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DBIA's 10 BPs in 10 Posts (No. 2)
High Performance Outcomes
An owner should implement a procurement plan that enhances collaboration and other benefits of design-build and is in harmony with the reasons that the owner chose the design-build delivery system. Right off the bat, this practice charges the owner with fostering a procurement plan that enhances “collaboration”: a prominent opportunity and result of Design-Build Done Right. However, the beneficial affects of collaboration do not move from opportunity to result without a determined effort on the part of the owner.
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New LEED Integrative Process Credit Encourages Design-Build
Design-Build Done Right
Research and anecdotal evidence have long suggested that design-build project delivery is uniquely suited to help building projects achieve sustainability goals. In late 2013, the United States Green Building Council reaffirmed this when they released a new version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design v4 green building rating system that includes a credit toward certification for integrative project delivery.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


DBIA Action Alert: Write Your Senators by September 30!
DBIA
DBIA needs your help! The U.S. Senate is at a critical juncture with important legislation that would improve federal project delivery procedures for design-builders. The legislation would require agency heads to better justify and report when their agencies short-list more than five finalists on a specific project in the two-step process. It would also limit the use of single-step design-build to projects that are less than $750,000.

Please use this template to contact your Senators.

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House Panel Calls for Steps to Improve Infrastructure P3s
Engineering News-Record
Recommendations include a new U.S. DOT office to develop performance standards for P3s and other project-delivery methods.
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WRRDA Spells R-E-L-I-E-F
Public Works
On July 22, Mike Simpson left his office in Valparaiso, Ind., for EPA’s Region 5 office in downtown Chicago. It’s only about 50 miles, but construction in the already congested Illinois/Indiana corridor makes the drive a nightmare. Still, it was worth it for Simpson, CEO of M.E. Simpson Co. Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in water and wastewater collection and distribution.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Let's Talk in Dallas

NJIT is thrilled to be exhibiting again this year at the DBIA show. Our team will be in Dallas next month to answer your questions and share information about our suite of master’s programs that are now available online. Make sure to stop by booth 223 to say hello and learn more.
 


NJTransit Gets $1.27 Billion in Federal Funds to Speed Recovery from Superstorm Sandy
The Record
NJ Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the federal government for five projects that will help the agency recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and prepare for future storms, according to Governor Christie's office. The money from the Federal Transit Administration will be used for five projects that will help NJ Transit prepare for weather emergencies, including new and expanded rail yards to park trains during floods.
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Trucking, Highway Industries Send Letter to Congress Pleading for 'Robust,' Long-Term Highway Funding
TheTrucker.com
Trucking industry lobbyists, transportation officials, equipment manufacturers and a host of other concerned businessmen and women sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging that congressmen pass a "robust" long-term highway funding bill before May of next year when funding runs out, and protesting the "devolution" of the federal-aid program.
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New LEED Integrative Process Credit Encourages Design-Build
DBIA
Research and anecdotal evidence have long suggested that design-build project delivery is uniquely suited to help building projects achieve sustainability goals. In late 2013, the United States Green Building Council reaffirmed this when they released a new version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design v4 green building rating system that includes a credit toward certification for integrative project delivery.

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Moody's: U.S. is Poised to Become Largest Public-Private Partnership (P3) Market in the World
Moody's
Given the sheer size of its infrastructure and growing urban population, the US has the potential of becoming the largest market for public-private partnerships (P3s) in the world, says Moody's Investors Service in its "Global P3 Landscape" report.

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Feds Award $600 Million in Transportation Grants
The Hill
The Department of Transportation is awarding $600 million worth of grants to 72 infrastructure construction projects in 46 states and Washington, D.C., the agency announced recently. The grants, from the agency's 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, were awarded to projects that were selected from 779 applications from 49 states, the DOT said.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Illinois' Locks, Dams, in Urgent Need of Repair, Report Says
Chicago Tribune
Illinois needs more federal money to make urgent repairs to the state’s aging dams and locks, according to an Illinois Chamber of Commerce report. “Billions of dollars in coal for power plants, grain, road salt, construction material, petroleum products and chemicals are shipped to Illinois and Chicago on the waterways each year, supporting thousands of jobs in a variety of industries,” the report states.
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USGBC Names 2014 Best of Buildings Award Winners
Building Design+Construction
The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the recipients of the 2014 Best of Buildings awards, as selected by fellow USGBC members. The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability.
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Healthcare Conversion Projects: Five Hard-Earned Lessons from our Experts
Building Design+Construction
When the physician group at Maryland Vascular Specialists was searching for a new location for its growing practice, a vacated Blockbuster store in Glen Burnie, roughly 11 miles south of Baltimore just outside the I-695 beltway, seemed like the perfect fit. At 5,000 sf, the building offered plenty of space for the practice. Its abundant windows flooded the interior with daylight, and the location was blessed with plenty of parking and easy pedestrian access. The lease rate was attractive, too.
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MEMBER NEWS


10 Essential Habits of Successful Architects
Building Design+Construction
John Gresko is a Senior Project Architect at HDR. He has experience as a design architect and a technical leader. He is motivated by the challenge of complex projects, whether it is reaching toward the sky in tall buildings or the development of a building’s skin where there is the invisible interaction of light, air, and heat. Here he discusses the 10 essential habits of successful architects.
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Hi-Desert Water Directors Decide on Technology to Treat Wastewater in Yucca Valley, California
Hi-Desert Star
When it is built, Yucca Valley’s wastewater treatment plant will use a newer technology with membranes and biological reactors. That was one of three key decisions Hi-Desert Water District directors made Wednesday, Sept. 17. They also voted to use a consultant from an engineering firm to oversee design and construction of the treatment facility.
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Construction Starts on New Courthouse, Alameda County Building in Dublin, California
Pleasanton Weekly
Construction work has started on a new East County Hall of Justice in Dublin, California. The East County Hall of Justice is being built adjacent to Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail on 20 acres of county-owned land. It will include two buildings, a 42,276-square-foot County building and a 146,435-square-foot court building, including a 13-courtroom courthouse. The two buildings will be joined by a 7,500 square foot common entry lobby.
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New Jersey's Bayonne Bridge Roadway Raising Finish Date Pushed Back, Construction to Shift to Daytime Hours
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
It will take another six months to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said, blaming the delay on last winter's unusually harsh weather. The Port Authority now says the roadway will not be raised to a new height of 215 feet above the Kill van Kull until summer 2016, after the agency originally anticipated completion of the clearance portion of the project by the end of next year.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


"Advance" Registration Rate for 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo Ends Tomorrow!
DBIA
There is only one day left to take advantage of our “Advanced” registration rate for the upcoming 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo! Register by tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 26, online or via PDF download and save $100 on the cost of a full conference registration. Register now!
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NEW MEMBERS 


We would like to welcome our newest members
DBIA
Industry Partner member
  • Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
    Sacramento, Calif.
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • BJ Dwyer
    Magnum Piering, Inc.
    West Chester, Ohio
  • Michael Hermes
    Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
    Carbondale, Colo.
  • Alivia Horton
    Kitchell
    Arroyo Grande, Calif.
  • Michelle Kimball
    Marsh, Inc.
    New York, N.Y.
  • Karl Oles, JD
    Stoel Rives LLP
    Seattle, Wash.
  • Charles Tomasco, P.E., DBIA
    C3M Power Systems LLC
    Bethesda, Md.
  • Jason Vine, CPE, LEED AP BD+C
    Nabholz Construction Corporation
    Rogers, Ark.
  • Michael Wentworth
    Thayer Corporation
    Auburn, Maine
  • Michael Wykoff, Assoc. DBIA
    Aegis Construction Consultant
    Silver Spring, Md.
New member listing as of Sept. 22, 2014.

DBIA Contact: Membership

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    DBIA Action Alert: Write Your Senators! (DBIA)
U.S. House Passes VA Design-Build Bill (DBIA)
Feds Award $600 Million in Transportation Grants (The Hill)
GSA Seeks to Modernize its Approach to Buildings' Design and Construction (Engineering News-Record)
Moody's: U.S. is Poised to Become Largest Public-Private Partnership (P3) Market in the World (Moody's)

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Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
DBIA
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Design-Build Contracts: DBIA/AIA/ConsensusDocs/EJCDC
Speaker: Robynne Thaxton Parkinson, JD, DBIA

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Preparing for Procuring and Executing a Design-Build Project: An Owner’s Introduction

DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
September
Sep. 29-Oct. 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
October
Oct. 5, Design Management (Pre-Conference), Dallas, Texas
Oct. 6-8, 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Oct. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 17, Design Management, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 20, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 24, BIM Execution Planning, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 24, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
November
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.
December
Dec. 8-12, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Nov. 6, Annual Conference, Design-Build 2014

DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Oct. 6, Fall Event
Dec. 3, Region Annual Meeting

DBIA-Mid-America Region
Oct. 16, Regional Design-Build Awards Banquet

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
Sep. 26, Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, River Runners Biathlon
Oct. 23, Transportation Owners/Industry Dialogue
Nov. 20, Annual Meeting Dinner – PSU Design-Build Study

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Oct. 3, with CMAA, Design-Build Done Right
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise
Oct. 20, Hawaii Lunch Program, Design-Build in Hawaii: Case Studies

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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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.

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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