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NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations
ACHR News
The U.S. Army has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation (NZEI) pilot sites achieve net zero energy, they will replace approximately 8 percent of the Army’s current total installation energy use with renewable energy.
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Here's Proof We Can Build Better Bridges
The Fiscal Times
There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or structurally deficient. This doesn't mean they're in danger of imminent collapse; they may be simply too narrow or built for lighter traffic than today's standards. Bridges that can't support heavy trucks have weight restrictions posted.
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Washington State University Has High Hopes for $60 Million Digital Classroom Building
Lewiston Tribune via Government Technology
A new "Digital Classroom" building at Washington State University could serve as a high-tech showplace, but officials hope its flexible teaching space will be equally appealing to faculty and students. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $60 million structure in September. The Capital Planning and Development Department expects to issue a request for quotations for architectural services in December, with construction slated to begin in August and be completed by June 2017.
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Construction Groups Say Obama Immigration Directive Will Slow Search for Legislative Fix
Engineering News-Record
President Obama has announced that he will issue an executive order that would prevent millions of immigrants now in the U.S. illegally from being deported, but only temporarily and if they meet certain conditions, including registering with the government, passing a background check and paying what he termed their "fair share of taxes."
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Managing Project Information
AEC Magazine
The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has improved information sharing on construction projects, but, as Newforma's Tim Bates argues, there are still many areas where information fails to flow at all, let alone seamlessly.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


Check Out DBIA's 2015 Events and Annual Sponsorship Opportunities
DBIA
DBIA sponsorship opportunities include conferences, events, exhibits, advertising and much more throughout 2015. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer exceptional educational offerings for the benefit of our membership and our industry. Learn more.
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New Offering from DBIA and The Charles Pankow Foundation
DBIA
Available for purchase through DBIA’s online bookstore, the just-released Professional's Guide to Managing the Design Phase of a Design-Build Project is a step-by-step guide to managing every step of the design phase of a design-build project. The Professional’s Guide is a follow on to the original Design-Build Management Guide. For more information or to order a copy today, please visit our online bookstore.
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Don't Miss the Last Certification Workshop of 2014!
DBIA
DBIA is offering one final Certification Workshop in 2014 – Dec. 8-12 at DBIA's headquarters office in Washington, D.C. This is the last chance to fulfill the requirements for certification this year. Register today!
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NEW MEMBERS 


We Would Like to Welcome Our Newest Members
DBIA
Industry Partner members
  • Mackenzie
    Portland, Ore.
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • Barbara Barker, LEEP AP BD+C, LC
    Trindera Engineering
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Michael Ketchum
    Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
    St. Louis, Mo.
New member listing as of Nov. 24, 2014.

DBIA Contact: Membership

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Upcoming Events
DBIA
December
Dec. 8-12, Certification Workshop, DBIA Offices, Washington, D.C.
2015
January

Jan. 12-15, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
Jan. 26-30, Certification Workshop, Phoenix, Ariz.
February
Feb. 2-5, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 9-12, Certification Workshop, Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 9-12, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
Feb. 27, Design Management Fundamentals, Orange County, Calif.
March
Mar. 2-5, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
Mar. 9-11, 2015 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 11-13, 2015 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 18-20, Owner Boot Camp, Orange County, Calif.
Mar. 23, BIM Execution Planning, Dallas, Texas
Mar. 25-27, Owner Boot Camp, Oakland, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 2, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 3, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
April
Apr. 6-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 20-23, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Apr. 22, Conceptual Estimating, San Antonio, Texas
Apr. 27-30, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May
May 5, Conceptual Estimating, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 8, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 15, Design Management Fundamentals, Portland, Ore.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Dec. 3, Region Annual Meeting

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Jan. 23, 2015, Region Award Entries Due
Mar. 18, 2015, Region Awards Presentation

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Dec. 5, Annual Membership Meeting
Dec. 11, Bay Area Holiday Party/Mixer
Jan. 12, 2015, Orange County Mixer

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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PROJECT LEADS


Project Leads
DBIA
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.

California High-Speed Rail Agency Seeks Builders for Kern County Route Segment

RFQ for Southeast Rail Extension Design-Build Project (RFQ 14FH069 - Est. $150,000,000 to $200,000,000 
For this contract, RTD has specified a DBE goal of Twenty percent (20 percent) for design and Twenty Four percent (24 percent) for construction for the work to be performed. Also, for this Contract, RTD has specified a WIN requirement of Twenty Two percent (22 percent) for the work to be performed - For RFP Package and Information go to Bid Link and Download.

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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