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DBIA’s Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards pay tribute to individuals in the transportation industry who have made significant contributions to advance awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method.
Nominations should address leadership in the areas of technical, legislative, organizational, industry-wide or organization-wide actions as well as support for DBIA’s Industry Best Practices. Awards will be presented at DBIA’s 2018 Transportation Conference held March 21-23 in Portland, Oregon. The deadline is January 26, 2018, so don’t delay!
You can see all the details about the Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards and the application form online at dbia.org.
And remember to nominate a Transportation Owner of the Year!
Each year DBIA honors the “best of the best” design-build projects and teams nationwide. The 2018 National Awards Competition is now open and we urge you to enter your design-build project for consideration. Submissions are judged rigorously by a panel of industry experts who examine each project for design-build process, excellence in design and teaming performance. Winning a DBIA National Project Award celebrates your project and team as among the best of design-build in our nation. You can get all the details about the entry process in our Awards FAQ, see a summary of the entry submission questions and then apply online to enter your design-build project for a coveted DBIA national project/team award. The deadline is May 23, 2018.
1993 was the year of beanie babies, Coachella, the first Jurassic Park film and, most importantly to us, the creation of the Design-Build Institute of America. DBIA’s year-long 25th Anniversary Celebration of Collaboration is now underway. Throughout 2018 we will celebrate our industry’s many successes and milestones in a variety of ways. You can see some of our activities on DBIA’s Anniversary web page.
We also hope you'll join us for special anniversary events at DBIA's March Transportation and Water/Wastewater Conference in Portland, Oregon and our November Annual Conference in New Orleans.
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.
Senate and House committees are laying the groundwork for a new water-resources bill this year that would authorize federal funds for new Army Corps of Engineers flood protection and other types of projects and might also include some policy changes. The goal is to keep to a schedule of passing a new Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, every two years. After a long period of missing that goal, Congress did approve new water measures in 2014 and 2016.
WRDAs traditionally have enjoyed bipartisan backing. The 2016 version, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, cleared the House 360-61 and the Senate 78-21.
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The Maryland Transportation Authority has announced that it will be holding an industry forum this spring to provide information and bid requirements to interested design build teams for the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge replacement.
The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness.
Funny, then, that so little has been made of a quiet victory for U.S. infrastructure due later this year. By September 2018, one of the country’s most famous civil-engineering projects will finally complete construction, six decades after work on it began. Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into an unbroken river of concrete more than 1,900 miles long. In so doing, it will also mark a larger milestone, say transportation officials—the completion of the original United States interstate system.
Extreme weather events and natural disasters are the likeliest global risks to occur in 2018, according to experts surveyed by the World Economic Forum. WEF's latest Global Risks Report 2018, published Wednesday, showed that environmental disasters, cybercrime, large-scale involuntary migration and illicit trade were among the most notable risks, in terms of likelihood, facing the world this year. As with previous reports, the top-ranking global risk in terms of impact was the use of weapons of mass destruction. But this was followed in the table of top 10 risks by three environmental risks: Extreme weather events, natural disasters and a failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation.
What appears to be a partial draft of the White House’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan was leaked Monday, and it points to President Donald Trump's initial thoughts about paying for infrastructure with private funds. There is talk that Trump will provide an overview of the infrastructure bill during his State of the Union address next Tuesday — which is a measure of just how vital infrastructure is to the U.S.
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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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Chicago’s longtime fleet maintenance facility — located on prime riverfront land in the North Branch Industrial corridor — will be replaced with three new facilities, under a $41.5 million “design-build” contract advanced Friday. The City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate signed off on the agreement with AECOM, a multi-national engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction and management services to clients around the world.
The demand for venues that can handle indoor sporting events is growing nationally, and Virginia Beach wants a piece of the action. So the city is moving forward with a plan to build an Oceanfront sports center and has selected a team of companies to make it happen.
All those millions are being spent replacing two old 15-million gallon water storage tanks with three new, specially-lined, concrete tanks of the same size. The pump station is also being replaced. “We need to deliver a stable water supply and this is one of the huge projects that will accomplish that,” said Kirk Petrik, the head of engineering for Denver Water.
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Contractors may benefit in making a small equity investment in the projects they construct. The financial benefit can arise from the investment itself and from improved understanding and communication with the owner during construction itself.
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Evolution within architectural concrete could be ushering in a new era of building designs that hark back to the 1960s and 1970s. This is the view of the Commercial Director of a leading construction company, who said that he is seeing increasing demand for both architectural and decorative concrete.
There are a lot of factors that make B2B payments in the construction industry a challenge. One is a culture of delayed payments, and another is the mobile nature of the market, with professionals working on-site and always on the go. But the biggest disruptor to a smooth B2B transaction, says Zlien CEO Scott Wolfe, is fragmentation.
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Jan. 30, Upstate New York Chapter, Design-Build: New NY 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
Feb. 1, Iowa Chapter, Giant Jenga Social Hour at Baker Group
Feb. 9, Ozarks Chapter, What’s New in Public Construction
April 5, 2018 Regional Conference
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Feb. 13, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 1: Procuring Design-Build Services
April 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Jan. 31, Deadline for Regional Awards Entries EXTENDED
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
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