May 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: NAVFAC and AFCEE
May 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
May 19, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Golf TournamentMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.
Green Building Focus - It's almost here!
Green Building Focus Share
Come to Green Building Focus Conference and Expo in Charlotte 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.
2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast
2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast
May 25 - National Press Club, Washington, D.C.More
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only. More