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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

Granite Construction awarded $181 million design-build highway project in Texas
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Granite Construction Inc. has been given the O.K. to proceed on a $181 million contract by the North Texas Tollway Authority to construct Section 6 of the new Chisholm Trail Parkway. Granite will book the project into backlog during the fourth quarter of 2011. More

Baker selected for design-build of Jimmy Deloach Connector in Georgia
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The LPA Group Incorporated, a unit of Michael Baker Corporation, has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation as the lead designer for the design and construction of the Jimmy Deloach Connector in Chatham County, Ga. LPA is teamed with Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., to deliver this $72.7 million design-build project. LPA's design fee is approximately $4.5 million. More

Gate Precast to produce precast concrete wall system for replacement hospital at Fort Hood, Texas
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Gate Precast Company has been selected by the Balfour Beatty/McCarthy joint venture design-build team to provide a thermally efficient, pre-insulated, brick inlaid architectural precast concrete exterior wall system for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ replacement hospital at Fort Hood, Texas. More

10 firms seek to qualify to bid on Western Bypass in Virginia
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The Virginia Department on Transportation announced recently that 10 firms have submitted responses during the first phase of VDOT's request for proposals for the U.S. 29 Western Bypass. Firms that VDOT determines to be qualified will be allowed to continue on to the second stage of the process and enter formal bids for the 6.2-mile bypass by April 17. More

Integrated Marine Solutions: Engineering through Construction
The Castle Group combines the knowledge and skill of a leading structural & marine engineering firm with the know-how of an underwater contractor. From design & analysis to repair & construction, we offer the most comprehensive design/build solutions. MORE


Public-private partnerships won't solve New York's transpo funding crisis
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent out an "editorial" recently putting infrastructure investment at the center of his job creation agenda. In a rough outline, the governor touted public-private partnerships (or PPPs, as they're known) as a key mechanism to pay for "the repair and development of highways, bridges and major construction projects." More

Fate City Hall in Fate, Texas, plans moving forward
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The Fate City Council in Fate, Texas, soon could consider action that will kick off plans for a new city hall. The action is expected to come in the form of a resolution designating design-build as the concept that will be used to construct the facility. More

Portsmouth, Md., architect starts petition to modify Memorial Bridge replacement
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An online petition started by Portsmouth, Md., architect Lisa DeStefano urges the state Executive Council to amend the contract for the Memorial Bridge replacement to allow for aesthetic cables to be added. More

Doug Tessitor: Gold Line transports gold to region
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From the Rose Bowl to the Fairplex, the San Gabriel Valley in California is home to public venues and projects that create jobs and generate much-needed economic activity for the entire Los Angeles region. With the recent approval of a distinctive final design for a Gold Line bridge over the 210 Freeway, another of these job-generating projects will soon be visible to the public and will provide a new "Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley." More

Utah Orthopedics receives award for environmental sustainability efforts
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Utah Orthopedics has announced completion of its medical office building recently. The medical office is situated in Ogden and Big-D Construction built it through the design-build delivery method along with GSBS Architects. More

Legislation


New York passes design-build procurement legislation
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On Dec. 12, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill enacting into law SB 2A. One of the new law's provisions authorizes the use of design-build procurement on infrastructure projects, along with many affecting state taxes. More

Member News


Washington University in St. Louis' Brauer Hall receives numerous awards
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The Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis has won a number of awards for general contractor Clayco, including Best Project from the DBIA-Mid-America Region. More

Valley Transportation Authority awards $722 million contract for BART extension
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Recently, the Santa Clara Transportation Authority's board in California voted to award a design-build contract to Skanska-Shimmick Herzog for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa extension project. More

McCarthy completes San Diego Miramar College project
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McCarthy has completed construction of a new parking structure and police substation at the college in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. The police substation is on track to earn LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. More

H&A launches new website
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H&A Architects & Engineers' new website features its new tag line, Advancing the built environment and highlights case studies of their projects in the federal and community sectors. Visit http://www.ha-inc.com to learn about the firm. Site visitors can also enter to win an iPad2.

News from DBIA


DBIA 2012 Design-Build Education Tour
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With 33 individual courses, nine Certification Workshops, six Boot Camps and in-house training, find education that suits your needs.

Highlights:
• 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 organization
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The DBIA Sustainability Committee seeks to expand its membership base for 2012
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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?
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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 membership@dbia.org or by calling 202-682-0110.



A new membership benefit
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DBIA is proud to partner with GiftBridge to offer a great new member benefit. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that provide an ideal way to say thank you to a client, reward and recognize employees, wow customers at trade shows, give for the holidays and much more. In addition, your purchases on GiftBridge support DBIA's work. More

epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, sean.campbell@epipeline.com, for information on getting access. More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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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!
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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 saveonfreight@1800members.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.
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Upcoming events
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2012
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
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
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Region events
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Jan. 18, 2012, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, "Demands of the New Owner: A Guide to Forming Design-Build Teams that Win and Deliver – Consistently
Jan. 27, 2012, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, award entries due
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Project leads
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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 - Project website = www.modot.org/boonebridge Project Director Jim Gremaud at email james.gremaud@modot.mo.gov

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 - Project website = www.modot.org/Route364 Project Director Mike Castro at email michael.castro@modot.mo.gov
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Tilt-Up Concrete Association Annual Convention


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