Prototyping net-zero federal facilities
Center for a Better Life Share
Net-zero is a catchy phrase these days, particularly for most Federal agencies. For the Department of Energy, this term means that a building will save or produce as much energy as it uses. However, the Department of the Army takes this concept a bit further by seeking to attain not just net-zero energy, but net-zero water and waste as well. More
A game of two halves...
World Architecture News Share
The construction of new sporting facilities can bring together communities and kick-start the regeneration an urban realm. Over the past few years, Iraq has begun to explore the introduction of new sports centers across the country, with three major projects now in the hands of American firm 360 Architecture and Anwar Soura General Contracting Company. More
County Road 14 project is on a fast track in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Share
Using a design-build method means that a project that would otherwise inflict four to five years of traffic disruption should be completed well before the end of next year's construction season. Minneapolis' Anoka County Road 14 headache has begun, but officials hope it won't last too long. Construction on the $35 million project was to start soon along the 3.5 mile stretch of road west of Hwy. 65 in Blaine and east of Hanson Boulevard in Coon Rapids. It is expected to be completed in August of next year. More
Missouri approves funding for new Daniel Boone Bridge span
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Share
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved funding for a new Daniel Boone Bridge span. The commission approved $120 million for the new bridge as part of the 2012-17 State Transportation Improvement Plan during its monthly meeting recently. The Daniel Boone Bridge carries Highway 40 over the Missouri River between St. Louis and St. Charles counties. More
Work on widening of US 27 in Garrard County in Kentucky about 65 percent done
Lexington Herald-Leader Share
Nearly four years after state and local officials broke ground on the project in September 2007, work continues on the widening of a five-mile section of U.S. 27 in northern Garrard County in Kentucky. Heavy equipment rumbles near Bryantsville as the two-lane road is widened to four lanes from Rocky Top to just south of Ky. 34. Construction costs amount to about $39 million of the $56 million project. More
Parsons secures new contract in Pasadena, Calif.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune Share
Parsons Corp. has been selected by International Isotopes Inc., a manufacturer of nuclear medicine products, as the prime contractor for the design-build of the planned depleted uranium deconversion facility in Lea County, N.M. The contract is intended to engage the Parsons team, which includes Merrick and Company, Burns and Roe Enterprises Inc., and Baker Concrete Construction, for a complete "turnkey" scope of work. More
Caltrans awards design-build contract to Granite Construction
Engineering News-Record Share
The first of 10 projects of Caltrans' mandated Design-Build Demonstration Program - the State Highway 99 Chowchilla Rehabilitation Project in Madera Co. in California - was awarded recently to Granite Construction Co. Construction on the $37 million project is planned to begin this month and is estimated for completion by December 2012. The project will repair nearly 4 mi of Highway 99 in both directions in Chowchilla from the South Madera Overcrossing to the Avenue 16 Overcrossing. Existing guardrail, lights, signs, and drainage systems within the project limits will also be upgraded or repaired, as needed. More
The newest chapter of Design-Build Manual of Practice released
The newest chapter of the Design-Build Manual of Practice was released on Monday, July 18. DBIA members can download this and all previous chapters of the Manual from the DBIA website. More
Registration opens for annual conference
DBIA has opened registration for the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Don't be left out of this exciting event Oct. 19-21 in Orlando, Fla. Take advantage of our "Early-Bird" rates that are in effect until Aug. 19. Download the conference brochure today. More
Federal Symposium housing deadline approaches
The deadline for discounted hotel rooms for the DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium is Monday, July 25. Go online to http://www.dbia.org/conferences/federal to learn how to book your room at the Crystal Gateway Marriott or our overflow property, the Crystal City Marriott. More
DBIA book of the week for July 26
Next week's book of the week is the 2012 ENR/DCR Square Foot Costbook. This updated reference gives you square foot costs that are based on actual projects. For each building type you get a detailed narrative with background information, allowing you to put the cost data into context and adjust as you need to. More
Boost your IQ
DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More
epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, email@example.com, for information on getting access. More
IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits – on our website. More
The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.
• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA
Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
July 22, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 9-11, 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Crystal City, Va.
Aug. 12, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15-19, Penn State University Boot Camp. State College, Pa.
Aug. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. LouisMore
July 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf Tournament
July 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Design-Build for Mission Critical Facilities
Aug. 4, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Golf Outing
Aug. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Network Opportunity
Aug. 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
Aug. 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program: Southern California
Aug. 24-25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, MEGAvention, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf TournamentMore
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