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Design-build perspectives on BIM use needed
DBIA
DBIA has joined other leading U.S. construction organizations to support McGraw-Hill Construction in an industry-wide survey of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on sustainable or "green" projects. The survey will be one of the most comprehensive looks at BIM usage on sustainable projects to date.

We strongly encourage design-build professionals to lend their perspective to the survey by participating in this important project.

* If you are not currently using BIM on sustainable projects, you will be asked what enhancements in BIM software would increase its value on these projects.

* If you currently use BIM on sustainable projects, you will be asked what aspects of BIM are most useful on these projects and what needs improvement.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and results are strictly confidential.

The survey is online at: http://www.kadquest.com/link/b4


AECOM awarded design-build subcontract for major ring road in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced that a joint venture for which it is subcontracted as the lead designer has been awarded a design-build contract for the Circle Drive South project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. More

MnDOT promotes innovation for 13-101
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is offering two designs to upgrade the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 101 as a way to "promote innovation" and stay within the $20 million budget. MnDOT officials unveiled a layout for the "tight diamond" concept proposed recently alongside the original layout as two options for contractors who want to build the project. It is a "design-build" project where contractors are given room for innovation, according to MnDOT's Project Manager Liz Benjamin. More



Possible bidder on viaduct fired in British Columbia tunnel project
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One of three tunneling firms poised to bid on a $1.1 billion contract for the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel is in court after being fired from a tunneling job in Vancouver, B.C. Bilfinger Berger, a Germany company, stopped work on two tunnels for a water-filtration project in January 2008, saying it was concerned about hazardous rock conditions and safety of workers. The city of Vancouver eventually fired and later sued Bilfinger for $200 million, the extra money it said it has to spend to finish the project. More

Flagler Memorial Bridge aesthetics to get more weight in design-build selection
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The Florida Department of Transportation is taking steps to ensure would-be builders of a new Flagler Memorial Bridge make aesthetics a critical component of its design, according to Gene Pandula, chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Pandula, Mayor Jack McDonald, Town Manager Peter Elwell and Public Works assistant director Eric Brown represented the town at a recent meeting in Fort Lauderdale with DOT engineers and West Palm Beach representatives. More

TurnerSmoot team selected to manage construction of $92 million Columbus Convention Center Hotel in Columbus, Ohio
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The construction management team of Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, and Smoot Construction have been selected by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority to provide pre-construction and construction management services for the $92 million Columbus Convention Center Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Completion is scheduled for 2012. More

Blythe Construction wins I-485 Charlotte, N.C., outer loop project
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Delivering on her promise to fast-track the I-485 Charlotte Outer Loop project, Gov. Perdue traveled to the Queen City as the award letter was signed for the $139.5 million contract. Shovels should be in the ground early next year. The entire project should be completed in 2015, years ahead of the schedule in place when Gov. Perdue took office. More

Committee to look at design-build
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Saving money and time by streamlining city construction projects is the intent of a proposal that will be reviewed by the Committee of the Whole. City Council members are scheduled to convene as the Committee of the Whole in the Council Chambers, 1369 25th Ave., to discuss the policy issue, with the regular meeting of the council. The State Legislature adopted a bill during the 2008 session to permit local governments to utilize the same design-build construction process used for many years by school districts in the rehabilitation and construction of facilities. More

Plans started on Anoka County, Minn., first design-build project
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The Anoka County Board has hired a consultant to assist with the first phase of a unique highway reconstruction project. Anoka County is the first county in state to use the design-build process for a highway project, specifically the reconstruction of Main Street from Crane Street in Coon Rapids to Ulysses Street N.E. in Blaine. In 2009, the Minnesota Legislature gave counties statewide the power to use a one-contract, design-build approach to highway construction projects as an alternative to the normal method of awarding separate contracts for design/engineering, construction and project oversight. More

Contractors cry foul on eve of $15 million job award
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It's not the most glamorous project in the world: Re-lining some four miles of the Magnolia Trunk sewer pipe running beneath the streets of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove and Westminster, Calif. But the money's not bad: The project should cost between $14 million and $20 million, according to the Orange County Sanitation District. And the folks who design it will also get to build it. More

San District responds to contractor gripes over $15 million job award
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We told you recently about contractors crying foul on the eve of a $15 million job award by the Orange County Sanitation District. The project will re-line some four miles of the Magnolia Trunk sewer running beneath the streets of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove and Westminster, Calif. Five companies bid on this design/build job - an approach that is supposed to improve contractor performance by putting both design and construction in the same hands. More


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Design-Build Conference and Expo Registration
Open Registration is now open for the 2010 Design-Build Conference and Expo, to be held October 18-20 in Las Vegas. Register by August 20 and get the early bird rate and SAVE. Bring a group of four or more and receive a 15 percent discount. The schedule and registration information are on the DBIA website.
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Upcoming dates in design-build education
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Courses for June are:
Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery - June 10-11, Fairfax, Va.; June 24-25, Chicago
Fundamentals of Project Delivery - June 25, Philadelphia,  June 30, Columbus, Ohio
Certification Workshop - June 14-17, Sandy, Utah
Exam Prep and Administration - June 18, Seattle
The schedule-at-a-glance for the rest of the year is on the DBIA website.



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Design-build project, U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region, Cohen Building

Multiple award task order IDIQ contract for design-build of ranges and associated training facilities for the Northeast Region


Design-build project U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region, Ariel Rios Building

Design-build F-22 radar cross section test facility, Hill AFB, UT

Design-build construction of customs and border patrol station at Bonners Ferry, ID


Design-build services for U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region, Suitland, MD, Federal Building


Design-build project, U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region, EPA Building

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