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AFTAC Wins National Design Award
Florida Today
The Air Force Technical Applications Center has won the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America for significant achievement in the area of design, process and teaming. The award specifically recognizes civic building construction ventures that showcase how the project teams go above and beyond to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals, while demonstrating unique applications of design-build best practices in the construction industry.
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Turner Construction Company Project Team at San Diego International Airport Earns Design Build Institute of America National Award of Merit
PRWeb
Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the Design Build Institute of America has recognized the Turner-PCL-Flatiron joint venture project team at San Diego International Airport with a National Award of Merit for Aviation. The award recognizes the exemplary application of design-build project delivery that results in the achievement of best value while meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


How to Fix the Highway Trust Fund
The Hill
De ja vu all over again. That's what we saw recently on transportation spending. The latest $11 billion "patch" to the Highway Trust Fund continues a trend that has now gone on for several years. Each time the fund comes within days of being unable to make obligated payments to states or transit agencies, Congress bails it out with another cash infusion. This pattern of behavior maximizes uncertainty – reducing the economic value of the very investments we are making – and raises fundamental questions about how federal surface transportation programs should and will be funded in the future.
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The Stadium Bidding Begins: Braves Builders Welcome Local Companies
The Marietta Daily Journal
Hundreds of representatives from vendors, subcontractors and suppliers filled an auditorium in Austell recently to learn how to contribute to the construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium. American Builders 2017, the joint venture of four firms selected to oversee construction of the stadium, organized the first of its business outreach seminars at the Riverside Epicenter to help inform local companies about the opportunities available in the $672 million project.
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Pennsylvania STICs to Innovate for Improved Road Safety
United States Department of Transportation
Innovation was the hallmark of former Federal Highway Administrator — now Deputy U.S. Transportation Secretary — Victor Mendez's tenure here at FHWA. And it's no secret that Transportation Secretary Foxx has made it a top priority across DOT as well. Getting safer, more durable projects from idea to reality faster and at less cost just makes sense all around, and it's a key part of GROW AMERICA, the legislative proposal Secretary Foxx sent to Congress last spring.
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California's High-Speed Rail Gets Approval for 114-Mile Stretch
Reuters
California's high-speed passenger rail project won approval from federal officials at the Surface Transportation Board on Tuesday to construct a 114-mile section from Fresno to Bakersfield. The line will be the second section of a larger statewide high-speed rail line plan, which runs 500 miles from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin.
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Air Terminal Sector Giants: Morphing TSA Procedures Shape Terminal Designs
Building Design+Construction
The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a post-9/11 world. Passengers have learned get to the airport earlier. They spend less time browsing pre-security retail, opting to queue up in often-lengthy security lines well before boarding. The result? Overcrowding in post-security areas, where retail and dining options have historically been lacking.
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AFTAC Wins National Design Award
Florida Today
The Air Force Technical Applications Center has won the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America for significant achievement in the area of design, process and teaming.

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USDOT Announces $333.9 Million in Relief for Road Repairs in 21 States
Construction Equipment Guide
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $333.9 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help 21 states make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

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25 Projects Win Awards for Design-Build
Building Design+Construction
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

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Government Sector Giants: Public-Sector Construction Slow, But Stirring
Building Design+Construction
Federal, state, and local government construction hasn't exactly been a steamroller for the past few years, due to the end of stimulus availability and the ongoing effects of budget sequestration. At press time, the most recent Commerce Department report indicated that government construction spending was up just under 1 percent in April, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $267 billion, despite overall economic contraction of about 1 percent in the first quarter.
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Gannett Fleming Acquires Electrical Design-Build Contractor: Two Firms Join Forces to Create a Powerhouse Team of Electrical Design and Construction
DigitalJournal
Gannett Fleming has acquired the business of Innovative Engineering, Inc., an electrical design-build contractor doing business as IETC and headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. Effective Aug. 11, the business is operating as IETC, a Gannett Fleming Company, and will join the 2,000-person strong international consulting, design, design-build, and management firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


"Early Bird" Registration Rate for 2014 Annual Conference Expires in Four Days!
DBIA
Take advantage of our "Early Bird" rate for the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo being held Oct. 6-8 in Dallas. Save $100 on the cost of a Full Conference Registration by submitting your registration by Monday, Aug. 25. Register Now!
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New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
DBIA
DBIAs
Rae Bennett, P.E., DBIA
Sound Transit
Seattle, Wash.

Douglass Evans, CCM, DBIA
Kitchell
Sacramento, Calif.

Aaron Hunter, DBIA
CMSWillowbrook
Chickasha, Okla.

Robert Lewis, P.E., DBIA
HNTB Corporation
Atlanta, Ga.

Assoc. DBIAs

Kirk Cannon, Assoc. DBIA
Valley Electric
Everett, Wash.

Thuy Hong, JD, CPPB, Assoc. DBIA
Sound Transit
Seattle, Wash.

Valerie Klengson, Assoc. DBIA
Siemens Industry, Inc. | Building Technologies
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

James Levin, Assoc. DBIA
Bayley Construction
Mercer Island, Wash.

Grant Madril, Assoc. DBIA
Mortenson Construction
Kirkland, Wash.

Noah Toomey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group - CA, LP
Costa Mesa, Calif.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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NEW MEMBERS 


We would like to welcome our newest members
DBIA
Click here to view our newest members.

New member listing as of Aug. 18, 2014.

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
September
Sept. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 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 Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Sept. 11, Design & Building Industry Mixer
Nov. 6, Annual Conference, Design-Build 2014

DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Aug. 26, Indianapolis Chapter, Roche Diagnostics Campus Master Plan
Sept. 9, Skeet Shooting Fundraiser

DBIA-Mid-America Region
Sept. 9, Ozarks Chapter, Design-Build at CoxHealth Medical Center
Sept. 11, Iowa Chapter, 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Regional Design-Build Awards Banquet

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
Sept. 9, Technology in Today's Industry – Owner's Tool Box
Sept. 26, Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, River Runners Biathlon
Oct. 23, Transportation Owners/Industry Dialogue
Nov. 20, Annual Meeting Dinner – PSU Design-Build Study

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sept. 17, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Aug. 28, Sacramento Lunch Program, Why Design-Build Has Been Successful for CDCR
Sept. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 11, San Diego Lunch Program, The County of San Diego: It's All About Design-Build
Sept. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sept. 16, Bay Area Lunch, Collaborative Delivery: Why, How and How Much?
Sept. 16, DBIA/AIA LA Breakfast, Design-Build Trifecta
Sept. 22, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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PROJECT LEADS


Project Leads
DBIA
Other opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.

City of Cleveland: RFP to Design/Build/Own/Operate the Waste Reduction and Recycling Project

Design-Build Physical Security Upgrade, Bollards Replacement, Construction Project American Embassy, Berlin, Germany

Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build Construction, Various Locations, Okinawa, Japan

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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