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Design-build projects maximize performance and generate greater cost savings
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In the construction industry, design-build is a method to deliver a project through a single entity by combining the design and construction phases of a project into one contract. The design/build company holds responsibility for the entire project no matter the nature of the fault. This greatly minimizes risks for project owners. More

North Carolina county purchasing director wants design-build option for projects
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During a recent business roundtable discussion between North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis and the business community and government officials, the speaker fielded a question that may have caught him a little off guard. Davidson County Purchasing Director Dwayne Childress asked Tillis to consider adding exceptions to the state's design-build project list that would allow county officials to construct under that model. More

New York considers turning Tappan Zee Bridge into a greenway
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a construction team may be chosen in the next six months to build a $5.2 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge and that he's considering turning the old span over the Hudson River into a pedestrian greenway. The pathway for pedestrians and cyclists would be similar to the Walkway Over the Hudson, a state park built on the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge that has drawn almost 500,000 visitors a year. Tearing down the bridge would cost $150 million, Cuomo said at a Cabinet meeting in Albany. More

$450 million project to improve US 36 between Boulder and Denver by 2015 moves forward
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A significant step in the long-awaited transformation of U.S. 36 took place recently as transportation planners began the hunt for a firm to design, build and operate the managed lanes planned to run the length of the highway between Denver and Boulder. More

Ohio Construction Reform: Design-build contract documents    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Ohio Construction Reform has put together a group of documents explaining design-build contract documents in detail. More

Maryland's Montgomery board renews nod for Glenmont Metro project
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The Montgomery County Planning Board in Montgomery County, Md., recently renewed its approval for plans to replace a 1960s-era apartment complex next to the Glenmont Metrorail station with 1,550 upscale housing units and 90,000 square feet of retail space, four years after the County Council balked at the possibility of adding traffic to the often-gridlocked neighborhood. More

3 professional teams will compete to build I-65 bridges, interchanges in downtown Louisville, Ky.
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently issued guidelines for selecting three teams that will compete to build a new I-65 bridge in downtown Louisville and rebuild interstate connections on both sides of the Ohio River. The Request for Qualifications seeks design-build teams of bridge- and road-building professionals that will be judged on their proven experience, innovative ideas, inclusion of minorities and women in the workforce and ability to deliver the best value on schedule. More

A design-build joint venture of Impregilo and SA Healy with Arup as lead designer has reached a major milestone at the Lake Mead tunnelling project
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The Vegas Tunnel Constructors joint venture carried out the push out and lowering of the 30.5 meters tall, 9.7 meter diameter intake structure over the course of three days. The 1,250t intake, which was constructed on an assembly of barges and suspended in a 'moon pool' by four 500 Mton strand jacks, was floated from the marine staging area out into position over one of the deepest locations in Lake Mead. More

Harvard assistant professor to address energy practices in architecture
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Kiel Moe, an assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard, will discuss the formation of energy in contemporary architecture at the College of Design. As the area coordinator of the sustainable design concentration in the advanced studies MDesS program at Harvard, Moe will address the use of energy practices in decision-making practices within architecture. The main case study he will cover is a design-build project from central Colorado. More

Eddy County Commission in Carlsbad, NM, votes to build new sheriff's department complex
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To build or not to build a new sheriff's department complex? That was the question the Eddy County Commission in Carlsbad, N.M., debated recently. When the question was put to vote, the commission voted unanimously to build. But that left more questions: Land acquisition, how big a facility, should other county agencies related to law enforcement be housed in the complex and finally, what will it cost? More

Burris Construction Company making waves
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Burris Construction Company, an innovative leader in the healthcare industry, is incorporating a radically functional aquatic therapy pool in the design-build process for its senior care and health care facilities. More

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First coast success: Steve Halverson, The Haskell Co.
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Steve Halverson is president and chief executive officer of one of Jacksonville, Fla.'s best-known companies, The Haskell Co., a design-build company founded by community leader Preston Haskell. More

Kingsport, Tenn., BMA gets first look at proposed stadium improvements
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The Kingsport, Tenn., Board of Mayor and Aldermen appeared open recently to considering a $3.5 million proposal to add an elevator tower, more than three-dozen new restrooms and nearly 1,800 seats to J. Fred Johnson Stadium. More

HNTB Corporation names executives in Arlington, Va., office
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HNTB Corporation, a leading infrastructure firm, has announced the additional of several key executives in its Arlington, Va., office. Steven Kramer, PE, FASCE, has joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and Southeast Division sales officer. Based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office, Kramer brings more than 25 years of experience with business development, engineering design and construction. More

Rosendin Electric promotes Fred Meeske to new role as Corporate Director of Building Information Modeling Services
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Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100 percent employee-owned company, has promoted Fred Meeske to the newly created position of Corporate Director of Building Information Modeling Services. In this new position, Meeske will be responsible for consolidating the company's efforts with BIM, including establishing standardized best practices across the company and working with third-party software providers. More

Opus to build apartment tower in lower downtown Denver
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Opus Development Corp. and Amstar announced plans to build a 10-story apartment building at 1490 Delgany St. in downtown Denver west of Union Station. The 285-unit apartment joint venture will include 4,000 square feet of ground-level retail which may be used by the Museum of Contemporary Art. Opus Development is the developer, with Urban Market Partners of Denver acting as co-developer. More

Build-design team approved for OHS in Nevada
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Work on the Old High School renovation is set to go after a design and construction contract was awarded to CORE Construction by the Churchill County School Board in Nevada during its regularly scheduled meeting. CORE is designing and building classrooms, education facilities and administration offices on the Old High School site with a $7,199,535 contract. CORE emerged from a list of four design-build team finalists, according to Construction manager Paul Eskeldson of Parsons Commercial Technology Group Board, who assisted in the selection process. More

B&V leaders to present at ASPA
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Three senior leaders of Black & Veatch will present on the emerging nexus of energy, water and telecommunications during the annual conference of the American Society of Public Administrators. The panel presentation will be available as a free webindar on March 5 from 12:15 to 1:45 pm Pacific Time at

Purdue award for Dr. Daigger
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Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL senior vice president and chief technology officer, received Purdue University's 2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award at a ceremony during Engineers Week, February 19-25. The award recognizes Purdue alumni who have made notable contributions to the field of engineering. Dr. Daigger's many patents, publications and work in advancing water reclamation were all cited in the announcement of the award.

Better BIM at Rosendin
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Rosendin Electric, to further its advances in the use of BIM technology, has created a new position, Corporate Director of Building Information Modeling. Fred Meeske has been named to the position and will work to help standardize BIM best practices across the company.

Mentoring future engineers
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CH2M HILL engineer Amy Gao assisted middle school students in East New York City in the Engineers Week Future City Competition. She helped the students design a city using the SimCity software, write an essay and abstract about the city and build a scale model. As a mentor, Ms. Gao provided advice, guidance and technical assistance.

Sanders joins Henderson
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Ellen Sanders, president of the DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region's Hampton Roads Chapter, is joining Henderson, Inc., of Williamsburg, Va., as Director of Business Development.

News from DBIA

Water & Transportation Early Bird registration deadline March 9
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There are only a few days left to receive DBIA's "Early Bird" registration rate for the Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences. Pricing will increase by $100 beginning March 10. Don't miss your chance to save – register now! More

Owner scholarship applications for Water and Transportation due Monday
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The DBIA's Owner Education & Travel Fund provides owners with the opportunity to qualify for a complimentary full conference registration and/or a portion of airfare and hotel costs. The deadline to submit an online application is Monday, March 5. Apply today

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. But there are many other benefits. One of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, for information on accessing this information.

For example, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership – it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year.

Upcoming events
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Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
March 2, Post Award Design-Build, Honolulu
March 5-9, Certification Workshop, Seattle
March 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver
March 16, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, San Diego
March 23, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Columbus, Ohio
March 26-30, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 26-30, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.
April 5, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Minneapolis
April 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 18, Design Management Fundamentals, Atlanta
April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego

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Region events
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March 2, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, Upstate Chapter, Design-Build Construction Process for Higher Education and Health Care Professionals
March 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Ft. Myer Historical Renovation
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program 
March 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, 2012 Design-Build Awards Program
March 23, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, The Value of Subcontractors in Design-Build
March 29, DBIA-New England Region, Rhode Island Chapter, Presentation of regional winners of the Associated Schools of Construction's 22nd Annual Design-Build Competition
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability 
April 27, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint ACEC/DBIA-NW Meeting

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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Design-build services for the TBTA Central Maintenance North Facility on Randall's Island (New York – requires login)

U.S. Army: Access Control Point design-build construction (Alabama)

Design-build-finance built-to-suit RFP (Kentucky)

Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals # REC-2012-1 (RFP)
Monmouth County, N.J., is soliciting proposals for the design, construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 150,000-gpd landfill leachate pretreatment facility and related improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. The RFP may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, N.J. 07728, telephone number 732-431-7370, or at Sealed responses to the RFP must be received by 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on April 10, 2012.

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County, Mo. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website =; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email

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