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DBIA is proud to announce the creation of a new certification status recognizing the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Nominations for the historic 2018 Class of Fellows are now being accepted. A DBIA Fellow has at least 10 continuous years as a Designated Design-Build Professional™ as well as 10 continuous years of membership in DBIA, notable career contributions to the design-build profession and the Design-Build Institute of America. You can see more details and download the nomination form on DBIA’s website. We will accept nominations through June 30.
The demand for DBIA Certified Professionals continues to grow! DBIA will be releasing updated core curriculum and certification exam in September 2018 for those seeking DBIA™ and Assoc. DBIA™ certification. The new materials will help ensure our industry meets the growing demand for Design-Build Done Right™ professionals well-versed in the full scope of design-build best practices. To help us ensure the new coursework reflects the full scope of design-build practice and that the examination is defensible, psychometrically valid and fair, DBIA is offering candidates a significant discount for participation in the beta test of our new Certification Workshop and Exam. Participants will receive a 50% discount on the new Certification Workshop and Exam offered in July. You can get all the details here.
June 18-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
SOLD OUT – June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
July 16-18, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 23, BIM Execution Planning, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 27-29, Certification Workshop, Apex, N.C.
Sep. 5, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sep. 11-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Houston, Texas
Sep. 17-19, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Sep. 17-19, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 20, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Oakland, Calif.
Sep. 25, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Denver, Colo.
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
The movement by owners away from traditional design-bid-build project delivery continues to accelerate as construction management-at-risk, design-build and integrated project delivery systems grow in popularity. Owners are demanding a more collegial, less adversarial atmosphere from their project team, which is driving them to accept alternative project delivery.
The Morning Call
As expected, the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study passed the $534 million 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Plan two months after its formal introduction. Most of the money comes from the federal government, with the state and local municipalities picking up the rest.
Many tools come in to play when planning or building anything. The tool that is going to move your project forward is the use of up-to-date, high-def aerial imagery. Having easy access to sharp, recently created visuals can enable smarter and faster decisions. Learn more today!
In The State of Freight III, the latest report from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) addressing the adequacy of transportation infrastructure in and out of U.S. ports, the association projected a $20 billion investment need for multimodal port and rail access projects during the next 10 years because of growing populations and the increasing volume of goods that need to be moved. According to the association's survey, improved and expanded rail access is a priority for ports, with more than 30% reporting that they have identified critical $50-million-plus rail projects. In addition, 77% are planning on-dock, near-dock or other rail access projects in the next decade, as rail provides an "efficient and speedy method of moving cargo out of congested areas to distribution centers."
The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has chosen 26 projects, mainly for highway or bridge construction, to share $1.5 billion in grants for road or freight-related improvements that are important to a region or the nation overall. The selections, which the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee disclosed on June 5, are the latest round of grants to help finance ”projects of national or regional significance” under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, or FAST, Act.
You can see a list of the projects here:
Cape May County Herald
The Murphy Administration announced that the New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank is now offering low interest loans to municipalities and counties to reduce the overall cost of local transportation projects.
U.S. News & World Report
The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide, including nearly $1 billion for a massive project to stem coastal erosion in Galveston, Texas, and restore wetlands and marshes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The bill also would boost a project to deepen and expand the harbor in Savannah, Georgia, and direct the Army Corps of Engineers to study two dozen projects to reduce flood risks, improve navigation and protect against aquatic invasive species.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has given Turner Construction authorization to begin construction on a three-level, 230,000-square-foot, $374 million concourse, which is part of a larger $1 billion terminal redevelopment plan at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, according to a company press release.
Kentucky New Era
HDR has been tapped to lead design of the Los Angeles International Airport automated people mover as a member of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) P3 team. HDR will lead designs for fixed facilities for the automated people mover system, with an estimated design and construction value of $1.95 billion.
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Kancheepuram “Guna” N. Gunalan has been elected ASCE’s 2019 President-Elect by a majority of voting Society members, following a month-long election that closed June 1.
“I’m humbled and honored by the opportunity I’ve been offered to serve the Society and the profession,” Gunalan said Tuesday, having learned of his election. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, is vice president of alternative delivery at AECOM, based in Salt Lake City, UT. Previously, he was a vice president for Parsons Brinckerhoff.
In its Construction Payment Report 2018, construction loan software provider Contract Simply revealed that late payments from customers cost the commercial construction industry $40 billion annually. This represents an add-on to total project costs of 3.3%.
The five-hour workshop, titled Surviving and Thriving in a Subcontractors World, was designed to help door security and safety professionals navigate the transition between being only a material supplier to now a subcontractor installing access controls and the legal ramifications that come with that change. The clauses however, translate nicely in to the commercial construction industry. In the session, Jeremy Wyatt with the Harrison Law Group, presented attendees with five subcontract clauses that can make or break a construction project, how to spot them and how to avoid your business being hurt by them.
Whether you are a general contractor or subcontractor, construction should be simple. Hire excellent, well qualified responsible subcontractors or suppliers. Write and execute perfect subcontracts with complete and detailed scope of work descriptions. And then let your project team build the projects without challenges, errors or mistakes. But we all know this doesn’t happen very often. So how can you impose foolproof methods to eliminate many of the problems and arguments that occur out on your jobsites?
A study from Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with B2W Software, found that mobile technology significantly improves contractors’ ability to collect and distribute timely and accurate data from the jobsite. Nearly half of the 153 construction companies surveyed said mobile technology increases the volume of quality data they can obtain onsite.
Mark Al-Soufi, P.E., DBIA
Simpson & Simpson Management Consulting
Marlo Clowers, P.E., DBIA
Georgia Department of Transportation
Dawn Pantano, P.E., CCM, PMP, DBIA
Metropolitan Washington Authority (MWAA)
Jose Villegas, EIT, DBIA
Sol Construction LLC
Erin L Baber, Assoc. DBIA
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
James Bejarano, Assoc. DBIA
New York Power Authority
James Bombaci, Assoc. DBIA
Gilroy Unified School District
Nicholas Boydston, Assoc. DBIA
Mercer Island, Wash.
Kevin Brennan, Assoc. DBIA
Nevada City, Calif.
Gwen Bui, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
San Diego, Calif.
April Contreras, Assoc. DBI
New York Power Authority
Paul Jay Dotson, Assoc. DBIA, PMP
Joseph Fabis, Assoc. DBIA
Federal Highway Administration FHWA
Asif Khokhar, Assoc. DBIA
New York Power Authority
White Plains, N.Y.
Levi McPhee, Assoc. DBIA
Bouten Construction Company
Gilbert F. Miralles, Assoc. DBIA
San Fernando, Calif.
Sherrie Montgomery, Assoc. DBIA, AIA
Western Washington University
Erik Mott, Assoc. DBIA
Korie Palmer, Assoc. DBIA
Clearwater Construction & Management, LLC
Daniel Perez, Assoc. DBIA
Los Angeles World Airports
Los Angeles, Calif.
Karen Prentice, Assoc. DBIA
Intermountain Electric Company
San Carlos, Calif.
James William Purcell, Jr., Assoc. DBIA
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Alaina Rossi, Assoc. DBIA
Flint Builders, Inc.
Brinda Saini, Assoc. DBIA
State of California | Department of General Services
West Sacramento, Calif.
Gregory C. Turpen, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, NCARB
Benjamin R. Varin, Assoc. DBIA
Howard S. Wright a Balfour Beatty Company
Lisa Williams, Assoc. DBIA
City of Seattle
Tracy D. Wiyrick, Assoc. DBIA
Graham Construction & Management, Inc.
Spokane Valley, Wash.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
June 28, Lunch and Learn Series, Responding to Design-Build Procurement Offerings
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
June 29, Annual Golf tournament
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
July 25, Afternoon/Evening Allianz Field Project Tour
Aug. 15, Young Professionals Lawn Bowling Evening Event
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
June 21, Sacramento Chapter Lunch Program, California DGS State Project Infrastructure Fund (SPIF) Program Overview
June 26, San Diego Young Professionals Tula Community Center Tour
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
July 19, 2018 Owners Council Webinar Series, Session #6, Design-Build Acquisition and Contract Incentives – An Owner’s Perspective
Sep. 10, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Oct. 19, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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