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We're moving!
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Beginning March 1, DBIA will operate out of an office on Pennsylvania Avenue. The interior build-out is a design-build project led by DPR Construction; other team members are M.C. Dean, Shapiro and Duncan and Envision architects. Please note the new headquarters address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004. Our phone numbers, website and email will remain the same. More

New York Gov. Cuomo aims to speed Tappan Zee construction with 'design-build'
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A New York law approved last month may speed infrastructure projects such as a new $5.2 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, a priority of Governor Andrew Cuomo, by giving control of design and construction to one consortium. More

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Jacqueline Hlavenka writes, "During my days as a beat reporter, I remember writing about a mixed-use, transit-village project that was being developed by two adjacent towns in central New Jersey. Both municipalities had their own developer, their own design concept and their own separate visions for the station. One town wanted some 500 units of workforce housing, office and retail, while the other pictured a significantly scaled-down version of that. Ultimately, the differences led to litigation and ultimately, no shovel in the ground." More

Vienna, Va., considers public-private partnerships
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Vienna, Va., could soon look to public-private partnerships to design, fund and build public facilities in town. At its work session recently, the Vienna Town Council was supportive of developing Public Private Education Act guidelines, which would allow the town both to solicit private organizations or individuals as partners in one of its building plans, or, accept new project plans for facilities and infrastructure developed by private sector entities. 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, recently 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

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

Kentucky seeking contractors to design, build new bridge
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Kentucky is seeking contractors to design and build a new downtown bridge in Louisville as part of its half of a massive project with Indiana to improve traffic flow across the Ohio River. The notice of intent is the first step toward selecting contractors to build the new Interstate 65 bridge, modernize the Kennedy Interchange and expand the I-65 approach to Indiana. That's Kentucky half of the estimated $2.6 billion project. More

Alberici buys water-treatment facility builder
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Alberici Corp. said it has bought a Topeka, Kan.-based company that specializes in building water treatment facilities using the design-build method. Terms of Alberici's deal to buy CAS Construction LLC were not released. Mike Burke, executive vice president of Alberici, said in a statement the acquisition provides Alberici with additional design-build capabilities and the ability to reach new customers and markets. More


Senate moves toward agreement on transportation bill
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As House Republicans prepared to release a spending proposal intended to overhaul the federal transportation system, Senate Democrats rushed to complete a bipartisan effort to end a stalemate that has undermined transportation programs for almost three years. More

Member News

William Sorrentino joins STV and will head up the firm's new location in Norfolk, Va.
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William A. Sorrentino Jr., P.E., PMP, DBIA, has joined STV as a vice president in the Building & Facilities Division and will head the firm's new, full-service office in Norfolk, Va. Sorrentino will be responsible for leading the division's operations in that region, and further expanding STV's presence in the federal, municipal, and private sectors. More

Skanska USA promotes Russ Alcorn to SVP and National Director for its Federal Center of Excellence
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Skanska USA, a leading provider of construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services, announced that its building unit's Federal Center of Excellence, whose nationwide team of experts lead the industry in construction services for government facilities, has promoted Russ Alcorn PE, DBIA to senior vice president and national director. More

PCL, ZMG Construction land Lymmo design-build contracts
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Two Central Florida firms won design-build contracts from Lynx totaling nearly $4.5 million on two Lymmo bus-rapid transit system expansion projects in downtown Orlando. Orlando-based PCL Construction Services Inc. was the top selection for a nearly $2 million contract for the 3.7-mile east-west extension of the existing Lymmo system from Summerlin Avenue in Thornton Park in the east to Westmoreland Drive in the Parramore district in the west. Meanwhile, Longwood-based ZMG Construction Inc. landed the top spot for the $2.5 million contract on the 2.1-mile extension of the existing Lymmo route through the Parramore and Callahan neighborhoods and the proposed Creative Village redevelopment site. More

AECOM wins $38.8 million contract to design airport guideway segment of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project in Hawaii
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private sector clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced that it has been awarded a $38.8 million contract to design the airport segment of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project in Hawaii. More

PCL works on Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto
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Exterior work is progressing on the Bridgepoint Health Campus of Care at the Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto. PCL Constructors Canada Inc. have completion of the 10-story, design-build project with over 500 beds scheduled for March 2013. The project also includes restoration and some demolition at the historic Don Jail site. More

Angus Steinson LEED AP BD+C, DBIA gets reelected to the USGBC Central Pennsylvania Chapter Board of Directors for 2 more years
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Angus Steinson, Therrien Waddell's Preconstruction Manager, has served on the Board of Directors with the USGBC Central Pennsylvania Chapter since 2009. He served as the founding chair of the USGBC Central PA Chapter, South Central Branch Management Committee, and continues in that role today. More

B&V launches Smart Analytics
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Recently, Black & Veatch announced the launch of Smart Analytics, a set of information technology solutions that improve utility performance, reliability and service.

Promotions and new hires
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Black & Veatch has appointed John Chevrette to lead the company's Management Consulting Division, in which position he will lead B&V's efforts to address key issues affecting today's water, electric and gas utilities.

Gannett Fleming, Inc., has named Sheldon S. Kauffman, DBIA, a senior associate in the firm's Harrisburg, Pa., headquarters.

News from DBIA

Debra Coy to give Keynote Address at Water/Wastewater Conference
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Don't miss Debra Coy give the Opening Keynote Address at the 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference. Coy will present on Monday, April 23 beginning at 1 p.m. Coy has worked in investment research since 1989, creating a unique franchise and expertise in covering the global water sector for investors. Coy was named a Financial Times/Starmine "Best Brokerage Analyst" in 2008 and 2009 and a Forbes "Best Brokerage Analyst" in 2010 for water utilities coverage. 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.

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.

Upcoming events
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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
March 23, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Columbus, Ohio
March 26-30, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 26-30, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.

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Region events
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Feb. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Owners Lunch Program
Feb. 7, DBIA-Southwest Region, Baton Rouge Chapter Lunch Meeting 
Feb. 8, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series: Water/Wastewater 
Feb. 8, DBIA-Southwest Region, New Orleans Chapter Lunch Meeting
Feb. 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program: Design-Build Lessons Learned from the Owner's Perspective
Feb. 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Subcontractors
Feb. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, SAC Lunch Program
March 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Ft. Myer Historical Renovation
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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Downeaster rail extension project (Maine)

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, Mo. 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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