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The DBIA National Board of Directors invites you to nominate DBIA members in good standing to the 2019 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. In filling board vacancies, DBIA strives to represent diverse segments of the industry, diverse geographic regions, as well as to ensure gender and racial diversity. Such broad diversity will help ensure a cross-section of unique skills, wide-ranging expertise and the varied perspectives needed to help DBIA achieve its strategic goals.
DBIA is excited to release its newly updated Progressive Design-Build Primer, defining Progressive best practices for Owners and the industry. Progressive is becoming a very popular type of design-build project delivery and DBIA has worked closely with leaders across all sectors and project types to create the “go-to” guide for those interested in knowing more about Progressive Design-Build. Download your copy of DBIA’s Progressive Design-Build Primer from our website.
Jan. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Puyallup, Wash. (SOLD OUT – Waiting List Available)
Feb. 5, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Feb. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 6-8, Certification Workshop, Centennial, Colo.
Feb. 7-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 26-28, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, Calif.
Mar. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mar. 5-7, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 7-9, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
Mar. 8, Design Management Fundamentals, Rochester, N.Y.
Mar. 12-14, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Mar. 13, Conceptual Estimating, Spokane, Wash.
Mar. 15, BIM Execution Planning, Oakland, Calif.
Mar. 16, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Worcester, Mass.
Mar. 19-21, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 21-23, Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Portland, Ore.
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
As Congress and construction industry groups continue to wait for President Trump to release long-promised details of his infrastructure investment plan, a bipartisan group of U.S. House members is proposing an array of possible ways to increase infrastructure funding and make improvements in how projects are financed and implemented. The proposals, in a new report from the 48-member “Problem Solvers Caucus,” include a wide range of familiar points, including “sustainable and long-term funding” for the Highway Trust Fund, incentives for states to use public-private partnerships to deliver projects and additional “streamlining” in the project-permitting process. The report, released on Jan. 10, doesn’t recommend particular funding levels for the types of infrastructure it discusses — including highways and bridges, ports and waterways, drinking water and wastewater treatment, energy and communication.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $409.6 million contract to VDOT to build a new high rise bridge in Chesapeake. … The construction is designed to accommodate a future, second part of the project that will expand the corridor to a total of eight lanes and replace the existing high rise bridge. The contract is the largest design-build agreement in VDOT history.
ThinCast™ panels are ultra thin with depths of 0.75 to 2 inches. The aesthetic versatility, resilience, and flexibility are only a few of the many benefits ThinCast panels offer. The stainless steel prestressing of the panels eliminates any possibility of corrosion.
"For decades, leaders have talked about adding a second track to the Ronkonkoma Branch and today we are moving a major step closer to getting it done," Cuomo said. "By pairing design-build contracting with the use of innovative track-laying equipment, we are building a more robust infrastructure faster and at less expense to New Yorkers. This project, along with the 23 other commuter line projects we will complete this year, will ensure LIRR remains the backbone of the region's economy."
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Louisiana intends to use a federal transportation borrowing tool to construct $600 million in interstate projects that have been sought for decades to relieve traffic headaches, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday. ... The Edwards administration intends to use federal construction bonds known as GARVEE bonds, and repay the debt over 12 years with federal highway dollars the state gets annually, locking up some transportation dollars for future administrations. Local governments also are putting up some money to help pay off the debt.
The governor says Connecticut is postponing indefinitely $4.3 billion worth of transportation projects until lawmakers come up with new revenue to pay for them. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker released the full list of projects Wednesday that are dependent on funding from DOT's Special Transportation Fund (STF).
Malloy says his administration will announce detailed proposals this month that, if adopted by the General Assembly, would bring the projects back online.
“The infrastructure needs here within the District of Columbia are so large, and our ability to have larger capital budgets is so limited, we needed to find a better way to identify and deliver large-scale infrastructure projects for the benefits of the residents,” says OP3 executive director Seth Miller Gabriel. In fact, D.C. was the first to develop a city-level agency devoted to public–private partnerships (also known as PPPs or P3s). Established in 2015, OP3 now serves as a model for other cities looking to build bridges between public agencies and private investors. While public–private partnerships are a mainstay of development in Canada and Europe, the U.S. market is relatively small. That market is growing — and as both private companies and public agencies seek out joint ventures to accomplish more and more-varied projects, offices like OP3 are springing up to help inexperienced departments navigate sometimes unknown waters.
Jay Stenklyft, MIFAB Inc.
Siphonic education session to explain the possible benefits of siphonic drainage on the roof and on parking decks. Take advantage of this educational session that we have offered through our DBIA partnership to educate you and your team on a state-of-the-art software program. READ MORE
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“In all of Denver Water we have such a diverse infrastructure,” said Petrik. “Whether it’s a dam project or a tank project, they all seem to be unique.” The general contractor on the project is MWH Constructors in Broomfield. The company’s on-site manager is the affable John Kolkman.
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Mott MacDonald and WSP will deliver engineering and design consulting services and environmental assessments for the 107km Parkes to Narromine and 188km Narrabri to North Star packages of the 1,730km line, which is currently the country’s largest freight rail infrastructure project.
Roads & Bridges
A recent case addresses the changed conditions clause ... Most courts deciding this issue have agreed that provisions purporting to make a contractor responsible for all conditions it encounters during excavation must be read in concert with the differing site condition clause, and together they merely require excavation of all materials reasonably anticipated based upon contract representations and/or materials of a usual nature.
Occupational Health & Safety
The documents discuss how nanomaterials are difficult to identify in construction materials because they are rarely precisely labeled, and a product labeled as "nano" might contain nanoparticles or nanofibers, might be based on nanoscale film, or might simply be labeled that way to make it seem new and different. IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, posted a research report and new guidance this week on the use of nanomaterials in construction. The report discusses self-cleaning windows, very high-strength concrete, and thin, lightweight, super-efficient insulation as three examples of new building materials with properties made possible by nanotechnologies, and the researchers estimate by 2025 up to half of new building materials might contain nanomaterials.
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Looking back at the policy, Lawson notes the duty to defend only arises as to “suits” for “bodily injury” or “property damage,” but there is no duty to defend suits for “which this insurance does not apply.” Arguing construction defects are not covered by the policy, it is Lawson’s opinion there would not be a duty to defend the Chapter 558 Notices. Although he does concede that in the Chapter 558 Notices in the instant matter, the owner included claims for “property damage to the building” which would arguably be covered.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Eric Gribble, CHC, CM-Lean, DBIA
Newport Beach, Calif.
Brent Holman, DBIA
The Korte Company
Matt Johnson, AIA, DBIA
Skanska USA Building
Los Angeles, Calif.
Tmothy Leap, DBIA
Cheryl Robitzsch, P.E., DBIA
Laura Santo, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Ron Simoneau, DBIA
Shawmut Design and Construction
K C Hagemann, Assoc. DBIA
Haselden Construction, LLC
Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Ariel SJ Mieling, Assoc. DBIA, AIA
Emily G Pool, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
William Arnold Rathbun, Assoc. DBIA, P.E., PMC
DBIA Contact: Certification
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Jan. 25, Chicago Chapter, Corporate Design-Build at Its Best: A Panel Discussion with the Zurich Headquarters Team
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Jan. 30, Upstate New York Chapter Breakfast Program, Design-Build: New N.Y. Bridge
Feb. 6, Tri-State Chapter Philadelphia Breakfast Program, Design-Build and LEAN: A Good Match
Jan. 31, Kick-Off Event at Lockton-Kansas City
April 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Jan. 25, Maryland Chapter Annual Holiday Dinner
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
April 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Jan. 19, Submissions for Regional Awards Competition Due
Jan. 25, Breakfast Program, Managing Alternative Delivery Risk for Subsurface Conditions
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Jan 24, Regional Awards Entries Due
Jan. 25, Arizona Mixer and Kick-Off Meeting
Feb. 1, San Diego Chapter Luncheon Program, The Many Flavors of Design-Build … Traditional, Progressive or Collaborative? Learn How They Are Defined
Feb. 9, Bay Chapter Young Professionals Tour and Mixer
Feb. 15, Sacramento Chapter Luncheon Program, Advancing the UC Davis Mission with Design-Build
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
DBIA Contact: Membership
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