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DBIA Releases 10 Best Practices for Design-Build Done Right
Medical Construction & Design
The Design-Build Institute of America has released a "Design-Build Done Right Best Practices" guidebook. Based on research, case studies and extensive industry input for more than a year, DBIA has identified the design-build best practices and implementing techniques that directly impact project performance.
DBIA's Richard Thomas Named to Transportation Research Board Committee on Project Delivery Methods
The Design-Build Institute of America, the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced that the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee has named Richard Thomas, DBIA's Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs, to its Committee on Project Delivery Methods. The appointment is for a three year term effective immediately.
Shortlisted Companies Invited to Bid on Milton District Hospital Expansion in Ontario
Milton Canadian Champion via Inside Halton
Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have requested proposals to three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project. A request for qualifications process began in August 2013. It shortlisted the top three companies with the development, design, construction, financial and facilities management capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity.
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GSA Seeking Contractors for St. Elizabeth's Consolidation Project in DC
Washington Business Journal
The General Services Administration is seeking contractors to launch the next, multimillion-dollar phase of the Department of Homeland Security consolidation at St. Elizabeth's as it weighs a number of options to help get the project moving. The GSA, the federal government's real estate arm, issued a solicitation April 22 for design-build contractors to renovate the historic Center Building on St. E's West Campus in Southeast D.C.
High River Prompts Corps of Engineers to Activate Levee Inspection Program in New Orleans
A rising Mississippi River, which reached 11.62 feet above sea level at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans recently, has prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to activate its levee inspection program and other "flood fighting" strategies, corps officials announced. The high water conditions are the result of heavy rainfall upriver over the past two weeks and some melting snow in the upper Midwest.
Art and Design Building, Science Building West, Among Others, Leading the Way to Environmental Design
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification on two of its buildings. The Art and Design building received a gold certification followed by Science Building West, which received a silver certification. According to Bill Retzlaff, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED has a system for evaluating if a building is efficient and environmentally friendly.
An Aging Infrastructure and the Need for a New Era in Transportation Policy
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Some 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed to be structurally deficient: not on the verge of collapsing, but in serious need of repair. This is actually good news: an increase in federal spending in the past few years has slightly lowered the number of U.S. bridges urgently needing maintenance. But experts warn there is a crisis at hand. The Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of money by the end of the summer, federal taxes on gas and diesel haven't been raised in 20 years, and despite support in both parties, it's not clear what federal funding will be available for state and local infrastructure projects. Join us to discuss who will pick up the tab for road repairs.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital in California Mirrors Military Traditions
Healthcare Design Magazine
From its stunning façade to its project delivery process, the new Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, located at the major West Coast base of the U.S. Marine Corps near San Diego, represents a standard for military health care facility design. Delivered six months ahead of schedule (completed in November 2013 and opened in December) and more than $100 million under budget, this 500,000-square-foot facility is a welcome replacement for a hospital that was designed and built in the early 1970s.
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DBIA Releases 10 Best Practices for Design-Build Done Right
Medical Construction & Design
The Design-Build Institute of America has released a “Design-Build Done Right Best Practices” guidebook. Based on research, case studies and extensive industry input for more than a year, DBIA has identified the design-build best practices and implementing techniques that directly impact project performance.
Factbox: U.S. Public-Private Partnerships in Play
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.
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.
BD+C's 40 Under 40
Building Design+Construction is pleased to introduce our "40 Under 40" Class of 2014. They join 320 previous recipients of the honor, dating from 2006. These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39 (as of Dec. 31, 2013), with a median age of 36. The editors of BD+C selected them based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work.
Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project Breaks Ground in Lenexa, Kansas
The Kansas Department of Transportation, along with Gov. Sam Brownback and officials from the cities of Lenexa and Olathe and Johnson County, broke ground today in Lenexa for Kansas’ first design-build project – the Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project. This $288 million three-year project is also the largest project KDOT has ever let for construction.
Did You Know? DBIA Regional Membership is Included in Your National Dues
Membership in one of DBIA's 14 regions is included with your national dues at no additional cost. DBIA's regions actively work to promote design-build project delivery and support their specific markets. Regions also offer committee volunteer opportunities, educational programs, networking events, legislative activities and owner education and outreach.
Interested in connecting with design-build professionals in your area? Be sure to connect with your region today!
DBIA Contact: Membership
We would like to welcome our newest members
Industry Partner members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- M3 Construction, LLC, Colo.
- Otto Construction, Calif.
- Timmons Group, Va.
New member listing as of April 21-27, 2014.
- Mike Amos, Marketing Events Specialist, ERICO, Ohio
- Alan Anderson, Estimator, Fransen Pittman General Contractors, Colo.
- John Atherton, Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala.
- Gary Baker, Director | Construction, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Calif.
- Jennifer Bottomley, Senior Associate | Marketing & Business Development, HGA Architects and Engineers
- Adam Bugher, Sales Coordinator, Maxcell, Ohio
- Sonia Byrd, Tradeshow & Event Specialist, HCSS, Texas
- Matt Cole, Director | Business Development, Drake-Williams Steel, Inc., Neb.
- Timothy Connor, Senior Engineer, Gannett Fleming Project Development Corporation, Md.
- Kelli Connors, Trade Show Coordinator, ClearSpan Fabric Structures, Conn.
- Carrie Dragman-Renz, Manager | PreConstruction Design, Bergelectric Corporation, Calif.
- Sheri-Ann Edwards, Assistant, Ashford Formula (Curecrete Distribution, Inc.), Utah
- Carly Farr, Marketing Coordinator, CLC Lodging, Kan.
- Linda Ferrer, Events Marketing and Public Relations, Dur-A-Flex, Inc., Conn.
- James Fisher, Manager | Electrical Projects, CEC//Infrastructure Solutions, Okla.
- Fermin Glasper, President | Chief Executive Officer, Glasper Professional Services, Mo.
- Jeff Greene, Sales Manager, LeJeune Bolt Company, Minn.
- David Hall, Director | Marketing, LiteForm Technologies, Neb.
- Kenneth Harmon, Sales Manager, Carolina Stalite Company, N.C.
- James Holtrop, Principal Acoustical Consultant, AcoustiControl, Mo.
- Michelle Hurlbut, Marketing Coordinator, Bluebeam Software, Inc., Calif.
- Mike Jones, Manager | Business Development, Metl-Span LLC, Texas
- Denise Juarez, Sales & Marketing Representative, ISI Detention Contracting Group, Inc, Texas
- Justyne Kallas-Sejuit, National Construction Rentals, Calif.
- Annie Kane, Manager | Marketing, HUESKER, Inc., N.C.
- Miroslava Korenha, Coordinator | Sustainability, American Chemistry Council, D.C.
- Jim Lewis, Director | Architectural Systems, Gate Precast Company, Ga.
- Andrew Logue, Sales Service Associate, Chief Buildings, Neb.
- Theodore Lopez, Owner, M3 Construction, LLC, Colo.
- Bruce McCloy, Principal, Timmons Group, Va.
- Allison Otto, Vice President | Business Development, Otto Construction, Calif.
- Pete (Stuart) Perritt, President, Building Constructive Solutions, Va.
- Brenda Ritt, Manager | Marketing, DuctSox Solutions, Va.
- Mindy Sartori, Manager | Event Marketing, Dun Bradstreet Credibility Corporation, Calif.
- Shane Vest, Director | Sales & Marketing, Convergent Concrete Technologies, Utah
- Bill Wade, Manager | Architectural Sales, McElroy Metal, La.
- Steve Warfle, Product Manager, InSite Software Incorporated, N.Y.
- Karl Wiecking, Manager | Emerging Markets, Bayer MaterialScience, Mass.
- Brent Wiley, General Manager, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Ala.
- J. Layton Wilson, Manager | Low Voltage/ITS Design, Choctaw Defense Services, Okla.
DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson
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Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, May 6, 1:30-3:00 pm (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
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Tuesday, May 20, 1:30-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Design Management for Designers
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Hensel Phelps
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy
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 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 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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.
Sept. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 29-Oct. 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
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.
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Region Events Calendar
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 12, Central Indiana Chapter, Networking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 8, Regional O.N.E Conference
May 13, Hampton Roads Chapter, Public Owners Forum
May 16, Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 2, Regional Conference, Denver, Colo.
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 3, Los Angeles Luncheon, LA Community College District $6.2B Bond Program Update and Pathway to the Future
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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DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
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