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ACTION ALERT — Seeking Your Feedback on Project Delivery Methods
DBIA
DBIA is partnering with McGraw Hill Construction on a new study to analyze the impact of delivery systems on building projects. We would appreciate your thoughts and encourage you to participate in the online survey.

The survey seeks to reveal the benefits, drivers and obstacles both of widely used delivery systems, including design-build and construction management at risk, as well as of emerging systems such as design-bid-build-operate-maintain. When complete, the results will be used to produce a Delivery Systems SmartMarket Report (SMR), which will be widely distributed to the U.S. design and construction community. Your responses will be completely confidential and used for this survey only. All responses will be analyzed in aggregate, and no individual responses will be referenced or used in any way. In appreciation for your time, those completing the survey will have the option to receive this exciting new report.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes; the deadline has been extended to this coming Monday, April 28.

To begin the survey, click here.

Thank you for sharing your insights. It is important that those who are practicing design-build get their experiences and opinions on record.

If you have any trouble accessing the survey from the link above, please copy and paste https://mhcdodgesurveys.opinioninsight.com/survey/html.pro?ID=60&Q1=DBIA into your browser.

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DBIA IN THE NEWS


10 Design-Build Best Practices
Building Design + Construction
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released “Universally Applicable Best Practices Applying to Any Project Type, in Any Market Sector, of Any Size.” Based on research, case studies, and industry input, DBIA has identified design-build best practices. “The 10 Design-Build Done Right Best Practices serve as a single source that clearly defines design-build fundamentals to significantly enhance superior project outcomes,” says Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA.
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Blog: The Journey to Design-Build Done Right
DBIA
Every day DBIA works with architects, engineers, contractors and owners who are experts and innovators in design-build project delivery. Industry leaders have worked with DBIA to advocate for, not just design-build, but Design-Build Done Right. When delivered correctly, design-build leads to some of the highest quality projects in the country, which is why DBIA has worked with these partners to educate lawmakers, private and public owners, and the entire A/E/C industry on the best ways to achieve that kind of success. A behind-the-scenes look will reveal that DBIA’s efforts to define, teach and promote best practices in design-build are just as integrated as design-build itself.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Factbox: U.S. Public-Private Partnerships in Play
Reuters
Across the United States, more state and local governments are tapping private dollars to build, repair and maintain public infrastructure. Here are some of the biggest and most-watched projects: *Pennsylvania is pushing to replace at least 500 bridges under a single contract in the next five years. On March 26 the state invited four construction teams to submit bids.
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Lawmakers Call for Fix to Highway Fund Using One-Time Revenue
The Hill
Ahead of debate over a new highway funding bill this year, Reps. John Delaney, D-Md., and Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., say Congress should use repatriated revenue to fill the Highway Trust Fund's coffers. In a letter to colleagues, Delaney and Fitzpatrick suggested using one-time revenues from repatriated earnings as a temporary means of funding the trust while negotiating a long-term solution. Repatriated revenue comes from transferring foreign earnings or returns on foreign investments.
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Collegiate Sports Becoming Greener
Building Design + Construction
A survey conducted from May through June 2013 by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)* finds that more collegiate athletic teams are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their sports facilities. The goal of the survey was to identify sustainability initiatives implemented in college varsity, campus recreation, and club sports programs in the United States and Canada. Additionally, researchers were trying to determine which campus groups were primarily responsible for implementing green initiatives.
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Computers, Markers and Mind Power Coordinate Vikings Stadium Construction
StarTribune
The virtuoso choreography of Vikings stadium construction takes its direction at 6 a.m. daily from an unremarkable beige double-wide parked at the eastern edge of land where the Metrodome once stood in downtown Minneapolis. “You’ve got 1 o’clock tomorrow. Take it or leave it; then I’m going to move on,” Mortenson project manager Dave Mansell said when he stepped into the trailer one morning this week. He was informing colleagues of their window for a media event recently to watch the last of about 4,910 truckloads of Dome rubble roll off the site.
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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Recommends Skanska Joint Venture for Regional Connector Design-Build Contract
Progressive Railroading
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) staff have recommended awarding a $927.2 million design/build contract to Regional Connector Constructors for the Regional Connector project, officials announced recently. Regional Connector Constructors is a joint venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc. and Traylor Bros Inc. The 1.9-mile underground Regional Connector rail line will connect the Gold Line to the Blue and Expo lines, and allow trains to travel from Azusa to Long Beach, and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica, according to LACMTA's blog.
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Texas' Tarrant Regional Approves $19.4 Million Contracts for Pipeline Project
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
In the latest round of agreements for building its $2.3 billion integrated pipeline, the Tarrant Regional Water District board approved three contracts totaling $19.4 million. The district, which provides raw water to 98 percent of Tarrant County, is building the project in partnership with Dallas Water Utilities. The project will essentially double the amount of water that can be pumped to Tarrant County from the district’s Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek reservoirs in East Texas.
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10 Design-Build Best Practices
Building Design + Construction
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released “Universally Applicable Best Practices Applying to Any Project Type, in Any Market Sector, of Any Size.” Based on research, case studies, and industry input, DBIA has identified design-build best practices.

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Members of Congress Ask to Include Design-Build Legislation in NDAA
House Committee on Small Business
Recently, House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., testified before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to request that the Committee’s bipartisan small business contracting reform legislation be included in this year's NDAA.

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For High-Speed Rail's Future in Texas, the Private Sector Dares to go where Government Won't
The Dallas Morning News
If you make a big bet, go long on Texas. That's the idea behind a Dallas-to-Houston bullet train. The proposal isn't new, but paying for it with private dollars is priceless. And it’s the kind of all-in gamble we’re famous for. It’s OK to be skeptical. Lots of smart people are.

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Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog: How Patient-Centered Medical Homes Can Help Healthcare Providers and Patients
Building Design + Construction
Beyond reducing the number of uninsured Americans, the Affordable Care Act is driving new types of healthcare facilities, especially patient-centered medical homes. PCMHs are spaces that support a team-based approach to patient care, with physicians, nurse practitioners and some specialists operating under one roof – a one-stop shop for patients. Through this collaborative approach, PCMHs enable better patient care and improve the efficiency of delivery.
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I-81 Tunnel Cost Estimates from $1.6 Billion to $3.9 Billion
The Post-Standard
New York transportation officials recently excluded the public from a second meeting about the future of Interstate 81 in Syracuse, showing four versions of a tunnel that could cost from $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion, according to a meeting participant. The overview was similar to what was discussed at another invitation-only meeting organized by the state Department of Transportation on the I-81 rebuild.
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McCarthy Opening San Jose, Calif., Office
Building Design + Construction
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the largest general contractor in California with Northern California offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, is opening a Silicon Valley office, effective May 15. Located at2665 North First Street in San Jose, the office will offer greater accessibility to McCarthy’s Peninsula and South Bay clients, such as Stanford University and the Irvine Company, and strategically position the company in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most economically vibrant regions.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


Did You Know? CareerSpot is DBIA's Interactive Career Board
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Did you know that as a DBIA member you not only have access to industry employment opportunities, but you also receive a discount on job posting rates?

CareerSpot is DBIA’s interactive career board that offers employers and career seekers an easy-to-use and highly-targeted resource for online employment connections. DBIA members receive a $100 discount on all 30-day job postings.

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NEW MEMBERS 


We would like to welcome our newest Individual members
DBIA
  • Enrique Ivers, Student, California Polytechnic State University, Calif.
  • Steve Prange, Project Manager, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Mo.
  • Thomas White, Principal, T. White Consulting, LLC, Va.
  • Ambrose Wong, Principal, Burkett & Wong Engineers, Calif.
New member listing as of April 14-20, 2014.

DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    For High-Speed Rail's Future in Texas, the Private Sector Dares to go where Government Won't (The Dallas Morning News)
DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference: Haskell Speaker Recap (Haskell)
High-Speed Rail Construction Could Start Next Month Near Madera, Calif. (The Fresno Bee)

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Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
DBIA
Tuesday, May 6, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
Design-Build RFPs – Acquiring Desired Results
Speakers: Wylie Bearup, P.E., Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment; Jeff Goodale, AIA, HOK; Wayne E. Einbinder, P.E., Sundt Construction
Cost: $50.00
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
Design Management – Designers
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP
Cost: $50.00
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Register

DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
April
Apr. 28-May 2, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, Texas
May
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, Mo.
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, Ohio
June
June 2, 2014 DBIA-National Award Competition Deadline
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
July
July 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
August
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Inc.
Aug. 15, Design Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 19-21, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
September
Sep. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sep. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 29-Oct. 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
October
Oct. 3, Design Management, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 5, Design Management (Pre-Conference), Dallas, Texas
Oct. 6-8, 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Oct. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 17, Design Management, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 20, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 24, BIM Execution Planning, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 24, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
November
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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REGION NEWS


Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Mid-America Region
May 8, Regional O.N.E Conference

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
May 16, Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament

DBIA-Northwest Region
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

DBIA-Southwest Region
May 1-2, Annual Conference, "Design-Build for the Future!"

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 8, San Diego Luncheon Program, 41 Area at Camp Pendleton - An Integrated Design-Build Success Story
May 22, 2014 Awards Presentation
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament
Sep. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sep. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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PROJECT LEADS


Project Leads
DBIA
Two-Phase Design-Build Small Business Set-Aside IDIQ/MATOC in Support of the Mobile District Military Program for Central/South Florida as well as Alabama, Mississippi and Florida and Other Locations in the Mobile District, South Atlantic Division

RFQ to Design-Build Humber College Athletics Project (Ontario, Canada; due May 7)

Small Business Set-Aside: Mechanical Construction Services – various buildings – NREL Campus, Golden, Colo.

Presolicitation: Design/Build Soo Locks Approach Apron & Footbridge, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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