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Highway 91 project clears hurdle; Corona-Irvine tunnel nixed in California
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The California Assembly unanimously passed legislation Friday to let the Riverside County Transportation Commission use design-build construction on its $1.3 billion project to expand Highway 91. The vote came the same day officials pulled the plug on studies examining the possibility of digging a tunnel through the Cleveland National Forest as an alternative to the traffic-choked highway. More

AckerleyLDA joint ventures to maximize health care design-build in San Francisco, Calif.
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Two established San Francisco-based architecture firms, Jennings Ackerley architecture + design and LDA Architects have announced a joint venture agreement to provide highly specialized, design-build architecture and engineering services to the health care and bioscience industries. The new venture has recently signed with San Francisco General Hospital to provide on-going planning and design services for the hospital facility. AckerleyLDA will be responsible for providing sustainable interior and exterior design and field inspection services pursuant to the terms of the three-year, $1 million contract. More

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Committees scheduled to meet during annual conference
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Each year DBIA's committees meet face-to-face at the Annual Conference. This year committee meetings are integrated throughout the latter half of the conference. Meetings are open to all DBIA members whether you are a regular participant or looking to get involved. View Schedule More

2011 Water/Wastewater Conference Call for presentations due Sept. 13
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DBIA is looking for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the water and wastewater sectors. Individuals interested in speaking at the 2011 Water/Wastewater Conference to be held March 30-April 1 in Kansas City should complete the online application process found at: The deadline to submit presentations is Monday, September 13. More

American Water Summit - new environment, new directions
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November 3-4, 2010, Dulles Westin Hotel, Washington DC

Global Water Intelligence, in partnership with Steve Maxwell and Debra Coy, are running their first American water and investment conference in November in Washington this year. Following the sold-out conference in Paris, this event will provide an even greater opportunity to focus on the unique characteristics and opportunities in the U.S. water market with the people who will make it happen.

As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America you are warmly invited to join us - your views and perspective will be much appreciated. To encourage your attendance DBIA has negotiated a special discount for you, so save $100 by registering now. Simply type DBIA into the discount code box provided for you on the "Purchase Summary" page.

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At the Ottumwa Regional Airport in Iowa, Door Engineering recently designed a six-section, bi-parting, Bottom Rolling Hangar Door system. The airport needed a new system that could endure the irregular climate, provide a weather-tight seal and maintain stable operating movement. Congratulations to the Ottumwa Regional Airport on your new hangar door!
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Region News
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Sept. 8, DBIA-Mid-America Region, KC Chapter, Updates on KC, Mo., projects

Sept. 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Annual Golf Tournament

Sept. 15, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter, Lunch Program

Sept. 15, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Chapter, Industry Met and Greet

Sept. 15, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference

Sept. 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program

Sept. 16, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Project Showcase on the Wastewater and Education Center for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

One of the stories in the July-August issue of Design-Build Dateline was After the Storm: Rebuilding the Chevron Northpark Office Building in the aftermath of Katrina

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Design-build project: replace NHCU/CLC medical air and vacuum compressors (deadline Sept. 13)

Design-build intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, helicopter apron, forward operating base (Afghanistan)


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