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Long Beach Courthouse: First Performance-Based Civic Building Infrastructure Project in the U.S.
DBIA's Integration Quarterly Magazine
Completed last September, the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse located in downtown Long Beach, Calif., represents the first major civic building project to be procured under the unique public-private partnership (P3) principles of Performance-Based Infrastructure (PBI) in the United States.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


A Message from GSA
GSA
As part of our efforts to maintain an ongoing dialogue with you, we would like to take the mid-point of 2014 as an opportunity to share our progress so far this year and where we’re headed for 2015.
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Boehner Suggests "Nine to 12 Month" Highway Bill
The Hill
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said this week that his chamber would likely only approve a highway bill that lasts for 'some number of months.' "I think the idea is to try to find a package that would plug this hole for nine to 12 months to make sure that the highway projects that are underway will continue," Boehner said in a news conference.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


GSA Design Awards
Building Design+Construction
On April 30, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and its private-sector partners honored 20 federal buildings that represent the agency's best recent efforts in design and architecture at the GSA Design Awards ceremony, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The GSA Design Awards are the hallmark of the agency's Design Excellence program, and this event showcased top projects and set new standards for future federal investment.
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The Big Texas Plan to Copy Japan's High-Speed Rail Success
CityLab via The Atlantic
With more than 300 daily departures, the Shinkansen bullet train covers the 300 miles between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan's two largest metro areas, in as little as 2 hours and 25 minutes. To an American tourist, the journey can feel futuristic. But the world’s first high-speed line, which now carries nearly 400,000 people a day, actually began running half a century ago.
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Jackson Health Unveils Ambitious $1.4 Billion Building Proposal in Miami
Miami Herald
Jackson Health System's future will rise from a cloud of construction dust over the coming decade, according to an ambitious $1.4 billion building plan unveiled recently by trustees for Miami-Dade County's public hospital network.
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$102 Million Storm Prevention Funds Given to 11 Eastern States
Claims Journal
Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grant Program will fund a variety of projects to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 event that pummeled the East Coast.
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AISC 2014 IDEAS2 Awards
AISC
The design and construction industry is growing in recognition of the value of coordination, collaboration and teamwork in the successful accomplishment of a project's program. In active support of this trend, AISC has brought together previously separate architectural and structural engineering award programs that focused on a single aspect of the building project into a single program designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel on a comprehensive, project basis.
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Boehner Suggests "Nine to 12 Month" Highway Bill
The Hill
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said this week that his chamber would likely only approve a highway bill that lasts for 'some number of months.' "I think the idea is to try to find a package that would plug this hole for nine to 12 months to make sure that the highway projects that are underway will continue," Boehner said in a news conference.

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Metcalf v. U.S.: What Does It Mean for Design-Build and Federal Contractors?
DBIA's Integration Quarterly Magazine
The United States Federal Court of Claims decision in Metcalf v. U.S., 107 Fed. Cl. 786 (2012), dramatically altered the risk for differing site conditions in a design-build project, which is why DBIA led the charge to urge the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn the decision.

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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, Maine 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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HOK Releases Proposal for Obama Library and Museum Campus
Building Design+Construction
HOK has teamed with the President Obama Library and Museum Campus Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, on a planning and site selection proposal for hosting the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago. In a design bid submitted with Hawthorne Strategy Group to The Barack Obama Foundation on June 16, the team proposed locating the library on a site in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Developed by an integrated planning and design team in collaboration with more than 20 firms, organizations and community groups, the proposal for the library embodies the grassroots spirit of the Obama campaign to reflect the President's agenda.
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Work Begins to Replace Tempe Town Lake Rubber Dam in Arizona
The Republic
The serene setting where birds cooled off in Tempe Town Lake, Arizona, and runners rounded the water's edge on a recent June morning will soon become a noisy construction site for a $40.8 million steel dam. The only hint of the hubbub to come was about 250 feet of green fencing that cordoned off the southern side of the lake, just west of a temporary rubber dam that will be replaced by a steel dam so massive that it's been coined a "superstructure."
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MassDOT Board Approves South Coast Rail Contract for up to $210 Million
The Herald News
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors awarded a contract for up to $210 million for the South Coast Rail, which Gov. Deval Patrick hailed as "a game changer" to move the $2.3 billion project from the planning to construction stage. The 10-year contract signed with the joint venture Vanasse Hangen Brustlin and HNTB Corp. funds $12 million in the first year to begin program management, partial design development, data collection, continued environmental permitting and public outreach.
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Clark Projects Honored at DBIA-Western Pacific Region Awards
WN
Clark projects recently earned four prestigious awards at the Eighth Annual Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region Awards Banquet in Newport Beach, California. The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton earned Project of the Year, the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse received both the Regional Design-Build Award and the Design Excellence Award, while California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Stockton took home a Design-Build Merit Award.
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Inside View on Real Estate: Christy Lewis, Opus Group
Star-Tribune
After working for years at her family’s restaurant and then as a general manager of a restaurant chain, Christy Lewis changed directions to focus on business management, commercial sales and marketing. Now Lewis, 43, has joined the Minnetonka-based Opus Group in the new position of director of business development. Lewis, a native of Mankato, will be responsible for business development strategy for Opus Design Build, the division focusing on third-party construction and design/build services.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


"Early Bird" Registration for Federal Symposium Closing Soon
DBIA
With $1.65 billion going toward capital projects, you won’t want to miss Norman Dong, Commissioner of Public Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration, deliver this year’s Opening Keynote address! Take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate for the 2014 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium. Save $100 on the cost of a Full Conference Registration by submitting your registration by Monday, July 7. Register now!
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Registration is Open!
DBIA
Registration for the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo is now open. Join us in Dallas from Oct. 6-8! Sign up today for the largest gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event centered exclusively on design-build best practices. You don't want to miss the Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk and the Opening Keynote by Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, best known for the "Miracle on the Hudson." Register now!
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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, July 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
How to Choose a Delivery Method
Speaker: Daniel D. Rawlins, RA, DBIA, InterDesign

Tuesday, July 22, 1:30pm-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Design Management – Construction Trade
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, HENSEL PHELPS

DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
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
July 16, 2nd Annual Forum (with SMPS)

DBIA-Mid-America Region
July 8, Ozarks Chapter Breakfast Program, Geotechnical Considerations in Design-Build Contracting and Other Delivery Methods
July 17, Summer Social and BBQ Competition

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

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
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
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
Sep. 22, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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RFQ: Design-Build Services for WNC Nature Center Restroom and Picnic Shelter (Asheville, N.C.)
Mandatory pre-submittal conference on Wednesday, July 2

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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