Santa Paula, Calif.'s innovative approach to wastewater treatment pays off
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Santa Paula, Calif., had a problem with wastewater. Their wastewater treatment facility was too old, and under the pressure of fines from the regional water quality board and state mandates, they had to find a solution. After 15 years of drafting, revising, and discarding traditional plans, the city decided to try something else. More
Private sector lines up to invest in high-speed rail in California
The Bakersfield Californian Share
For a massive infrastructure project beset by severe challenges at virtually every turn, a rare dose of good news surfaced at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hundreds if not more than 1,000 business people showed up to the California High-Speed Rail Authority's Industry Forum to find out how they might participate in the $43 billion project proposed to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2020. More
Govs. Kasich, Beshear meet on common issues
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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich plan to work together on key issues confronting both states, they announced recently. The Kentucky Democrat and Ohio Republican met for about an hour in Cincinnati to get better acquainted and discuss issues such as the Brent Spence Bridge, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and prescription drug trafficking. More
Innovative contracting helps Balfour Beatty build $59 million Forest Park Medical Center in Frisco, Texas
On March 25, Balfour Beatty Construction received the Notice to Proceed on a new $59 million campus in Frisco, Texas. Known as Forest Park Medical Center, the project represents a significant milestone for the physician-owned complex, which has grown significantly since opening its first surgical specialty hospital in Dallas in 2009. Through this project, Forest Park is actively seeking to expand its growing brand of specialized health care. More
Costs could douse wastewater plant
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A natural gas wastewater treatment plant on Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority grounds in Luzerne County's Hanover Twp. in Wyoming is far from a done deal. Whether the project goes through depends on the bottom line. A study is under way to determine how much it will cost Portsmouth, N.H.-based Cate Street Capital to design, build and operate the treatment facility, and how much the authority stands to make. The company has 120 days from March 15 to perform the study, but could ask for an extension. More
Road work projects to begin in Fayette, Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 12 released updates for its projects in Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Many of the projects will start later this season. Also, some projects are continuing from last year and will be gearing up soon. All dates are approximate, and projects depend on the weather. More
Boost your IQ
DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More
Going to the AIA Convention? Stop by DBIA's booth!
DBIA staff will be in Booth #367 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. See us in New Orleans, May 12-14 - stop by and hear what's new and upcoming with DBIA and the membership. Meet DBIA staff Susan Hines (Managing Director of Public Relations, email@example.com), Tucker Ophof (Director, Membership Development, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Richard Thomas, Vice President, Advocacy/External Affairs (email@example.com) and discuss DBIA's activities.
epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on getting access. More
Book of the week for May 3
Next week's book, the Retrospective of Courthouse Design 2001-2010, provides the end result of how some of the challenges of renovating old courthouses have been resolved during the past 10 years. Complete with photos, floor plans, site plans, projects costs and a wealth of information, this book does justice to the work that's been done in this field. More
A reminder of a benefit for our Industry Partner members
In an effort to expand the pool of educated owners, DBIA offers Industry Partner members the opportunity to nominate one public or private owner for individual level membership; this benefit applies to each Industry Partner member contact, benefit recipient or additional contact. More
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce another member benefit!
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.
• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA
Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to email@example.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
May 2-6, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 13, Design-Build Sustainability, Indianapolis
May 19, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, New York City
May 20, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Kansas City. Mo
May 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 2-3 and June 22-24, Certification Workshop, Pittsburgh
June 3, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Irvine, Calif.
June 6-10, Certification Workshop, DallasMore
May 10, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Chicago Chapter, The CMAP 2040 Plan - Planned Projects and Delivery Methods
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
May 11, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter - Implementing Partnerships Infrastructure
May 11, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series: "Water/Wastewater Success"
May 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: NAVFAC and AFCEE
May 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, "Design-Build: Past, Present and Future"
May 19, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Golf Tournament
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California, Lunch Program
May 25, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter, A View from DBIA National
May 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California, Awards Banquet
June 3, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Deadline for Region award entries
June 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Regional ConferenceMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.
2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast
2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast
May 25 - National Press Club, Washington, D.C.More
7th Annual U.S. P3 Infrastructure Forum
The 7th Annual U.S. P3 Infrastructure Forum will be held June 14-15 in New York.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only. More