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DBIA’s 2018 student competition closely mirrors best practices in design-build project delivery. The two-phase competition involves the collaboration of students from diverse backgrounds, including architecture and construction management, responding to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a student residence hall on a liberal arts college campus in the United States. Finalists will then respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the top three short-listed teams will present in person at DBIA’s annual conference in New Orleans.
Team registration is now open until September 6, 2018. Registration and competition information is available here.
DBIA is proud to announce the creation of a new certification status recognizing the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Nominations for the historic 2018 Class of Fellows are now being accepted. A DBIA Fellow has at least 10 continuous years as a Designated Design-Build Professional™ as well as 10 continuous years of membership in DBIA, notable career contributions to the design-build profession and the Design-Build Institute of America. You can see more details and download the nomination form on DBIA’s website. We will accept nominations through June 30.
DBIA is now accepting scholarship applications for the fifth annual Design-Build Educator Workshop. This workshop is designed to provide college educators a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of design-build, including strategies to incorporate design-build best practices into new and existing curriculum.
The three-day workshop, co-hosted by the Charles Pankow Foundation, will be held August 13-15, 2018, at the University of Denver. Full scholarships are available for qualified faculty from universities that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing their curriculum to include design-build. A limited number of scholarships are available, so please apply early.
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 8-10, Certification Workshop, Pocono Manor, Pa.
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
June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
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 Durango Herald
After years of explosive growth and legislative inaction combined to choke Colorado’s roads with congestion, top state lawmakers on Monday announced a deal to spend upwards of $3 billion on transportation projects over the next 20 years. If approved, the legislative breakthrough would represent the largest transportation funding measure in the state’s history, but still well short of what Democrats and Republicans say is needed to address the state’s traffic woes. They differ on where the funding should come from.
A important water-resources measure is starting to move in Congress, with key senators’ introduction of a bill that would authorize $2.4 billion in federal funds to help construct six new Army Corps of Engineers infrastructure projects.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Educators long complained that the state shorted public schools, but a booming economy is helping Gov. Nathan Deal and lawmakers keep that from happening again in the upcoming year. ... lists new projects, including: $100 million for transit needs statewide; $100 million for bridge repair, replacement and renovation ... $8.9 million to design, build and equip a new Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technology, Chattahoochee Technical College, Acworth campus.
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.
Illinois News Network
Most construction projects in Illinois are split into two phases – design and construction – with one company getting a contract to design and another company getting a contract to build. Design-build is a procurement process that combines the engineering and design of a project with the construction, instead of having separate bids for each part. IDOT’s Director of Planning and Programming Erin Aleman told an Illinois House committee recently that the design-build process will drive efficiency and savings for Illinois taxpayers.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled four Corridors of Commerce projects to be funded by more than $400 million at a press conference Tuesday morning.
The Corridors of Commerce initiative was created five years ago by Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislature in an effort to improve roads in ways that will specifically boost the state's economy.
MnDOT chose a pair of projects in the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota after requesting recommendations from the public.
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Construction jobs bounced back in April, adding 17,000 positions, after shedding 10,000 in March, possibly because of bad weather during that month in some parts of the U.S., the Dept. of Labor has reported.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly employment report, released on May 4, showed that construction’s April jobless rate fell to 6.5% from March’s 7.4% but it was up from the year-earlier 6.3%.
No matter the destination, a trip to the airport seems to land you in the same place these days — another construction site. It’s not just your luck; work on airports is surging throughout the country, and over the next three years, an estimated $70 billion will be spent to modernize aging aviation infrastructure at over 50 airports. “These major airports have squeezed as much blood out of stone as possible,” says T.J. Schulz, president of the Airport Consultants Council. “Airport authorities and designers have done all they can to account for differing airline service trends and new technologies coming into play, and now they’re in a position where they have to either refurbish or rebuild.”
Land Line Magazine
With funding for infrastructure becoming worrisome as fuel taxes bring in less revenue, several states have been studying a potential mileage-based user fee or vehicle miles traveled tax.
Delaware is the latest state to join the ranks. The I-95 Corridor Coalition and the Delaware Department of Transportation have launched a three-month study of the vehicle miles traveled tax. From May 1 to the end of July, phase one of the study will be a pilot program that includes more than 120 participants, which include DOT officials, legislators, members of the media and other stakeholders.
Unlike similar studies that have been conducted in the West, Delaware’s study will be the first to look into issues surrounding multiple-state travel and toll interoperability, according to a DelDOT news release.
Railway Track & Structures
The design firm is part of the design-build team led by the Fluor Corporation/Middlesex Corporation/Herzog Contracting Corp. Balfour Beatty joint venture (GLX Constructors), officials said.
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to vet private-sector companies to complete the expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
VDOT is collecting technical proposals and prices to design and construct the HRBT expansion, according to the transportation department. … Three companies — Hampton Roads Capacity Constructors, Hampton Roads Connector Partners and Skanska Kiewit — have successfully submitted their qualifications for the project.
Your drive in and out of downtown Indianapolis will look different in a few years -- and a lot different a few years after that.
INDOT has begun preliminary work to rebuild the north split interchange of I-65 and I-70. But it's also looking past that to a broader redesign to reduce congestion. Indianapolis engineering firm HNTB has unveiled six different options, including rebuilding the highways as underpasses instead of overpasses, building a tunnel, adding and redesigning lanes, or replacing the interstates with boulevards.
With an axle-snapping, rim-splitting, tire-flattening pothole season not yet in the rearview mirror, metro Detroiters might be wondering if there isn't a better way to cure the plague of road craters they dodge on the daily commute.
A Pennsylvania company suggests its "Pothole Killer" might be one answer.
A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit held that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was justified in assessing a “willful” safety violation–the agency’s most serious citation — against an HVAC contractor following a jobsite fall resulting in the death of a construction worker. ... One takeaway from this case is that contractors and their counsel should think twice before employing an “ignorance” defense when negotiating resolution of an OSHA violation with agency representatives. The Eleventh Circuit has made clear that unfamiliarity with the OSHA safety requirements will provide no cover from imposition of OSHA’s most serious violation. When an accident occurs at the jobsite, affected contractors are advised to consult with counsel immediately to discuss a strategy for navigating the OSHA investigation that is likely to follow.
The acceleration of technological change in business is outpacing the risk management community’s response to the exposures and challenges created by that change, according to the Marsh L.L.C. Excellence in Risk Management report, released Monday. There is, however, evidence that risk managers are learning and confident about supporting innovation within their organizations.
Aside from making the most out of every space, much of the design and materials used will maximize the school's efficiency. "The physical part of the building is built with ICF, insulated concrete forms, which makes it super energy efficient, in fact the electrical load on this school is about 50 percent less than some of the recent schools they built in Walton County and in Northwest Florida," said Baker.
Berge Arlin, AIA, DBIA
John Haskell, DBIA
Earl Consulting Company, LLC
Theodoros Michaelidis, EIT, STS, DBIA
Jeffrey Reine, DBIA
Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Christopher Staus, AIA, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Kansas City, Kan.
Patrick Arnette, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Neal Crawford, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Lee Hall, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, NCARB
Northshore School District
Jeffrey Herbage, Assoc. DBIA
David H. Keesler, CSI-CDT, Assoc. DBIA
Barton Malow Company
Kenneth Kristensen, Assoc. DBIA
New York Power Authority
White Plains, N.Y.
Kyle D. Malaspino, Assoc. DBIA
Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc.
Clinton Moore, Assoc. DBIA, Esq.
Terry Ng, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
San Francisco, Calif.
Alan Osborne, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, LEED AP
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
Michael B. Rayburn, Assoc. DBIA
Sean Tierney, Assoc. DBIA, P.E.
Turner Construction Company
Christopher David Wilson, Assoc. DBIA
Brown and Caldwell
Virginia Beach, Va.
DBIA Contact: Certification
May 17, Gulf Coast Chapter Lunch Program, Digitizing the Physical World with 3D Laser Technology
May 24, Design & Building Industry Mixer
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 16, Fast Track Design-Build Delivery – Networking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 23, Chicago Chapter Evening Program, DBIA Private Sector Forum – Design-Build Trends, Best Practices and Success Stories
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 29, Alleghenies Chapter, Design-Build Done Right Seminar
May 18, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
June 4, Kansas Chapter Social Networking Event
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
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 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
June 12, Bay Chapter Lunch Program, The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery
June 26, San Diego Young Professionals Tula Community Center Tour
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
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