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DBIA is proud to announce the nine Regional finalists in the 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition. This year, 29 teams from 26 universities entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a student health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus. The Regional winners will move on to the second phase of the competition, responding to RFP deliverables. The top three finalists will present before a live jury at the Design-Build Conference & Expo in Philadelphia on November 9. Congratulations to the winning Regional teams:
Iowa State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Roger Williams University
University of Arizona
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern California
Washington State University
The vital connection between America’s infrastructure and the well-being of our citizenry is never more apparent than in times of crisis. As residents of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico deal with the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it’s clear rebuilding communities there will be an immense task; however, there are important lessons to be learned after Hurricanes Katrina, Irene and Sandy that could also be utilized to make infrastructure better and stronger as we rebuild after these latest weather crises.
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Oct. 6, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
RESCHEDULED, Oct. 10-12, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
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.
Nov. 1-3, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 7, Design-Build 101 Primer, Philadelphia, Pa. (Pre-Conference Course)
Nov. 8-10, 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Nov. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Miami, Fla.
Dec. 6-8, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Honolulu, Hawaii
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Speaking to a gathering of members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Congress would likely not take up the issue of infrastructure until it was finished with tax reform, the AASHTO Journal reported.
Federal legislation introduced on Monday proposes an increase in funding for local governments on the path to becoming smart cities. The Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017 — written by Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and Congressman Ben Ray Luján — would set aside $220 million per year to replace outdated infrastructure with smart technologies like connected roadway infrastructure, environmental sensors and data analytics.
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The Washington Times
North Carolina generates half of its $3.7 billion in state transportation money by taxing motor fuels, a revenue engine that could begin puttering out as soon as four years from now, the state’s transportation chief told lawmakers on Monday. The future of travel is just around the corner, Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said, and North Carolina needs to act swiftly to locate new road-building revenues that don’t rely on gasoline taxes and that depend less on personal car ownership and operation.
Proposition 2 will allow Juneau the same authority so many other Alaska jurisdictions and other states already have to build public works projects smarter, stronger and more efficiently. This authority would allow the city, under certain circumstances, to award a construction project to the contractor who is most qualified to undertake and complete the project. The proposed charter language calls it Alternate Procurement, it also goes by Best Value Contracting and for good reason. It includes a variety of contracting methods, including Design-Build and Construction Manager At-Risk. For the purposes of this discussion, I’ll call Alternative Procurement Best Value Contracting, because that is what it is.
Infrastructure construction and funding has been on the construction news radar since long before the presidential election. Despite the lack of funding that is causing many problems across the country, there are still many major infrastructure projects currently under construction in the United States. This blog highlights just a few of these projects, their plans and their current status as the end of the busy summer construction season is fast approaching.
Construction spending rose slightly from July, increasing 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.218 trillion in August, the Commerce Department reported Monday.
The Texas bullet train project would be the first of its kind in the U.S., traveling at 200 mph between Dallas and Houston.
Texas Central Partners, a private company, is leading the project, which is estimated to have an economic impact of $36 billion over the next 25 years.
Combining a Design/Build project delivery approach for the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems with a traditional construction management for rest of the project, Forman School successfully reworked a facility that meets its unique program requirements, that was under budget, and that was completed ahead of schedule.
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San Diego Union-Tribune
Among the other contracts, RQ Construction of Carlsbad is getting $59.5 million to design and build Navy SEAL operation facilities in San Diego that will support SEAL teams Five and Seven.
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma once again have forced the construction industry to focus on best practices for responding to force majeure events. Now is the time to put into action an effective recovery plan with the aim of minimizing, to the extent possible, out-of-pocket costs related to hurricane damage and subsequent recovery efforts, and maximizing the ability to transfer risk of the hurricane damage and subsequent recovery efforts to others. To that end, below is a 10-point checklist of items construction participants — from owners and contractors to subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors — should consider when implementing post-hurricane recovery and damage mitigation efforts.
ThinCast™ panels are ultra thin with depths of 0.75 to 2 inches. The aesthetic versatility, resilience, and flexibility are only a few of the many benefits ThinCast panels offer. The stainless steel prestressing of the panels eliminates any possibility of corrosion.
Instead of buying plywood in the U.S. and paying to ship it to, say, Afghanistan, to build a barracks, new three-dimensional printers can use sand, gravel and other aggregates from local sites to build concrete structures for a fraction of the price. On top of that, it can be done with fewer people, and more durably. Though the Army Corps of Engineers has a lead role, and the Marines are also part of the testing, the applications are far from entirely military in nature.
But the complex and overlapping challenges of regulatory, technological and business governance are snowballing. It’s clear that traditional, manual approaches to essential obligations like compliance reporting are inefficient at best. In many cases, the lack of interdepartmental collaboration, data integration and process systemization are actually increasing enterprise risk and slowing progress toward strategic objectives.
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.
DCAM-17-CS-0132 - Design-Build Services for Jefferson Middle School Modernization (Washington, D.C.; deadline 10/25/2017)
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Michael Boule, CCM, CPC, PMP, CFM, LEED ENV SP, DBIA
City of Surprise
Sean Campion, P.E., DBIA
Maryland State Highway Administration
Suzy Cruden, DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
San Diego, Calif.
Jennifer P. Davis, LEED AP, DBIA
Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.
Forty Fort, Pa.
Jess Donnerberg, DBIA
Chau Duong, DBIA
Gilbane Building Company
San Jose, Calif.
Chowdhary S. Gondy, PSP, PMP, CCP, DBIA
CES Consulting LLC
South Riding, Va.
John Hayward, LEED AP, DBIA
Sam Laham, LEED AP, DBIA
Afton Owen, DBIA
Clark Construction Group-California, LP
Mohammad Reza Tavakolian, P.E., DBIA
Reinforced Earth Company
Craig Wilson, PMP, DBIA
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Kellen Wolfe, DBIA
KR Wolfe Inc.
Kevin Barber, AIA, R.A., Assoc. DBIA
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Mount Vernon, Wash.
Kyle Ryan Becker, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Peter Brask, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Sean Dowsing, JD, Assoc. DBIA
Kevin Eng, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
Dana Falk, Assoc. DBIA, Assoc. AIA
Countrywide Mechanical System, Inc.
El Cajon, Calif.
Carleen King, Assoc. DBIA
Posillico Civil, Inc.
Robert O'Connor, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Melissa Testa, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA
Sordoni Construction Services, INC.
Forty Fort, Pa.
Phillip Ticun, Assoc. DBIA, EIT, P.E.
City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, Calif.
Mark Tomsyck, Assoc. DBIA
Frank Vega, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
San Diego, Calif.
Christina Watson, Assoc. DBIA
Harrison, Walker & Harper, LP
Curt Zegler, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
New York, N.Y.
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New member listing as of October 2, 2017.
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Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Oct. 12, Clay Shoot
Oct. 6, Ozarks Chapter Kick-Off Meeting
Oct. 18, St. Louis Breakfast Program, State of the Work Force Report (with AGC and SLCCC)
Oct. 19, 2017 Region Awards Celebration
Oct. 26, Kansas Chapter Evening Program, Alternative Delivery in Transportation
DBIA-New England Region
Oct. 26, Where’s the Water Flowing? Design-Build Moves Water!
Oct. 10, Oregon Chapter Breakfast Program, Evolution of Progressive Design-Build at the University of Washington
Oct. 11, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, Leveraging Technology with Design-Build
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Oct. 10, P3 101: They When, Why and How
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Oct. 10, Building Engineering Construction Conference (co-hosted with ACEC/MN)
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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
Dec. 15, Presentation proposals for 2018 Regional Conference due
May 17, 2018, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
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