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Foxx: Senate Transportation Bill Too Small
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the Senate's version of a $302 billion transportation bill that has been proposed by President Barack Obama does not contain enough funding for road and transit projects.
Democratic leaders in the Senate were expected to release their version of the transportation funding reauthorization bill May 19.
Senate Panel Approves $265 Billion Highway Bill
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a plan that would spend $265 billion on transportation projects over the next six years — if Congress can come up with the money.
This bill reauthorizes the federal gas tax, which collects $34 billion a year. That would provide $204 billion over the next six years, which is not enough to pay for the projects the panel wants to fund.
Howard Milstein Eyes Infrastructure Savings (New York)
Crain's New York Business
A piece of legislation that could shave up to $2 billion off the construction cost of the Tappan Zee Bridge should be applied to all infrastructure projects in New York, according to Howard Milstein, the chair of the State Thruway Authority, who stood with President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the banks of the Hudson River near the construction site.
Lawmakers File Conference Report on $8.2 Billion Water Bill
Lawmakers have filed a conference report on an $8.2 billion bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways, setting the stage for final passage of the measure.
Negotiations over the measure, which is known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, lasted for the better part of six months.
Lawmakers in both chambers said the port and waterways bill would boost shipping and cargo in the United States and help create jobs.
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Moving Transportation Projects into the Fast Lane
State and local leaders know firsthand that transportation improvements are a key economic-development tool. A carefully designed and executed project can spur growth, improve quality of life and rebuild communities. This is true of transit, highway, rail, port, bicycle/pedestrian and aviation projects alike.
Design-Build Contracts: Revisited, 25 Years Later
The Construction Lawyer
Twenty-five years ago, two younger lawyers examined the role of design-build in the construction industry and asked the question whether such approach was legally valid or invalid. The world has changed a great deal since that article appeared in the August 1989 issue of The Construction Lawyer. TIME magazine called 1989 "The year that defined today's world," we watched the fall of the Berlin Wall and saw the end of the Cold War in a year that began with President Ronald Regan still in office.
Edgerton's Big Bull Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives Awards (Kansas)
The Big Bull Wastewater Treatment Facility recently received several awards for its design and construction.
These awards represent state and national recognition for this important project.
Apple Moves Forward with State-of-the-Art HQ Facility (Cupertino, California)
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The development of an office, research and development campus for Apple in Cupertino, California, is currently moving forward. Plans are to replace existing office and research buildings to create Apple Campus 2, one mile east of the existing facility. Most of the 175-acre area is located in the former Hewlett-Packard campus.
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Lady Bird TBM makes its way through first of system of tunnels in Washington, D.C., to reduce combined sewer overflows.
Opus Growing Third-Party Business
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The Minnesota firm has seen a good deal of growth, and just hired Christy Lewis as a new head of business development.
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Foxx: Senate Transportation Bill Too Small
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the Senate's version of a $302 billion transportation bill that has been proposed by president Barack Obama does not contain enough funding for road and transit projects.
Agreement Reached on $8.2 Billion Waterways Bill
Lawmakers in the House and Senate said that they have reached an agreement on an $8.2 billion bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways. A bicameral conference committee has been haggling over the bill, known as the Water Resources Development Act, for the better part of six months.
How Your Firm Can Gain an Edge on University Projects
The last decade has been a period of robust construction activity for American colleges and universities, but many institutions of higher learning are now tapping lightly on the cap-ex brakes. To take the pulse of campus activity, Building Design+Construction spoke with top capital development executives at five prominent universities.
Deadline Fast Approaching: 2014 National Design-Build Project Awards
DBIA is again this year recognizing exemplary application of design-build project delivery. For 2014, the Design-Build Project/Team Awards program and scoring criteria have been revamped, with a greater emphasis on the team as well as the project.
The deadline for the 2014 Design-Build Project Awards is Monday, June 2.
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Submit your entry today!
DBIA Contact: email@example.com
Open for Submission: Design-Build Leadership and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Awards
The growth and proven success of design-build would not be possible without industry leaders who advocate for and promote the merits of Design-Build Done Right. DBIA recognizes distinguished leadership in five categories:
In addition, the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor DBIA bestows. It is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the design and construction industry for 25 years or more through outstanding leadership and the advancement of integrated design-build project delivery. Nominations may be submitted by DBIA members, by other practitioners or the nominees themselves.
- Owner (public or private sector)
- Industry Professional
- Legislator (National, State or Local)
- Faculty (full-time)
- Student (undergraduate or graduate)
Nominate a leader today!
Access the Leadership nomination form here.
Access the Brunelleschi nomination form here.
Deadline to submit is Thursday, July 10.
Questions or comments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Week Left: DBIA Membership Directory
DBIA's 2014 Membership Directory is being finalized and mailed to DBIA members the week of July 14. In addition to a membership listing, the directory provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their unique capabilities to the industry. Should your company be interested, space is still available. Special rates include:
For more detailed information, please click here. Deadline is Wednesday, May 28.
- Tab Rate: $1,995 (Normal Price $2,500.00)
- Full Page, full-color (best possible placement) : $1,900 (Normal Price $2,999.50)
- 1/2-page horizontal, full-color: $995 (Normal Price $2,359.50)
Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, June 3, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
The Owner's Role in Executing Water and Wastewater Projects
Speakers: John A. Giachino, Haskell and DBIA Water Markets Committee Thought Leader; Colin D. Groff, P.E., JEA; Douglas Herbst, DBIA, MWH Constructors
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Tuesday, June 17, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
DBIA Contract Focus on the Sub-Prime Relationship: How the Design-Build Team can Make or Break the Project
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Speaker: Robynne Thaxton Parkinson, JD, DBIA, Thaxton Parkinson, PLLC
DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy
We would like to welcome our newest members
Industry Partner members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- Caliber, Inc., Carnegie, Pa.
- Hill+Smith Inc., Columbus, Ohio
New member listing as of May 12-19, 2014.
- Ken Bailey, Senior Vice President | Planning, Rockford Construction Company, Mo.
- Cecil Brown, Regional Sales Manager & Marketing Coordinator, Hill+Smith Inc., Ohio
- Robert Brown, Vice President & Area Manager, Parson Brinckerhoff, Texas
- Brett Covington, Engineering Director Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, Calif.
- Glenda Durst, Business Development, Control Installations of Iowa, Iowa
- Carl Eiten, Director | Project Management, Select Services LLC, Mo.
- Paul Hartley, President, The H2 Group, LLC, Ariz.
- Marilyn Klinger, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, Calif.
- Kevin McNulty, Project Manager, Caliber, Inc., Pa.
- Graham Thomas, Architect, Leuterio Thomas LLC, Md.
- Thomas Unruh, Executive Director | Facilities Management, University Health System, Texas
DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson
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New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
William Alcorn, LEED AP, DBIA
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Robert Carr, DBIA
Alan Carroll, DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Newport Beach, Calif.
George Dyckes, DBIA
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Veronica Escobar, DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Johnny Gaffney, DBIA
Hoey Construction Co.
Lismary Gavillán-Cruz, DBIA
Federal Highway Administration
Baton Rouge, La.
Daniel Hart, DBIA
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Camp Hill, Pa.
Mark Johnson, AIA, NCARB, DBIA
Syed Khan, P.E., PMP, DBIA
Keith Law, P.E., LEED AP, DBIA
Lisa London, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Simon Ormsby, DBIA
Kenneth Watson, P.E., DBIA
AECOM Technology Corporation
Douglas Arnold, Assoc. DBIA
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
Cory Bykoski, Assoc. DBIA
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Eric Doran, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Neil Dostie, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
Manhattan Construction Company
Josh Ferrel, Assoc. DBIA
Port of Seattle
John Lett, PMP, LEED AP, OSHPD, Assoc. DBIA
David Li, Assoc. DBIA
San Diego, Calif.
Timothy Lynch, Assoc. DBIA
Helix Electric, Inc.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Shirley Smith, CPPB, Assoc. DBIA
DBIA Contact: Valexia Hall
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif. – SOLD OUT
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif. – NEW
July 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 14-18, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
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.
Sep. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sep. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 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
June 18, DBIA-SMPS Joint Meeting
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
May 22, Oklahoma City Chapter Presentation and Networking Event, Securing Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities with Design-Build Delivery
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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 10, Orange County Lunch Program, Innovation and Creativity – How to Make Your RFP Unique!
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 8, Bay Area Luncheon, Design-Build Deliveries in Bay Area Higher Education
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament
Sep. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sep. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord
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