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"Hurricane Harvey's devastation should remind us all how vital it is to make the infrastructure investments needed to keep us safe." - Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO
St. Louis CNR Magazine
“Design-build projects like the groundbreaking Liberty Utilities project will not only improve the lives of millions of Americans nationwide, they also provide innovation, time and cost savings at the same time. DBIA is thrilled to honor the Liberty Utilities and Wastewater Treatment project and this impressive list of design-build winners while also recognizing the contributions these projects make to their communities.”…Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO”.
DBIA's National Student Competition gives students a taste of how a design-build team operates in a professional setting. Proceeding from the Regional level to the National, the student teams learn about preparing a proposal and competing to win. Registration was extended, but it closes this Sunday, September 10. Assemble your team and register now – this will be your last chance for the 2017 Competition.
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Sep. 12-14, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
SOLD OUT Sep. 18-20, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 19, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
Sep. 22, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sep. 25-27, Certification workshop, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Oct. 2-4, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 6, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 11, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Greenwood, Village, Colo.
Oct. 24, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Raleigh, N.C.
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
As the House debated the Harvey bill, President Trump met with congressional leaders from both parties: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
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The new transit line was tantalizingly close to construction when a federal judge ruled last year that Maryland had to conduct more studies to determine how, if at all, Purple Line ridership might be impacted by ongoing troubles with the regional Metro subway system. The Purple Line would connect to Metro, but the two would be run by separate agencies. In July, an appeals court based in Washington allowed construction to move forward while the court battle continues.
ALDOT's goal, Calametti and others said, is to foster the development of several teams that will compete to build the bridge. By the end of the year, he said, ALDOT expects to have selected three such teams to move into the next stage. Backers say the bridge is necessary to ease a persistent bottleneck at the Wallace Tunnel. In the next step of the process, which will take most of 2018, ALDOT will work with all three teams as each develops its bridge design, its construction plan and its proposed financing arrangements. In late 2018 ALDOT will award contracts to the winning team, meaning that construction could start in early 2019. A four- to four-1/2 year construction window means the bridge could then be open for business in 2023.
Leidos is seeking interested bidders for the Antarctic Infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) project, with an RFP anticipated in October. Read a Q&A with the project manager to learn what it’s like to do construction in Antarctica and request bid prequalification materials today.
The scale of damage in Texas could well exceed the capacity of local professionals, meaning there will be ample need and opportunity for out-of-state contractors to work in the recovery. But to protect property owners, there are state licensing requirements and regulations in place for visiting workers. Will Louisiana contractors be able to cross the border and work right away? That depends on their specialty.
Back in 2012, the state legislature passed Act 88, or the public-private partnership [P3] law, which allows the government to partner with private entities to design, build, finance, operate, or maintain a public “transportation facility”: roads, bridges, tunnels, overpasses, ferries; the list goes on. ... Nearly half of the bridges have reopened to traffic: 97 in the west region, 81 in the central region and 68 in the eastern region. Work is in process on many more bridges, said Rossi.
Crain's New York Business
It will take money to build a transportation system that combines near-term mobility and long-term endurance. We must commit to sustaining funding levels that align with the benefits we hope to achieve, whether they take the form of taxes, tolls or user fees. We also must be open to creative funding concepts such as public-private partnerships, which have been crucial to funding projects such as the new Goethals Bridge.
By taking greater advantage of innovations such as design-build project delivery we can accelerate projects while lowering costs. We should leverage incentives and rewards to encourage new ideas that improve quality, accelerate project completion or save money. We need to knock down the walls between stakeholder groups such as federal, state and local elected officials, labor, the construction industry, environmental groups as well as others, and align their interests to gain their best ideas and find ways to move forward together.
By Barbara Wagner, DBIA, LEED AP
Part I of this article focuses on research and how it affects the impact on hospital design, especially facilities geared towards veterans. One such facility focusing on patient-centered design is the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Replacement Medical Center, a VA medical center destroyed when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Designed by national architectural firm NBBJ with two local New Orleans firms, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Rozas Ward Architects, the new four-story, 1.6 million-square-foot campus, dubbed Project Legacy, now serves more than 70,000 veterans in a 23-parish catchment area and across the Gulf Coast with an anticipated 550,000 annual visits.
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The $75.9 million project by design-build contractor Ames Construction to extend the parkway began in June 2016. Since that time, more than 12 miles of new four-lane state highway has been constructed, including major earthwork to create a pathway for the future road.
The Press and Journal
Hub North Scotland announced that Balfour Beatty has been appointed the main contractor for NHS Highland’s proposed new hospitals for Badenoch and Strathspey and for Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.
A compilation of articles examining the complex legal landscape of the industry.
Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals can now use their mobile phones or tablet devices as compact, portable surveying instruments by means of a software application that is capable of interacting directly with AutoCAD. The spread of mobile smart devices in tandem with cloud computing has dramatically expanded the potential for sophisticated AEC software such as BIM to be deployed directly on site. One example of a recent innovation in this field is the Spike smart laser measurement solution developed by ikeGPS.
Technology will also enable infrastructure to be built by fewer humans — potentially enhancing safety and promoting resource efficiency. Balfour Beatty, a large international construction firm, suggests that by 2050 some infrastructure will be built without physical human labor. It is not difficult to anticipate that in our lifetime infrastructure will be designed and constructed using 3-D printing and installed by robots and mechanistic devices that operate with artificial intelligence.
XL Group Ltd. on Tuesday said its North America construction business is introducing GL Only Plus, a new general liability only wrap policy. Typical wrap policies, also known as (owner) controlled insurance programs, include multiple coverages such as workers compensation, general liability, excess liability, pollution liability, professional liability, builder's risk and possibly others, depending on the project, the insurer said in a statement.
Sound Transit Hosting Open Houses on Federal Way Extension Project (9/13 and 9/16)
In this phase, Sound Transit is looking for a design-build contractor, who will design and build the alignment of three station areas.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
On Wednesday, November 8, DBIA will host our 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo Opening Party at The Franklin Institute. Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. A ticket to the Opening Party Includes: transportation to/from; heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available for guests to enjoy; and access to the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, as well as its most popular exhibits. Register now before pricing increases on Sept. 26!
Lawrence Bacher, CCM, DBIA
Gilbane Building Company
New York, N.Y.
Robert Gave, P.E., DBIA
Triunity Engineering and Management, Inc.
Natalie Ghilain, LEED AP, DBIA
Jarrett Haynes, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company
Michael Trabucco, P.E., DBIA
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
Mitchell Wayne Hatley, Assoc. DBIA
Mission Health System
Mahama Nyankamawu, Assoc. DBIA
City of San Jose
San Jose, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Sep. 12, Gulf Coast Chapter: Environmental Boot Camp for Real Estate Professionals Phase I & II ESA Investigations
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 21, Progressive Design-Build vs. Design-Build vs. CMC
Oct. 12, Clay Shoot
Sep. 13, Kansas City Chapter Program: Federal Panel
Sep. 21, Iowa Chapter 9th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 22, 2017 Clay and Trap Shoot
Oct. 19, 2017 Region Awards Celebration
Sep. 15, Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 25, Progressive Design-Build Luncheon with Mike Loulakis
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sep. 20, Annual Owners’ Forum
Oct. 10, P3 101: They When, Why and How
DBIA-South Central Region
Sep. 19, 2017 MEGA Meeting (with SMPS in Birmingham)
Sep. 19, 2017 MEGA Meeting (with SMPS in Atlanta)
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sep. 11, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 14, San Diego Chapter Lunch Program, San Diego: The Innovation Economy’s Next Frontier (with SMPS)
Sep. 20, LA/OC Chapter Young Professionals Kick-Off and Networking Event
Sep. 21, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, Public-Private Partnerships: Developer Panel
Sep. 25, Bay Area Young Professionals Event – End of Summer Site Visit and Mixer
Oct. 5, Southern California Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 17, Bay Chapter Lunch Program, Healthcare Reforms – Potential Impact on Design and Construction Delivery
Oct. 18, Nevada Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, 2018, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
DBIA Contact: Membership
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063