Army Reserve opens new headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Va.
Having celebrated its official ribbon-cutting, the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve has relocated to its new headquarters building at Fort Belvoir, Va. Designed by Fentress Architects as part of the Hensel Phelps/Fentress Architects design-build team, the new OCAR facility was one of the final projects awarded under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission More
I-295/Meadowville Technology Parkway Interchange opens in Chesterfield County, Va.
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Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in civil engineering consulting services, is pleased to announce that on Dec. 15, Virginia Department of Transportation and Chesterfield County officials celebrated the opening of the long-awaited interchange on Interstate 295 at Meadowville Technology Parkway. Envisioned as a future interchange location when I-295 was originally constructed in 1988, this new diamond interchange was constructed as a $11.7 million design-build project in less than 15 months. More
Manhattan, Kan., approves contract for traffic facility
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Manhattan, Kan., commissioners unanimously approved a design-build services contract for the new traffic operations facility at the intersection of El Paso and 11th streets, north of Fort Riley Boulevard at a recent meeting. Commissioners also approved an add-on to the project, which they said would be vital in emergency situations. More
Leominster, Mass., granted more time to upgrade water system
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's orders to upgrade treatment facilities for the city's drinking water have been extended to accommodate construction delays and changes in plans. The city is under a consent order to upgrade the treatment plant at Notown Reservoir to reduce the amount of disinfectant byproducts that have been linked to cancer. More
Sewer plant improvements could start sooner in Mystic, Conn.
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Construction on planned improvements to the 39-year-old Mystic, Conn., sewer plant could begin as early as this spring if the Water Pollution Control Authority decides to proceed with a design/build process that would streamline the project. WPCA Executive Director Harold Storrs said that the design for the project is 60 percent complete. More
Treasure Island, Fla., takes on bridge projects
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Treasure Island, Fla., leaders took the first step toward the replacement of two bridges Dec. 6 by approving up to $407,846 for a Tampa consulting engineering firm to act as "owner's engineer" on the projects. Treasure Island Commissioners voted unanimously during a workshop to let E.C. Driver and Associates act in a consulting role on the replacement of the Isle of Palms and Capri bridges – two projects estimated to cost $3.95 million. More
New Hampshire's Memorial Bridge contract approved
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The New Hampshire Executive Council and Gov. John Lynch have officially approved an $81.4 million contract to replace the Memorial Bridge. The design-build contract was awarded on Dec. 14 to Archer Western Contractors, a national firm with a regional office in Canton, Mass. Demolition of the existing 90-year-old lift bridge, which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery on Route 1, is expected to begin in late January. The new structure should be open to motor vehicle traffic by July 2013. More
New Hampshire's Memorial Bridge open house set for Jan. 12
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a Memorial Bridge Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at City Hall Council Chambers. The open house will allow residents to ask questions on all aspects of the new bridge's design and construction, and to meet representatives from the NHDOT and the project's design-build team. More
Korte Co. to build $16 million law office in Las Vegas
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St. Louis-based The Korte Co. has begun construction on a law office in Las Vegas. Project Manager Will Stajduhar said the estimated cost of the building is about $16 million. The overall project calls for a 128,000-square-foot facility, including a three-story office building built above four levels of on-site parking. The office building, called the EVAPS Law Office Building, will be modeled after a federal period design and be 55,000 square feet. Las Vegas-based DesignCell is the architect. More
Shockey to build facility for Department of Transportation
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The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation has entered into an agreement with Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. of Winchester, Va., to design and build a $14 million administration and maintenance facility. The facility will be located on a 13-acre site owned by the city, at the intersection of East Washington and Vine streets. The property also houses the Department of Public Transportation facilities, a central garage and water storage for the city. More
Work begun on Washington University data center expansion
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Construction is underway on a $12.5 million project to double the size of the genetics data center at the Washington University School of Medicine. Clayco Inc., a design/build firm, began construction last month. Completion is scheduled for next May. When expanded to 32,000 square feet, the data center will allow researchers to sequence and analyze human genomes at a faster pace. New computers and processors will be added to the data center using grants and university funds. Federal stimulus money through a National Institutes of Health grant is financing the expansion's construction. More
Consortium lands $1 billion hospital contract
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PCL is part of a consortium that has been awarded a $1 billion contract for the design and construction of a cancer center in Melbourne, Australia. The public-private partnership project marks the Edmonton-based company's entry into Australia's rapidly expanding market. More
Urbaser Balfour Beatty to build EfW plant in Gloucestershire
Urbaser Balfour Beatty has been named preferred bidder by Gloucestershire County Council in Surrey to design, build and operate an energy-from-waste facility in Haresfield. The facility at Javelin Park will divert over 91 percent of Gloucestershire's residual municipal waste from landfill and generate an estimated 116,000MW hours of electricity annually - sufficient to power more than 25,000 homes. More
Kiewit Building Group honored by AGC with Build Nebraska Awards
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The Associated General Contractors recently recognized Kiewit Building Group for construction excellence on two important building projects. The construction of University of Nebraska-Omaha's Mammel Hall won the company the 2011 Build Nebraska Award for projects greater than $15 million. KBG's construction of the Blue Cross Center in Omaha, Okla., received honorable mention. The awards are especially meaningful to the Kiewit people responsible for delivering outstanding building results. More
HNTB's Southern California office announces promotions, new hire
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HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure firm, has announced promotions and professional additions to its Southern California office. The firm has a long-standing presence in Los Angeles and was recognized earlier this year as the leading firm in the Engineering News-Record California 2011 Transportation market sector list. More
DBIA's 2012 Education Tour
It's a new year and DBIA's Education Tour has some new features. As of Jan. 1, we're now offering online learning; in addition, we have a new course, Design Management Fundamentals. If the 33 individual courses, nine Certification Workshops and six Boot Camps don't fit your needs, we offer in-house training customized for you. More
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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 email@example.com or call 202-682-0110.
Are you aware of your member benefits?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for information on accessing this information.
For another, 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.More
2012Jan. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Seattle
Jan. 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30-February 3, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 10, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Philadelphia
Feb. 13-17, Certification Workshop, Denver
Feb. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 27, Conceptual Estimating, Cincinnati
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.More
Jan. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Sustainability and Integrated Teams
Jan. 18, 2012, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Demands of the New Owner: A Guide to Forming Design-Build Teams that Win and Deliver – Consistently
Jan. 27, 2012, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, award entries dueMore
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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. 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 = www.modot.org/Route364; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email email@example.comMore