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DBIA announces 2012 leadership
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce that its 2012 Board of Directors. New board members and officers were installed during the DBIA annual membership luncheon held on Oct. 19, 2011, but officially took office on Jan. 1, 2012. More

Fort Irwin, Calif., to build $400 million hospital
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Fort Irwin, Calif., expects to break ground this summer on a new $400 million hospital, which will replace the post's current 40-year-old facility. Construction on the 216,000-square-foot hospital should begin in June and wrap up by summer 2015, according to Col. Michael Kiefer, Fort Irwin's Medical Department Activity commander. More

WPL Publishing to sponsor 'Data, Collaboration and the Cloud - Prepare for Design-Build Practices of Tomorrow' webinar
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WPL Publishing soon will hold a webinar to show construction professionals how the convergence of today's building information modeling tools in a cloud environment can help them manage projects more effectively. The program is based on BIM expert Finith Jernigan's new book, entitled "Makers of the Environment: Building Resilience into Our World One Model at a Time," which each attendee will receive. 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 Zealand government looks to private sector for Christchurch hospitals rebuild
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Doctors are accusing the government of starting the privatization of health services, with a suggestion the private sector could help pay the $600 million cost of rebuilding Christchurch's public hospitals. More

Columbus, Ohio, Crossroads project update
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The design-build team for the I-71/670 Columbus Crossroads Project in Ohio has found a way to reduce the time Long Street is closed to just days compared to six months, which was the original plan. Switch the cap to north side of Long Street, and the closure duration shrinks from months to one week. More

Autodesk and Pitney Bowes software enter strategic alliance agreement
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Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software, and Pitney Bowes Software, Inc., a global leader in customer data, location intelligence, analytics and communication software and services, announced they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement. The new agreement will serve as a framework for both companies to provide resources, services and solutions to help infrastructure owners and architecture, engineering and construction organizations make more informed decisions and drive greater efficiencies across the plan, design, build, manage lifecycle of infrastructure. More


Myth: An article on the Colorado River Union High School District selecting a project delivery method
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"...a design-bid contract might come in at a lower initial estimated cost, but any unforeseen additional costs would fall to the district to pay. Given the competitive bidding involved in design-build contracts, Frei added that the process would be more likely to result in inferior, cheaply-done work over the more efficient work of a CM at-risk contract, since under a design-build job, competing contractors would try to undercut one another in hopes of securing the low bid." More

Reality: From the Noblesville schools facility improvement project in Indiana
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Completed under budget; No Change Orders or additional cost to Noblesville Schools; $2 million under 2008 Plan-Spec proposed budget of Noblesville High School with additional rooms, technology, lighting and HVAC features included in the Design-Build project; 17 percent estimated cost savings as compared with the DLGF and industry pricing norms. More

Member News

Bay Area Boy Scout Council presents Rosendin Electric CEO Tom Sorley with Good Scout Award for 2011
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The San Francisco Bay Area Boy Scout Council has honored Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, as its 2011 "Good Scout" Honoree. More

Skanska selected to provide construction management services for 550,000 SF Cambridge Campus expansion for Novartis
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Skanska USA announced that its building business unit, which is a leading provider of construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services, was selected to provide construction management services for a new 550,000-square-foot expansion of Novartis Cambridge campus in Boston. More

HOK partners with US Green Building Council on design of new orphanage and children's center in Haiti
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HOK is the U.S. Green Building Council's official design partner for Project Haiti, a facility targeting LEED Platinum certification that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and children's center devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti and killed 316,000 people two years ago, on Jan. 12, 2010. More

MWH Constructors receives DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region design-build award for Dannon Wastewater Pretreatment Facility
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MWH Constructors is the winner of the Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region's 2011 Design-Build Award for its work on the wastewater pretreatment facility for The Dannon Company, Inc. in West Jordan, Utah. MWH Constructors was honored in the Industrial/Process/Research Facilities category. More

News from DBIA

'America's Infrastructure Challenge' highlighted in Phoenix this April
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Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens will address water/wastewater and transportation conference attendees on Wednesday, April 25. Mr. Owens is a recognized authority on infrastructure and the challenges facing our country in terms of building and rebuilding the roads, bridges, airports, power and water systems upon which our economy depends. 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 of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, for information on accessing this information.

And 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.

Upcoming events
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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.
March 2, Post Award Design-Build, Honolulu
March 5-9, Certification Workshop, Seattle
March 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver
March 16, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, San Diego

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Region events
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Jan. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Jan. 25, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, "Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Projects: A Discussion with Owners
Jan. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, award entries due
Feb. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Owners Lunch Program
Feb. 7, DBIA-Southwest Region, Baton Rouge Chapter Lunch Meeting
Feb. 8, DBIA-Southwest Region, New Orleans Chapter Lunch Meeting
Feb. 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Feb. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, SAC Lunch Program
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program

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Project leads
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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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