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You may think that the Design-Build Project/Team Awards are only for large projects. But that's not the case! A number of smaller projects have won awards in the past. In fact, the VA Net Zero Water Equipment Wash Facility cost only $334,717 ... and the team went home with an award. A DBIA IQ Magazine article featured information on delivering a successful small design-build project. So don’t let your project's size discourage you. But you do need to enter soon – the deadline is May 26 (or June 2 for an extra $100) – so get started now!
Vandeventer Black Partner Neil Lowenstein was appointed to the executive council of the Design-Build Institute of America's Hampton Roads chapter.
Specifically tailored for educators, DBIA’s Design-Build Educator Workshop not only teaches university faculty the key elements and value of design-build, but also how to incorporate design-build best practices into new and existing curriculum. The workshop will be held August 7-10, 2017, at the University of Denver. A limited number of scholarships are available for faculty and academia from accredited universities; applications will be accepted until June 2, 2017. Application and workshop information information is available here.
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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.
Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne will testify before Congress today about the state’s experience with public-private partnerships as the Trump administration looks to jump-start infrastructure spending.
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The West Virginia Legislature took a major step forward this year in ensuring their infrastructure projects are delivered on-time and within budget for many years to come. Legislators in Charleston had a long to-do list this session with infrastructure designated as a key issue. Lawmakers ultimately increased the funds available for design-build projects, extended their P3 law sunset date, and provided state colleges and universities the ability to use design-build.
In 2017, we’ve already seen important legislative victories in 10 states with many more design-build, P3 and alternative delivery bills still being debated in state legislatures nationwide. This year’s design-build successes follow last year’s historic design-build year in which state legislatures passed the vast majority of the largest number of design-build bills introduced (124) since DBIA has been tracking legislation.
A new report from Moody’s Investors Service says that with an estimated $1 trillion needed for investment in US water and wastewater infrastructure, current market conditions are conducive to more public-private partnerships (PPP or P3s). However, several factors including limited experience, environmental regulation and lack of funding commitment are holding back investment in the space.
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The Maryland Stadium Authority has commissioned a $460,000 study to explore whether an extension of the Baltimore Convention Center, as well as a new downtown arena and hotel, would be economically feasible, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Phoenix Business Journal
The city of Phoenix is closing in on the award of a big $280 million contract to further extend the PHX Sky Train monorail to the rental car center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Kansas City Star
Burns & McDonnell, one of Kansas City’s foremost engineering firms, has proposed to privately build and finance a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport, as a way to finally garner voter approval and get the controversial airport project done.
Collaboration between CBT Architects and Skanska USA accelerated construction of an elliptical building that distinguishes itself in Boston’s booming Seaport District.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
There were a lot of happy faces in the crowd of workers that watched the first massive steel truss being raised into place high above the new Milwaukee Bucks arena last week.
Perhaps none more so than Ellen Becker, a 24-year-old engineer for Mortenson Construction who's been a key player in the structural steel phase of the $524 million project.
Before contractors rush into the world of federal contracting — for purposes of getting in on the potential infrastructure construction bonanza or, like AECOM, for current opportunities — they need to know the differences between the public and private construction sectors. Some of those distinctions can be positive for companies, but additional rules and regulations can potentially burden those looking to jump into the federal contracting fray.
Sioux City Journal
Most transactions in the construction industry involve lien waivers, a legal document from a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or other party holding a mechanic's lien stating that they have been paid in full and waiving future lien rights to the disputed property.
“What we’ve done is we've built software that facilitates that exchange of lien waiver for payment and it gives both parties — the general contractor and the subcontractor — the confidence that if they send a payment, they are going to send a lien waiver back and if they send a lien waiver, they are going to have their payment, so we act as a trusted third party,” Arnold said.
Though traditional construction can’t fully replicate the efficiencies brought by factory building, there are some best practices that traditional builders can apply to help ease the labor burden, increase accuracy and save time.
Notice to Design-Build Firms
Windsor, Colo. – Salida School District R-32-J will be accepting statements of qualifications from applicants interested in providing Design-Build services associated with the construction of a new bus facility.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
John Strugar-Fritsch, DBIA
San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, Calif.
Todd Foos, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Newport Beach, Calif.
Penny Koal, Assoc. DBIA
WA State Department of Social and Health Services
Ana Mendez, NCARB, LEED, Assoc. DBIA
Petra Payne, Assoc. DBIA
Sean Quarrie, Assoc. DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Andrew William Randolph, Assoc. DBIA
City of Tacoma, Public Works Department
Isaac L. Smith, Assoc. DBIA
Bouten Construction Company
Christine Tsai, Assoc. DBIA
Chalida Kay Yesuwan, Assoc. DBIA
Seattle Public Utilities (City of Seattle)
DBIA Contact: Certification
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
June 15, Central Indiana Chapter Meeting, General Perspective on Design-Build
May 19, Kansas City Annual Golf Tournament
May 24, Kansas Chapter Breakfast Program, Geotechnical Services
May 19, 3rd Annual Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
June 8, 7th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
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
May 23, Georgia Chapter Networking Social
June 1, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Networking Mixer
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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
Sep. 11, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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