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Colorado DOT selects team for US 6 design-build safety and mobility project
Colorado Department of Transportation
The Colorado Department of Transportation has selected the team of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig and Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. for the US 6 design-build project that will reconstruct 6th Ave. from Knox Court to just east of I-25, replace five bridges that are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete and improve the Federal Boulevard/US 6 interchange.
Federal Sandy aid is starting to flow to NYC
Federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief is starting to flow to New York City. Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the city's plan to spend $1.77 billion - the first disbursement of a $51 billion storm aid package Congress passed in January.
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'Pardon the inconvenience; we're rebuilding' - plenty - in St. Paul, Minn.
In a mobile billboard for St. Paul, Minn., development, the first light-rail test train rolled down University Avenue last month, passed the renovated Union Depot and glided into a new downtown maintenance facility.
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New financing tools needed for infrastructure
There is a growing recognition of America's under investment in its infrastructure. Many elements of our most critical systems are aging, deteriorating, and severely congested, as evidenced by the D+ grade that the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave to the nation’s infrastructure. There are continuing calls for investment in infrastructure, even from some out-spoken "budget hawks," not only to provide the basis for creating construction and manufacturing jobs, but more importantly to sow the seeds for long-run economic growth and global competitiveness.
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US Fuel Corporation and Woolpert, Inc., announce teaming agreement
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US Fuel Corporation, announced today that Woolpert, Inc. will be the Lead Design Consultant and Design-Build Program Manager to provide the necessary planning, design and preliminary design-build documents in coordination with the coal-to-liquid process engineers for the U.S. Fuel CTL plants planned for Muhlenberg County and Perry County, Ky.
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Kansas DOT picks design-build short list for Johnson County Gateway project
Kansas City Business Journal
The Kansas Department of Transportation is paring down the candidates for the design-build team that will lead the way on building the $600 million Johnson County Gateway Project interchange improvement project at the intersection of Interstate 35, 435 and Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa.
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Southland Industries wins high profile projects
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build contracting firms, was recently awarded the National Museum of African American History and Culture project in downtown Washington, D.C.; the Holy Cross Hospital Campus expansion and renovation project in Silver Spring, Md.; and the SLS Hotel and Casino renovation project in Las Vegas.
Blythe Construction, Parsons Brinckerhoff tapped for Winston-Salem, NC, road project
Charlotte Business Journal
The N.C. Department of Transportation has chosen design-build team Parsons Brinckerhoff and Blythe Construction Inc. to complete a $69 million roadway project in Winston-Salem. As previously reported, Charlotte-based Blythe was the lowest bidder for the project.
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2013 leadership and Brunelleschi award nominations
Each year, DBIA acknowledges those who have made significant contributions to the industry. DBIA is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Awards and the 2013 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Details are on the DBIA website; the deadline for submitting nominations for both is June 17, 2013.
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New financing tools needed for infrastructure
There is a growing recognition of America's under investment in its infrastructure. Many elements of our most critical systems are aging, deteriorating, and severely congested, as evidenced by the D+ grade that the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave to the nation's infrastructure.
Design-build - Are you scared yet?
The popularity of design-build to deliver projects is on the increase. The concept is far from new but the approach this time around has been more effective and organized. Contractors are moving forward and are promoting the concept and now with federal, state and local governments using design-build it appears that this delivery method will continue grow in popularity.
2013 Project Award Competition is open
We've streamlined the process to make it easier to complete entries and added a Team Performance section, so read the information for entering carefully. Projects must have been completed and occupied by the owner after March 31, 2010. Entries from outside the U.S. - both projects and firms - are welcome. The deadline for entering is May 21, 2013.
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Nov.15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
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May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Hampton Roads Chapter, Utilizing Federal and State Tax Incentives
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program, Public and Private Higher Education, See what Owners look for from Integrated Teams
May 22, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Breakfast Event, The Mississippi River Crossing Bridge – A Collaborative Journey
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 6, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Lessons from Legends #2
June 6, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Design-Build in Municipal Streets
June 12, DBIA-Southwest Region, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, Chapter Networking Mixer
June 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
June 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Lunch Program
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Update
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
July 24, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Aug. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Sept. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
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Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
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Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
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Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
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