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Owner Scholarship Applications Due Soon for 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Only five days left to apply for the 2015 Owner Scholarship. The fund provides complimentary registration and/or partial travel costs to the 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo this Nov. 2-4 in Denver, Colorado. Applications must be completed online at www.dbia.org/conferences/expo by Sept. 1. Apply Today!
Design-Build Institute of America & Water Design-Build Council Announce Strategic Alliance
While remaining separate organizations, DBIA and WDBC will jointly develop and disseminate an effective education program for the water sector based upon research confirming the benefits of collaborative delivery processes, and guided by the ongoing identification and refinement of industry best practices. Most importantly, the alliance between DBIA and WDBC will manage a comprehensive program of owner outreach and education, making information easily accessible and available to all levels of owners and practitioners throughout North America.
DBIA-SE Carolinas Chapter Hosts Kickoff Event on Design-Build in the Carolinas
On July 30, 2015, over 100 owners, designers, contractors, and support agencies gathered at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina for the Kickoff Event of the newly formed DBIA Southeast Region – Carolinas Chapter.
A Look at Transportation Funding Measures Passed by States
The Associated Press via ABC News
About one-third of the states have taken action this year to boost funding for transportation or shore up their road and bridge funds against excepted declines in tax revenues. Here's a look at what those states have done.
$16 Billion Transportation Package Will Keep Contractors Busy in Washington
Daily Journal of Commerce
But the real economic driver is the unprecedented transportation and infrastructure package the governor recently signed into law. The package promises to spend $16 billion over the next 16 years. At its peak, projects around the state will be spending an average of $1.6 billion per year between 2019 and 2025.
American Water Works Association
Even as prolonged drought grips California, the state of water and wastewater infrastructure and how to finance capital improvements continue to top the list of concerns facing water professionals throughout North America, according to the American Water Works Association’s 2015 State of the Water Industry Report.
New York's First Design-Build Amphitheater Opens
The Central New York Business Journal
Onondaga County’s Lakeview Amphitheater is ready to host concerts. It was the first design-build project that Onondaga County had undertaken. “I think there were a lot of people that were surprised by the aggressive timeline that we put together,” said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. “With the design-build strategy, we can turn it over sooner than [at] 100 percent [completion level] and it was turned over to Gilbane at that point.”
"The Use of Polyurea Protective Coatings in Water & Wastewater Treatment Environments with PDH/CEU Credit.” This webinar sponsored by VersaFlex Inc, one of the leading technology providers of polyurea coatings and linings materials in the world In this webinar, we will discuss specific areas of application for polyurea in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Learn the problems and challenges that all coatings present in these environments, and the advantages that polyureas can deliver in each specific area.
Public Works Professionals Stay on the Front Lines
ENR’s "Low & Slow Across America’s Infrastructure" road trip visited with dozens of DPW officials to see how they are hustling to solve the ongoing challenges. The tour began in the Boston area in May, where the reconstruction of three dilapidated bridges alone stand to generate one-third of $1 billion in construction managed by Boston’s DPW. At least one of the efforts is being accelerated.
UC Merced Chancellor Wants Private to Sector to Build, Operate Campus Expansion
In order to accommodate the growing student body, campus officials say they need to double the size of current campus facilities, adding an extra 1 million square feet. And in an era of new budgetary priorities in Sacramento, getting the money to pay for such an expansion is proving to be difficult.
That’s why UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland is pitching an innovative strategy to fund the expansion. She wants the private sector to finance, design, build and even operate the new buildings, and lease them to the campus, which will pay for them over time.
Webcams Help Document Complex Build-Outs
Chain Store Age
Project managers are realizing the benefits of construction cameras for reducing the complexity of interior build-outs and increasing efficiency. The ability to remotely monitor, document, and review progress at any time and from any location simplifies managing virtually every facet of an interior project. And by serving the interests of the array of project stakeholders, the potential return on investment is compelling.
DCAMM Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildings Program
Design-Build Institute of America, New England Chapter
Download a copy of the presentation by Jenna Ide, Director of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildings Group (E-Team) within the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). Massachusetts has successfully used the design-build process for a very aggressive energy-efficiency construction program for years.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Selects Michael Baker International to Build, Design Secure Spaces for U.S. Governmental Agencies Around the World
Nasdaq via Globe Newswire
Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, consulting, planning, secure construction, technical and professional services, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District selected the company to serve as one of the prime contractors providing secure construction services for U.S. governmental agencies worldwide. The Tenant Renovation in Secure Spaces (TRSS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) is a three-year contract with two options years and a not-to-exceed value of $95 million.
Grandview Terrace Completes Last Phase of Renovation
Your West Valley
Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation by Sun Health has finished building an upscale 20-suite residence for up to 30 people who need assistance with activities of daily living. The design-build team for the project consisted of The Weitz Company (contractor); Orcutt-Winslow Partnership (architect); HilgartWilson (civil engineering); and Thoma-Holec Design (interior design).
HKS Inc. to Design $400 Million Banner Patient Tower
Phoenix Business Journal
HKS Inc. was awarded the design of the $400 million patient tower and emergency department at Banner — University Medical Center Phoenix. The architectural firm is teaming with DPR Construction to design and build both the emergency department and the patient tower on that campus. Existing buildings on the campus are being demolished to make room for the new tower.
Final Terms Settled in Bridge Deal
Coastal Review Online
North Carolina awarded a $216 million design-build contract for the 3.5 mile-long Bonner Bridge replacement to the team of PCL Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas in 2011. That contract is still in place and the final contract amount will be adjusted to meet current costs associated with the construction delay.
BIM's Value Throughout the Building Life Cycle
Today, if the design team is using Building Information Modeling (BIM), facility managers can and should get involved at the design stage to fully capture the benefits made available in BIM.
Six Futurist Building Materials Available Today
For Construction Pros
Technology is changing the construction industry. Contractors must continue to work with today's methods while looking ahead to what the construction industry of the future might bring. A recent article from Engadget took a look at six futuristic building technologies that use materials available today to create new ways of building or improving the buildings we create.
DBIA Accepting 2016 Board Nominations
On behalf of the DBIA National Board of Directors, we invite DBIA members in good standing to submit nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. You may view the current Board of Directors and their biographies here.
Design-Build Done Right Webinars
Webinars are one of the simplest ways to receive the Continuing Education Units you need to maintain your DBIA, AIA or P.E. certification status. Lucky for you DBIA is hosting Design-Build Done Right webinars twice next month! A key feature of our webinars is your ability to interact with live industry experts in real time, so join us to refresh or grow your expertise in Design-Build Done Right best practices with Stephen M. Reams, Esq., on Sept. 1 for “Managing the Design-Development Process on Design-Build Projects to Maximize Satisfaction with the Completed Project and Minimize Disputes” and Michael Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, on Sept. 15 for “Progressive Design-Build: Examining the Structure, Procurement and Contracting Principles.”
Visit our website for additional upcoming webinars and to register.
Call for Student Competition Teams
DBIA is currently seeking student teams to participate in the fourth annual National Design-Build Student Competition. The competition closely follows how real-life design-build projects are procured — it's a two-step competition, with teams responding to RFQs, short-listed finalists responding to RFPs, and a final in-person presentation at the 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Denver. The Student Competition eligibility requires that teams include students who are enrolled in a college-level construction, design, or development curriculum. Four of the team members must be undergraduate students, with the option of one team member being a graduate student. The deadline to register has been extended to Sept. 11, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
We Would Like to Welcome Our Newest Members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
New member listing as of Aug. 24, 2015.
- Jennifer Hart
- Kyle Isley
- Raimund McClain
McClain+Yu Architecture & Design
- David Witzel
- Kristina Yu
University of New Mexico
DBIA Contact: Membership
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Sep. 4, BIM Execution Planning, Cypress, Calif.
Sep. 14-17, Certification Workshop, Charlotte, N.C.
Sep. 18, BIM Execution Planning, Denver, Colo.
Sep. 21-24, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 28-Oct. 2, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 5-7, Owner Boot Camp, Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 19-22, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Denver, Colo.
Nov. 2-4, 2015 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Denver, Colo.
Nov. 16-19, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Region Events Calendar
Oct. 8-9, Design-Build 2015: Breaking Barriers, Building Success (Tenth Annual Conference)
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 21, Clay Shoot Event
Sep. 9, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Event
Sep. 16, St. Louis Chapter Breakfast Event
Sep. 17, Iowa Golf Tournament
Sep. 18, Clay and Trap Shoot at Powder Creek
Oct. 1, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Event
Oct 21, St. Louis Chapter Breakfast Event
Oct. 22, Regional Awards Gala
Nov. 5, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Event
Nov. 11, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Event
Dec. 3, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Event
Dec. 9, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Event
Sep. 9, Joint Event with AGC of Virginia Tidewater District
Sep. 17, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
Sep. 17, Evening Program, “Demystifying the Adaptations of Design-Build”
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sep. 23, Owners' Forum
Dec. 10, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Sep. 28, Annual Golf Tournament, Clemson, S.C.
Nov. 12, Annual Awards Banquet, Atlanta, Ga.
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sep. 16, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sep. 10, Southern California Luncheon Program, “Flight Plan to Terminal 1 San Diego International Airport”
Sep. 14, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sep. 17, Los Angeles Breakfast Program, “Civic Environment Culture Change: Alternative Deliveries“
Sep. 22, San Francisco Luncheon Program, “Developers Doing Design-Build”
Oct. 1, Irvine Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Hawaii Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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