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Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act introduced
DBIA
We are pleased to report that Representative Sam Graves, R-Mo., the Chair of the House Small Business Committee has introduced the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act of 2013 (HR 2750​). DBIA worked with the Chairman and his staff on this language and supports the bill.
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Design-build gaining popularity — and profits — for Kansas City engineering firms
The Kansas City Star
A year ago, Midland, Texas, was in critical condition, parched by a prolonged drought that was aggravated by the increased demand of its growing population. Two of the city's big reservoirs had dried up, and a third was evaporating fast. A solution had to be found and quickly. Midland officials turned to the Kansas City-based team of Black & Veatch engineering and Garney Construction, and a fast-track approach to projects called design-build.
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DBIA Milestone: California begins using design-build
DBIA
Since DBIA was first established, our members have been advocating for the expansion of design-build authority in the largest state in the U.S., California. Beginning in the 1990s, the California State Legislature passed several bills authorizing specified local agencies to enter into design-build contracts to construct public works. The Counties of Alameda, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Solano and Tulare and the Cities of West Sacramento and Davis were the first local governments permitted to experiment with the design-build method. For years, owners and practitioners lobbied for alternative project delivery choices, but the legislature continued to take a piecemeal approach by adding counties and cities one at a time to the list of those authorized to use the design-build method.
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YSU's veterans center on a fast track
The Vindicator
Construction of Youngstown State University's Veterans Resource Center will be completed by May. The quick timetable is permitted through a design-build process which is new for public institutions in Ohio, said John Hyden, YSU's executive director of facilities.
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Elk Grove, Calif., seeks contract bids for aquatics complex
Elk Grove Citizen
The city of Elk Grove, Calif., released a Request For Proposals for one team to design, build, and operate an aquatics complex that city officials hope could eventually serve as host of the U.S. Olympic Trials.
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Net Zero Case Study: NREL National Laboratory
New Zero Max
The DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., recently completed their flagship Net Zero Research Support Facility. This 360,000 square foot office building was constructed at about $250 square-foot and is certified to a Platinum LEED level. The RSF has won numerous awards for its innovative design and sustainable design features.
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DBIA Owner Hotline
DBIA
DBIA is the source of information for design-build done right. DBIA's new Owner Hotline gives public agencies and private project owners direct access to information on design-build project delivery.
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PC/CDM joint venture awarded $215 million design-build project for DC Water as part of DC Clean Rivers Project
PC Construction
The PC/CDM Joint Venture, which brings together the industry-leading expertise in water treatment facility design and construction of PC Construction and CDM Smith, has been awarded the approximately $215 million Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station & Enhanced Clarification Facility project for DC Water.
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AECOM and Galliford Try JV receives new framework contract from UK's Yorkshire Water
Azobuild.com
AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that a joint venture in which it participates has been awarded a place on a $532-million, five-year framework contract for Yorkshire Water.
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Arkansas City, Kan., talks water sources, treatment methods
The Arkansas City Traveler
Arkansas City, Kan., commissioners heard about two water treatment options and looked at possible preliminary site design plans for a new water treatment plant recently. CDM Smith, the firm leading the design-build team for the new water treatment plant, presented a two-hour slideshow, interspersed with question-and-answer periods, during a public study session.
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Skanska receives commendation for steel design
Build.co.uk
The landmark new Brent Civic Centre, built by main contractor Skanska in the north London borough of Brent, has received a commendation at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2013. Designed by Hopkins Architects, the complex project involved the construction of two separate nine-storey steel structures, an L-shaped office block to accommodate more than 2,000 employees, and the main drum-shaped civic building.
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YMCA and UW Tacoma agree on design-build team for new student center
The News Tribune
From nine that responded to the request-for-proposal, to three that were named to the short list, the University of Washington Tacoma and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties have chosen the team that will design and build the University Y Student Center in downtown Tacoma.
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Design-build gaining popularity — and profits — for Kansas City engineering firms
The Kansas City Star
A year ago, Midland, Texas, was in critical condition, parched by a prolonged drought that was aggravated by the increased demand of its growing population.

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Treasury Secretary urges investment in technological innovation, high-tech jobs
Bank Credit News
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said recently that investment in technological innovation and the preparation of the American workforce for high-tech jobs would help speed up the economic recovery and accelerate job creation.

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Texas hospital construction takes divergent paths
Austin American-Statesman via The Dallas Morning News
The view from two helipads atop the new 17-story Parkland Memorial Hospital provides a dizzying panorama of Dallas' burgeoning medical district and a downtown that looks like an architect's model off in the distance.

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Hotel block for Federal Symposium to close Monday
DBIA
DBIA has reserved discounted hotel rooms at our event hotel, the Gaylord National. Rooms are available at our rates through Monday, July 29 and are on a first-come first served basis. Don't forget that Gaylord hotels are now operated by Marriott so guests are eligible to use and earn their Marriott reward points. Book your room today!
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Do you know about all your member benefits?
DBIA
As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source of industry information and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. Project leads, access to epipeline, the Design-Build Manual of Practice, discounts on DBIA events and materials and many more are all benefits DBIA offers its members.

Don't lose out on any of your member benefits - make sure your membership is current!

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Upcoming events
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July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Bethesda, Md.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30-October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov.15, , Design Management Fundamentals, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.

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Region events
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July 30, DBIA-Mid America Region, Springfield Presents: The DBIA Design-Build Difference – How it's Done Right; Best Practices and More
Aug. 1, DBIA-Southwest Region, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Luncheon, Design-Build Project Delivery Success
Aug. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building and OHSU Skourtes Tower
Aug. 29, DBIA-Florida Region, Design-Build Risk Allocation and Legal Lessons Learned
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Oct. 3, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Oct. 8, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Conceptual Estimating
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Networking Cruise
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Dec. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
2014
Feb. 11, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, 2014, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

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Denver RTD issues design-build RFP for North Metro commuter rail line

Design-build services – Ridge Road Recreation Center (Washington, D.C.)

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