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Re-Building New Orleans Post-Katrina
DesignBuildDoneRight.com
With over 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and 1,572 people killed, Hurricane Katrina was undoubtedly one of the costliest tragedies ever experienced by the people of New Orleans. The aftermath of the disaster left the city and its community with problems abound, reeling for answers. And with so much to rebuild, the reconstruction of necessary infrastructure loomed largely on the minds of city and state leaders. In response, the city turned to an unheralded concept that could underlie and greatly enhance the rebuilding effort. Underlying the city’s impeccable recovery was a project delivery method called design-build.
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DBIA's Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
DBIA
DBIA Congratulates Andrew Moriarity of Opus Design Build, LLC, as the first weekly winner of the campaign! As a weekly winner, Andrew receives a $25 DBIA rewards certificate, good towards live DBIA education courses, conference registration fees or national membership.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


Advocates Pressuring GOP House Members on Highway Bill
The Hill
A coalition of transportation advocates is targeting Republican lawmakers in the House with a radio ad pushing for a new long-term highway bill. The group, known as the Transportation Construction Coalition, is running a 30-second ad in the districts of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and members of the chamber's Transportation Committee.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


LaGuardia Air Train Seen as Ripe for P3
The Bond Buyer
A report by New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management said limited use of the design-build practice in New York State has saved $1.7 billion on a replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties, with completion expected 18 months early. ... Karl Reichelt, a P3 consultant and former executive vice president of Skanska Infrastructure Development Americas, said political leaders must line up strongly behind P3 projects because political friction spooks private developers.
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Virginia Keeping Options Open on I-66 HOT Lanes
The Washington Post
A vote by a government advisory group in Richmond on Monday afternoon allows Virginia state officials to consider a public-private partnership to develop high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 66, even as they preserve the option for public financing of the $2.1 billion project.
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Texas DOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for SH 249 Extension Project
INFRA INSIGHT
Three months after the May 15, 2015 issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the SH 249 Extension Project is another step closer to development. The RFQ solicited qualifications from teams interested in entering into a design-build contract and a comprehensive maintenance agreement for the Project.
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Report Estimates Nearly 400,000 Highway Construction and Maintenance Job Openings To Be Created between 2012 and 2022
Better Roads
A joint transportation jobs report released by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Labor and Education estimates 388,904 highway construction and maintenance job openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, with the majority being for semi-skilled and highly skilled workers. 
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2015 State of the Water Industry Report: Infrastructure still tops list of concerns
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.
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Study: Lack of Energy Infrastructure Would Cripple New England
New Haven Register
A study funded by trade groups representing the oil and natural gas industries is predicting dire consequences for New England if the region doesn’t improve its energy infrastructure by the end of the current decade. The 68-page report released Thursday was prepared for the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, a Boston-based advocacy group. But it was sponsored by two energy trade groups, the American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance.
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Taking Responsibility for the Future of the AEC Industry
New England Real Estate Journal
No building, road, bridge or other construction project can be completed without collaboration among a diverse group of participants. And yet, as an industry, we are not very good at collaborative problem solving. We need to align the interests of participants with the outcome of the project. The long term success of the project over its useful lifetime should be the goal that informs the stakeholders' roles in the process. Forward thinking collaboration is not just good for a project; it's good business. Multiple case studies demonstrate that the savings to be gained from collaborative processes on large projects can be measured in millions of dollars and in months, if not years. These savings can be shared among participants. At a practical level the industry needs to embrace collaborative processes like design-build, Integrated Project Development (IDP), Public-Private partnerships (P3), and collaborative technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM).
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Beyond Katrina: Lessons in Mitigation, Insurance and Community
Insurance Journal
Among the lessons to be learned from Hurricane Katrina are that communities and all stakeholders should prioritize flooding as the greatest risk, devote more resources to preventive measures rather than post-event disaster relief, and address current infrastructure weaknesses, according to a comprehensive white paper from a global insurer and leading university.
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MEMBER NEWS


How This 150-Year-Old Company Uses Virtual Reality
FORTUNE
As one of America’s largest builders, McCarthy Building Companies has been designing and constructing hospitals, laboratories, and education facilities for over 150 years. And now the company is looking to the future by using virtual reality to improve its design and building process.
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Funding Secured for Rexford, N.Y., Bridge Replacement
CNWeekly
The design-build contract was awarded to the Tioga Construct Company of Utica and AECOM USA of New York City. The two companies will work together to finalize the design of the new bridge and then build it based upon general plans submitted to them by their client, the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The companies were designated by DOT as the best-value contractor for the design-build project.
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Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire New England's Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
MarketWatch
North American design firm Stantec will expand its Northeast presence with the planned acquisition of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, a 280-person Burlington, Mass.-based engineering, planning and environmental firm. With nine offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and New York, FST complements Stantec's fast growing team of 1,200 people across the Northeast.
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Construction on $18 Million I-70 Bridges in Missouri Begins
The Columbia Missourian
Work on an $18 million replacement of three Columbia bridges over Interstate 70 began Monday after months of design and planning by the Missouri Department of Transportation, Columbia contractor Emery Sapp and Sons and Parsons Transportation Group.
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High-Tech Tools Help Contractors Keep Up as School Construction Booms
Daily Journal of Commerce
Typical school construction projects are small in scope and usually address immediate needs. As school infrastructure is aging and no longer suiting the needs of the growing population, we are now seeing large school expansion projects, including renovations and new school construction.
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Denver Water To Push Sustainability with $195 Million Campus Redevelopment
Denver Business Journal
Denver Water is embarking on a four-year, $195 million redevelopment of the campus — and in the process building a showcase for state-of-the-art energy and sustainable water conservation practices, Lochhead said.
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FOR YOUR PRACTICE


Five Ways To Mitigate Job Injuries in the Midst of Labor Shortages and Aging Workers
Construction Executive
The labor shortage crisis is continuing to create major challenges in key industries such as manufacturing, trucking and construction. Given this dynamic, some companies need older workers to stay on the job longer because the pool of new workers interested in these positions is shrinking. In fact, a majority of construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers. This means companies are now faced with more jobs than workers who can actually fill the positions.
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Insurers Discuss Project Risk Assessment
ConstructionWeek Online
Earlier this month, reports emerged that up to 200 Omani workers had been left unpaid by their Muscat-based employer, leading them to contemplate visiting their country’s embassy in the Sultanate for reprieve. Whilst not a typical contractual dispute, the situation in Muscat highlights a significant area of concern the GCC has repeatedly attempted to fix in its construction process – disputes.
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A Comparative Overview of Emerging Alternative Fee Arrangements for Litigation Matters that Every GC Should Know
Kaye Scholer LLP
Despite all the ink that has been spilled about Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs)—broadly defined as any fee arrangement other than the traditional hourly rate—several fundamentals seem to have been obscured. The first is that AFAs are not all that revolutionary; some are almost as old as the traditional hourly rate itself. The second is that AFAs can be mutually beneficial for both buyers and sellers of legal services; they are not, contrary to popular opinion, the result of law firms reacting to market downturns. Finally, some GCs are unfamiliar with the full range of AFA options and how best to apply them in various litigation settings.
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Infrastructure Report: Model Start to Redevelopment
NZME
Computer modelling at the start of planning a project means less disruption.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


DBIA Accepting 2016 Board Nominations
DBIA
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.
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Design-Build Done Right Webinars
DBIA
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 later this 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 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.

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Call for Student Competition Teams
DBIA
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.
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New Members of the Class of 2015 DBIA Credential Holders
DBIA
DBIAs

Kevin Baker, DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.

Tim Boeckman, AIA, CSI, DBIA
CJC Architects, Inc.
Tulsa, Okla.

James Calvin, AIA, NCARD, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
The Korte Company
Highland, Ill.

Todd Owens, P.E., DBIA
American Bridge Company
Overland Park, Kan.

Jeffrey Palumbo, DBIA
Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
Rocklin, Calif.

Robert Penfield, P.E., DBIA
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Watertown, Mass.

Vincent Rea, DBIA
Black & Veatch
Charlotte, N.C.

Michael Shelstad, DBIA
Hunt Construction Group, An AECOM Company
Phoenix, Ariz.

Bennie Torres, Jr., DBIA
Michael Baker Intl.
Dallas, Texas

Assoc. DBIAs

Peter Halloran, Assoc. DBIA
Cosco Fire Protection
San Diego, Calif.

Erik Hoffman, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.

Robert Okajima, Assoc. DBIA
TTG Engineers
Anaheim, Calif.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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NEW MEMBERS 


We Would Like to Welcome Our Newest Members
DBIA
Industry Partner members
  • Nemaha Landscape Construction, Inc.
    Lincoln, Neb.

  • Shelley Electric, Inc.
    Wichita, Kan.

  • University of Hawaii
    Honolulu, Hawaii
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • Amanda Albrecht
    University of Cincinnati
    Newport, Ky.

  • Abimbola Ariwoola
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    San Jose, Calif.

  • Esmaeili Behzad
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Lincoln, Neb.

  • Erik Bondo
    McKinstry Co., LLC
    Spokane, Wash.

  • Matt Convery
    BLM Construction Company, Inc.
    Rochester, N.Y.

  • Ryan Holloway
    Granite Construction
    Raleigh, N.C.

  • Justin Jacobs
    GSBS Architects
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Doyle Kahabka
    McKinstry Co., LLC
    Spokane, Wash.

  • Jared Kemp
    VJA Construction
    Titusville, Fla.

  • John Medlin
    Samet Corporation
    Greensboro, N.C.

  • Joseph Meziere
    Irvine, Calif.

  • Christina Minkler
    CHA Consulting, Inc.
    Albany, N.Y.

  • Dean Papajohn
    Arizona State University
    Tucson, Ariz.

  • Mark Perniconi
    Charles Pankow Foundation
    Vancouver, Wash.

  • Joe Schiessl
    City of Richland Parks & Public Facilities
    Richland, Wash.

  • Darrin Sweeney
    City of Richland Parks & Public Facilities
    Richland, Wash.

  • Alex Trask
    Inventrix Engineering
    Seattle, Wash.

  • John Walewski
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas

  • Maureen Weidner
    Kennesaw State University
    Kennesaw, Ga.
New member listing as of Aug. 31, 2015.

DBIA Contact: Membership

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
September
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.
October
Oct. 5-7, Owner Boot Camp, Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 19-22, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
November
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

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REGION NEWS


Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Oct. 8-9, Design-Build 2015: Breaking Barriers, Building Success (Tenth Annual Conference)

DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 21, Clay Shoot Event 

DBIA-Mid-America Region
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

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
Sep. 9, Joint Event with AGC of Virginia Tidewater District
Sep. 17, Annual Golf Tournament

DBIA-New England Region
Sep. 16, Evening Program, “Demystifying the Adaptations of Design-Build”

DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sep. 23, Owners' Forum
Dec. 10, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

DBIA-Southeast Region
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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PROJECT LEADS


Project Leads
DBIA
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access. Also – DBIA members – remember that your membership includes a subscription to epipeline lite!

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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