Tennessee county board OKs contracts for two new high schools
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The Wise County School Board in Kingsport, Tenn., recently moved forward projects for new high school facilities, including a comprehensive agreement resolution with a design/build team to construct two new high schools. More
Virginia road work to employ design-build
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced that the state is moving forward with a new method to get highways built. In March, the state's General Assembly approved the governor's $4 billion transportation funding initiative. The plan includes borrowing about $3 billion during the next three years. Another $1 billion in available cash will be used to pay for up to 900 projects. More
GCS-SIGAL, LLC awarded design-build contract for Cardozo High School in Washington D.C.
The team of GCS-SIGAL, LLC has been awarded the design-build contract to complete a full modernization of Cardozo High School in Washington D.C. Hartman-Cox Architects of DC is the project architect. The project is being managed by Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization. More
Frito-Lay distribution center receives first industrial 'new construction' LEED Gold certification in Hawaii
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Frito-Lay's new distribution facility in Oahu, Hawaii has earned the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification. The 55,000 square foot design is Hawaii's first industrial "new construction" Gold site. LEED certification is awarded from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. More
North Carolina's Monroe Connector-Bypass $367.7 million design-build contract signed
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The controversial Monroe Connector/Bypass project is one step closer to being reality. Today, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the 19.7-mile toll road. The contract has been awarded to Monroe Bypass Constructors, a joint venture of North Charleston, S.C.-based United Infrastructure Group, Monroe-based Boggs Paving, Lake City, Fla.-based Anderson Columbia Co. and lead design firm Baltimore-based Rummel, Klepper & Kahl. More
Medina, Wash., gets a new 520 Bridge, but Kenmore may build it
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A mostly idle industrial park in Kenmore, Wash., was supposed to become lakefront condominiums, but now it's likely to be used to build much of the new state Route 520 floating bridge instead. For years, the city has talked about developing the Kenmore Industrial Park on the north Lake Washington shoreline into LakePointe, a scenic mix of condos, apartments, office, retail and park space. But the slow economy scuttled those plans. More
Key step for BART to San Jose, Calif.
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The Valley Transportation Authority is poised to approve a $772 million contract for construction of the BART extension to San Jose, Calif., - the biggest contract awarded in the decades-long dream of linking the South Bay with the heavily used commuter train. More
Plans shaping up for Port Mann Bridge demolition in Canada
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Peter Kiewit Sons Co. and Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited are developing the demolition plan for the Port Mann Bridge in British Columbia. The demolition will make way for a new bridge and wider Highway 1; construction will be done in two phases, with the first portion opening next winter. More
Changes at KBE
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In KBE Building Corp.'s Connecticut office, Jim Culkin has been promoted to director of procurement, in which position he will be responsible for that office's design-build work. In addition, Tony Mancini and Tony Maselli have been named co-leaders of Connecticut field operations in addition to their current responsibilities. More
Brown and Caldwell welcomes Bazarevitsch
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Sergio Bazarevitsch has joined Brown and Caldwell as a vice president in its Los Angeles office. He will lead the firm's alternative delivery efforts in the western region and support those efforts nationwide. Bazarevitsch has 27 years of experience in managing design-build projects for both public and private owners.
B&V expands energy team in India
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Black & Veatch has hired Kaushik Mukherjee as regional general manager, sales, to work with local clients to improve India's energy infrastructure. More
Recognize a transportation professional! 2012 award nominations due Feb. 20
The 2012 Transportation Conference Committee invites you to nominate owner organizations and/or individuals within the transportation industry who deserve to be recognized for their advanced use of design-build. The deadline to submit is Feb. 20. Awards will be presented during the 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference to be held April 25-27 in Phoenix. Full Details and Application: http://www.dbia.org/conferences/transportation/2012/events/awards/
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-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.More
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
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.
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.
I-64 Daniel Boone BridgeMore
$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