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Gov. Cuomo announces New York Works program advances Hudson Valley Bridge projects with innovative design-build process
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that the New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a $29.3 million contract through the NY Works program for critical repairs to 13 bridges in the Hudson Valley. The contract is the state's first under the innovative design-build method, and the project is estimated to create 410 jobs. More



Tennessee Department of Transportation counting on non-traditional process for I-40 widening
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On the surface, the work under way to widen a stretch of Interstate 40 in Wilson County, Tenn., is like any other road construction project. Add lanes to help boost capacity and ease traffic congestion. But the $56 million project is more notable. It marks the Tennessee Department of Transportation's largest design-build project to date, a type of contracting that puts the design and construction work into the hands of a single firm. More

Loans again available for bridges project work in Indiana
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Billions of dollars in loan money is available for transportation projects around the country. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that there will be $17 billion in loans through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act - or TIFIA - for critical infrastructure projects across the country as a result of the recently enacted surface transportation bill, according to a press release. More

Bridge experts study load capacity on precast concrete spans in Minnesota
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A nondescript concrete span over Interstate 94 in Stearns County, Minn., has become a laboratory of sorts for bridge experts. Crews affixed electronic sensors to the bridge at Stearns County Road 159 (135th Avenue) over I-94 this week as part of a three-year study that aims to produce better load ratings for precast concrete bridges, a popular type in Minnesota. More

Mitsubishi Electric is Redefining HVAC
Mitsubishi Electric is taking HVAC to a whole new level with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. VRF systems offer lower lifecycle costs, less maintenance, better performance and reliability which lead to increased overall building efficiency. And all at a price that fits within your budget. Let Mitsubishi Electric help you redefined what you can achieve in your buildings. MORE


Olympic-style construction technology
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With thousands of athletes converging in London to compete for Olympic gold, construction technology has played a strong role ensuring the infrastructure is sufficient. From software associated with BIM (building information modeling), to intelligent GPS systems and devices, the process of constructing and maintaining the facilities in London has been aided in part by solid technology. More

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$105 million sustainable UCSD research building tops out in California
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Those who follow @GlobeStcom on Twitter and @GlobeStLIVE may have seen a post teasing the announcement, but GlobeSt.com has learned that McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has topped out on the new Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. ZGF Architects LLP is the project architect. More

Pro Con Inc. begins construction of $8.2 million design-build hotel project in Middletown, RI
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Construction is underway for a new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel developed by First Bristol Corporation to be located at 384 West Main St. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for the $8.2 million design-build hotel project, which will be First Bristol's sixth hotel in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. More

Stronghold Engineering, Inc.

As part of the celebration of our 20th year of Building Construction Excellence, Stronghold Engineering, Inc. proudly unveils our new website which reflects our tradition of quality and safety throughout. We remain committed to design and building a sustainable future. MORE


Net-zero wastewater treatment research
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The Water Environment Research Foundation has contracted with several organization, including DBIA members Black & Veatch and AECOM, to conduct research – Energy Balance and Reduction Opportunities, Case Studies of Energy-Neutral Wastewater Facilities and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Research Planning Support (ENER1C12) - to explore ways and means utilities may achieve energy self sufficiency. For information about this and other research projects being conducted by WERF, see http://www.werf.org.

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Run/Walk for a cause at the 2012 Annual Conference
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Join DBIA for the 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7. All proceeds will benefit HandsOn New Orleans. Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, HandsOn New Orleans and their volunteers have engaged over 32,000 individuals in 114,855 hours of service, saved the community $2,453,320 through volunteer service, completed repairs and beautification in more than 60 schools, developed 89 corporate projects to serve almost 29,000 hours, trained over 230 Volunteer Leaders in the local community. Register today to support this great cause. (Those who do not wish to walk/run may still make a donation.) More

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at membership@dbia.org or call 202-682-0110. More

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One of these is access to epipeline - a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, sean.campbell@epipeline.com for information on accessing this information.

For another, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership - it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year.
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Upcoming events
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Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
Oct. 1-5, CalPoly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 5, Post Award Design-Build, Minneapolis, Minn.
Oct. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 12, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Bellevue, Wash.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 22-23, Certification Workshop (Part 1), Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 29-31, Certification Workshop (Part2), Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 6, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 7-9, Design-Build Conference and Expo, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 16, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 16, Post Award Design-Build, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Region events
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Aug. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Hampton Roads Chapter, Panel at MEGAvention 2012: DoD Acquisition Strategies for Design and Construction
Aug. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
Aug. 30, DBIA-Northwest Region, Summer Social and Annual Membership Meeting
Sept. 5, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series, Project Pipeline
Sept. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 10, DBIA-Southeast Region, 13th Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 13, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 13-14, DBIA-Florida Region, 7th Annual Conference, "Building Value Through Collaboration"
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Sept. 19, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, The Hennepin County Transportation Interchange Project
Sept. 20, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Is it Really Easy to Be "Green"? Risks and Management of Design-Build Construction
Sept. 21, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Annual Sporting Clays and Trap Shoot
Sept. 25, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2012 Owners Forum
Sept. 26, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Annual O.N.E. Conference
Oct. 4, DBIA-Southeast Region, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 8, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 31, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter Meeting
Nov. 1, DBIA-Southeast Region, Owners Panel
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Strategic Planning Meeting
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Education/Student Focus
Nov. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Mixer
Nov. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Board/Annual Meeting
Dec. 6, DBIA-Southeast Region, Project Awards/Annual Meeting
Dec. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer
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Florida East Coast Railway and PortMiami upcoming design-build work for the PortMiami Rail Intermodal Yard Project

US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project (Colorado)

Request for bids for design-build services for maintenance storage facilities at Willow Run Airport (Michigan)
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