Design-build project elevates California sports park to peak efficiency
Arlington Heights Sports Park, a new 35-acre public venue for sports and a community amenity in the Arlington Heights Greenbelt community of Riverside, Calif., shows how innovative and collaborative approaches to project delivery can yield positive results. More
With $81.4 million bid, team promises new bridge by 2013
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation recently said it chose a design-build team headed by Archer Western Contractors of Chicago to take on the Memorial Bridge replacement project. Although it was the highest bidder at $81.4 million, the team promised to complete the work by July 2013, nearly a full year ahead of the original schedule. More
Hitachi Zosen signs contract to build SR 99 tunnel boring machine in Seattle
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Hitachi Zosen Corp. of Japan cemented its role in the SR 99 Tunnel Project recently, signing a contract with Seattle Tunnel Partners to supply the machine that will tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. More
Missouri Department of Transportation shares Boone bridge plan with public
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By July 2016, eastbound motorists on Interstate 64/Highway 40 in St. Louis should be able to cross a new span of the Daniel Boone Bridge, while westbound traffic will travel across what is now the eastbound span. Construction of a new bridge to replace the aging and narrow westbound span, built in 1935, is expected to begin in the fall of 2012. The eastbound span, built in 1985, will remain intact. More
Bid awarded for Memorial Bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, NH
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the "design-build" team headed by Archer Western Contractors, of Chicago is the apparent selected team for the replacement of the Memorial Bridge that carries U.S. Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine. More
Seattle's South 200th station open house recap
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Recently, Seattle's Sound Transit held an open house for the Central Link extension to S. 200th Street. Not much new was announced at the meeting; the 30 percent design has been completed and the project is being readied to be put up for bid. Because this will be a design-build contract, the contractor will finish the remaining engineering for the station. More
House GOP embraces big-ticket legislation
House Republicans are doing an about-face, breathing life into expensive legislation long considered dead in Congress, showing that, yes, they do believe the federal government should be spending money on domestic programs. More
Design-build speeds repair on New York's Route 42
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Thanks to an executive order from New York's governor, the New York State Department of Transportation is using design-build on emergency reconstruction of six miles of state Route 42. The Catskills-area stretch suffered flooding during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. More
New faces at B&V
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Black & Veatch is pleased to announce two new team members: Will Williams as director in its Management Consulting business and Grant Hoag as a principal consultant in Municipal Finance Planning.
ECC-led team wins 2 events
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Team D4C, led by ECC, was awarded first place in two of four events during the 2011 Robotic Range Clearance Competition at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. More
SAIC wins $11 million environmental contract
Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a prime contract by HollyFrontier Corporation to provide design-build services in support of the construction of a new benzene saturation unit to meet Environmental Protection Agency regulatory requirements. More
Opus breaks ground on New Jersey project
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Earlier this month, Opus Group broke ground on a new 250,000-square-foot corporate headquarters campus for Church & Dwight. More
Congratulations to the class of 2011!
Recognizing their dedication and hard work, we're pleased to present those who have earned their DBIA and Assoc. DBIA so far this year. There will be a ceremony honoring those who could be present at the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo this evening, as well as those who completed their requirements at the Conference. More
Is your DBIA profile up to date?
As a member organization that strives to provide the best service and most relevant information to our members, it is critical for us to have your current information. DBIA is asking you to log into your member profile on www.dbia.org to review and update your information. Should you have any questions or need your password to log into your profile please contact the Membership Department at email@example.com or by calling 202-682-0110.
Boost your IQ - Are you a member of DBIA's LinkedIn group?
During the summer, we watched excitedly as DBIA's LinkedIn group reached a membership milestone of 3,000 and continued to grow. Because membership in this group isn't restricted to DBIA members, we are able to reach those in the A/E/C community who are interested in design-build project delivery but have not joined DBIA to let them know about DBIA news, products and services. More
epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on getting access. More
IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits - on our website. More
The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.
• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA
Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to email@example.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day. More
There are a few more courses lined up for 2011, but the schedule for the 2012 Education Tour has been finalized and is on the DBIA website. More
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California
Oct. 27, DBIA-Southeast Region, 12th Annual Golf Tournament
Nov. 1-3, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, "DBIA Knows Public-Private Partnerships"
Nov. 2, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, deadline for entries in Regional awards program
Nov. 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Seattle Breakfast Meeting: Transportation
Nov. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Water/Waste Water
Nov. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Evening Mixer in San Diego
Nov. 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Management of Design in Design-Build
Nov. 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program: Sustainability
Nov. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting and Dinner, Regional Awards presentation
Nov. 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California
Nov. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah Lunch Program: Public Funds for Design-Build Projects
Dec. 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Meeting: Southern California
Dec. 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Holiday Mixer, San Francisco
Dec. 13, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner and Practitioner Round Table Forum
Dec. 14, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Annual Members' Meeting (with awards presentation)More
DBIA knows public-private partnerships
Join the Liberty Northeast Region on Nov. 1-3 in Atlantic City, N.J., for a conference dedicated to helping understand what public-private partnerships are, how they will improve the outlook for construction and engineering projects and teach you what businesses need to know to take advantage of the opportunity they offer. More
Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.
Seattle Public Utilities – design-build contract for upgrading its North Recycling and Disposal Station – on Nov. 8 there will be a project information sharing session. Details and contact information are on their website.