Segments of Grand Parkway taking shape in Texas
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Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are soliciting bids from construction companies in hopes of letting contracts for three subsequent segments of the Grand Parkway project for segments F1,F2 and G within the next several months. TxDOT published a request for qualification in November 2011 for those segments, which solicited qualified construction teams interested in entering into a design-build contract and capital maintenance agreement and, or possibly a full concession agreement with the state. More
Texas firm wins contract to build Army facility in Lake Park, Fla.
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A Texas-based construction company will break ground on an Army Reserve training center next month after being awarded a design-build contract worth $16 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. Blackhawk-Jamco A Joint Venture of San Antonio will build a training facility, organizational maintenance shop and storage building on 13 acres at the northeast corner of North Congress Avenue and Silver Beach Road. The three buildings will total 64,514 square feet. More
Work on highway at Pontotoc ahead of schedule
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Transportation officials say the widening to four lanes of Mississippi 9 from Pontotoc to Sherman is ahead of schedule. Bill Jamieson, an MDOT District Engineer, said the project will probably be completed three months ahead of schedule. Eutaw Construction of Aberdeen is constructing the 10-mile $87.5 million four lane project from Pontotoc to Sherman. More
Pinole, Hercules Wastewater Committee to look at alternative plan
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A private company is pitching a new approach to a planned upgrade for the plant that treats Pinole and Hercules, Calif., wastewater, promising that it will cost the city and ratepayers far less than a current proposal. Perc Water, which made a presentation at the Pinole City Council meeting April 17, will provide information. The company told council members it would design, build and finance a new facility that could recycle water. More
Vertical shaft machine makes US debut in Seattle
Engineering News-Record Share
For the James W. Fowler Co. of Dallas, Ore., using a vertical shaft machine made by Germany's Herrenknecht for a 145-feet-deep, 30 foot diameter launching portal as part of a $32 million sewer upgrade project in Seattle - the first time the technology has been used in the U.S. - was a matter of necessity. More
Firms selected for design-build project
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Walsh Construction and Heery International Inc. have been selected to build a new multi-use state correctional facility in Montgomery County, located in Skippack Township, Pa. Walsh Construction and Heery International Inc. will be awarded the mechanical, electrical and plumbing contracts after the design is complete. Pittsburgh-based Astorino will serve as the design firm. More
Design-build healthcare construction services nearly complete at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill.
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The Korte Company is getting ready to complete the $7.5 million vertical expansion of a Physicians Office Building on the Anderson Hospital campus in Maryville, Ill. More
New breed of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, BEQ-9, at MCAGCC Twentynine Palms recognized for achieving excellence in energy savings
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The Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Electric Power Association awarded the recently completed BEQ-9 design-build project at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms a Project of Distinction Award to the Straub - Martin Harris Joint Venture and Baker Electric Solar at the PV (photovoltaic) America West Expo in San Jose, Calif. The awards honor major achievements in the U.S. solar energy marketplace. More
Haven after the storm: New Orleans prototype seen as quick housing following disasters
The Associated Press via The Indianapolis Star Share
In one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, developers have built a prototype house that's aimed at providing a quick housing solution for areas blown away by hurricanes and tornadoes or knocked down by earthquakes. The dwelling in the Lakeview section of New Orleans is somewhat box-like, with a roof that slants inward and an arched structure in front that forms a covered front porch. More
Haskell selected as design-build firm for Proton Therapy Treatment Center
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Advanced Particle Therapy LLC and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have selected The Haskell Company to provide design-build services for the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, marking the second proton therapy center to be developed by Advanced Particle Therapy and its partners, Haskell, Signet Development and Varian Medical Systems. More
Seven Ohio River bridges project finalists named
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Indiana and Kentucky have named seven finalists to build the two sections of the Ohio River Bridges Project. They include firms with experience on the project, international road builders, regional contractors and the Louisville-based company that recently repaired the Sherman Minton Bridge. More
C.W. Driver completes new Gateway to UCSD East Medical Campus
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A new medical office building designed as a gateway building to the University of California, San Diego's Health Sciences and Medical Center has opened its doors to doctors and staff. Built by C.W. Driver, which led the design-build team that included Gensler as the architect and Miyamoto International as the structural engineer, the building provides much needed office space in a convenient location adjacent to medical facilities such as the Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center. More
Reminder - the deadline for submitting for the 2012 awards competition is getting closer
You have until May 14 to submit your projects for the 2012 awards competition. And, if you have someone you'd like to propose for a Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award, or the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, the deadline is the same - May 14. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 202-682-0110. More
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April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
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May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
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June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 8, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
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July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
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July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
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May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 11, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah DOT Design-Build, Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges
May 15, DBIA, SMPS and CMAA Hard Hat Tour of Georgia Tech's Hank McCamish Pavilion
May 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Data Centers
May 15, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
May 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Current Transportation Projects in Minnesota: An Owner's Perspective
May 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2012 Regional Conference: Design-Build – Full Speed Ahead
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch ProgramMore
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Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website = www.modot.org/Route364; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email email@example.com. More