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Registration is now open for the Design-Build Institute of America’s 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo November 7-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This event is one of the biggest design-build events of the year and will be on an even bigger stage this year as DBIA celebrates its 25th anniversary year. Attendees will enjoy days of educational program and networking opportunities, all designed to help you grow as a design-build professional by learning about the latest in design-build topics and trends. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an exciting event and help celebrate DBIA’s Silver Anniversary in style! See more program information and register today.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the DBIA Western Pacific Region (#DBIAWP) partnered and exhibited at AWWA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 11-14. Hundreds of water utility leaders and DBIA members examined new technologies over three days with more than 450 serving the global water industry.
AWWA's Annual Conference brought together experts from around the world to exchange ideas about water and DBIA was there to welcome them.
DBIA was represented by Gloria Moore, Western Pacific Executive Director, Louis Jenny, DBIA VP of Advocacy and Matt Mantione, CAE, DBIA Director of Membership. A special Thank You to the DBIA Western Pacific Region, Nevada Chapter, exhibiting Industry Partner members, Bob Cunningham and Helene Adams of SR Construction for their support in helping to drive collaboration, innovation and value – what DBIA is all about!
While design-build projects have been growing in number from coast to coast, there hasn’t been hard data on this market growth for several years. Until now. Industry analysts at FMI have completed a comprehensive assessment of the nonresidential, highway/street and water/wastewater design-build construction market. This long-awaited and important research provides the most comprehensive look at design-build’s market size, direction, trends and drivers seen in years. You can read our latest blog post for a summation of the research, or dive into the research itself. We also spoke with FMI’s Paul Trombitas for the latest episode of DBIA’s podcast, “Design-Build Delivers”.
June 27, WEBINAR – Best Practices for Environmental Analysis & Permitting in Transportation Design-Build Projects
SOLD OUT – June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
July 11, WEBINAR, Turning Obstacles into Opportunities While Developing a Design-Build Market
July 16-18, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 8, WEBINAR, MOT/MPT Strategies on Design-Build Projects in Urban Environments
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. 19, WEBINAR, Utilities in Transportation Design-Build Projects
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.
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!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has posted its FY 2018 Work Plan, which allocates money for construction projects affecting commercial navigation, flood and storm damage, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. “The Army’s Civil Works FY 2018 Work Plan provides funding to start, continue and complete studies and construction projects that will get dirt moving to better the lives of Americans, their infrastructure, economy and environment,” says Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R. D. James. The plan includes an additional $1.772 billion provided in Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package enacted March 23. Of that amount, $956 million will go to navigation projects; $541 million for flood risk management; and $275 million for other projects.
The Daily Record,
The north campus improvements include a 402-bed dorm on the corner of Wildcat Way and Dean Nicholson Boulevard named the Dugmore residence hall. The project is a response to both enrollment increases in first-year students at CWU, as well as the overall housing crunch felt in Ellensburg. The hall is using a progressive-style build, which means the planning, design and construction are happening simultaneously to ensure completion by fall of 2019.
“Usually we go through a two-year planning and design process and then a two-year building process, but this way, it all gets compressed into two years,” CWU president Jim Gaudino said at the ceremonial groundbreaking earlier this month.
It is a profound irony that America, arguably the world’s most developed and most market-friendly economy, not only has enormous infrastructure needs (The American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 report card gives the country a “D+”), but also continues with a government-led, if not government-only, mindset to taking on this challenge. ... The classical position on infrastructure is that it is a “public good” — something critical to society that “the market” would undersupply — and hence the natural domain of government. Importantly, this also implied that government pockets were deep enough that they could always pay for the infrastructure society needed.
The Baltimore Sun
Howard County has selected a development consortium to spearhead the design, building, financing and operation of a 237,000-square-foot courthouse on county-owned land on Bendix Road in Columbia. ... The consortium includes Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, a Bethesda-based unit of the Clark Construction Group and Star America Fund. Edgemoor and Clark projects have included buildings for major universities, civic centers and public schools.
“This team provided an elegant and well thought out site plan that incorporated an iconic and aspirational design with an honorable and stately building,” Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said in a statement. “Their design for our future courthouse will prove to be an architectural landmark that expresses the values and traditions of Howard County’s justice system.”
The Hampton Roads Business Journal
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's five year, $199 million project is expected to receive its first patients as soon as July.
With the completion of phase one of the expansions come additional floors to two exiting wings which house 54 consolidated ICU beds, a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery and post-partum patient rooms, and a rooftop helipad for civilian and military air ambulance helicopters. HDR Architects designed the additions and Whiting-Turner is the project contractor. The additions were built atop pre-existing steel beams in place on the seventh floors. That allowed for easier construction of the eighth, ninth and 10th floors on the River wing, and the eighth and ninth floors on the Kaufman wing. ... Nurse Andrea West is Sentara’s project manager for the build. She provided significant input throughout the design and construction process offering guidance on the layout, purchasing equipment, and coordinating the staff education and upcoming patient moves.
Near the water in downtown Seattle, there's about to be a skyscraper unlike anything the city — and, well, the world — has seen. A 38-story tower will sit a full 85 feet off the ground, creating an open plaza beneath it, all thanks to the immense strength of the 20 steel and concrete columns that will support it. Skanska USA’s 2+U project, designed by architectural firm Pickard Chilton, will give Seattle new office space, but the open-air 24,000-square-foot retail, arts, and cultural plaza underneath the tower is the real draw. That, and the 20 enormous columns that hold the tower aloft and ensure that under-the-tower oasis has enough room for its own two- and three-story buildings.
| DESIGN-BUILD INSIGHT DIRECTORY|
Civil + Structural Engineer
Design and implementation of stormwater controls on any construction project can be challenging and complex, often resulting in headaches for the design and construction team. For example, it can be tricky to decide the type and number of stormwater controls that would be the most successful, and cost effective, for meeting the specific requirements of a project. Proper planning for stormwater management early can alleviate many potential pitfalls. Furthermore, utilizing an integrated approach to stormwater controls that leverage multiple best practices can yield enhanced results and a better end-product. Engineers and their clients would be wise to consider early in the design process a holistic approach to stormwater management, choosing best management practices (BMPs) that provide multiple benefits. This integrated approach can help engineers better service their clients and offers a variety of advantages. The top four benefits of this integrated stormwater strategy include the following.
My laboratory at the University of Michigan, along with many other laboratories around the world, has shown it is possible to make concrete more ductile – that is, bendable without fracturing. Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use.
A more advanced system improves operation and maintenance — if done correctly. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) around the world must continually examine better ways to responsibly treat used water and efficiently manage solid waste disposal. Handling wastewater byproducts, i.e., sewage sludge, generally is done by burying it in landfills, incinerating it, or recycling it into useable products.
Risk & Insurance
When I think about insurance, I usually regard it as just one tool in the risk manager’s tool box. When a person or organization is faced with risk that carries a significant financial consequence, the prudent response is to begin to find ways to avoid or mitigate the risk. Often, the final step is risk financing — transferring the risk by insurance.
The Design-Build Institute of America will be providing Design-Build Done Right™ training to New York Owners eager to get to work using their expanded design-build authority. As the only organization in the nation focused solely on defining and teaching design-build best practices, DBIA is pleased to offer this workshop at no cost to help New York City Owners begin their journey on the road to successful design-build project delivery. Register online today.
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. 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.
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 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
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