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Time is almost up! The deadline to submit your entries for the 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition is May 26 (or June 2 for an extra $100). As always, we are recognizing exemplary application of Design-Build Done Right™ across 11 categories. So get your team together to submit your best projects soon!
The legislation includes eight additional projects. New York State legislators recently passed a budget that includes a provision to allow state agencies to continue to use design-build on projects. The legislation expands the use of design-build for four years in existing agencies and authorizes eight new projects at four more agencies. Design-build was extended for four years for these agencies.
DBIA has a variety of resources to help you and your team navigate the world of integrated project delivery. Everything about design-build you need can be found in the DBIA Resources section.
Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook
Design-Build Best Practices:
Universal Best Practices
Market Sector Best Practices (Transportation, Water/Wastewater, Federal)
The Design-Build Manual of Practice
DBIA's IQ Magazine (digital version available!)
Design-Build Done Right™
Books & Contracts
CareerSpot – Employment Connections
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May 16, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Oakland, Calif.
May 17-19, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
May 22-24, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 26, Entries for 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Due
June 2, Extended Deadline for 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards
June 5-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Los Angeles, Calif.
June 23, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
June 23, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 14, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
July 17-19, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend to a new milestone: Two-thirds of all states have stepped up highway funding over the past five years.
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The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hopes to shape President Trump’s $1 trillion proposal, which the administration has yet to release, with a task force of mayors who are involved in various infrastructure sectors.
The organization will push to ensure that the infrastructure bill includes a broad range of transportation projects, including water, ports, energy and broadband, as well as other priorities like tax-exempt municipal bonds and direct funding for cities.
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Two major new infrastructure projects by the Beach Cities Health District could soon be in the works as the nonprofit looks to renovate its aging medical facility and build new senior housing. Assembly Bill 994, sponsored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-South Bay) would give the health district the same authority granted last year to hospitals called design-build. “Design-build is a model that allows you to hire an architect and designer at the same time so they can work in a streamlined process that's significantly less expensive,” said Eric Garner, BCHD communications director.
In a written statement, Muratsuchi said the bill was necessary for the district to keep pace with the ever-changing health needs of the community.
FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for the total value of construction put in place in the U.S. With GDP most recently reporting 2.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, construction growth of 6% looks solid. Although this is a drop from the hot pace of growth from 2013 through 2015, it seems to indicate that the recovery bounce is over and more normal growth is in store for the next few years.
After six consecutive months of gains the Dodge Momentum Index declined in April, but remains 16.7% above its year-ago level.
Sound Transit’s $3.7 billion project connecting light rail to the Eastside over the I-90 bridge gets started June 1. The project is another first in Western Washington as more mega transportation projects continue as the Puget Sound region booms. The mega project comes at a mega cost of $3.7 billion.
The Texas Department of Transportation has selected the joint venture of Balfour Beatty US and Fluor Enterprises to design and build the $625 million Southern Gateway highway project in Dallas, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The project is part of the TxDOT's Clear Lanes initiative, which targets the state's most congested roadways. Construction on the Southern Gateway, which sees 180,000 commuters daily, should begin late this year and wrap up in 2021.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
On Wednesday, Penn leaders and Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney announced plans to build a $1.5 billion Hospital Pavilion at the Henry A. Jordan M’62 Center for Medical Education.
The project aims to house inpatient care for heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, the Abramson Cancer Center and a new emergency department. This is Philadelphia's most "ambitious health care building project," Penn Medicine said in a statement.
Mortenson has picked the site and completed the design for the first building in Discovery Square, a sub-district it is developing for the Mayo Clinic's $6 billion Destination Medical Center (DMC) in Rochester, MN, the company announced Thursday. The 60,000-square-foot life science research building — designed by RSP Architects and HOK — will feature open workspaces and common areas to promote collaboration among building tenants. Situated near the Mayo Clinic campus, the building will feature high-performance systems and an orientation to maximize energy efficiency.
"As more young people enter the construction industry, they expect technology,” said Christian Burger, principal and owner of Burger Consulting Group, Inc., an IT construction industry consulting firm that works nationally and internationally with commercial, civil and specialty contractors to develop objective IT solutions. "Estimating, project managing, (and) scheduling using state of the art tools (are) all they've ever known. There's pressure from within the company to automate and adopt new technologies. You can't compete otherwise." In addition to a younger generation of employees that expect advanced software and tools, contractors receive external pressure from clients. For construction companies to surpass the competition and thrive in such a turbulent industry, they may want to consider investing in these seven types of software applications.
The task of keeping workers safe on the job site isn’t an easy one. It requires negotiating the slew of rules and regulations in the industry and the nuances of different project types and worker personalities. All that activity means it's even more important to keep up to date on the major statistics, reports, rule changes and other news around construction safety.
In honor of Safety Week 2017, which runs this year from May 1 to May 5, we've taken a by-the-numbers rundown of some of the biggest construction safety stories in the last year.
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The business case for sustainable design keeps getting stronger. Consider these takeaways from the World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report.
Rafat Alafranji, AIA, DBIA
California Department of General Services
West Sacramento, Calif.
Christopher John Hornbeck, AIA, DBIA
University of California
Jay Jeffries, DBIA
Bowen Engineering Corporation
Girish Kripalani, AIA, CCM, PMP, LEED AP, DBIA
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Boyd Marumoto, P.E., CSI, LEED AP BD&C, DBIA
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc.
John Sedbrook, DBIA
Kansas City, Mo.
Andrew Hammond, Assoc. DBIA
West Valley Construction Company, Inc.
Karen Mesko, Assoc. DBIA
DBIA Contact: Certification
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 17, Fast Track Design-Build Delivery Networking Day at the Track
May 19, Kansas City Annual Golf Tournament
May 19, 3rd Annual Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
June 8, 7th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 12, 2017 Regional Conference
June 30, 15th Annual Golf Tournament
Aug. 11, 12th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
DBIA-South Central Region
June 15, Design-Build Done Right™ in the Water/Wastewater Sector: Paradise Restored in the Florida Keys
June 1, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Networking Mixer
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 17, Breakfast Program, Minnesota Economic Outlook
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 18, 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference and Awards Program
June 1, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
June 6, Owner’s Council Webinar, Risk Management in Design-Build – An Owners Perspective
June 15, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, The Business Case for Lean in Design-Build (with Lean Construction Institute)
July 27, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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