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As Next City has reported previously, twenty-five states authorize the use of the design-build process by all agencies for all projects, and another 17 states allow it to be widely used, according to the Design-Build Institute of America. New York is one of just eight states that limits the use of design-build — in New York’s case, to five agencies: the Transportation Department, the Environmental Conservation Department, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York State Thruway Authority and the New York State Bridge Authority — and now, the New York City Housing Authority.
DBIA celebrates teams and projects that exemplify the best in Design-Build Done Right™ with our annual Design-Build Project/Team Awards. Our new combined Awards and Project Database process makes it easier than ever to submit your award entry and gain access to DBIA's project database at the same time! The deadline is May 23, 2018.
DBIA invites you to nominate a colleague for the 2018 Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Awards or the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. These awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of design-build as a project delivery method of choice. Nominees for the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award must demonstrate 25 years or more of commitment to design-build project delivery. Submit nominations by July 10, 2018.
ACE18 is filled with three days of total water content and more than 450 state-of-the-art exhibitors serving the global water industry. This year’s theme “Innovating the Future of Water” will examine new technologies and approaches starting with the Opening General Session and throughout the conference program. We invite you to explore this year’s professional program and select sessions ranging from Asset Management, Innovation and Technology, and the ever-popular Water Quality Challenges track. This year we’ve added new tracks focusing on Emergency, Resilience and Cybersecurity, Water Use Efficiency practices, and the Operator forum along with expanded education and networking activities inside the Exhibit Hall. Learn more and register at www.awwa.org/ace18.
Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
SOLD OUT – Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 2-4, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
May 8-10, Certification Workshop, Pocono Manor, Pa.
May 10, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Birmingham, Ala.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Oakland, Calif.
May 22-24, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
June 4-6, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 11-13, Certification Workshop, Boston, Mass.
June 14, Design Management Fundamentals, Jacksonville, Fla.
June 18-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Roads & Bridges
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Friday announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.
After the recent approval of a bill boosting U.S. Dept. of Transportation infrastructure funding by $8.7 billion this year, congressional appropriators from both parties are urging DOT Secretary Elaine Chao to move the funds rapidly to state and local agencies, particularly for new transit projects.
The Baltimore Sun
A new study of 20 years of precipitation, pollution and water quality data has traced degradation of Baltimore's Gwynns Falls to frequent sewage leaks, and some environmental improvements to projects to clean up or reduce stormwater runoff. Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, Blue Water Baltimore and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies tracked changes in water quality from 1998 to 2014.
International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
Global insured losses from disaster events last year totaled $144 billion, Swiss Re Ltd. said Tuesday, the highest ever recorded in a single year. … The highest losses came from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that struck the U.S. and the Caribbean in quick succession and resulted in combined insured losses of $92 billion, equal to 0.5% of U.S. gross domestic product. The hurricanes made 2017 the second-costliest North Atlantic hurricane season since 2005.
A new study by researchers at Tulane University has concluded that Louisiana will not be able to build land fast enough to keep up with how quickly wetlands are disappearing. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, has dire implications for the latest version of the state’s Coastal Master Plan, a $50 billion blueprint designed to save as much of the coast as possible. The authors of the study agree with scientists who say river diversions are the best way to sustain portions of the Mississippi River Delta. But even the best-built diversions won’t deposit sediment quickly enough to save the entire coast, they say.
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An energy center's design is getting some recognition, and its owner, Stillwater Electric Utility, couldn't be happier. The Burns & McDonnell-designed Stillwater Energy Center project recently earned an Honor Award in the Energy category from the Oklahoma chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Virginia Tech Athletics
English Field at Union Park was built with the backing of a $3.5 million dollar commitment from Union Bank & Trust. The winning team in the design build contest was Cannon Design Architects and Whiting-Turner Contractors. Groundbreaking began in October of 2016 in an effort to build one of the best baseball facilities in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Royal Oak is considering a pilot project using green infrastructure such as rain gardens and permeable pavers to reduce storm water runoff and flooding in areas of the city. … Wade Trim, Inc. engineers worked with Drummond Carpenter PLLC on the study, which the city ordered to gain advice as city commissioners pursue a policy of increasing green solutions.
Colorado Real Estate Journal
The key to creating a “smart” hospital of the future requires that, first and foremost, the contractor is involved in the design at the initial stages. When the contractor works closely with the caregivers, administrators and designers early in the planning process, they can inform what assemblies and methods are best utilized to balance capital, system integration, speed-to-market as well as mitigating market pressures such as constrained labor resources. The contractor also can offer valuable insights into how to create much-needed flexibility within the life span of a hospital facility while accounting for often complex code requirements specific to the patient care environment.
When applied to a structurally sound pavement in the proper time frame, concrete pavement preservation (CPP) is an extremely beneficial approach. CPP is a series of engineered techniques developed over the past 50 years to rehabilitate and renew concrete pavement. These techniques have proven effective for deteriorated highways, but they also offer an alternative to asphalt overlays when rehabilitating city streets constructed of concrete.
As the sun eases behind cloud banks at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), watch for the windows to gradually darken. The airport will soon install a form of “dynamic glazing” that takes into account numerous factors like sunlight, temperature, time and other analytics to determine the perfect level of tint to transition thousands of square feet of windows looking out onto the tarmac.
The city is seven years into a 25-year project designed to reduce 85% Philadelphia’s combined sewer overflows by 85 percent under an agreement with the EPA, Stutz explained. “The city is investing an estimated $2.4 billion in public funds — to be augmented by large expenditures from the private sector — to create a citywide mosaic of green stormwater infrastructure.”
Michael Day, DBIA
Kevin Flynn, LEED AP BD+C
The Whiting-Turner Contraction Company
Joel Heimbuck, DBIA
William Holst, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Lendlease (US) Construction, Inc.
San Francisco, Calif.
Patrick Kelly, RCDD, DBIA
Alvine & Associates
Peter Mastro, LEED AP, DBIA
MaryLou Nebergall, P.E., DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation
Jason Pechacek, DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Elk Grove, Calif.
Emil Popov, EIT, DBIA
Kristina Singiser, AIA, DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Susan Bartley, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Los Angeles, Calif.
Lydia Dillier, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
HGA Architects and Engineers
Santa Monica, Calif.
Marc Kersey, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group
Matthew M. Mitchell, Assoc. DBIA, CSP
Robert Nichols, Assoc. DBIA, RA, WA
Catherine Pack, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, LEED BD
Los Angeles, Calif.
Kelly Alexander Hazel Phariss, Assoc. DBIA
Garth Ramsey, Assoc. DBIA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Los Angeles, Calif.
Carmen Suero, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Jed Zimmerman, Assoc. DBIA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Los Angeles, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Apr. 26, 8th Annual UNF Clay Shoot – Jacksonville
Apr. 26, Gulf Coast Chapter Evening Program, Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market
May 2, Central Chapter Lunch Program, Design-Build Legal Forum
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 24, Upstate Breakfast Program, BIM and Design-Build
May 8-10, 6th Annual DBIA-Liberty Conference
Apr. 25, Nebraska Chapter Breakfast Program, Omaha Public Schools 2014 Phase I & II Bond Update
Apr. 26, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Program, Developer’s Perspective – Blackbird Investments
May 18, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
May 8, Central Virginia Chapter Evening Program with guest Speaker Michael Loulakis
May 10, GMU Evening Networking Event Focusing on Professional Workforce Issues
May 17, Maryland Chapter 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
May 24, Site Tour and Panel Discussion: F.W. Webb Company Central Distribution Facility
May 4, Oregon Chapter 1st Annual Golf Event
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Ohio Valley Region
May 17, Morgantown Mixer
June 14, Cincinnati Mixer
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 24, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
Apr. 25, Carolinas Chapter Education Event, An Open Conversation with Charlotte Water and SCDOT
May 16, Regional Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
Apr. 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 15, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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