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LeChase Construction announces:

General Counsel, Tom Porter, JD, DBIA released a new book on the business of construction and design-build. MORE


Granite Construction

Granite is one of the largest heavy-civil contractors/
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Two decades of DBIA...Federal Sector Conference
DBIA
On June 28, 2006, DBIA hosted its first Federal Sector Conference in Arlington, Va. "Command and Control" was the theme and sessions included at range of topics from key concepts for successful design-build project delivery to lessons learned through case studies of completed projects. Focusing on the use of design-build on Federal projects, the conference began with an inaugural DBIA Federal Owners' Forum that attracted owners spanning the breadth of Federal agencies. The first conference attracted 300 attendees, demonstrating a growing commitment to change across Federal agencies.
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Department of Energy issues guide for developing large-scale renewable energy projects on federal land
McDermott Will & Emery
Recently, the Department of Energy issued its Large-Scale Renewable Energy Guide, which is subtitled "A Practical Guide to Getting Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Financed with Private Capital" (Guide). According to The Guide, its main purpose is to "provide a project development framework to allow the federal government, private developers and investors to work in a coordinated fashion on large-scale renewable energy projects."
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Consultant's Corner: How to prepare your utility for WIFIA
Water Online
Senate Bill 335, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., was presented to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 14, 2013. In March, the EPW Committee approved a $500 million pilot program as Title X of Senate Bill 601; the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The House is expected to vote on a version of the WRDA in April.
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  NEW PROJECT TRACKER FROM GWI

AWI Tracker is the number one project tracker for water & wastewater projects in North America. AWI Tracker aggregates capital improvement plans, categorizes their content then provides comprehensive search functions to find the opportunities most relevant to users. AWI Tracker currently contains >$220bn early stage capital projects and >$28bn of high interest projects.
 


Blog: When can a public agency reject all bids?
Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog
Most public construction bid documents include language reserving the right of the agency to reject any and all bids. But when can or should this be done (and not done)?
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DBIA Owner Hotline
DBIA
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
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Baker teamed with Wadsworth for Utah DOT I-15 design-build project
BusinessWire via MarketWatch
Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, announced that it has been selected, as lead designer teamed with Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, Inc., for a $22 million, Utah Department of Transportation design-build (DB) project on I-15 in Payson, Utah. Baker's contract is valued at $2.1 million for a one-year period.
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Black & Veatch selects new chairman, president and CEO as Len Rodman announces retirement plans
Black & Veatch
The Board of Directors of Black & Veatch has selected a new Chairman, President and CEO for the company upon the decision of Len Rodman to retire at the end of 2013 after 42 years of outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the company. Rodman will continue in his leadership role through the remainder of 2013 while guiding a transition period for Steve Edwards, who will succeed Rodman. Edwards becomes only the seventh senior leader in the Founder, Managing Partner or Chairman role in Black & Veatch's 98-year history.
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SAIC names Robert Logan chief information officer
PRNewswire via SAIC
Science Applications International Corporation recently announced that Robert Logan will serve as Chief Information Officer, effective April 1. Logan will also serve as CIO for planned National Security, Health and Engineering Solutions company, Leidos, following the planned separation into two independent, publicly traded companies, as announced Aug. 30, 2012.
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We are a global contractor that operates with local resources. Our global project experience, financial strength and technical expertise combine with a local contractor’s community knowledge and insight to deliver for our customers. Get to know us. Take an interactive walk around our construction projects at www.samsungeca.com.
 


Southland Industries partners with Critchfield Mechanical on high performance computing center project
Southland Industries
Critchfield Mechanical and Southland Industries, two of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, have formed a joint venture in order to perform mechanical and plumbing work on the recently awarded High Performance Computing Center project at Fort Meade, Md. As the contracting authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Baltimore District will oversee the project.
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Parsons to be recognized for exceeding small business goals
Parsons
Parsons is set to receive an award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition for exceeding the congressionally mandated goals for awarding contracts to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The award will be presented at the 2013 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium on June 11 in Reno, Nev.
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How to prepare your utility for WIFIA
Water Online
Senate Bill 335, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., was presented to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Arizona Public Service Company selects Black & Veatch to design, build 32 MW solar photovoltaic plant
SolarServer
Arizona Public Service Company has selected Black & Veatch to design and build a new 32 MW solar photovoltaic plant in the US state of Arizona through APS' AZ Sun Program.

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This technology could cut efficiency audit costs by 75 percent
GreenTech
Although building energy efficiency is improving, the sector still falls disappointingly short of meeting its full potential. Even when a building owner or manager goes through the process of an audit and retrofit, results can be inaccurate and inconsistent, especially when compared across an entire portfolio.

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National Design-Build Awards Competition for 2013 is open
DBIA
We've streamlined the process to make it easier to complete entries and added a Team Performance section, so read the information for entering carefully. Projects must have been completed and occupied by the owner after March 31, 2010. Entries from outside the U.S. - both projects and firms - are welcome. The deadline for entering is May 21, 2013.
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Do you know about all your member benefits?
DBIA
As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source of industry information and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. Project leads, access to epipeline, the Design-Build Manual of Practice, discounts on DBIA events and materials and many more are all benefits DBIA offers its members.

Don't lose out on any of your member benefits - make sure your membership is current!

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Upcoming events
DBIA
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
April 29-May 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
May 8-10, Transportation Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
May 20, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 24, Conceptual Estimating, Seattle, Wash.
May 31, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Irvine, Calif.
May 31, Design Management Fundamentals, Nashville, Tenn.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo.
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
August 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30-October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov.15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.

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Region events
DBIA
April 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County/LA Lunch Program, "New Projects and New Delivery Trends on the Horizon in Riverside County"
April 23-24, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, AWWA Pennsylvania Section Annual Conference
April 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Owners Lunch
April 26, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference
May 8, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, UMKC School of the Arts – A Downtown Vision
May 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program, What does it take to make a large public design-build joint venture successful?
May 10, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Spring Fundraiser, Sporting Clays
May 14, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
May 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
May 16, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Region Golf Tournament
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 6, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Lessons from Legends #2
June 6, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Design-Build in Municipal Streets
June 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
June 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Lunch Program
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Update
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
July 24, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
August 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Sept. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

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Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.
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PROJECT LEADS


Project leads
DBIA
Maryland 355 design-build project
On April 19, 2013, the Montgomery County DOT will hold an industry informational meeting regarding the MD 355 Crossing (BRAC) and MD 355/Jones Bridge Road Intersection Improvements. This is an initiative of Montgomery County in coordination with the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Department of the Navy, Naval District Washington, the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Highway Administration.

Presolicitation: Interstate 564 intermodal connector design-build, project No. R000-122-108 (Norfolk, Va.)

Sources sought: Department of State 2013 design-build contract for U.S. Embassy (N'Djamena, Chad)


Presolicitation: Prequalification design-build contract (State of Texas)

Presolicitation: Design-build for repair of various buildings at Camp Courtney and Camp McTureous (Okinawa, Japan)

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