Administration pushes state roads projects through design-build
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Gov. Bob McDonnell recently announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation is using design-build procurement methods to accelerate the delivery of several projects made possible through the governor's transportation funding package which was adopted by the 2011 General Assembly, and other federal dollars. More
BIM driven by integrated design-build is significantly reducing project cost on new St. Jude medical campus patient tower
The design/build team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and TAYLOR, are working with St. Joseph Health System to build a new patient tower, parking structure and central utility plant at the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. Located on the northern side of the existing medical campus at Bastanchury Road and Harbor Boulevard, site preparation has been underway since December 2010, and the new tower officially broke ground during a private ceremony on Sept. 25, 2011. More
10 trends for green building
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When the Green Building Council of Australia launched Green Star, Australia's first holistic environmental rating system for buildings, in 2003, the benchmarks for a 5 Star Green Star rating seemed outrageously high. Yet a year later, 8 Brindabella Circuit in Canberra became the first Green Star-rated building in Australia, demonstrating that green building was achievable. More
Cheney got remodel right; let's see if Huskies can do it, too
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The stunning face lift that transformed Cheney Stadium from a 50-year-old relic into a Tacoma, Wash., treasure is gaining national recognition. Ballpark Digest recently named it as the 2011 Ballpark Renovation of the Year, from nominations submitted by readers. More
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approves 2-year highway reauthorization
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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in a unanimous 18-0 vote recently, approved a two-year reauthorization of federal highway programs at current funding levels. The bill now moves to the Senate floor calendar, where it will wait for three other committees to approve funding, transit, and safety components that will eventually be merged into one piece of legislation. More
DBIA-Great Lakes Region names executive director
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The Design-Build Institute of America - Great Lakes Region (DBIA-GLR) is pleased to announce that Patricia Pickett, APR and Pickett&Associates have been retained as the organization's new executive director. More
For dck construction, diversity is key to survival in tough times
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Construction company dck worldwide LLC has been weathering a downturn in the industry by holding onto government and military contracts while expanding overseas. "We're growing in the Caribbean, Mideast and the Philippines," said Stephen D'Angelo, president, CEO and chairman of the global construction company in Jefferson Hills, Pa. More
Swinerton Builders Colorado is on the FasTrak with RTD
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Swinerton Builders Colorado's dedication to the community and its regional growth was put into the spotlight recently with two new design-build project wins awarded by the Regional Transportation District). Through these wins not only will Swinerton be developing infrastructure but also building local business by partnering with several DBE firms in the Denver area on the new projects. More
Midstate firm to design $8 million Louisiana highway-incident system
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East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming Inc. has been chosen as the lead engineer of an $8 million design-build transportation project for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Gannett Fleming will be teamed with Baton Rouge-based contractor Grady Crawford Construction Co. Inc. on the project. More
Office developer ready to build in Uptown in Houston
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After almost two years of planning, construction on a 20-story office building in the Houston Galleria area will begin within a few weeks, a developer said recently. Skanska USA Commercial Development has received a building permit to develop the tower on two acres across from the Water Wall near Williams Tower. More
Skanska adds Kohner as New York-based corporate counsel
Skanska USA Building Inc. has hired Joshua Kohner as corporate counsel, where he will provide legal counsel for Skanska's portfolio of large, complex projects as well as the unit's Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery Center of Excellence. More
DBIA 2012 Design-Build Education Tour
With 33 individual courses, nine Certification Workshops, six Boot Camps and in-house training, find education that suits your needs.
• NEW in 2012! Design Management Fundamentals course
• New Online learning courses available Jan. 1, 2012
• In-House Training – optimize the learning experience with training customized to your organizationMore
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.
The DBIA Sustainability Committee seeks to expand its membership base for 2012
The DBIA Sustainability Committee seeks to expand its membership base for 2012. All DBIA members are welcome to participate, including students. The monthly call occurs the third Monday of each month, and dial-in information will be sent to those who express interest. If you are interested in joining, please email Shines@dbia.org so you can be included on the next call.
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.
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
The schedule for the 2012 Education Tour has been finalized - and includes our new Design Management Fundamentals course.
Jan. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Seattle
Jan. 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 10, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Philadelphia
Feb. 13-17, Certification Workshop, Denver
Feb. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 27, Conceptual Estimating, Cincinnati
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
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. 7, DBIA-Florida Region Meeting, Going Green with Design-Build: Lessons Learned
Dec. 7, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint DBIA/AIA Breakfast, Design Excellence
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
The DBIA-Upper Midwest Region award competition
The DBIA-Upper Midwest Region award competition has opened; entries must be received by Jan. 27, 2012. The Call for Entries is on their website.
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.
I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge
$125 million project for right of way, utilities and Design-Build of a new
I-64 Missouri River bridge between St. Louis and St. Charles counties Solicitation for Letters of Interest will begin in December and issuing of Request for Qualifications will be in January 2012 Design-Build contractor selected mid summer 2012 Construction could begin as early as fall 2012 Construction of new bridge and demolition of existing 1930s bridge complete by July 2016 Project website = www.modot.org/boonebridge Project Director Jim Gremaud at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and Design-Build for 8 mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012 Design-Build contractor selected early 2013 Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 Construction complete by December 2014 Project website = www.modot.org/Route364 Project Director Mike Castro at email email@example.comMore