Port authority to build highway maintenance complex for Ohio Department of Transportation
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The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority will build a highway maintenance complex in Euclid for the Ohio Department of Transportation that will cost up to $5 million and will be sold to ODOT upon completion. The cooperation between the port authority and ODOT is the result of a state law, which took effect in September, that allows public agencies to engage in design-build projects, said Brent Leslie, the port authority's chief financial officer. The agreement was reached recently. More
Dallas-Fort Worth Connector project in Grapevine, Texas, may be finished a year early
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Motorists have dealt with traffic pain for nearly two and a half years, as workers revamped the Texas 114/121 corridor. But officials closely following the $1 billion DFW Connector project say the work is actually 9 to 12 months ahead of schedule, and drivers may be enjoying a substantially complete new freeway by summer to fall of next year. More
Roseville, Calif., seeks developer to build a conference center
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The city of Roseville, Calif., is looking for a private developer to help fulfill its dream of building a $64 million hotel and conference center near the Roseville Galleria. The city initiated a request for proposal period starting April 18 to build a 25,000-square-foot meeting/ banquet space and a 250- room hotel under a design-build framework. Under the plan, an operator would own the hotel and lease the city-owned conference center. The city's share could be $12 million to $60 million. More
Hudson Valley County executives want more information on Tappan Zee Bridge in New York
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The Hudson Valley's county executives said that they are being asked to sign on to the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York before the details are in, WCBS 880's Paul Murnane reported. The new bridge project is moving forward on a "design-build" track. That means that construction of the bridge will commence while the design work is still under way. More
Design-build program extended: Some say it's 'the new frontier,' others skeptical
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A pilot program that allows local governments to use an alternative to the traditional low-bid approach on highway projects has a new lease on life. More
Work continues on northeast Mississippi roads
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Transportation officials say the four laning of Mississippi Highway 9 from Pontotoc to Sherman is ahead of schedule. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the same can't be said for Mississippi Highway 15 from Pontotoc to New Albany. The Mississippi Department of Transportation says four laning is still three years away.y More
EMCOR Group Inc. subsidiary awarded contract for design-build of electrical systems for consolidated national operations for U.S. Coast Guard main headquarters
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EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its subsidiary, Dynalectric Company, has been awarded a contract for the design-build of the electrical systems for the Consolidated National Operations Center of the U.S. Coast Guard Main Headquarters in Washington D.C. More
Granite/Ames joint venture awarded $231 million design-build project in Colorado
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Granite Construction Incorporated announced recently that the joint-venture team comprising Granite Construction Company and Ames Construction, Inc. has been awarded a $231 million design-build contract by the Colorado Department of Transportation to reconstruct approximately 10-miles of US 36 outside of Denver. Granite booked its 50 percent share, or approximately $115 million, into backlog during the first quarter of 2012. More
From blank slate to detailed design
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They're starting from what was described a blank slate, and over the coming months officials from CBRE will draft a verbal blueprint of the features of a Canadian city's new spectator facility. More
Three design-build team finalists selected for project to construct I-65 bridges and interchanges in downtown Louisville, Ky.
Three teams of bridge- and road-building professionals have been selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as finalists for a contract to build a new Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville and rebuild the interstate connections in both Kentucky and Southern Indiana. More
$150 million ambulatory care center goes for LEED Gold in Los Angeles
The $150 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center, which the design-build team of McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and HDR Architecture Inc. began construction on recently, is being designed to meet LEED Gold standards. The 132,550-square-foot facility is currently scheduled for an early completion in July 2013. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-682-0110. More
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at email@example.com or call 202-682-0110.
Do you know about all your member benefits?
As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, firstname.lastname@example.org for information on accessing this information.
For example, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership – it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year. More
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
May 7-11, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San Diego
June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 8, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Atlantic City, N.J.
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-20, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
Aug. 6-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, State College, Pa.
Aug. 31, Post Award Design-Build, Kansas City, Mo.More
May 8, DBIA-Florida Region, An Owner's Intro to Design-Build
May 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting
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 Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf TournamentMore
Industry Events Calendar
We also have a calendar of Industry Events.
ACE Scholarship Awards Breakfast
May 15, ACE Scholarship Awards Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.
Design-build PV array (New Mexico)
Design-build HVAC renovation (Fort Belvoir, Va.)
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