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CALL FOR DATA — Single-Step vs. Two-Step Design-Build
(Responses needed by January 15, 2014)

Throughout 2013, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) has been conducting a national research effort on design-build procurement. The goal of the study is to evaluate the resource expenditure and efficiency impact of single-step as compared to two-step design-build procurement. Arizona State University (ASU) is collecting and analyzing project data for this study.

So far, the preliminary results are very promising and show sizeable differences between the procurement cost and schedule of single-step and two-step design-build. These early results help quantify the inefficiency of single-step procurement that industry has been discussing for years.

However, these results are preliminary and cannot be used to make generalized conclusions because they are still based on a small sample of projects. In order to use these results to inform procurement legislation with large owners, the observed differences must be validated statistically.

We need your help!

The DBIA/ASU team currently needs procurement data from single-step and two-step projects in order to statistically validate the preliminary results of the study and render them defensible to serve DBIA members and industry. Therefore, ASU has developed a survey that is available both online and through this PDF to collect project information related to the timing and cost of procurement for your design-build projects.

Please follow the survey link to participate and complete the questionnaire for a least one single-step project or one two-step project. The survey should take around 20-25 minutes, and the ASU research team will follow-up with you to provide assistance if needed.

Feel free to contact Dr. El Asmar at asmar@asu.edu or 480-727-9023 for any questions.

The received responses will remain strictly confidential; the data will be anonymously reviewed solely by ASU researchers and a copy of the national report will be provided to you upon publication of the research findings.

Responses are due no later than January 15, 2014.

Thank you very much for your help and support.
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DBIA Announces 2014 Board of Directors
DBIA
DBIA has announced its 2014 Board of Directors. Jim L. Whitaker, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc., will serve as DBIA’s Chairman of the Board. Additional membership elections include Peter Kinsley, Vice President - Water, Haskell, to serve as Vice Chair, and William Quatman, General Counsel, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, to serve as Treasurer.
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DBIA's CEO Lisa Washington Remembers — Part 2
DBIA
Lisa Washington joined DBIA in 2004 and rose to become Executive Director/CEO in 2009. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has been working tirelessly over the last nine years to grow DBIA into the organization it is today. We sat down with her recently to discuss some of her contributions to the organization.
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  5 Critical Elements Design Build Firms Must Include in Their 2014 Business Plan.

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MEMBER NEWS


Memorial Bridge Named to Top 10 of 2013 in North America (DBIA-New England award)
Seacoastonline
The new Memorial Bridge has received two honors for its design, innovations and construction, one from a national magazine and the other from the Design-Build Institute of America. Roads and Bridges Magazine has cited the Memorial Bridge as one of the “Top 10 Bridges of 2013” in North America based upon project challenges, impact to the region, and scope of the work.
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San Antonio Proceeding With $43.5 Million Expansion of Hausman
San Antonio Business Journal
Northwest San Antonio residents had better brace themselves for road construction at the already busy intersection of Loop 1604 and Hausman Road. The City of San Antonio’s Capital Improvements Management Services Department and its design-build contractor Sundt Construction will begin construction on an expansion of a 3.4-mile stretch of Hausman Road.
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Sequim, Wash., Chooses Civic Center Design
Sequim Gazette
The look of the City of Sequim, Wash.'s new city hall and police station is nearly set. The Sequim City Council gave the unanimous go-ahead on Dec. 6 to begin negotiations for the $11.85 million civic center with Lydig Construction and Integrus Architecture. City Manager Steve Burkett and City Attorney Craig Ritchie will meet with the design-build team this week with city councilors slated to review the contract at their Jan. 6 meeting.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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:
Bleachers - Grandstands - Press boxes


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Finally, the Pieces Fall Into Place at Atlantic Yards in New York, NY
Crain's New York Business
Nearly a year to the day after breaking ground for the first modular apartment building in its $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards development, Forest City Ratner Cos. plans to finally to begin assembling the units. The start comes amid dramatic developments on the financial side of the project.
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Student Instagram from DBIA Conference
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A look at the Instagram posts from the students at this year's DBIA Conference.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Bridges Are on Replacement List
The Times Leader
Pennsylvania's $2.4 billion transportation funding law will enable the state Department of Transportation to use its Rapid Bridge Replacement Project on at least 200 more bridges than originally planned. Among the 998 bridges eligible for replacement are eight in Luzerne County, seven in Lackawanna County and four in Wyoming County.
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Louisiana DOT Awards Bid for I-49 South Corridor
KATC-TV
Recently, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the winning bid for the next project to upgrade U.S. 90, the future I-49 South corridor, to interstate standards came in under the anticipated contract amount. The winning bid of $57.1 million was submitted by James Construction Group of Baton Rouge and is less than the original DOTD anticipated contract amount of $75 million to $85 million.
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Plan for New PD Space in Place in Burleson, Texas
Burleson Star
Burleson, Texas, City Council members at their meeting recently decided to move forward with a new building design process, inching ever closer toward completing plans for the new Burleson Police Department. Voters in November passed a $5 million bond for acquisition and remodeling of the space at 1161 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., the location of the new police station.
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More Bricks, Fewer Bubbles
The Economist
This newspaper has a history of fretting about financial bubbles, and has frequently criticized central bankers for inflating them. In 1998 we urged Alan Greenspan, then chairman of America's Federal Reserve, to raise interest rates to dampen a stock market bubble. In 2003, four years before the financial crisis, we became worried about a housing bubble, and again urged central bankers to tighten monetary policy.
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NEWS FROM DBIA


Registration Opens for 2014 Water and Transportation Conferences
DBIA
Registration for the 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference and 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is open! Register by Jan. 31 and save $100 on a Full Conference Registration. Organizations sending four or more full conference registrants receive an additional 15 percent discount. Register today!
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DBIA Close to 1,000 Twitter Followers!
DBIA
DBIA uses Twitter to post information, news and resources related to design-build and we also post deadlines and other reminders about DBIA events. Our followers include journalists, industry executives, thought leaders in integrative project delivery and, soon, you and your colleagues. Do you follow DBIA on Twitter? DBIA is just shy of achieving a significant milestone of 1,000 followers. Could you or your colleagues be our 1,000th? Help us celebrate this milestone by asking a friend to follow us. Follow us here.
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DBIA's CEO Lisa Washington Remembers - Part 2
DBIA
Lisa Washington joined DBIA in 2004 and rose to become Executive Director/CEO in 2009. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has been working tirelessly over the last nine years to grow DBIA into the organization it is today. We sat down with her recently to discuss some of her contributions to the organization.

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California American Water Selects CDM Constructors, Inc., to Design and Build Monterey Desalination Facility
MarketWatch
After a nine-month procurement process, California American Water has selected CDM Constructors, Inc. to design and build the desalination facility proposed as part of its $320-million Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.

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New Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Timeline
The Hudson Independent
Envision yourself four years into the future. It is late in 2017. Both spans of the new Tappan Zee Bridge are completed. But even before that, in December, 2016, westbound traffic moving on the present bridge toward Rockland County will have been diverted to the newly constructed north span with its four available lanes.

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New DBIA Course Offering: Integrating Energy Efficiency Performance Specs into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery
DBIA
Hear experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory explain why aggressive energy efficiency is a necessary and achievable goal for commercial buildings and how this can be accomplished through design-build. In this 2.5 CEU online course offering, participants will learn how to:
  1. Define the most important attributes of an acquisition process that will ensure aggressive energy performance
  2. Understand how to define whole building and subsystem energy goals
  3. Write draft contract language that will help balance cost and energy performance
  4. Integrate measurable energy use requirements into the design-build delivery process
Sign up today and take the course at a time convenient to you!

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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
DBIA
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 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, CA
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, MI

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    DBIA's CEO Lisa Washington Remembers (DBIA)
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New Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Timeline (The Hudson Independent)

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Florida Region
Jan. 8, Be Part of the Rev-Volusian

DBIA-Northwest Region
Feb. 11, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

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

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Jan. 6, Evening Mixer in Orange County

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