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Registration for the 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition is now open until September 2, 2016. The two-phase competition brings together teams consisting of five students from diverse fields of study (two students must be from design or architecture program) collaborating on Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a parking facility on a liberal arts college campus in the United States. Finalists will then respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the top three shortlisted teams will present in person at DBIA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click here.
As part of the new committee structure, DBIA has developed an International Committee to determine methods by which DBIA can expand our footprint and our reach to encompass international design-build. Ultimately DBIA wants to be recognized for Design-Build Done Right™ worldwide, educating those in emerging markets and collaborating with those in more developed markets. In order to enhance opportunities for members currently or interested in working in the international marketplace and partner with international organizations of architects, engineers and contractors to reach new markets, we must first determine where we stand in the international market. We'd like to start this endeavor by developing a database of DBIA members that are working or have the goal of working internationally. We ask that you take a few moments to participate in this survey*.
*The deadline to participate in the survey is April 30.
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.
Kentucky has joined 36 other U.S. states in authorizing the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for capital projects, which are almost always done using design-build. HB 309 was introduced with the support of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and passed the legislature by sizeable majorities. This law provides a framework for the state to utilize P3s for capital projects and services by state government. DBIA is happy to report that it was signed by Governor Matt Bevin on April 8, 2016.
The New York State Legislature has passed, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed, a state budget with huge increases in infrastructure spending and a major victory for design-build. As proposed in his state of the state address, Governor Cuomo was able to increase infrastructure spending and authorize design-build for the New York State Urban Development Corporation and the New York Convention Center Development Corporation. Governor Cuomo made expansion of design-build authority a priority for the second year in a row and ensured the state’s ability to move forward on his major infrastructure goals.
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™.
Repairing aging water systems, design-build projects, and industrial and marine projects are three of the 10 fastest growing categories in government contracting, according to an analysis by government bid data provider Onvia.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting unsolicited proposals through April for infrastructure projects involving public-private partnerships. The agency will consider proposals to build or improve roads, bridges, rail, aviation projects and ports — and those that suggest "more efficient models to manage existing transportation services and programs," the agency said in a press release issued April 7. An executive order Gov. Tom Wolf issued in February 2015 called for agency heads to use P3s to achieve $150 million in cost savings to reduce the state’s $2.3 billion budget deficit.
Mabey’s structural shoring fits any job, including facade retention or needling for restoration, retention or demolition projects. We also support bridge jacking and temporary bridge projects. Our equipment can handle loads from 45 – 500 kips with modular designs to makes transport, assembly and disassembly easy. All connections are bolted so no welding is necessary. See how here.
The Denver Post
It's hard to overstate the impact this public-private partnership could have on Denver. The city's main goal is to update the art center, make it a more lively and flexible space to serve the needs of a diversifying population whose tastes have expanded beyond traditional orchestras and operas. But the 10-acre project has vast potential — to reshape the urban skyline with its tall buildings; to keep an increasingly expensive downtown a place where everyone can afford to live and play; and to give Denver an iconic center of culture that inspires great art and commands attention near and far.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is building a six-lane tollway from south of U.S. 290 to Texas 71 south of the river at a cost of $743 million, not counting financing expenses. There will also be two to three free frontage lanes on each side, each with bike lanes and sidewalks, replacing the current free road. A consortium led by Fluor Corp. has the design and construction contract.
American Water Works Association
If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground.
Building Design + Construction
As such, what is often times travelers’ first impression not just of the city of Atlanta, but of the U.S., it is in the airport’s best interest to stay looking as modern, clean, and welcoming as possible. That’s where a $6 billion, 20-year improvement program, aimed at modernizing and expanding the Atlanta airport comes in. One part of this program is a $200 million improvement to the domestic passenger terminal of the airport that will be led by HOK and is set to begin construction later in 2016. The renovations will include two large canopies over curbside pick-up and drop-off areas and a redesigned atrium space in the center of the terminal.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) Technology is at the core of the hotel construction revolution, and is one of the most promising developments in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry to date. BIM technology, when combined with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) practices, allows architects to input their design into a software program that can model a virtual replica of the finished building. With highly accurate models available to the design team at the earliest stages, the entire teams can have all systems pre-coordinated during the design phase. This eliminates both risk and rework during the assembly process, ultimately boosting the bottom line.
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.
Building Design + Construction
Cost modeling, an algorithm-based process of estimating the complex expenses of a construction project by analyzing fixed and variable factors, can provide the clarity and direction that get a project off on the right financial foot, putting the facility development on the road to profitability. While there are two established approaches to this—one focuses on cost-per-seat, the other on cost-per-square-foot—there are compelling arguments why relying on just one of these methods may lead to inaccurate conclusions.
Building Design + Construction
Vendor Relationship Management is the discipline of managing vendors in a consistent manner to maximize value and construct agreements that reflect how an organization wants to do business. A carefully chosen vendor management system will provide clear scope definition, contractual rights, a cost structure, a payment mechanism and a dispute resolution process. These systems typically have a complex IT solution to support daily management. This article will demonstrate how a capital project realizes vendor value in the selection phase, prior to implementation.
One problem aging bridges face is corrosion from the elements and salt from the roads. Corrosion often occurs at the end of beams in the superstructure of the bridge – the part that supports car traffic. Engineers usually use steel plates to patch up bridges. But that approach can be expensive and time-consuming, yielding lane closures and congestion.
Another problem with traditional infrastructure repair is that engineers and maintenance crews are still using methods that they used a half-century ago, Zaghi said.
Brady Carlstrom, DBIA
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, Colo.
Peter Davich, P.E., DBIA
Minnesota Department of Transportation
St. Paul, Minn.
Kevin Donaghey, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA
HGA Architects & Engineers
Santa Monica, Calif.
Christopher Drinko, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Balfour Beatty Construction
San Diego, Calif.
Jeffrey Garner, P.E., LEED AP, DBIA
PC Construction Company
South Burlington, Vt.
Kacy Simonsen, DBIA
CAS Constructors LLC
Jason Foley, Assoc. DBIA
Alyssa Kaspersen, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
RockSol Consulting Group, Inc.
Thomas Palansky, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
American Bridge Company
Downers Grove, Ill.
John Puls, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Tina Soike, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Port of Seattle
Troy Stahlecker, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
UW CPD - Capital Planning & Development
Margo Waisanen, Assoc. DBIA
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Industry Partner member firms
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- iiCON Construction Group
Colorado Springs, Colo.
New member listing as of April 11, 2016.
- Faride Abzade
Student, California State University-Long Beach
- Michael Banashek
Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
- Travis Coleman
Student, Coumnes River College
- Ignacio García-S Muriel
- Donald Haines
Utility Mapping Services, Inc.
- Stephanie Istillarte Gonzalez
Student, University of South Carolina
- Bryan Jones
- Mike Martel
- Matt Nelson
- Nancy Nuttbrock
Brierley Associates, LLC
- Hiren Patel
Student, San Diego State University
- John Raimondo
- Avery Schwer
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Todd Smith
Hill International, Inc.
- Ashley Swanson
- Patrick Wiseley
Lunda Construction Co.
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. 25-27, 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.
Oct. 10-13, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 17-19, Certification workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 2-4, 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Charlotte, N.C.
Nov. 16, Performance Requirements: The Key to Effective RFPs, Worcester, Mass.
Dec. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
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. 26, 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!
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
Apr. 28, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Networking Mixer
May 5, 2016 Annual SW Region Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 18, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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 5, San Diego Luncheon Program, Disrupting the Design-Build RFP Process
May 19, Sacramento Luncheon Program, PG&E's Focus on Design-Build Best Practices for Its Capital 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
RFQ; Sound Transit (Seattle/Bellevue): Operations and Maintenance Satellite Facility Design-Build (pre-proposal meeting 4/20; deadline 5/17)
Design-Build Teams Wanted: New York State Seeks Bids for $1B Javits Revamp
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