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DBIA Announces 2014 Project of the Year and National Award of Excellence Winners
DBIA
The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project has been bestowed with DBIA’s highest honor, Project of the Year, with Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building Modernization and the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 and Airside Expansion projects being specially recognized for excellence in the critical areas of design, process and teaming.
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LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY


Major Step Forward for California Design-Build: SB 785 Signed Sept. 30, 2014
JD Supra Business Advisor
With the enactment of Senate Bill 785, the State of California has taken a major step forward in authorizing state and local agencies to use design-build. Although many California agencies have the ability to use design-build without the need for specific enabling legislation, other agencies require specific design-build legislation in order to be able to use design-build effectively, either because they are precluded by law from using a best value selection process for design-build or do not have the ability to bundle design and construction into a single contract.
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Gov. Cuomo Backs Design-Build Legislation Statewide
State of Politics
The design-build method of contracting being used on the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River should go statewide, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently while visiting the construction site. Though using the method, which streamlines and unifies the contracting process on construction projects, has saved $1 billion according to state estimates, a final price tag for the new bridge remains elusive, Cuomo said.
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A Better Way to Build a More Efficient Government
The Hill
When Uncle Sam awards design and construction contracts for government buildings, he’s missing out on a golden opportunity to make his buildings more efficient, safer and a better value to the taxpayer. My professional society, the American Institute of Architects, is working hard on Capitol Hill to reform the outmoded government procurement process that awards these contracts.
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FHWA's Nadeau Says States Need Long-Term Highway Funding
Transport Topics
Acting Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau on Sept. 30 urged lawmakers to approve a “long-term, sustainable” transportation funding measure in order to help advance the efforts by states and municipalities to repair or replace aging infrastructure.
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DBIA Announces 2014 Project of the Year and National Award of Excellence Winners
DBIA
The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project has been bestowed with DBIA’s highest honor, Project of the Year, with Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building Modernization and the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 and Airside Expansion projects being specially recognized for excellence in the critical areas of design, process and teaming.

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More than 500 Bridges in Pennsylvania to be Replaced
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
More than 500 of Pennsylvania’s worst bridges will be replaced under an innovative program that uses a private consortium to finance, design and build the bridges and then maintain them for 25 years. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Monday released the final list of 558 state bridges in the Rapid Bridge Replacement Public-Private Partnership, including 53 in Allegheny County.

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What is Design-Build?
DBIA
As a concise explanation of what design-build is and how it works, DBIA has created the primer, What is Design-Build? Download it from the DBIA website and share it with owners, prospective clients and even your own staff.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Gerald Desmond Bridge Project Milestone Marked by City, Port of Long Beach, California Officials
Press-Telegram
After months of setbacks that delayed one of the Port of Long Beach’s biggest projects, the public will soon begin to see visual progress on the state’s first major cable-stayed bridge to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge. With some of the bridge’s 350 foundation piles under construction serving as their backdrop, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup and other officials spoke about how iconic the new $1.263  billion bridge will be once it is completed in late 2017.
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Minneapolis Leaders Welcome Downtown Building Boom
MPR News
Cranes puncture the Minneapolis skyline and construction projects pock its North Loop, Mill District, and Downtown East neighborhoods. But city officials and real estate experts are thrilled with the earth-moving surge, a sign that downtown Minneapolis is generating the housing that will make it a magnet for new residents. The city's nationally low vacancy rate also is expected to lead to more development in coming years, local housing market experts say.
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Saskatoon Announces Short List for North Commuter/Traffic Bridge Construction
CKOM-AM
Three teams have made the City of Saskatoon's short list to build and operate the future North Commuter Bridge and Traffic bridge. Bridge City Infrastructure Group, Bridge City Partners and Graham Commuter Partners all passed the city's Bridging to Tomorrow request for qualifications and will move onto the next stage in the application process. The teams are all vying for the 30-year contract to design, build, operate and maintain the North Commuter Parkway and new Traffic Bridge.
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MEMBER NEWS


Hensel Phelps Wins Design and Build Contract
RT&S
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to design and build the rail yard and maintenance facility for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line). Hensel Phelps' $252,989,000 price proposal was determined to meet all necessary requirements and was the lowest of the four received by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
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How Clayco is Investing in Smart Building Products
Chicago Tribune
Clayco Inc. has become a nearly $1 billion company by integrating its real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction services for commercial clients. Now the Chicago-based company is investing in startups. Mike Latiner is president of Treehouse Adventures LLC, Clayco’s investment arm that launched in November 2013. While he has no construction background, Latiner built management teams in earlier posts as a technology firm CFO and private-equity executive. He explains how Clayco aims to innovate.
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Virginia DOT: RFP Issued for Route 29 Projects
WVIR-TV
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that the Request for Proposals for projects in the Route 29 Solutions package has been issued to three shortlisted firms and released on the project website Route29Solutions.org. Three projects are included in the RFP: the widening of Route 29 from Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) to Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive), construction of Berkmar Drive Extended from Route 1438 (Hilton Heights Road) to Hollymead Town Center and the grade separation of the intersection of Route 631 (Rio Road) and Route 29. The projects will be advanced as a design-build procurement.
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NEW MEMBERS 


We would like to welcome our newest members
DBIA
Industry Partner members
  • Bluewater Design-Build, LLC
    Davidson, N.C.
  • Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc.
    Houston, Texas
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • J.W. Brad Baker, AIA, NCARB, CDT
    GHN Architects & Engineers
    Springfield, Mo.
  • Troy Bester
    Eastern Washington University
    Cheney, Wash.
  • Martin Clarke
    Metro Vancouver
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • David Frohling, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    GHN Architects & Engineers
    Springfield, Mo.
  • Bryant Fulton
    Robbins, Calif.
  • Chris Hickman, P.E., SE
    Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, LLC
    La Palma, Calif.
  • Edward Lao, P.E., SE
    Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
    Milpitas, Calif.
  • William Magnuson, AIA
    Architects Mosher Drew
    San Diego, Calif.
  • Paul Tourney
    Tourney Consulting Group, LLC
    Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Christina Watson
    Harrison, Walker & Harper, LP
    Paris, Texas
  • Ryan Wolff AirTech Engineering, Inc.
    Overland Park, Kansas
New member listing as of Oct. 3, 2014.

DBIA Contact: Membership

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    What is Design-Build? (DBIA)
McGraw Hill SmartReport: Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction (DBIA)
California Reforms Infrastructure Delivery with Sweeping Design-Build Authorization (Design-Build Done Right)
Major Step Forward for California Design-Build: SB 785 Signed Sept. 30, 2014 (Infra Insight)
More than 500 Bridges in Pennsylvania to be Replaced (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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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, Thaxton Parkinson PLLC

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
How to Choose a Delivery Method
Speaker: Daniel D. Rawlins, RA, DBIA, InterDesign

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

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Post-Award for Owners
Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, HENSEL PHELPS

DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
October
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
Oct. 23, Transportation Owners/Industry Dialogue
Nov. 18, USACE Program Update, Fort Meade
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. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise
Oct. 20, Hawaii Lunch Program, Design-Build in Hawaii: Case Studies
Jan. 12, 2015, Orange County Mixer

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.

Design-Build Teams Needed for $250M Eastside Rail Project (Seattle, Wash.)

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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