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Were You in Vegas? Photos from DBIA's Annual Conference Are Now Available
DBIA
Check out all the happenings from DBIA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
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Advancing Design-Build in Oklahoma
DBIA
Richard Thomas writes, "A couple weeks ago, I was able to fly to Oklahoma and make the case for design-build project delivery. Oklahoma is a state that has never been very open to design-build, but recently we’ve seen some real progress. Oklahoma State Representative Richard Morrissette introduced two bills in the 2013 legislative session that would expand design-build in the transportation sector, HB 1657 and HB 1669. By the end of the session, Morrissette was able to move them further than any other previous efforts in the state and get the legislature to do an interim session study on design-build and P3s."
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Design-Build Downsized: Applying the Design-Build Method in an Era of Smaller Projects (DBIA's Lisa Washington quoted)
Building Design+Construction
How small is too small for design-build? This question was asked at last year’s Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Federal Project Delivery Symposium, and it stumped the panel of federal owner representatives. Certainly, any project can benefit from the collaborative spirit and cooperative relationships embodied by design-build. But is there a point of diminishing return where the implementation of full procurement and project development processes for design-build just don’t make sense for small projects? And how do we achieve design-build benefits on those types of projects?
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DBIA Milestone: Webinar Series
DBIA
Over the past 20 years, DBIA has been proud to adapt to the evolving online needs of our members. This ranges from creating a website when the internet had just become mainstream to launching a host of online education courses to growing a robust social media presence. Having partnered with others for numerous webinars over the years, DBIA concluded in early 2013 that having our own webinar series would have various benefits for not only our members, but the entire design-build industry.
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Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Bayonne Bridge, a historic civil engineering landmark designed by Othmar H. Ammann, is the fourth longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. It connects Bayonne, New Jersey, with Staten Island, New York, spanning the Kill Van Kull. Construction began in September 1928 and was completed in 1931. The primary purpose of the bridge was to allow vehicular traffic from Staten Island to reach Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel.
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Detroit River Train Tunnel Chugs Closer to Construction Start
Crain's Detroit Business
Backers of the proposed $400 million Canadian effort to build a larger commercial train tunnel underneath the Detroit River said last week that they will soon have all financing and approvals in place, and construction will begin in the second or third quarter of 2014. The project still lacks half its estimated funding needs and some of its regulatory approvals.
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The SlipStone®™ Product

SlipStone®™ is rapidly generating interest throughout the US. SlipStone Global, LLC has developed a proprietary method of building designed enhanced walls using a slip forming method. The alternatives of building similar architectural walls would be to use pre-cast walls, cast-in-place walls, or hand build block walls. Our technology can be used in a wide range of concrete construction, including but not limited to:
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Eight Epic Modern Construction Projects that Went on Forever
Sourceable
While setbacks and delays are common in the construction industry, certain projects stand out from the rest of the pack for the sheer amount of time and money they needed to finally reach completion. Here are eight of the world’s most costly and time-consuming construction projects – some of which still remain unfinished – arranged in order of the number of years it took (or is still taking) to bring them to fruition.
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Greenbuild 2013: Three Signs Green Building is on the Rise
GreenBiz
Recently, Greenbuild brought together an eclectic mix of green building industry stakeholders, high-profile politicians such as Hillary Clinton, sustainability luminaries, and even rock star Bon Jovi. As the largest green building conference and expo in the world, Greenbuild focuses on topics that are generally a good indicator of where the green building industry is headed. Experts and master speakers provide inspiration, and education sessions demonstrate successes in the field that give attendees more practical content. Every year, new themes emerge. But this year, there were signs that the green building movement has arrived at an exciting new level.
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This Speedy Robot Scans Tunnels for Cracks Far Better than Humans Can
Wired
A European consortium has developed a robot that can scan tunnel walls for tell-tale signs of impending trouble. Called Robinspect (a bit of a tortured abbreviation for ROBotic System with Intelligent Vision and Control for Tunnel Structural INSPECTion and Evaluation), the tunnel-scanning robot sits at the end of a truck-mounted crane and searches for cracks, gaps, and fissures.
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LEED, UL Join Forces to Focus on Transparency for Green Builders
Plastics News
The developers of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) are teaming up with Underwriter Laboratories (UL) on a series of initiatives that focus on building product transparency and occupant health. The partnership between UL and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which oversees the 20-year-old LEED green building certification program, was among the announcements of the council's Greenbuild International Conference in Philadelphia.
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DBIA Owner Hotline
DBIA
DBIA is the source of information for design-build done right. DBIA's new Owner Hotline gives public agencies and private project owners direct access to information on design-build project delivery.
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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
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Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, DBIA National Headquarters, Washington, DC
Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, CA
2014
Jan. 7, Design Management, Atlanta, GA
Jan. 13-17, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Denver, CO
Feb. 10, BIM Execution Planning, Bethesda, MD
Feb. 24-28, Certification Workshop, Orlando, FL
Mar. 3-5, Owner Boot Camp, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7, BIM Execution Planning, St. Paul, MN
Mar. 10-14, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, VA
Mar. 17-19, 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Jose, CA
Mar. 19-21, 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Jose, CA
Mar. 28, Conceptual Estimating, Portland, OR
Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, CA
Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, MO
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, TX
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, VA
May 5-9, Certification Workshop, Nashville, TN
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, MO
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, WA
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, OH
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Dallas, TX
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, MI

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Design-build downsized: Applying the design-build method in an era of smaller projects
Building Design + Construction
ny project can benefit from the collaborative spirit and cooperative relationships embodied by design-build. But is there a point of diminishing return where the design-build project delivery model just doesn't make sense for small projects?

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Design-Build Cuts Costs for Washington State University Research Lab
Daily Journal of Commerce
Statistics continue to show that college graduates often have better job prospects, and that there is a correlation between higher learning and higher earning.

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DBIA Milestone: Research Confirms Design-Build Growth
DBIA
In 2009, more legislation authorizing design-build project delivery passed than in any year in DBIA’s history. The rapid growth in design-build projects led to increased interest in DBIA’s education and certification offerings, especially from owners.

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Mid-America Region
Dec. 5, Iowa Chapter Breakfast, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
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

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Jan. 24, 2014, Region Award Competition Entries Due

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Dec. 5, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Jan. 6, 2014, Evening Mixer in Orange County

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