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Design-build team guarantees energy performance on GSA project
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An article published in Engineering New-Record on May 14, 2012 under the title "Fee Holdback Raises Eyebrows" has indeed drawn attention. The article explains that the design-build team on a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) project being constructed in Seattle agreed that the GSA could withhold 0.5 percent of the original contract amount, or $330,000, pending the achievement of energy goals. Specifically, the design-builder, architect, MEP consultant, and the mechanical and electrical contractors are all at risk for the achievement of actual energy usage that is 30 percent less than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard. More



Collaboration key for Darlington, Ontario, office project
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By their very nature design-build contracts foster teamwork – key consultants and contractors must work together if milestone deadlines are to be met. That kind of collaboration has been a top priority on a contract for a three-story office and warehouse at the Darlington energy complex for Ontario Power Generation where the architect, structural engineer, general contractor and owner have had to "mesh" to push along the design during construction. More

Congress must eliminate obstacles for architects in government contracts, architect testifies
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Congress should work to eliminate two impediments facing small architect firms as they compete for government contracts, an American Institute of Architects member testified. Testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, Thomas Jacobs, AIA, principal of Krueck+Sexton Architects, based in Chicago, said Congress should work to reduce: design-build fees and large final list teams. More

Mitsubishi Electric is Redefining HVAC
Mitsubishi Electric is taking HVAC to a whole new level with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. VRF systems offer lower lifecycle costs, less maintenance, better performance and reliability which lead to increased overall building efficiency. And all at a price that fits within your budget. Let Mitsubishi Electric help you redefined what you can achieve in your buildings. MORE


Hillsboro, Ore., council to vote on 20-year deal with Yakima, Wash., baseball club
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The Hillsboro City Council in Hillsboro, Ore., is expected to offer the owners of the Yakima, Wash., Bears a 20-year contract to bring the short-season Single-A club to the city as soon as June 2013. The city is also expected to approve a $13.4 million contract to build a 4,500-seat baseball stadium at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex near U.S. 26. The city would own the stadium, which would be available more than 300 days a year for the city to hold its own events on the artificial field. More

Louisiana's Orleans Parish Prison construction contracting targeted by federal grand jury
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A federal grand jury has handed out subpoenas to contractors as a part of a criminal probe into how work was doled out for the Orleans Parish Sheriff Office's temporary jail project in Louisiana. Several sources with direct knowledge of the investigation say it's focused on John Sens, the director of purchasing for Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the brother of Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens, one of Gusman's closest friends. More

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Green design-builders, The Korte Company, ranked on ENR's Top 400
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The Korte Company has again been included among America's premier contractors by the Engineering News-Record's annual report. Standing at number 228 on the ENR's Top 400 Contractors List, we utilize our growing number of LEED Certified professionals to continue to build green and to continue to build smart. "The Korte Company is in a good position to continue to deliver Green Design-Build projects on time and on budget, something our company was built on and something we are very proud of," said Todd Korte, our President and CEO. More

Stronghold Engineering, Inc.

As part of the celebration of our 20th year of Building Construction Excellence, Stronghold Engineering, Inc. proudly unveils our new website which reflects our tradition of quality and safety throughout. We remain committed to design and building a sustainable future. MORE


AECOM awarded $12 million design-build contract to upgrade North Road in Qatar
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced that it has been selected as the designer for a design-build contract to upgrade North Road in Qatar as part of the wider Qatar Expressway program. More

New wastewater treatment system for Cave Creek, Ariz., wins industry recognition for solving quality of life issues for community while saving taxpayer dollars
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Since 1996, a wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Cave Creek, Ariz., has drawn numerous complaints from residents and reached the end of its useful life. Located in the middle of an affluent neighborhood with minimal setbacks and minimal odor control, the plant was considered both an eyesore and a source of noxious odor, particularly to golfers playing on an exclusive course located nearby. More

Hunt Construction Group in a joint venture with Hardin Construction Co. to build upscale convention hotel in downtown Austin, Texas
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Hunt Construction Group and Hardin Construction Company have been selected as the joint venture firm for the construction of a 33-story, upscale convention hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. The hotel - to be located on Austin's prominent Congress Avenue and destined to become one of the largest developments in downtown Austin's history - is a development of White Lodging Services Corporation, a hotel development, ownership and management company based in Merrillville, Ind. More

Islamorada approves contract to build wastewater system in Florida
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The Islamorada Village Council in Florida approved a $93-million contract with newly-formed company Islamorada Water, LLC to design and build a wastewater system to pipe sewage north to Key Largo. The total cost of the system is now estimated to be almost $117 million. That number is about $4 million less than projections released by village staff in late May. The price includes the $11.1 million the village agreed to pay the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District for use of its treatment plant. More

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Did you miss a presentation at the 2012 Transportation Conference?
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It can be difficult to select a session when four compelling educational tracks are offered simultaneously. This year, DBIA partnered with Terracon to record select presentations at the 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Arizona. Launched in 2011, Terracon's Green Light Series is an ongoing effort to broaden the discussion about innovative trends and practices in the transportation industry. Highlights of DBIA's conference program are now available at www.terracon.com/greenlight. The series features experts from A/E firms, city government, DOTs and industry organizations speaking on topics including design-build, public-private partnerships, collaboration and partnering, as well as the latest innovations in transportation. Tune in and comment or share your thoughts on this series. More

Lessons Learned addressed during General Session at Federal Conference
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During the 2012 Federal Sector Conference this August, DBIA will facilitate a panel on Federal Sector Lessons Learned: A Practitioner Perspective starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Panelists representing both large and small contractors, specialty contractors and designers will share their thoughts and experiences relative to design-build work in the federal sector. Topics will include the major stages of the design-build process (teaming, procurement and production). Learn more about this event...

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know - check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at membership@dbia.org or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

Another benefit is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.
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Upcoming events
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June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Trenton, N.J. – New Location
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
July 30-Aug. 1, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
Aug. 6-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 6-10, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, State College, Pa.
Aug. 31, Post Award Design-Build, Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu
Oct. 1-5, CalPoly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 5, Post Award Design-Build, Minneapolis
Oct. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 12, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Bellevue, Wash.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, San Diego
Oct. 22-23, Certification Workshop (Part 1), Phoenix
Oct. 29-31, Certification Workshop (Part2), Phoenix
Oct. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Atlanta
Nov. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 6, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, New Orleans
Nov. 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, New Orleans
Nov. 7-9, Design-Build Conference and Expo, New Orleans
Nov. 16, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 16, Post Award Design-Build, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Region events
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June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program: Dignity Health and Design-Build
July 6, DBIA-Florida Region, Region award entries due
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Design-Build for a New Generation: A Tour of the Stadium Village Flats, University of Minnesota
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
Sept. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 12-13, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 8, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Mixer
Nov. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Board/Annual Meeting
Dec. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer
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Design-build services for new hangar and administrative support facility, Rafael Hernandez Airport (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

Lake Texoma marina design-build (Sheppard AFB Annex, Texas)

Design-build, repair/construct four military working dog kennels (Lackland AFB, Texas)

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website = www.modot.org/Route364; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email michael.castro@modot.mo.gov.
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