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Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) issues position statements that address design-build best practices and Integrated Project Delivery
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DBIA, the design and construction industry's resource for leadership, objective expertise and best practices in integrated delivery of capital projects, released three position statements approved during the meeting of its Board of Directors. These statements are the first of several to be developed over the course of the next year in order to continually disseminate design-build best practices and teach effective integration of design and construction services. More

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DBIA Awards Program
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The deadline for the 2010 DBIA awards is May 17. make sure you've sent in your information. Nominations for the Distinguished Leadership and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Awards should be sent to Stephenie Zvonkovich at by then. If you have a project you want to enter, materials must be received at DBIA's office by May 17. Please note that we have two new categories this year: Healthcare Facilities and Educational Facilities. More

Progressive design-build eye opening at national
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Bryan Bedell and Mike Angeli, a Pizzagalli Project Executive, attended the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Water and Wastewater conference in Dallas. The three days were very productive with the opportunity to meet with many owners, industry contacts, and engineering representatives, including leaders from American Water, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, ConEdison Solutions, DC WASA, HRSD, Louisville Water Company, and Metro Water Reclamation District, among others. More

Reason to be Jolley: Redesign to new Marco bridge to save views
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Marco Island, Fla., resident Keith Dameron describes his daily trips over the current Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge as offering an "awesome, inspiring and emotionally-pleasing 180 degree view of our island paradise." Dameron is among several people who feared losing this welcoming feature due to the new $28-million bridge, complete with view-obstructive traffic and pedestrian barriers. More

MoDOT makes history in Missouri
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The single widest bridge deck pour in Missouri state history is underway and will last for at least a week off the north bank of the Missouri River, as part of the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge. This concrete pour will be 134-feet wide, and will be placed in 70-foot sections for a total of 1,750 cubic yards. "Missourians have entrusted MoDOT with $245 million to maximize every dollar on this project and get it built as quickly as possible" said kcICON Project Director Brian Kidwell. "Design-build project delivery enables our contractor to continue to find ways, like this single, widest deck pour, to save time and complete the project on schedule." More

New design-build RFQ: City of Evanston, Ill., seeks developers to design, build, finance, and operate LEED Silver recreational facility
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The City of Evanston, Ill., is seeking qualified developers to design, build, finance, and operate new recreational facilities in Crown Park. See the RFQ and Exhibits at The project – which requires a creative leasing arrangement, LEED Silver standards, significant private sector funding, and demolition of the existing Crown Center – is open for prospective developers to submit qualifications until June 29, 2010. More

New Yadkin River Bridge
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One of the most unsafe bridges in the state is about to be replaced. A new Yadkin River Bridge located in North Carolina on I-85 north of Salisbury. For lawmakers like District 77 Rep. Lorene Coates from Salisbury, N.C., it's been a long road to get it done. She's been working on it for ten years, "You know if there's a wreck on the Yadkin River Bridge it backs up. I've been backed up all the way to Lexington coming home, and had to go around by Mocksville." More

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Buckeye Creek bridge project on U.S. 61 nears completion
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Replacement of a bridge on U.S. 61 and the closure of northbound lanes on a section of Interstate 55 are among the projects keeping crews busy in Cape Girardeau County. Missouri Department of Transportation crews began replacing the bridge over Buckeye Creek. The project is the first Design-Build Safe and Sound Project in the county. The Safe and Sound Bridge improvement Program includes deck and beam replacements on 248 bridges and total replacements of 554 bridges, according to MoDOT engineer Andy Meyer. More

Girard City, Council approves water line work
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The Girard City Council of Girard, Kan., has approved plans to replace a section of city water line. Cost will be around $10,000. Needing replacement is 1,300 feet of 10-inch pipeline that’s around 35 years old. "This is the first part of the feed line that leaves the water plant," said Kurt Ziegler, utility superintendent. "This is the highest stress area, and we've had some frequency of leaks in it." More

Suffolk construction awarded navy contract
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Michael Beaumier, vice president of Suffolk Construction, announced that the Sarasota, Fla., firm has been awarded a $9,498,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct a data center at Naval Weapons Station Charleston in South Carolina. The Naval Weapons Station is a U.S. Department of Defense training center with a Naval Nuclear Power Training Command and Nuclear Power Training Unit, as well as an engineering center with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. As the Army logistics hub, the station is the busiest continental U.S. surface port in the defense transportation system. More
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