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Alternative Project Delivery on the Rise
Engineering News-Record
The prolonged recession hit the industry hard over the past few years. But for firms offering alternative project delivery, the recession took an additional toll. Many owners, seeing designers and contractors scrambling for work, decided to forego alternative project delivery in favor of hard-bid design-bid-build, believing it was the best way to get rock-bottom prices for projects.
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Integration Quarterly Magazine Now Available
DBIA
If it hasn't already, DBIA's newly re-designed Integration Quarterly magazine should be arriving in your mailbox! We have worked to refresh the look and feel of the magazine and also to broaden our reach with even more timely and compelling content and distinct points of view. Articles can be viewed online here.

DBIA Contact: Shannon Eckhart

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DBIA Launches DesignBuildDoneRight.com
DBIA
DBIA is excited to announce we have also just launched an online resource for industry news and important developments in design-build. Content includes industry news, articles from DBIA's Integration Quarterly magazine, the Design-Build Blog, DBIA's live Twitter feed, thought leadership bylines and more. We encourage you to check it out and visit often for frequent updates on the latest in design-build best practices. Visit www.DesignBuildDoneRight.com.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


Senate Appropriations Panel Approves $54.4 Billion THUD Bill; Legislation Moves to Full Committee for Markup
Better Roads
The Senate Appropriations Committee's Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved its Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development bill recently, Politico reports. The bill provides $54.4 billion in discretionary funds for fiscal year 2015 and includes federal grants for highway and transit programs.
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Cantor Defeat Could Imperil Highway Bill
The Hill
Transportation advocates are worried the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., could put the brakes on congressional efforts to prevent the federal highway fund from going bankrupt this summer.
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House Appropriations Subcommittee Endorses Design-Build
DBIA
The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its committee report for fiscal year 2015 with an endorsement of design-build project delivery. The report states, "The Committee encourages the Department to use the design-build method of project delivery when appropriate." This will enable DBIA members to use design-build when working on projects for the Department and its Rural Development programs.
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Kansas Bill Redefines Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Architecture Practices
LandscapeOnline.com
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, signed Senate Bill 349 into law on April 18, 2014. The bill, which goes into effect July 1, updates the state's licensing statutes for architects, engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, and geologists.
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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:
 


INDUSTRY NEWS


USACE Issues Surveys for PLAs in New York and Virginia
ABC
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is asking for comments from the construction industry in response to two surveys on the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for projects in New York, New York and Radford, Virginia.
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Alternative Project Delivery on the Rise
Engineering News-Record
The prolonged recession hit the industry hard over the past few years. But for firms offering alternative project delivery, the recession took an additional toll. Many owners, seeing designers and contractors scrambling for work, decided to forego alternative project delivery in favor of hard-bid design-bid-build, believing it was the best way to get rock-bottom prices for projects.

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Is Design-Build the Future for the Water Sector?
Water Online
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).

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Ranking: Bay Area's Top Commercial Contractors 2014
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 Bay Area.

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The Urban Dynamic: Enhancing Cities via Public-Private Partnerships
TriplePundit
Cities are changing the way they do business. And with shrinking budgets and consequently smaller access to resources, it makes sense for burgeoning metropolitan governments to find new ways to upgrade technology, expand infrastructure, and provide new and better transportation options for their residents: the new urban dynamic.
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Feds Announce Projects to Protect NYC and NJ from Storm Damage
The New York Post
A system of dikes around the tip of lower Manhattan, and water pumps and parks across the Hudson River in New Jersey were among the projects selected Monday to receive nearly $1 billion in federal funding as part of efforts to protect the New York City region from Superstorm Sandy-type flooding.
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Under Scrutiny, States Trim List of Bad Bridges
Governing
All but nine states have decreased the number of "structurally deficient" bridges since the fatal Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007. But experts warn that if Congress doesn't find the money to continue or increase current funding levels, the number of troubled bridges could start climbing again.
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MEMBER NEWS


Virginia's New Midtown Tunnel Begins with a Trip Down the Chesapeake Bay
SKANSKA
The SKW Constructors team – a joint venture of Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks – that’s designing and building the Elizabeth River Tunnels project had a major milestone this week: floating six, 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements, and then starting the process of towing them from the Baltimore-area graving dock where they were cast to the southeastern Virginia project site where they will double capacity of the Midtown Tunnel. The 350-foot-long elements will make the 220-mile trip down the Chesapeake Bay one at a time, a process taking several weeks.
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Memorial Bridge Designer Amazed by Reaction
SeacoastOnline
Memorial Bridge designer Ted Zoli of HNTB Inc. said the accolades keep coming for the innovative bridge connecting Portsmouth and Kittery over the Piscataqua River — but he admitted to a group of industry professionals it was a challenging venture that had to be pulled off perfectly.
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CH2M HILL Corrosion, Odor Control Research Project Earns Prestigious Innovation Award
WaterWorld
During Singapore International Water Week 2014, held June 1-5 in Singapore, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, received the 2014 Project Innovation Award (PIA) from the International Water Association (IWA) for its Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research, or SCORe, project carried out in the Asia Pacific Region.
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Jacobs Honored with Three National Excellence Awards by American Council of Engineering Companies
BusinessWire via Morningstar
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it was honored with three awards at the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world, using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic and social value.
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CH2M HILL – Arkansas City Extends Partnership Through 2019, Expands Scope
Water Environment Federation
The Fayetteville, Arkansas, city council unanimously approved a five-year renewal of its contract with CH2M HILL for operations, maintenance and management of the city's wastewater facilities, extending the public-private partnership through Dec. 31, 2019. The city also expanded the contract scope to include engineering services.
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Balfour Beatty: Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston Earns the 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Justmeans
Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston has been recognized as a 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion by the Portland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Champion honor is awarded to individuals or organizations that promote, assist, and aid local small businesses.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


Federal Symposium Owner Education Scholarships – Deadline Next Week
DBIA
If you're an owner/agency representative and are interested in attending the 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, DBIA encourages you to apply for our Owner Scholarship Fund to help cover the cost of travel and attending the Symposium. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 20. All applications must be submitted online. Complete your application today!
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Leadership Award Nominations Due July 10
DBIA
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 project delivery. See the DBIA website for details and nomination forms.
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Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
DBIA
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
Cost: $50.00
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Speaker: Robynne Thaxton Parkinson, JD, DBIA, Thaxton Parkinson, PLLC

Tuesday, July 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
How to Choose a Delivery Method
Cost: $50.00
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Speaker: Daniel D. Rawlins, RA, DBIA, InterDesign

DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy

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NEW MEMBERS 


We would like to welcome our newest members
DBIA
Industry Partner members
  • Mark Young Construction, Inc., Frederick, Colo.
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • Jerry Eubanks, Vice President | Operations, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Chris Hartson, Project Executive, Howard S. Wright Constructors, Portland, Ore.
  • Joseph Hull, Senior Project Manager, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Earl Inge, Vice President, Stroud, Pence & Associates, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Tangela Innis, Purchasing Agent, City of Petersburg, Petersburg, Va.
  • Jason Lemire, Operations Manager, HRI, Inc., Winchester, Va.
  • James Martin, Director | Business Development, Olsson Associates, Lincoln, Neb.
  • John Platon, Regional Vice President, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Stephen Rich, Project Manager, HHJ Construction, Inc., Tacoma, Wash.
  • David Simmons, Vice President, American Bridge Company, Coraopolis, Pa.
  • John Tahtabrounian, Principal, Oliver Construction, Inc., Norristown, Pa.
New member listing as of June 2-June 8, 2014.

DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson

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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Bay Area's Top 50 Commercial Contractors, Ranked by 2013 Revenue (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
Is Design-Build the Future for the Water Sector? (Water Online)
Upgrading Sacramento's Wastewater Treatment Could Cost $2 Billion (Sacramento Bee)
New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Contractors for the $555 Million Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement (Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
June
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
June 24, Post-Award, Honolulu, Hawaii NEW
July
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.
August
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Inc.
Aug. 11-15, Certification Workshop, Charlotte, N.C.
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.
September
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.
October
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.
November
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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REGION NEWS


Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
June 18, DBIA-SMPS Joint Meeting

DBIA-Mid-America Region
June 25, St. Louis Chapter Breakfast Program, Design-Build MoDOT Style
July 8, Ozarks Chapter Breakfast Program, Geotechnical Considerations in Design-Build Contracting and Other Delivery Methods

DBIA-New England Region
June 19, Bringing P3 to New England

DBIA-Northwest Region
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
June 18, Happy Hour
July 16, Regional Meeting and Project Tour
Sep. 17, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
June 25, Sacramento Evening Mixer
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
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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PROJECT LEADS


Project Leads
DBIA
Presolicitation: Small Projects IDIQ MATOC (military installations throughout Alaska)

Presolicitation: Two-Phase Design-Build of Connecting Bridge (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Sources Sought: IDIQ MACC for Waterfront Facilities within NAVFAC Southwest (deadline June 25)

Presolicitation: Department of State 2014 Design-Build Contract for U.S. Consulate, Guayaquil, Ecuador (deadline June 26)

Presolicitation: Two-Phase Design-Build Collaboration Center, Visitors Screening Facility and Repository (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) due July 24

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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