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Registration for the 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition has been extended until Friday, September 9. The two-phase competition brings together teams consisting of five students from diverse fields of study (two students must be from a design, architecture or engineering program) collaborating on Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a parking facility on a liberal arts college campus in the United States. Finalists will then respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the top three shortlisted teams will present in person at DBIA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click here.
This week, the long-awaited Missouri House Bill 2376 goes into effect authorizing any local political subdivision, such as a municipality or school district, to procure projects through a single contract with a design-build contractor. Missouri is the 25th state to fully authorize design-build for all agencies and all types of projects. “This is a big win for Missouri taxpayers,” says Bill Quatman, who chairs the board for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and is the general legal counsel for Burns & McDonnell.
Gateway Plaza in downtown Richmond won a 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Award for commercial and office buildings from the Design-Build Institute of America, a trade group that promotes best practices in an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract.
Hosted by DBIA and the Charles Pankow Foundation, the Design-Build Educator Workshop was held August 8-11, 2016 at the University of Denver. The four-day workshop brought faculty from 13 universities across the United States together to teach the key elements and value of design-build, and also how to incorporate design-build best practices into new and existing curriculum. In addition to learning DBIA’s core curriculum, educators listened to an industry panel featuring members of the Rocky Mountain Region who spoke about the value of design-build education at the undergraduate level and the advantage students have in the hiring process with exposure to design-build and its collaborative principles.
San Diego State University
SDSU’s efforts to reinvent the campus are not going unnoticed. The Design-Build Institute of America recently named the Zura Hall renovation one of the two best Rehabilitation, Renovation and/or Restoration projects in the nation.
“We put a tremendous amount of work into the renovation of Zura Hall within a very short time frame, and this award is a great recognition of our efforts,” said Robert Schulz, associate vice president of operations and university architect. “Thanks to everyone’s hard work, Zura Hall is now the flagship residence hall on campus, and it’s raising the bar for us to come up with additional environmentally-friendly building solutions for our future projects.”
American Water Works Association
Even before the Flint crisis focused North America’s attention on lead service lines, pipes where top of mind for the water sector. Water infrastructure ranks as top concern in the 2016 State of the Water Industry Report.
Sept. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sept. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Sep. 19 – Cut-off for the Early Bird registration rate for the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo
A complete list of educational and region events are below the news items, so keep scrolling for more information.
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The Bond Buyer
The Internal Revenue Service on Monday released a revenue procedure containing safe harbors for management contracts that allows them to more easily be used in bond-financed infrastructure and other projects involving public-private partnerships.
Rev. Proc. 2016-44 extends terms of long-term management to up to 30 years from the previous 15 years that market participants had complained was too restrictive. It also removes the formulaic fixed fee requirements for manager compensation, allowing for more incentive compensation.
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has proposed that most construction projects using federal funds be built two feet above the 100-year floodplain, according to The Wall Street Journal. "Critical action" projects like hospitals would be required to be built three feet above the floodplain.
Traffic Technology Today
The IHS has hardly changed since its inception 60 years ago, however, it is now showing its age. The Future Interstate Study is being performed in accordance with Section 6021 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, which calls for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to conduct, ‘a study on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the growing and shifting demands of the 21st century.'
Some state and local governmental agencies have utilized some very unique public-private partnerships (P3) to accomplish their infrastructure investment goals....This article includes examples of innovative thinking to leverage private dollars to fund infrastructure investment. The government can manage performance of new initiatives in a rapid manner through the use of current technologies that can turn a project “on a dime.”
U.S. public universities are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships to develop student housing and other campus projects, sometimes using the structure to transfer borrowing and liability risks to the private sector.
The News & Observer
Builders have been embracing design-build for decades, but today architects are taking the lead, too – and for good reason. With design-build, architects can talk directly with makers from the get-go, and work through potential issues early on. “For us, design-build is about closing a loop in the design and feedback cycle,” says Erik Mehlman, principal in Durham-based BuildSense Architecture + Construction.
The Lakeview Amphitheater design-build project has earned two awards from a state engineering group.
Engineering News Record New York honored Gilbane Building Company for Government/Public Projects and Excellence in Safety as part of its "Best Projects 2016" awards.
The Construction Index
A Skanska-led joint venture has signed a $206 million contract with Duke LifePoint Healthcare to build a replacement hospital for UP Health System in Marquette, Michigan. Skanska’s has a $175 million share of the contract, which it is carrying out with its joint venture partner Closner Construction.
The Orange County Register
The design-build team of Irvine-based Taylor Design and McCarthy Building Cos. in San Diego has been awarded Best Healthcare Project – Southern California for its work on the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, a new $130 million medical office building at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. McCarthy served as design-builder, and Taylor Design provided building program, site study and design services for the project.
The GRS-IBS construction method was developed by the Federal Highway Administration using basic earthwork techniques to create a reinforced soil foundation for the abutment and an integrated approach. It’s a similar method to retaining wall constructions, and engineers have spent nearly two decades in testing and evaluation to ensure predictable, reliable and safe performance for transportation. GRS-IBS is considered an ideal solution for smaller, single-span bridges over low-velocity waterways.
Fulfilling the demands of a mixed-use facility can be challenging, considering the structure’s diverse components. Here, professionals with experience on such projects share advice and explain how to end up with positive results. Trends for specialized facilities are also explored.
For Construction Pros
Improvements in our approach to safety over the past decades have led to a significant reduction in workplace incidents. In general, workers are safer now than at any time in history. In the past few years, however, a disturbing trend has appeared across several industries and countries — the number of non-fatal injuries has continued to fall while the number of fatal and catastrophic events has remained the same or increased. Employers thus remain legally exposed to the most serious types of incidents.
The 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from November 2-4, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery. The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges and/or emerging trends.
Register by Monday, September 19, at 11:00 p.m. Eastern, to receive the Early Bird rate – a savings of up to $100 per full conference registration. Visit http://www.dbia.org/Conferences/expo/Pages/register.aspx to complete your registration today!
Opportunities for upcoming projects and some agency sites are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
RFQ: San Francisco, Calif., Project
California Department of General Services is constructing a new academic building for UC Hastings. The eProcure event ID is 0000002645. For information contact Alonzo Arreola (email@example.com) (deadline 9/15/2016)
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Industry Partner member firms
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- Judicial Council of California, Capital Program
- Regan Whelan Zebouni & Atwood, P.A.
- Southland Holdings LLC
- Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
New member listing as of Aug. 29, 2016.
- Chris Allison
- Christie Andresen
- William Little
- Robert McAllister
St. Louis, Mo.
- Dennis Morgan
City of Cape Coral
Cape Coral, Fla.
- Fred Rose
The Rose Companies
Cedar Falls, Iowa
- Brian Schultz
- Richard Shannon
- Gary Wingo
Pond & Company
- Jason Yi
Rancho Cordova, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Membership
Sep. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sep. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 21-22, Offsite Construction Expo, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 10-13, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 2-4, 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 16, Performance Requirements: The Key to Effective RFPs, Worcester, Mass.
Dec. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Oct. 13-14, Design-Build 2016
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 19, Clay Shoot Event in Fortville, Ind.
Sep. 13, Iowa Chapter, 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 23, Annual IRON MAN Clay and Trap Shoot
DBIA –Northwest Region
Sept. 14, DBIA-Northwest Region, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program
DBIA-South Central Region
Sep. 19, AEC MEGA Group Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sept. 2, 6th Annual Hawaii Golf tournament
Sep. 9, Anaheim Luncheon Program for Project Owners and Public Agencies (owners only may attend, webinar is open to all), Maximize Success in Integrated Project Delivery - An Owner's Guide
Sep. 12, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sep. 15, San Diego Luncheon Program, Design-Build Risk Management: Avoid, Accept, Reduce, Transfer
Oct. 6, Southern California (Irvine) Golf Tournament
Nov. 1, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
May 18, 2017, 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference
DBIA Contact: Membership
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063