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Upcoming 'Design-Build Done Right' Webinars
DBIA
The next webinar in DBIA's "Design-Build Done Right" series will be presented live on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 1:30-3:00pm, an important webinar on problem-based contracting will be presented, "Proposed Solution Does Not Equal Problem Solved." On Oct. 29, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, the subject will be "Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive Design-Builders" and on Nov. 12, also from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, the webinar will focus on "DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder."
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Todd Rich on 16 Years with DBIA
DBIA
This past week, DBIA's Web & Graphics Systems Manager, Todd Rich, celebrated her 16-year anniversary as a DBIA employee. Todd sat down with us to discuss the tremendous changes DBIA has gone through since she started in 1997.
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Design Excellence Survey
DBIA
We are asking for industry feedback on the state of design excellence in design-build project delivery and challenges we need to overcome. The 10-question survey just takes a few moments to complete and will provide extremely valuable feedback to help inform our findings.
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Design-Build Project Delivery Holds Steady at Nearly 40 Percent of Nonresidential Construction: DBIA Study
Building Design + Construction
The Design-Build Institute of America, the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has released research indicating that design-build project delivery represents nearly 40 percent of total market share in the United States, based on dollar value at the end of 2012. This represents an eight percent growth increase since 2005. The geographic area with the highest design-build delivery market share is the Pacific region at 59 percent. In addition, research findings show the Military sector dominates design-build project delivery with an 81 percent market share.
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World's Widest Bridge: A Modern Marvel
Kiewit
In the Vancouver, B.C., region, the Fraser River separates the city center from suburbs to the south and east. For decades, the 1960s-era Port Mann Bridge was the primary route across the river, serving more than 800,000 vehicles in a single week. But the four-lane bridge couldn't keep pace with the growing needs of the region. In fact, the old bridge was congested up to 14 hours a day. A fifth lane was added in 2002, but it was not enough.
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12 Essential Aspects of Green Cities
The Boston Globe
For the first time in world history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. And that trend is not going away. By 2030, the UN expects that 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, and big cities will only get bigger. The good news is highly dense areas can be far more efficient settings, requiring fewer resources for more people to live. (Think of the reduced energy needed to move each person on a subway than in a car.) The challenge is to maximize the green potential of all elements of the city and its inhabitants.
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U.S. Army Moving Fast on Renewables
Environmental Protection
The U.S. Army is on the move to achieve a congressionally required goal of obtaining 25 percent of its power generation from renewable sources by 2025. The Army Corps of Engineers recently selected 13 companies to design, build, operate, and maintain biomass-fueled energy projects at bases – completing the first round of awards for all four technologies (biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal).
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Fluor's I-15 CORE Project in Utah Among Finalists for ASCE Achievement Award
BusinessWire via The Wall Street Journal
Fluor Corporation announced that the company's I-15 Corridor Expansion (CORE) project for the Utah Department of Transportation was selected as one of five finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. The design-build project, completed by the Fluor-led Provo River Constructors joint venture, involved the widening and reconstructing of 24 miles of freeway in 35 months.
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2013 Design/Build Awards: 'Multi-Tasking' Masterpiece
Contracting Business
The New England Mechanical team completed this project — which also required a new controls system — in approximately one year’s time. Because of the intense amount of work it handled so admirably, this project has been awarded a Design/Build Award from ContractingBusiness.com.
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Seven Firms Shortlisted for Colorado State University's Stadium
Northern Colorado Business Report
CSU has narrowed the list of potential contractors for its proposed stadium down to seven. Interviews for those that have been shortlisted will be carried out by the university Oct. 17 and 18, according to Mike Hooker, executive director of public affairs and communications at CSU.
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Thom Promoted to Hawaii Area Manager for Kiewit Building Group
Pacific Business News
Sharon Thom has been named senior vice president and Hawaii area manager for Kiewit Building Group Inc. Thom, who joined Kiewit in 2010 as director of pre-construction operations, succeeds Lance Wilhelm, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of Kiewit Corp. over its Hawaii operations and is playing a significant role in Kiewit's construction of the $5.16 billion Honolulu elevated-rail mass-transit line.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


California Tenders Second Design-Build Contract for High-Speed Rail Valued at $1.5 Billion
InfraPPP
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has called for contractors to submit their qualifications to bid on the 60-mile phase of construction from Fresno south to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield. Firms will have until Dec. 6 to submit their statement of qualifications. The Authority will then review these applications and establish a shortlist of the most highly qualified firms to provide design-build services for the project. Firms will be selected based on experience, technical competency, ability to perform and other factors. The shortlisted firms will then be eligible to submit formal design-build proposals in 2014.
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Texas House Speaker's Water PAC Raises Almost $1 Million
Houston Chronicle
A political action committee headed by House Speaker Joe Straus to promote passage of a ballot proposition funding new water projects has raised almost $1 million since its creation in August. The Water Texas PAC reported contributions of more than $952,000 for the period between July 31 and Sept. 26, according to a new campaign finance report. More than half of the haul, a total of $625,000, came from a pair of six-figure checks written by the Associated General Contractors of Texas and the Dow Chemical Company.
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Sustainable San Diego Completes The Green Build
Airport Business
The airport served 17.2 million passengers in 2012, and the latest available figures for August 2013 show a +2 percent increase year-on-year. The Green Build comprises several projects that provide a more pleasant travel experience for passengers. The first thing passengers notice is the dual-level roadway, which, for the first time, separates the airport’s arriving and departing passengers.
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Advance Registration for 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo Ends Next Week
DBIA
Register for the 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo by Friday, Oct. 25 to take advantage of our Advanced registration rate. Individuals who register before COB Oct. 25 will save $100 off a full conference registration. Register now before prices increase!
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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 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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World's Widest Bridge: A Modern Marvel
Kiewit
In the Vancouver, B.C., region, the Fraser River separates the city center from suburbs to the south and east. For decades, the 1960s-era Port Mann Bridge was the primary route across the river, serving more than 800,000 vehicles in a single week.

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Companies Receive $600 Million Shared Contract for Energy Project Support
Digital Journal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Sept. 30 awarded contracts to 11 companies who will provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects worldwide.

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USAA Real Estate Co., The Opus Group Plan New Speculative Industrial Building in Suburban Chicago
REJournals
USAA Real Estate Company has acquired 32 acres of land in North Aurora, Ill., and has contracted The Opus Group to develop, design and construct a 604,565-square-foot speculative industrial building. USAA Real Estate Company will own the building.

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
Oct. 22, Webinar – "Proposed Solution Does Not Equal Problem Solved" - Problem-Based Contracting
Oct. 29, Webinar – Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive Design-Build Projects
Nov. 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 12, Webinar – DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
New! Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, DBIA National Headquarters, Washington, DC
New! Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, CA

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Oct. 17, Design-Build Risk Allocation and Legal Lessons Learned
Oct. 23, The Future of Port Canaveral

DBIA-Mid-America Region
Dec. 5, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
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
Oct. 17, 2013 Design-Build Project Award entries due
Oct. 24, Controlling Project Costs in Design-Build for Project Success

DBIA-Northwest Region
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
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
Oct. 21, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, Sacramento Lunch Program
Nov. 12, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, 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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