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Delivering quality training facilities to National Guard and Reserves
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Members of the New England District team have been busy this fall cutting ribbons on five new facilities for the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves throughout New England. The customer for all five projects is the 99th Air Reserve Center, headquartered at Fort Dix, N.J. More

Straub/Martin-Harris joint venture announces new breed of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters ready for Marines at Twentynine Palms, Calif.
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The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms - in conjunction with the contracting agency, Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC SW), and the Straub/Martin-Harris/ PGAL design-build team -recently celebrated the ribbon cutting and opening of the new breed of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters for enlisted Marines. More

Crenshaw/LAX light rail line gets go-ahead
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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been given the green light by the Federal Transit Administration to proceed this year with the $1.7 billion Crenshaw/LAX light rail line running between the Expo Line on Exposition Boulevard and the Green Line at Aviation/LAX. Metro had already invited proposals in December for a design-build contract to construct the line. More

Integrated Marine Solutions: Engineering through Construction
The Castle Group combines the knowledge and skill of a leading structural & marine engineering firm with the know-how of an underwater contractor. From design & analysis to repair & construction, we offer the most comprehensive design/build solutions. MORE

New Department of Defense campus designed to meet BRAC and LEED criteria
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The Department of Defense's employees began moving into the new the Washington Headquarters Services' building in August 2011. Located on 16-acre campus in Alexandria, Va., the $1 billion project is part of the U.S. Army's Fort Belvoir complex. Contributing to the secure, energy-efficient and operationally-efficient, 1.8 million-square-foot facility, Tidewater Glazing, Inc. installed Wausau Window and Wall Systems' blast hazard mitigating windows and curtainwall system. More

Watch for sliding bridges
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The Nevada Department of Transport is going to slide a couple of bridges starting soon and is inviting the public to watch. Billed as the first bridge slide in Nevada history, the bridge move is part of the I-15 West Mesquite Interchange Project, which is designed to improve connectivity on this stretch of the interstate. More

SMART board approves first construction contract
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Construction of a commuter rail line between Sonoma and Marin Counties in California could begin as soon as tomorrow after the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to approve a $103 million design-build contract with the joint venture of Alameda-based Stacy and Witbeck Inc. and Herzog Contracting Corp. More

IAC and Adelphi Construction complete design-build project for biomass pellet plant
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Industrial Accessories Company, along with its fully-owned construction subsidiary, Adelphi Construction, has completed a design-build project for a $6.6 million 100,000 ton-per-year biomass pellet plant of Midwest Farmer's Co-operative. More

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Skanska enters design-build contract for BART system extension
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Skanska has entered into a design-build contract with Herzog Contracting and Shimmick Construction to construct an extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system spanning 16 km in California. Skanska's share in the contract is 45 percent, which is $347 million, approximately SEK 2.2 billion. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is the customer. More

Santa Ana, Calif., residents, local businesses build Latino Health Access Park
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McCarthy Building Companies and TAYLOR, along with help from St. Joseph Health System, have begun construction of the Latino Health Access Park in Santa Ana, Calif. Residents of the densely populated community recently gathered for a celebration at the site of the future half-acre park and community center. More

Washington State Department of Transportation selects Flatiron Constructors Inc. for I-405 improvement project
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Work to construct new lanes that will reduce congestion and provide drivers options as they travel between Bellevue and Lynnwood got on the fast track this week as the Washington State Department of Transportation selected Flatiron Constructors to build the I-405, NE 6th to I-5 Widening and Express Toll Lanes project. More

$60 million deal for Skanska
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Skanska USA Building Inc., a construction-management and design-build company based in Blue Bell, Pa., has been awarded a $60 million contract to continue renovation work it began at Janssen Research & Development L.L.C., in Spring House in 2004. The latest project with Janssen, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson, involves renovation to 180,000 square feet of office space to create modern and progressive laboratory upgrades, Skanska said. Construction is expected to be complete by December 2012. More

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Registration opens for 2012 Water and Transportation Conferences
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DBIA is accepting registrations for the 2012 Water/Wastewater Conference and 2012 Transportation Conferences. These events will be held April 23-27 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Phoenix. Learn More

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 especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate. A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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Jan. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Seattle
Jan. 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30-Feb. 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.

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Region events
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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 due

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only. 

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. 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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