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Is Design-Build the Future for the Water Sector?
For years, those three steps have been the standard way to get a water or wastewater project accomplished. But an alternative project delivery method is gaining ground. "Design-build in the water sector has grown steadily every year for the last six years," said Lisa Washington, CEO for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). "Design-build offers time savings, cost savings, and higher quality through increased innovations."
DBIA Added to GSA Schedule
The Washington Post
DBIA is pleased to announce that it has been added to the U.S. General Service Administration's schedule of approved vendors for professional, administrative and management support services.
New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Contractors for the $555 Million Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a design-build team has been selected to replace the eastbound Kosciuszko Bridge carrying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278) over Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. The team includes construction companies Skanska, an experienced design-build construction firm based in New York City, which will be managing partner; Ecco III of Yonkers; Kiewit of Nebraska; and HNTB of Kansas as the lead design firm.
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Ohio DOT Moves Forward on $331 Million Opportunity Corridor
The Ohio Department of Transportation is one step closer to beginning work on the Cleveland Opportunity Corridor project, which will connect Interstate 490 to University Circle. The Federal Highway Administration recently approved the environmental impact statement for the $331.3 million project.
U.S. DOT to Provide $325 Million TIFIA Loan for California's Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing a $325 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to help pay for the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project in Long Beach, California, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced recently.
Upgrading Sacramento's Wastewater Treatment Could Cost $2 Billion
Some jokingly call it the Big Flush. Officials at Sacramento's immense wastewater treatment plant intend to begin construction this year on what could be the largest public works project in Sacramento County's history – an expansion they say will cost between $1.5 billion and $2 billion.
Connect, Create and Construct: Design-Build and Single-Source Philosophy
New England Real Estate Journal
In an industry wary of change, embracing innovation and creating systems that minimize client risk, foster collaboration and partnership, and ultimately deliver the client vision are distinct advantages in today's market. The design-build model is one of single-source responsibility. One entity delivers both design and construction services, owner risk and burden reduce and an inherent alliance emerges. With the architect, estimator and construction manager engaged up front, the adversarial triad dissolves.
SlipStone®™ is rapidly generating interest throughout the US. SlipStone Global, LLC has developed a proprietary method of building designed enhanced walls using a slip forming method. The alternatives of building similar architectural walls would be to use pre-cast walls, cast-in-place walls, or hand build block walls. Our technology can be used in a wide range of concrete construction, including but not limited to:
North Carolina Transportation by the Numbers TRIP Report (March 2014)
TRIP of Washington, DC
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Fix VAs Building Woes, Too
In addition to improving its responsiveness to veterans' medical problems, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs needs to revamp its construction strategies and practices on big hospital projects and possibly hand off construction to public-private partnership concessionaires. Two hospital projects, in Aurora, Colo., and Orlando, Florida, show how the VA comes up short on large, complex new hospitals.
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Is Design-Build the Future for the Water Sector?
For years, those three steps have been the standard way to get a water or wastewater project accomplished. But an alternative project delivery method is gaining ground. “Design-build in the water sector has grown steadily every year for the last six years,” said Lisa Washington, CEO for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Two-Step Design-Build Bill Advances in Congress
On May 21, we saw important advances on two fronts for H.R. 2750, the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act. As we've written before, this bill would encourage Design-Build Done Right through better use of two-step design-build in federal contracts and limit the use of single-step or turnkey procedures.
Senate Approves $12-Billion Water-Resources Package
The Senate overwhelmingly has approved a major new water-resources measure that would authorize more than $12 billion in new Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, launch a new federal loan program for Corps and Environmental Protection Agency projects and mandate faster Corps project reviews.
Bay Area's Top 50 Commercial Contractors, Ranked by 2013 Revenue
Silicon Valley Business Journal
In this week's List, a joint venture with the San Francisco Business Times, we've ranked the top 50 largest commercial contractors by 2013 revenue from at-risk general contracting in the California Bay Area. Nine Bay Area counties are included: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz.
Texas DOT Picks Contractor for S.H. 183 Project, Secures $847 Million in Funding
Dallas Business Journal
The Texas Department of Transportation awarded an $847 million contract recently to Southgate Mobility Partners to rebuild State Highway 183. S.H. 183, also called Airport Freeway, carries an estimated 170,000 vehicles per day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation and is one of the 100 most congested roadways in Texas.
St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower Project Team Honored for Outstanding Design-Build Process (DBIA-Western Pacific)
The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Western Pacific Region recently honored the design-build team of St. Jude Medical Center, Petra-Integrated Construction Strategies (Petra-ICS), McCarthy Building Companies and Taylor Design with a Western Pacific Region Design-Build Distinction Award for the design and construction of the St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower project in Fullerton, California.
Skanska Blog: Seven Cost-Effective Ways to Make U.S. Infrastructure More Resilient
On May 6, the White House released the third U.S. National Climate Assessment, concluding that the impacts of climate change – including sea level rise and storm surges, extreme weather events, higher temperatures and heat waves – are affecting the reliability and capacity of our nation's infrastructure in many ways.
GSA Commissioner Norman Dong to Address Federal Symposium
At the 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, hear Commissioner of Public Buildings Service Norman Dong deliver the opening keynote on key priorities, trends and challenges facing the GSA. He will share new and innovative strategies being implemented, such as real estate swaps, and what that means for the design and construction industry. Dong will also provide a GSA forecast by building type and highlight critical projects coming down the pipeline. Make plans to join us this Aug. 19-21 in Washington, D.C.!
Leadership Award Nominations Due July 10
Nominations for the Design-Build Leadership and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Awards are due Thursday, July 10. These awards recognize the organizations and individuals who have advanced the use and practice of Design-Build Done Right. See the DBIA website for details and nomination forms.
Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, June 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (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
Tuesday, July 8, at 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
How to Choose a Delivery Method
Meet the Speaker: Daniel D. Rawlins, RA, DBIA, InterDesign
Tuesday, July 22, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Design Management for the Construction Trade
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA
DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy
We would like to welcome our newest members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
New member listing as of May 23-June 1, 2014.
- Raul Carlos, Project Executive, Cupertino Electric Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
- Douglass Evans, Project Director, Kitchell, Sacramento, Calif.
- Fred Garrett, Project Executive, Bayley Construction – A General Partnership, Riverside, Calif.
- Alec Grassel, Project Engineer, Bayley Construction – A General Partnership, Riverside, Calif.
- William Hall, Principal, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
- David Hill, Manager | Construction, HRI, Inc., Winchester, Va.
- Pete McCormick, Manager | Estimating, Cianbro Corporation, Baltimore, Md.
- Mark Rivera, Corona, Calif.
- Steve Rosiek, General Contractor, Colleyville, Texas
- Tracy Strevey, Principal and Civil Engineer, Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
- Orion Womack, Student, Santa Barbara City College, Carpinteria, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson
New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
John (Kirby) Anderson, DBIA
MGC Contractors Inc
New Braunfels, Texas
Haris Awal, Ph.D., P.E., DBIA
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Brian Boyle, DBIA
Casey Brown, P.E., DBIA
J-U-B Engineers, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Carol Coover-Clark, DBIA
Coover-Clark & Associates
Samuel Hosfelt, DBIA
Kurt Keith, P.E., DBIA
Pepper Contracting Services, Inc.
Megan McCarthy, DBIA
Forrester Construction Company
Joseph Percia, DBIA
Bay City Mechanical, Inc.
Linneth Riley-Hall, DBIA
John Sabo, Jr., DBIA
Saint Louis, Mo.
Keegan Snow, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. AIA, DBIA
Charlie Thome, LEED AP
McGuire and Hester
Gene Wilson, DBIA
Slater Builders Inc.
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Samuel Chereskin, Jr., Assoc. DBIA
Matt Crandall, Assoc. DBIA
Redwood City, Calif.
Michael Hyland, Assoc. DBIA
Jeremy Judd, Assoc. DBIA
Thomas Rawls, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department
Kyle Robbins, LEED AP, OSHPD, STS, Assoc. DBIA
Bradley Smith, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
Sclater Partners Architects, PC
Matt Stuart, Assoc. DBIA
Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
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.
Sept. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 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
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Region Events Calendar
June 18, DBIA-SMPS Joint Meeting
June 25, St. Louis Chapter Breakfast Program
July 8, Ozarks Chapter Breakfast Program
DBIA-New England Region
June 19, Bringing P3 to New England
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
July 16, Regional Meting and Project Tour
Sept. 17, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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
Sept. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord
City of Cleveland: RFP to Design/Build/Own/Operate the Waste Reduction and Recycling Project (Ohio)
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
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