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Awards showcase design-build quality
Durability + Design
From Army barracks in interior Alaska to a coral reef research facility in Florida, more than 40 construction projects have been recognized for advanced and innovative application of design-build best practices. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced the 2013 Design-Build Project Award winners July 31.
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Design-build plants, roads take honors
PaintSquare
A military finishing facility in Georgia, interstates in Utah and Texas, and wastewater plants in several states are among more than 40 construction projects newly recognized for innovative application of design-build best practices.
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NEX Bethesda wins 2013 design-build project award
America's NAVY
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Aug. 26 that the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) selected the NEX replacement project at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as a National Merit Award Winner for 2013.
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Subcontractors vie for slice of $2 billion Interstate 4 makeover in Florida
Orlando Sentinel
The conference room of the DoubleTree hotel just off International Drive was teeming with managers and owners of companies seeking a piece of the $2 billion overhaul of Interstate 4. Close to 250 people showed up for the event put on by Skanska USA, the American arm of a Swedish construction company and leader of one of four teams that have qualified to bid on the massive, 21-mile project.
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Why modeling is essential for Skanska's green building blueprint
GreenBiz
Global construction firm Skanska made headlines in July when it quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But its decision wasn't all that surprising, given its long legacy of advocating sustainable building design and construction. Skanska's move protested the trade association's open hostility toward the U.S. government's support of the LEED green building system and its attempt to support an entirely new rating scheme proposed by the American High-Performance Building Coalition (AHPBC).
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PC Construction to build 110,000-square-foot Middlebury College Field House in Vermont
Vermont Business Magazine
PC Construction has started work on Middlebury College's new Field House in Vermont. The 110,000-square-foot building, which replaces a temporary air-supported structure known as “the Bubble” and is more than twice its size, will host varsity athletic, intramural, recreational and special events when completed in October 2014.
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Fort Irwin project team picked as Corps' project delivery team of the year
DVIDS
A team of people working on a water treatment plant and distribution system project at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, Calif., was chosen recently as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Merit.
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Sacramento Kings hire AECOM to design downtown arena
CBSSports.com
After a long battle with the Maloofs, the city of Anaheim, Calif., and the city of Seattle, the Sacramento Kings are finally under new ownership and looking to move into a new downtown arena to cement their residency in the city of Sacramento. Under new owners led by Vivek Ranadive, the Kings have committed to the city of Sacramento and are trying to build a brand new, state of the art arena to call home for a very long time.
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Travis County, Texas, chooses method to build civil and family
Community Impact
Travis County, Texas, Commissioners Court has decided how it wants to build a proposed new civil and family courthouse. On July 23, after months of researching public-private partnerships, the court approved using the more familiar design-build format for the project’s first phase.
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California transit projects at stake in Washington budget battles
Los Angeles Times
Sure, the budget battles could shut down the federal government. But they also could have consequences for an extension of L.A.'s subway, California's bullet train and efforts to reduce helicopter noise. Those are among the lower-profile but still vital issues at stake in Congress' spending fight.
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VDC in the cloud - journey to LEAN Construction
AECbytes
Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) is the term used by Contractors to "virtually construct" a building on a computer before they actually construct it on-site. It is not to be confused with the Architect's Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is primarily focused on design and creating drawings as their product.
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Hospital design elements can lead to ROI
Healthcare Finance News
When it comes to hospital construction and design, the decisions around what is built and how it’s built all have significant impact on not only an organization’s bottom line, but also the quality of care given to patients.
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Annual Conference Opening Keynote confirmed - Baseball's Iron Man, Cal Ripken, Jr.
DBIA
Plan to attend the Opening Keynote on Monday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m., when Cal Ripken, Jr., will address attendees. Ripken's name has become synonymous with strength, character, endurance and integrity. His philosophy of working hard, playing with passion and enjoying the game has made a tremendous impact on the sport and on fans everywhere. In 1999, Babe Ruth League, Inc., changed the name of its largest division (5- to 12-year-olds) from Bambino to Cal Ripken Baseball. Presently, over 700,000 youths play Cal Ripken Baseball worldwide.
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DBIA launches 'Design-Build Done Right' webinar series
DBIA
DBIA is introducing a series of webinars on best practices. Upcoming webinars include "Developing Acquisition Strategies" on Sept. 11, presented by Craig Unger, DBIA; and "Running a Design-Build Business: Profit, Risk and Leadership" on Sept. 17, presented by Tom Porter, JD, DBIA. Each will be presented 1:30-3 p.m., Eastern time, and will also be made available as recordings.
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DBIA Milestone: Revamped Design-Build University
DBIA
In 2009, DBIA instructor and university professor Barbara Jackson realized that the best way to ensure design-build projects were done right in the future was to bring our courses into colleges and universities. DBIA’s University Program grew quickly and, in 2011, we decided to update it.
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DBIA Owner Hotline
DBIA
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
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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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Awards showcase design-build quality
Durability + Design
From Army barracks in interior Alaska to a coral reef research facility in Florida, more than 40 construction projects have been recognized for advanced and innovative application of design-build best practices.

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High-speed rail agency says fed law trumps California environmental rules
The Fresno Bee
An appellate court brief in a high-speed rail lawsuit from California's Bay Area could have far-reaching implications in the rest of the state - including the San Joaquin Valley, where the first stretches of the statewide bullet-train network are supposed to be built.

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$1 billion DFW Connector project in Grapevine almost finished
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
For nearly four years, Grapevine, Texas, resident Angela Gair has felt like a prisoner in her own neighborhood. Since late 2009 and early 2010, residents such as Gair have been boxed in by the DFW Connector, a $1 billion makeover of the 8-mile stretch of Texas 114/121 that forms the main path into and out of the city.

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Upcoming events
DBIA
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 11, DBIA Webinar – Developing Acquisition Strategies
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 17, DBIA Webinar – Running a Design-Build Business: Profit, Risk & Leadership
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 Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Aug. 29, Design-Build Risk Allocation and Legal Lessons Learned
Oct. 3, Annual Conference

DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sept. 17, Annual Awards and Golf Outing

DBIA-Mid-America Region
Sept. 12, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Oct. 3, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Dec. 5, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
Sept. 17, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Oct. 8, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Nov. 19, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Dec. 5, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections

New England Region
Sept. 19, How to control costs on your next design-build project

DBIA-Northwest Region

Oct. 8, Oregon Breakfast Series, Conceptual Estimating
Dec. 10, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge
Feb. 11, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sept. 9, Lunch Program, Transportation
Oct. 30, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Dec. 12, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

DBIA-Southeast Region
Sept. 23, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Oct. 3, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Nov. 7, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Dec. 5, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sept. 18, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 20, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sept. 6, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Oct. 7, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 10, Bay Area Networking Cruise
Oct. 10, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, Sacramento Lunch Program
Nov. 12, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 21, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)

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