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Design-Build Done Right: DBIA seeks input on its industry-wide best practices
Infra Insight
The Design-Build Institute of America has released the first iteration of "Design-Build Done Right," identifying industry wide best practices for design-build project delivery. Tracking a project delivery timeline, the practices are grouped into three areas: (1) Procuring Design-Build Services; (2) Contracting for Design-Build Services; and (3) Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects.
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Design-Build Done Right: DBIA seeks input on its industry-wide best practices
JD Supra Law News
The Design-Build Institute of America has released the first iteration of "Design-Build Done Right," identifying industry wide best practices for design-build project delivery. Tracking a project delivery timeline, the practices are grouped into three areas: (1) Procuring Design-Build Services; (2) Contracting for Design-Build Services; and (3) Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects.
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DBIA milestone: Charles Pankow Foundation Bootstrap Grants
DBIA
As design-build project delivery continues to grow, it is essential that students entering the building industry are not only exposed to design-build best practices, but are fluent in them. DBIA has always been committed to this principle and, in 2012, we partnered with the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) to improve student learning and entry level success in the construction industry. CPF generously provided three $10,000 grants to qualified universities to help them improve their design-build curricula. To further emphasize the importance of design-build best practices, we selected the grant recipients through a best value, or two step, process. We started by making a “request for qualifications” from the schools.
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Advanced Metal Finishing Facility awarded Design-Build National Award
SAIC
The Advanced Metal Finishing Facility at Robins Air Force Base received a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Design-Build National Award for its technical difficulties and excellence. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) provided design-build services in support of the $67 million cutting-edge facility upgrade, an improvement that will make working conditions much safer, cleaner, and greener for Base employees and the environment.
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Parsons ranked among top US innovators by InformationWeek
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the top 500 innovators by InformationWeek, placing number 138 on the annual InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators in the United States. Parsons received this distinction for its PAR-LINK® technology, which helps infrastructure owners more successfully manage their large-scale programs.
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Mayor Emanuel unveils design concept for new Chinatown library branch
eNews Park Forest
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and local residents today to unveil the design concept for the new Chinatown Library Branch, which will open in 2015 and replace a rental branch that serves 21,000 patrons a month.
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Parsons to partner with University of Maryland to help produce future cybersecurity professionals
Parsons
Parsons and the University of Maryland have partnered to provide academic scholarships to current and future undergraduate students in the UMD Honors College Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES). Through a gift from Parsons, 24 scholarships will be awarded to high-achieving students during the next 3 years. In addition to the scholarships, Parsons will provide professional insight to students as well as expose them to varied career options in the field of cybersecurity.
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Design of Carneros pipeline under way in California
Napa Valley Register
Work is progressing to build a recycled water pipeline from the east side of the Napa River to the Carneros area on the west side in California, serving a St. Regis resort project at Stanly Ranch and area property owners. The pipeline would run from Napa Sanitation District’s treatment plant, under the Napa River, to the St. Regis site off Stanly Lane, and then out to grapegrowers, ranchers and other property owners in Carneros.
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Parsons' Sand Creek Byway project wins ENR Mountain States Best Project award
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States has recognized the U.S. 95 Sand Creek Byway project, in Sandpoint, Idaho, with its Best Project award in the highways/bridges category.
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Augmented reality goes mainstream: 12 applications for design and construction firms
Building Design + Construction
When Kaiser Permanente opens its massive, 1 million square foot Oakland, Calif., Medical Center Replacement Project early next year, staff, patients, and families may notice something peculiar about the place. Open almost any door in the complex and they'll find a stamp-size, red-and-white emblem affixed to the hinge side of the doorjamb. A closer look will reveal the logo of McCarthy Building Companies at the center of the label.
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Gilbane and Kerry Group begin construction of new facility in Ireland
Digital Journal
Irish dignitaries, including Taoisech Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., recently joined Gerry Behan, chief executive officer and president of then Kerry Ingredients & Flavours Division of Kerry Group plc and senior executives of Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Kerry Group's new Global Innovation and Technical Centre, a state-of-the-art 26,200 square meter (282,000 square foot) facility that will bring 900 jobs to the area. Gilbane Building Company, which previously built a similar facility for Kerry Americas in Wisconsin, is leading the design/build effort and construction through its new Irish division, Gilbane Ireland Limited.
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Black & Veatch and Ostara to design-build new nutrient recovery system for world's largest water reclamation plant
MarketWatch
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has selected Black & Veatch and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to design and build a new nutrient recovery system at its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, Ill. The facility will improve water quality in local rivers, lakes and streams. It will also produce commercial fertilizer from recovered resources.
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Parsons hires Watkins as Vice President of Strategic Development
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that it has hired Jay Watkins as vice president of strategic development. In this role, Mr. Watkins will contribute to business development through the management and refinement of Parsons' transportation strategy and by focusing on key customer relationships throughout North America.
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Parsons hires O'Malley as Vice President of Engineering Design Services
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Parsons Corp. announced that it has hired Mary Cay O’Malley as vice president of engineering design services. In this role, O’Malley will provide project and engineering management support for Pasadena-based Parsons’ transportation projects. She will focus on design-build pursuits and the initial setup of other large, complex projects.
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New design-build roadway improvement project supports BRAC-related growth in Maryland
JMT
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Harford County Executive David Craig, and Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda Peters celebrated the completion of the newly-improved US 40 (Pulaski Highway) and MD 715 interchange in Aberdeen on Sept. 9, 2013, marking the culmination of a nearly three year, $17.8 million project.
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PPP in building California water recycling plant lowers costs, improves water quality
WaterWorld
In 2007, the city of Santa Paula, Calif., replaced its noncompliant wastewater treatment plant with a new water recycling facility after voting to proceed under a public-private partnership (PPP). The city entered an agreement with Santa Paula Water, LLC, who also entered an agreement with PERC Water Corporation to design, build and operate the new facility.
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Plan approved to streamline bid process for projects in Chesapeake, Va.
The Virginian-Pilot
The Chesapeake, Va., City Council approved a plan recently to streamline the bidding process for city projects, allowing officials to choose a single contractor rather than selecting separate ones for design and construction.
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Why is there so little innovation in water infrastructure?
The Atlantic
On its 2013 report card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. water infrastructure a D. Even the nation’s best water systems are ancient - we have over 240,000 water main breaks each year - and unprepared for a mix of current challenges that includes climate change, tightening budgets, growing urban populations, and pharmaceutical contaminants. This spring, after record-setting rains, Detroit had no choice but to pour several hundred million gallons of raw sewage into the Great Lakes.
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ASCE/SEI: 2014 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship
(applications due Nov. 1)

ASCE
The O. H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering, which is bestowed annually to a member for the purpose of encouraging the creation of new knowledge in the field of structural design and construction. The O. H. Ammann Fellowship was endowed in 1963 by O. H. Ammann, Hon.M.ASCE, and was increased in 1985 by Klary V. Ammann (widow of O. H. Ammann).
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Mayor Emanuel unveils design concept for new Chinatown library branch
eNews Park Forest
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis and local residents today to unveil the design concept for the new Chinatown Library Branch, which will open in 2015 and replace a rental branch that serves 21,000 patrons a month.

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Improving commercial construction projects with design-build
The Passiv Report
Adam writes, "As a builder and architect, I've been doing design-build work for 30 years. I grew up building, so I’m a builder at heart. Later I got my architect's degree and license, but the reason I don't just practice architecture is that I want my designs built right."

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Across US, bridges crumble as repair funds fall short
Los Angeles Times
Engineers think that three of the bridges closest to Dave Wisler's home are about ready to collapse. One, a picturesque one-lane structure built in 1893, became so perilous it was closed last summer, and the county doesn't have the money to fix it.

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NEWS FROM DBIA


3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk to support Las Vegas charity
DBIA
Start your 2013 Design-Build Conference experience off right – sign up for DBIA's 3rd Annual Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, in Las Vegas. This year, proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, which provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. Register now.
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Open for industry input - Design-build best practices
DBIA
DBIA views this document to be the first of many iterations of best practices. The evolution of this document will be based on input from a broad spectrum of industry including DBIA members. We fully expect that the concepts expressed here will be refined and modified over time. The term "best practices" itself connotes an evolving process.
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DBIA launches 'Design-Build Done Right' webinar series
DBIA
DBIA is introducing a series of webinars on best practices. The four webinars already presented are archived and available as recordings. There will be additional webinars presented later this year. Each 90-minute webinar qualifies for continuing education credit (1.5 CEUs) for both DBIA and AIA.
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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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Upcoming events
DBIA
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
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
Oct. 3-4, Design-Build 2013, 8th Annual Conference of the DBIA-Florida Region

DBIA-Mid-America Region
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
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

DBIA-New England Region
Sept. 19, How to control costs on your next design-build project
Oct. 17, 2013 Design-Build Project Award entries due

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
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
Nov. 20, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sept. 25, Sacramento Luncheon, SMUD East Campus Operations Center – Net Zero, No Added Cost
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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Project leads
DBIA
DBIA members – sign in on our new website to see members-only content, including project leads, in the Resources section.

Presolicitation: Design-build storage and material bins, Black Hills National Cemetery (South Dakota)

Design-build services – Southeast Tennis & Learning Center (Washington, D.C.)

RFP for design-build services – Janney Elementary School addition (Washington, D.C. – deadline 9/27)

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Business reviews now available on Design-Build Insight Directory
MultiView
Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase. And in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Design-Build Insight Directory. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences about a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. And to help build our database of reviews, we're offering you a chance to win a trip to Hawaii just by writing a review! Visit Design-Build Insight Directory to search for a company and write a review.
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