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Upcoming 'Design-Build Done Right' Webinars
DBIA
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, "Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive Design-Builders"
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, "DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder"
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, "BIM for Design-Build Projects: Successful Implementation for the Project Team and Owner"

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DBIA in the News: Alaska Airlines Magazine
DBIA
On page 138 of its October in-flight magazine, Alaska Airlines features an article on the benefits of design-build project delivery entitled, “Design-Build: Collaborative Ideas for New Construction Projects." As a result of an interview with the magazine, DBIA Executive Director Lisa Washington is quoted in the article.
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DBIA Announces Regional Winners in the National Design-Build Student Competition
DBIA
DBIA is proud to announce the Phase 1 winning regional teams of the 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition! Forty teams of students from 29 universities across the country entered the 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition and a jury comprised of industry veterans selected nine regional winners.
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DBIA Milestone: The National Conference
DBIA
DBIA’s upcoming National Design-Build Conference & Expo is our most popular conference and this year will have nearly 2,000 attendees. Since its inception, DBIA’s strategy for this conference has been to create a major event where attendees could celebrate the best projects of the year, network with the brightest minds in the industry and continue their design-build education, all while having fun and experiencing a great city.
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Canadian Design-Build Excellence Recognized
Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has recognized outstanding achievements in Canada’s design-build industry with the presentation of its 2013 awards of excellence. This year’s winners are the Algonquin College Student Commons in Ottawa and the Calgary West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
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Desalination Advocates are Pinning Hopes on New Plant in Carlsbad, Calif.
Engineering News-Record
Many hopes are riding on the new $1-billion, 54-million-gallon-a-day seawater desalination plant and pipeline in Carlsbad, Calif. If successful, the project, made possible through one of the first public-private partnerships of its kind in the U.S., could serve as a model for other projects around the country.
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Another New Parking Structure Coming to Henry Mayo in 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif.
SCV-TV
McCarthy Building Companies Inc., one of Southern California's preeminent parking structure builders, was recently awarded its second parking structure project at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Located on the hospital’s medical campus in Santa Clarita, Calif., the $8 million parking facility is being built along McBean Parkway adjacent to the campus’ main entry.
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Shortlisted Bidders for Sewage Project Announced in Regina, Ontario
CTV News
The City of Regina has announced the three shortlisted private consortiums that will compete for the contract for a new wastewater treatment plant. EPCOR Saskatchewan Water Partners, Prairie Water Partners and Wascana Environmental Partners will participate in the request for proposals process for the $224.3 million project. The successful bidder will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new plant under a public-private partnership with the city.
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Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build
Better Roads
This article will attempt to answer the questions asked by the Area Construction Engineer in the scenario given as well as review the traditional "design-bid-build" process for construction projects, extensively explaining the process of the design-build process, highlight the difference between the two project delivery methods, and explain the benefits of a design-build process from both an agency’s perspective and a design-builder's (DB) perspective.
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Oklahoma DOT's road and bridge projects will move forward several years
Tulsa World
Oklahoma transportation officials renewed their long-term project plan recently, moving several road and bridge projects in the Tulsa area forward several years. Oklahoma Transportation Commissioners approved the annual updates to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's eight-year construction work plan and the County Improvements for Roads and Bridge's five-year construction work plan.
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Building Denver's planned Northwest rail line could cost $1.4 billion, RTD study says
Denver Business Journal
Building a rail system serving Denver's northwest side, connecting Westminster to Boulder and Longmont, could cost up to $1.4 billion and draw 8,900 riders per day in 2035, according to preliminary results of a study by the Regional Transportation District and stakeholders representing communities along the route.
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San Juan College Board Members Approve School of Energy Contractor Recommendation
Daily Times
San Juan College board members in Farmington, N.M., recently approved a recommendation for a contractor to construct the $15 million School of Energy building, opening the way for a groundbreaking ceremony later this month. During the board meeting, board members approved a notice of intent to hire Jaynes Corporation as the design-build contractor.
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Texas Company Blowing up Buildings to Test Blast-Resistant Windows
KXAS-TV
In a desolate, quiet field in Tahoka, a tiny town of about 2,600 people outside of Lubbock, Texas, engineers intentionally blow up mock buildings with the ironic, yet ultimate, purpose of protection. Several times a year, experts from Architectural Testing test blast-resistant glass to see how it will respond to bombs; the goal is to make sure the glass will protect people inside a building in the event of an explosion.
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Advance Registration for 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo Ends Tomorrow
DBIA
Register for the 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo by Friday, Oct. 25, to take advantage of our Advance registration rate. Individuals who register before COB Friday 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
DBIA is the source of information for design-build done right. DBIA's new Owner Hotline gives public agencies and private project owners direct access to information on design-build project delivery.
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Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build
Better Roads
This article will attempt to answer the questions asked by the Area Construction Engineer in the scenario given as well as review the traditional “design-bid-build” process for construction projects, extensively explaining the process of the design-build process, highlight the difference between the two, and explain the benefits of a design-build process from both an agency’s perspective and a design-builder’s perspective.

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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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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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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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Upcoming Events
DBIA
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. 15, , Design Management Fundamentals, Biloxi, Miss.
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-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. 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
Jan. 24, 2014, Region Award Competition Entries Due

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
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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