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Whether it’s an outstanding project/team, individual or organization, each year DBIA recognizes those who have contributed to the practice of Design-Build Done Right™.
All award winners will be acknowledged at the 2018 Design-Build Conference in Las Vegas.
- We have a new online database so not only can you submit your projects for the competition, but they’ll also be online for public recognition. We are accepting award entries for 2018 through May 23.
- If you know an individual or organization that has demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of the use of design-build, you can submit their names for the Distinguished Design-build Leadership Awards.
- And if you know an individual who has, over their career, made significant contributions to the design and construction industry through outstanding leadership and the advancement of integrated design-build project delivery, nominate them for the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, DBIA’s highest award. We are accepting Brunelleschi and Distinguished Design-Build Leadership award nominations for 2018 through July 10.
DeWayne Ables with Pioneer IQ is one of DBIA’s most popular conference presenters. So, if you’ve missed him in person, this episode of Design-Build Delivers gives you a chance to hear his insightful tips on creating and fulfilling your personal vision of career success. This episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
We know you enjoyed the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences in Portland, now we want to make sure you get the credit you’ve earned! If you attended the Portland Conferences last month and haven’t already done so, please download your CEU Certificates before May 8. All attendees have been sent emails with instructions on how to access your CEU certificates but, as a reminder, all you need to do is log in to the Water/Wastewater or Transportation Conference pages on the DBIA website with your registration email and password and go to “Download CEU.”
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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.
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
July 16-18, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a replacement for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants, a program popular with state and local agencies.
On April 20, DOT published a notice of funding opportunity for $1.5 billion through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grant, or BUILD, program. … In keeping with President Donald Trump’s infrastructure initiative, DOT will award a greater share of BUILD grants to projects in rural areas. In particular, the agency’s announcement mentions support for rural broadband deployment.
The fractious political times in which we live are obscuring a reality, one rarely acknowledged by advocates on the left or right, that a consensus has been growing across party lines about the future of U.S. infrastructure financing. The Trump administration's infrastructure plan is really the logical extension of the Obama administration's policy of encouraging greater private investment in public infrastructure.
In a hearing on Wednesday on the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps said it could spend $99.5 million next year continuing construction of the Chickamauga Lock for the fifth consecutive year. Last year the Corps said they could use up to $78 million in fiscal year 2018.
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.
Roads & Bridges
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on Wednesday for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. Created in the FAST Act, the ATCMTD program works to improve the performance of U.S. transportation systems, reduce traffic congestion and improve the safety of the traveling public.
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New construction starts in March increased 11 percent from the previous month showing substantial gain following modest declines in January and February.
The Times and Democrat
The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to replace the Four Holes Road bridge over Interstate 26 in Orangeburg County using a streamlined replacement process. ... SCDOT will use the design/build process to replace the bridge, meaning the department will be allowed to procure a contractor to perform both the design and construction of the bridge on a compressed timeline.
“We have a mission to make every building energy positive,” says Rune Stene, director of technology at Skanska, a contracting firm that is part of Powerhouse. “That means that we want to tear down barriers to the industry, and to the players in the industry, and to be a showcase that we have the technology, we have the knowledge, and it’s possible to do it right now.”
The Construction Specifier
The Global Operational Headquarters for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the agency that plans, develops, delivers, and operates the military’s command-and-control capabilities, was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois Chapter during its 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards, winning a special achievement award in the category of Building/Technology Systems.
Designed by Burns & McDonnell, the headquarters, which is located at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, was delivered for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District ahead of schedule and $7 million under the original budget.
Minnesota Department of Transportation developed this Automatic Flagger Assistance Device (AFAD) for moving road work zones, such as pavement crack sealing operations. The AFAD is operated remotely by a worker who can stand off the roadway, out of traffic, which helps reduce safety risks associated with being in the traffic flow.
Contemporary trends in building call for a greater sensitivity to how we use resources. It’s not enough anymore to put solar panels on rooftops. Every aspect of a building’s design is factored into a holistic approach that not only serves the environment, our planet and your employees, but also makes sense from a business perspective — helping your business grow, gain a competitive advantage and secure long-term cost savings.
Los Angeles Times
Officials said the magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Thursday proved to be another successful test of the state's nascent earthquake early-warning system. John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said the system worked. He said he and others at the center at USC heard the alarm go off before they felt the shaking, "maybe 10 seconds ahead, enough for us to puzzle about it before the shaking hit."
The steel sector is so excited about structural engineer Ron Klemencic’s composite steel superstructure, expected to speed office tower construction, that at least three steel fabricators are studying it, many months before erection is set to begin on Seattle’s 850-ft-tall “proof of concept.” … The steel fabricator is supplying modules for research about to get underway at the University at Buffalo, which is part of a bigger project with Purdue University, to fine-tune the modules. Klemencic, chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates Structural + Civil Engineers, is the engineer for Rainier Square and the organizer of the research, which is funded by $300,000 each from the Charles Pankow Foundation and the American Institute of Steel Construction.
May 2, Central Chapter Lunch Program, Design-Build Legal Forum
May 17, Gulf Coast Chapter Lunch Program, Digitizing the Physical World with 3D Laser Technology
May 24, Design & Building Industry Mixer
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 8-10, 6th Annual DBIA-Liberty Conference
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
May 9, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, WSU Projects
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
June 29, Annual Golf tournament
May 16, Regional Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
May 15, Tulsa Chapter Luncheon Program, What the Heck is Design-Build?
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 15, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 10, Owners Council Webinar Series, Session #4 – Design Management in Design-Build
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
June 12, Bay Chapter Lunch Program, The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
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