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Upcoming 'Design-Build Done Right' Webinars
DBIA
  • 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 Announces the Best of the Best
DBIA
Earlier this year, DBIA released the names of the 44 award-winning projects, those that exemplified design-build at its best. On Nov. 5, the Project of the Year and Excellence in Design Award winners were announced. The 2013 Project of the Year is the Chobani. Inc., New Greek Yogurt Facility, which is the outstanding example of teamwork, problem solving and innovation that characterize design-build project delivery. The UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center and Colonel James Nesmith Readiness Center won Excellence in Design awards for exceeding the owner's expectations and providing outstanding facilities. The Tres Rios Environmental Restoration won an Excellence in Design citation.
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Leadership Award Winners
DBIA
DBIA also recognized leaders in not only promoting the use of design-build, but design-build done right. For his many years working to improve the practice of design-build, Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, was awarded the 2013 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award.

2013 Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Awards went to David Gunderson, DBIA, Associate Professor, Civil, School of Design & Construction, Washington State University; Todd Jensen, S.E., I-15 CORE Project Director, Utah Department of Transportation; and John Bourne, P.E., Senior Vice President, HNTB.

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Design-Build Team Qualifies for Nationals
DBIA
After a dramatic win at regionals, the team representing Sacramento State’s student chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America is headed to Las Vegas as one of the three finalists in DBIA’s national design-build competition.
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Auburn University is Finalist in Design-Build National Competition
Opelika-Auburn News
Auburn University is a finalist in the Design-Build Institute of America’s 2013 National Design-Build Student Competition. Auburn’s Design-Build team, Tiger Building Company, will compete against teams from Colorado State University and California State University-Sacramento at the DBIA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
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Former DBIA Board Chair Tom Porter Remembers
DBIA
Tom Porter served as DBIA Board Chairman in 2009. Tom has more than 30 years of legal risk management experience having served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Barton-Malow and as a consultant for several large construction organizations. He is currently the Vice President and General Counsel for LeChase Construction. We recently sat down with him to discuss his time as Chairman.
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WPL Publishing to Host Webinar on the Best and Worst Practices in Design-Build Construction
PRWeb via DigitalJournal
In mid-November, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to inform construction professionals about the best -- and worst -- ways to implement the design-build delivery system for their projects. The promise of design-build has been shorter schedules with fewer disputes. In theory, having a contractor and designer on the same team should eliminate the bulk of construction disputes -- such as those involving contract interpretation, design clarifications, requests for information, and coordination issues -- and reduce others, such as those involving differing site conditions. In addition, an owner should realize other benefits by having contractor input during the design stage, elimination of the contractor selection phase, and an ability to begin construction before 100 percent design completion. The webinar is intended to help construction professionals make the most of their design-build projects.
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Fentress Architects Wins AIA/LA Building Team of the Year for Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX
Interiors Sources
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Los Angeles chapter has recognized the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, designed by Fentress Architects, as the 2013 Presidential Honoree Building Team of the Year. The annual AIA Los Angeles Design Awards and Exhibit honors excellence in work by Los Angeles architects and is one of the most prestigious awards a designer can win in the Los Angeles design community.
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SAIC Presented with Defense Logistics Agency's Business Alliance Award
SAIC
Science Applications International Corporation was presented with the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Business Alliance Award (BAA) for its support during relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. According to a congratulatory letter from DLA, SAIC was nominated by the DLA Troop Support office in Philadelphia for its "unprecedented support."
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Parsons Caldecott Fourth Bore Project Named Roads & Bridges' Best Road Project of 2013
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that Roads & Bridges magazine has selected the Caldecott Fourth Bore Project as its top road project of 2013. Parsons, in association with Jacobs Associates, served as the prime consultant to Caltrans on this $417 million tunnel project, which involved constructing a fourth bore through the Berkeley Hills, near Oakland, Calif. Parsons was responsible for preliminary engineering and the final design of the tunnel, the operations building, and two associated roadway projects. The tunnel was excavated using the sequential excavation method, also known as the New Austrian Tunneling Method.
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Rosendin Electric Named to Solar Power World List of Top 250 Solar Contractors for 2013
Rosendin Electric
At the Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition held in Chicago , Rosendin Electric), the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, was presented with an award from Solar Power World magazine for ranking 21 out of the top 250 solar contractors in the United States. Rosendin Electric has also been ranked number eight in overall solar construction in the state of California. The awards were presented during a dinner being hosted by Solar Power World.
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Baker Awarded NYSDOT Region 8 Design Services Agreement
Enquirer Herald
Michael Baker Engineering, Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker), has been awarded a Regional Design Services Agreement (RDSA) by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 8. Under the $5.0 million, five-year RDSA, Baker will deliver a broad range of design services for NYSDOT projects in the New York counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Orange and Rockland.
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Southland Industries Awarded P-229 Weapons Surveillance and Test Laboratory and Calibration Laboratory Project
Southland
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the P-229 Weapons Surveillance and Test Laboratory and Calibration Laboratory project at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, Calif. The design-build project team includes Hensel Phelps, RJC Architects, Helix Electric, and Southland Industries.
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Black & Veatch and Thiess in Place to Renew Aging Water Assets in Melbourne
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch, in a joint venture with Thiess, has been named as one of two preferred Service Providers for the next phase of capital investments by Melbourne Water. The Service Providers will bid for a proposed $500 million worth of projects from a broader capital program, known as Water Plan 3. The program focuses on renewing and upgrading assets throughout Melbourne Water’s portfolio. It represents a significant reprioritization of expenditure following major capital investments in recent years.
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Parsons' Marion to Move Up to Vice Chairman of NTSA Executive Committee
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that Peter “Pete” Marion, senior program manager, will move up to the position of vice chairman of the National Training and Simulation Association’s (NTSA’s) executive committee. The NTSA is the parent organization of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) and other events under the umbrella of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Mr. Marion, who currently serves as secretary of NTSA’s executive committee, will assume his new position after I/ITSEC 2013, which will be held from Dec. 2 to 6 in Orlando, Fla.
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Parsons' Painter Reelected to NCS Board of Directors
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that Steven “Steve” Painter, vice president, has been reelected to a third 3-year term to the National Center for Simulation’s (NCS’) board of directors. Mr. Painter’s new term began on Oct. 1, 2013, and will end on Sept. 30, 2016. He currently serves as treasurer of the NCS board and will assume the position of vice chairman in January 2014.
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Design-Build Team Qualifies for Nationals
DBIA
After a dramatic win at regionals, the team representing Sacramento State’s student chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America is headed to Las Vegas as one of the three finalists in DBIA’s national design-build competition.

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Skanska signs design-build contract for tunnel in Washington, DC.
BusinessWire
Skanska has signed a joint venture design-build contract together with JayDee for the new District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authorities Clean River’s First Street Tunnel in Washington, D.C., USA. The total amount of the contract is $158 million.

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Former DBIA Board Member Mark Shambaugh Remembers
DBIA
Mark Shambaugh served on DBIA’s board of directors for six years and as board chairman in 2002. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Shambaugh & Son, L.P., a three-generation specialty design contractor now with sales of over $500 million annually.

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Parsons' Loose Selected to National Academy of Construction
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that Mike Loose, senior vice president and infrastructure & environment (I&E) division manager, was selected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) earlier this month. He—along with 24 other individuals—was inducted into the Academy at the NAC annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Parsons' Haag Promoted to West Sector Manager, Aviation
Parsons
Parsons is pleased to announce that it has promoted Thomas J. “Tom” Haag to the position of west sector manager for its aviation division. In this role, Mr. Haag, who is also a Parsons vice president, will oversee all aviation contract operations west of the Mississippi, including the Asia-Pacific region.
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Chicago to Build New Chinatown Library
Gazette Chicago
One of the busiest libraries in the city will be moving to a new home in 2015, as the Chicago Public Library (CPL) recently unveiled plans for a new Chinatown library. The current branch is located at 2353 S. Wentworth Ave., a rented space on the first floor of a two-story retail center. The library averages 21,000 visitors a month.
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New York's Tappan Zee Bridge Loan on Track
Times Union
With approval of a $1.6 billion federal loan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said the Tappan Zee Bridge is on track to be completed by 2018. "This is really great news," Cuomo said during a telephone conference hours after getting word that the-low interest loan would be coming through.
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Morgan Stanley will Plow Bounty of Green into Sustainability Projects
New York Business Journal
Morgan Stanley said it has launched a major initiative to promote sustainable economic growth, including forming a fund for sustainable investing, establishing a fellowship program with Columbia University’s graduate school of business and investing $1 billion in an affordable housing program. As part of the initiative, Morgan Stanley aims to attract $10 billion in total client assets in the next five years through an “Investing with Impact” platform. The fund will invest in businesses that provide environmental and social benefits as well as financial returns, it said.
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Creating a Safer Workplace
Occupational Health & Safety
As 2013 comes to a close, insurance and federal regulatory agencies are sure to be compiling year-end statistics and reports. While some figures may be surprising, one that is likely to stay true to past years' results is the incidence of injuries and fatalities from workplace falls.
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Mobile App Stores Coming to Construction?
Constructech
As times goes on, more organizations both inside and outside the construction industry are recognizing the benefits connected technology can offer the business world. Regardless of what market a business covers, a project's entire lifecycle can likely be impacted by the added knowledge, convenience, and efficiency technology can bring to day-to-day operations.
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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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Upcoming Events
DBIA
Nov. 12, Webinar – DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder
Nov. 15, Design Management Fundamentals, Biloxi, Miss.
Just Added! Nov. 18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Charlotte, N.C.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Just Added! Nov. 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Raleigh, N.C.
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
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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-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
Dec. 12, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

DBIA-Southeast Region
Dec. 5, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony

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Nov. 20, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting - "Target Field Station" formerly known as "The Interchange", Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 24, 2014, Region Award Competition Entries Due

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Nov. 12, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, Los Angeles Breakfast Program, LAUSD and Design-Build
Nov. 21, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)

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