Burns Bridge reconstruction to begin in 2012 in Shrewsbury, Mass.
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The plan to replace the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which spans Lake Quinsigamond and links Shrewsbury to Worcester, Mass., is almost complete, with construction expected to begin in early to mid 2012. More
Baker awarded design-build construction contract for US Army Reserve and USACE warehouse facility
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Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation, announced recently that it has been awarded a $1 million multi-year design-build project for the construction of a new warehousing facility in Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., for the U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District. The warehouse design-build project will be complete with utilities, parking, force protection measures, and other site improvements to support this development. 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
High-speed rail construction moves closer
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California's proposed $99 billon high-speed passenger train system is edging down the figurative tracks a bit further with the California High-Speed Rail Authority issuing a "Request for Qualifications" from prospective design-build firms interested in building the largest construction package for the Central Valley. More
USDA funding bill encourages the use of design-build
On Friday, Nov. 18, President Obama signed H.R. 2112 into law. Included in this funding bill is a provision that upholds language previously passed in the House of Representatives that encourages the use of the design-build project delivery method for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More
Matt Bond assumes WEF leadership
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On Oct. 18, the Water Environment Federation "gavel of leadership" passed to Matt Bond, an associate vice president of Black & Veatch. He, and the 2012 Board of Trustees, were welcomed at WEFTEC 2011 in Los Angeles. More
AMT welcomes Simpson
Darin Simpson, P.E., has joined A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc., in their Verona, Va., office. He will be supporting the firm's engineering and construction inspection efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region; among other responsibilities, he will be leading the traffic signal inspection practice.
Gold Line bridge design approved
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After a year of design and pre-construction work, final design for the I-210 Gold Line Bridge has been approved. Skanska USA, the design-build contractor, AECOM, the primary design subcontractor, and the Construction Authority have been working with Caltrans and Metro to establish the structural and aesthetic design for the bridge. 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
Design Management Guide
The new "Design Management Guide for the Design-Build Environment" chapter of the Design-Build Manual of Practice is available free to members, but the complete and comprehensive book is available for sale. Get it from the DBIA Bookstore; your member discount will be taken automatically at checkout. More
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-682-0110.
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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-February 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, Ohio
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.More
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-New England Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Gala
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
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.
Design-build new potable water conveyance at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.More
RFQ: Design-build Services (Oklahoma – deadline Dec. 14)
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org