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The digital edition of DBIA IQ Magazine’s second quarter issue is here for you to read early! While your hard copy should be arriving in the mail soon, DBIA members get early access to the new online edition of DBIA IQ. This quarter’s issue features stories on trends in healthcare construction, using design-build with two owners for an education project, why design-build works so well for healthcare projects, and some perspectives on progressive design-build for buildings. Sponsored by Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, you can read it all on your desktop or mobile device now!
DBIA, in collaboration with American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) is seeking presentations for the 2017 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 29-31. The Conference provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the water and wastewater sector and to discuss the merits of it as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. We are seeking presentations, panel discussions and workshops on topics ranging from acquisition strategies to post-award and operations with specific emphasis on lessons learned from the perspective of owners. For more information and to submit online visit https://www.dbwater.com/call_for_papers.cfm. The deadline to submit is Aug. 1, 2016.
Virginia Tech’s Indoor Practice Facility recently received a national award when The Design-Build Institute of America named the facility as one of its Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. A distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery evaluated the projects and named the winners.
In case you missed it, our quarterly magazine, DBIA IQ, now has a digital option! Rolled out at our Design-Build in Transportation and Water/Wastewater Conferences, the creation of a digital magazine entailed months of deliberation and creative thinking that ultimately resulted in a fun, engaging and reliable digital publication. We are proud of the digital magazine, but we are even more proud and excited about how our digital publication will help DBIA achieve its strategic vision and goals for industry outreach.
July 22, Conceptual Estimating, Kansas City, Mo.
July 25-28, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 1 - Submit your Presentation Idea for the 2017 Design-Build in Transportation or Water/Wastewater Conference
Aug. 31 – Deadline to submit for an Owner Scholarship to the Annual Design-Build Conference & Expo
A complete list of educational and region events are below the news items, so keep scrolling for more information.
American Water Works Association
Even before the Flint crisis focused North America’s attention on lead service lines, pipes where top of mind for the water sector. Water infrastructure ranks as top concern in the 2016 State of the Water Industry Report.
In 2010, the Design-Build Institute of America set out to simplify the online search with the launch of its Insight Directory. By using innovative search technology, the directory made it easier for members and industry professionals to find the products and services they need to manage their business. Today, the DBIA launches a revamped Insight Directory that not only enhances its existing features, but added several new key elements taking the user experience to a whole new level. With its mobile responsive format, a simpler and more powerful search and an enhanced focus on the companies represented within the marketplace, the new Insight Directory lends itself to a better member experience.
New Jersey's transportation funding crisis and project shutdown could cost construction-sector firms and taxpayers millions of dollars. Meanwhile, media speculated whether contractors could sue state and local governments for breach of contract related to halted state-funded projects.
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a two-year, $200 million bridge repair and replacement program.
Funded by BRIDGE NY, the initiative will focus on bridges that need structural work, have weight restrictions, are prohibiting economic development or are at risk of flooding.
The state will fund the design and construction for the necessary bridge work, but municipalities must request the funds through a competitive application process.
Idaho's Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) program recently wrapped up following a decade of investment in the state’s roads and bridges. Along the way, the GARVEE program transformed the state’s infrastructure in a way we haven’t seen since the interstate system was built through Idaho in the 1960s. GARVEE, an innovative highway bonding process, allowed Idaho to invest $857.6 million in highway improvement projects in six corridors throughout the state from 2006 to late 2015.
The Washington Times
State officials will lay out a plan later this year to scrutinize proposals for major water projects, including a controversial pipeline pulling water from Lake Powell, before dipping into millions lawmakers set aside for water this year, officials said Tuesday.
Eric Millis, the director of Utah’s Division of Water Resources, told members of a state water commission that his division is working on developing rules the state would follow before loaning money out of a special water fund.
Earlier this year, Utah legislators voted to dip into transportation money and divert more than $300 million over the next decade toward water projects. Chief among those is the proposed $1 billion Lake Powell Pipeline, which would pull Colorado River water from the lake into southwestern Utah’s Washington County.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the five-year-capital plan would rebuild 31 subway stations across the city and outfit the system with 1,025 new subway cars. “It’s not a patch job,” Cuomo said. “We’ll be closing the stations, stripping them down and building whole new stations.” The 31 subway station transformations are going to be design-build projects, Cuomo said, which means they will be contracted to a private developer which will be responsible for the design and construction of an entire project.
Minnesota Public Radio
A creative public-private partnership convinced the Army Corps of Engineers to make the project a priority, according to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. "There's projects all over the country, good projects, waiting to get going, but we're starting," Hoeven said at event marking the signing. "Think how hard it is to get something like this done nowadays." This is the first time the Army Corps of Engineers has built a project using a public-private partnership. A single private contractor will be responsible for building much of the project and fronting some of the cost. The concept has been used to expedite highway construction projects across the country.
Pasadena Business Now
Parsons served as the lead designer in the Hastings Bridge design-build joint venture and also provided engineering management and bridge erection engineering services. NSBA’s Prize Bridge Award recognizes innovative design and engineering using structural steel and is the highest honor bestowed upon steel bridge projects in the United States by the nation’s structural steel industry.
Culver City Patch
Two companies were named to oversee construction of the Los Angeles Rams' planned stadium in Inglewood at the former site of Hollywood Park Racetrack.
Turner Construction Co., headquartered in New York but with dozens of offices across the United States and Canada, and Los Angeles-based AECOM will form a joint venture to oversee construction of the 70,000-seat stadium, which is expected to cost roughly $1.9 billion.
The Florida Department of Transportation released the plans following the announcement that FDOT has issued a notice of intent to award Skanska USA Civil Southeast a design-build contract to replace the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
The notice of intent to award allows FDOT and the Skanska project team to work to finalize the requirements of the $400 million bridge.
The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that two of its projects have been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine's Global Best Project Awards, an annual competition that highlights teamwork and overcoming hurdles of designing and building internationally. "It is a tremendous honor for two of PCL's projects to be recognized from across the global construction industry, and I congratulate all of our partners whose collaborative efforts resulted in the successful outcomes of the Humber River Hospital and Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre projects," said PCL president and CEO, Paul Douglas.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ann Althoff, a project executive at Clayco Corp., is the new chair of the Urban Land Institute chapter in St. Louis.
...In her corporate work, she has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate and design-build industry. As part of her job at Clayco, Althoff provides client relationship and business development leadership for Forum Studio, the company's design practice subsidiary.
Althoff worked previously at HOK, Pace Properties and Cushman & Wakefield. She has a masters degree in urban affairs from St. Louis University and a business administration degree from Fontbonne University.
JD Supra Business Advisor
Your company has reviewed an RFP issued by a municipal authority to select a firm to operate and maintain transit services, and the business team has signed off on the economics of submitting a bid. As your company’s counsel, you have been tasked with identifying the legal risks of the procurement, with the aim of identifying the “most important” considerations. In many instances, legal review will be approached as more or less a formality, with your colleagues on the commercial team having previously determined that a proposal shall be submitted. In rare instances, legal review will be a key factor in determining whether or not to proceed. No matter the case, following is a brief discussion of seven key legal risks to consider, from a contractor’s perspective, in a transit procurement of any size or scope.
Instructions for how a general contractor or subcontractor should proceed with changes to its original scope of work can typically be found in the contract's general conditions. Both general contractors and subcontractors should pay close attention to the notice provisions of their contracts because this is where they can find the requirements for getting paid for any changes to the work, according to Andrew Richards, co-managing partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP.
McKinsey & Company
Engineering and construction companies suffer from low margins and relatively low productivity. They can do better.
Infrastructure providers have reason to feel optimistic. The McKinsey Global Institute has estimated that $57 trillion worth of infrastructure investments will be required by 2030 just to keep up with the global economy. For engineering and construction companies, that translates into a steady 4 percent annual growth rate. Many industries would be happy with that prospect.
The Oklahoma Army National Guard has issued a RFQ for the design-build of the Ardmore Readiness Center, Ardmore Oklahoma: for all information email all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Industry Partner member firms
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- TSENG Consulting Group, Inc.
North Miami, Fla.
New member listing as of July 18, 2016.
- Andrew Arnold
Nevell Group, Inc.
- John Baker
- Charles Busslinger
County of Orange
- Steve Flett
Slayden Constructors, Inc.
- Ryan Glessner
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
- Rustin Hall
ALSC Architects, P.S.
- Lauren Heaps
New Jersey American Water
- Jonny Hendricks
Saunders Construction, Inc.
- Thomas Kiefner
Kiefner Brothers, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
- Richelle Mowry
Feeler S. Architects
St. Louis, Mo.
- Kristen Pyle
Project One Integrated Services, LLC
- Leslie Schultz
- Corey Young
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.
- Alan Youngers
Simpson Construction Services
DBIA Contact: Membership
July 22, Conceptual Estimating, Kansas City, Mo.
July 25-28, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 5, Conceptual Estimating, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 8, BIM Execution Planning, Austin, Texas
Aug. 8-10, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Aug. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Tampa, Fla.
Sep. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sep. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 21-22, Offsite Construction Expo, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 10-13, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 2-4, 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 16, Performance Requirements: The Key to Effective RFPs, Worcester, Mass.
Dec. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Aug. 25, Afternoon/Evening Program and Networking Event, Design-Build Presented by Architects: Discover the Benefits of Design-Build Delivery
Oct. 13-14, Design-Build 2016
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 19, Clay Shoot Event in Fortville, Ind.
July 27, St. Louis Chapter Happy Hour, Young Professionals Networking Event
July 28, Kansas Chapter, Tour of Kansas Star Casino, Social Event and Sponsor Recognition
Aug. 1, Region Awards Competition Entries Due
Sep. 13, Iowa Chapter, 8th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Aug. 12, Sporting Clay Tournament
DBIA-South Central Region
Sep. 20, AEC MEGA Group Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
July 28, Arizona Chapter Luncheon Program, The University of Arizona Cancer Center: Using Design-Build To Overcome a Budget Crisis
Aug. 16, Los Angeles Breakfast Program, Reflections, Lessons Learned and Outlook for Public-Private Partnerships in Public Higher Education
Aug. 23, Bay Area Luncheon Program, Federal Design Excellence Standards and Design Build Process: How the two combined have produced cost effective and award winning projects
Sept. 2, 6th Annual Hawaii Golf tournament
Sep. 12, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 6, Southern California (Irvine) Golf Tournament
Nov. 1, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
DBIA will be exhibiting at this year’s PWX Conference hosted by the American Public Works Association. The event will take place this August 28-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We invite you to be our guest to walk the trade show floor and visit our booth where we will be promoting design-build best practices to public works employees around the country. To register, use our Free Pass and mention that you are a guest of the Design-Build Institute of America in booth #1705. See you there!
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