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Progressive Design-Build is the talk of the industry. But what is it really, and how do you know if a progressive approach fits your project? Check out the latest episode of DBIA's new podcast, Design-Build Delivers, where we sit down with Geoff Neumayr (Chief Development Office at San Francisco International Airport) to talk about one of the hottest topics in the industry. The SFO has a long history with design-build – especially their use of progressive design-build – and Geoff provides a fresh take and new insight into why this works so well in aviation infrastructure. This episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
You’re invited to join DBIA’s 25th Anniversary celebration at the Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences in Portland. DBIA’s conference attendees will take over the Punch Bowl Social for a night of games, sports, networking and delicious local brews and food. The Punch Bowl is the place where grown-ups come to play, with more games and activities than you can imagine in one place including: 12 Bowling Lanes, Karaoke, Lounges, Arcade Games, Shuffleboard, Corn-Hole, Ping Pong, Darts, Foosball … and More! Tickets are available when you register for the Design-Build in Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences, March 19-23 in Portland, Oregon.
Five College Consortium
At their recent annual meeting and design-build awards event in Framingham, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), New England Region, presented the Five College Library Annex project team with a bronze award in the building construction category.
Feb. 7-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 21, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: The Power of Communication, the Leadership Matters Series
Feb. 26-28, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, Calif.
Feb. 27-Mar. 1, Certification Workshop, Bellevue, Wash.
Feb. 28, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of Progressive Design-Build, Part 1 – The Procurement
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. 14, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Inspiring Leadership, The Leadership Matters Series
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.
Mar. 28, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
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The Trump administration on Monday will unveil its long-awaited infrastructure proposal, which comes amid speculation over potential revenue sources and multiple delays. A White House official confirmed to The Hill that President Trump will release rebuilding “principles” for a package of “at least $1.5 trillion" on Feb. 12, which is the same day the administration plans to release its spending blueprint for fiscal 2019.
National Defense Magazine
An advisory group empaneled to help streamline the Defense Department’s moribund acquisition system proposed eliminating 165 government-unique contract clauses, 13 acquisition offices, and repealing 20 statutory reporting requirements that act as barriers to the procurement of commercial items for military use.
If there is one thing Americans can agree on these days, it is that our infrastructure is a mess. In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump focused on the issue. He called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to help rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure. To fund the plan, Trump said all federal appropriations should be "leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private-sector investment."
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has released the request for proposals for widening and revamping Interstate 440 in Nashville, with construction scheduled to begin this summer. TDOT says the project will involve replacing deteriorated concrete with asphalt, widening the road in each direction from two lanes to three including the bridges over I-65, and replacing the elevated grassy median with a concrete barrier wall. The designs for the project are scheduled to be completed within five months. TDOT will then award the design-build contract. TDOT estimates the project will be completed within three years.
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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U.S. hiring picked up in January and wages rose at the fastest annual pace since the recession ended, as the economy’s steady move toward full employment extended into 2018.
Nonfarm payrolls rose 200,000 – compared with the median estimate of economists for a 180,000 increase – after an upwardly revised 160,000 advance, Labor Department figures showed Friday. The jobless rate held at 4.1 percent, matching the lowest since 2000, while average hourly earnings rose a more-than-expected 2.9 percent from a year earlier, the most since June 2009.
Las Vegas Sun
The project will utilize a design-build process that shortens the project's construction timeline. Instead of the standard process, the design-build model allows designers and builders to work together to accelerate construction, with only 30 percent of the design needed to be done to start construction.
Massachusetts, once again, is the top state for LEED, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's annual Top 10 States for LEED ranking. In 2017, the state, which also held the title of No. 1 in 2016, saw nearly 4.5 square feet per capita (130 projects; 29 million total square feet) win LEED certification, an increase from the 3.73 square feet per capita that was certified there in 2016.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Black and Veatch, a Kansas City-area engineering company, will lead a study of the feasibility of a futuristic “hyperloop” tube-travel system aimed at moving passengers and cargo across Missouri in less than half an hour.
The study of the St. Louis-to-Kansas City route, which will take six to nine months, was announced Tuesday by the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition. The coalition is a statewide public-private alliance that formed in October. Black and Veatch is donating staff time and services valued at $400,000. It will work with Virgin Hyperloop One, which will contribute an unspecified amount of time and services to the study. That company, based in California, last fall added Missouri to its list of top candidates for its initial projects.
Falls Church News-Press
As promised in the interests of maximum public transparency, only somewhat redacted versions of responses to the Falls Church City Schools’ initial request for conceptual proposals for the construction of a new George Mason High School were unveiled on the City of Falls Church website Wednesday, and the display of skills, accomplishments and professionalism of the five respondents are breaktaking. ...The five design and construction team respondents are Clark Construction with Moseley Architects; David Smoot with Perkins Eastman; Gilbane, Stanec, Quinn Evans Architects; Grunley Construction with Samaha Associates; and Turner Construction with Architecture Inc and Fanning Howey.
A joint venture called 6/10 Constructors won the contract for the design-build project. According to RIDOT, the joint venture consists of Barletta Heavy Division, O&G Industries Inc., D.W. White Construction Inc., Aetna Bridge Company, AECOM, VHB, Commonwealth Engineers & Consultants Inc., Crossman Engineering and McMahon Associates. RIDOT says the design-build contract will save time because construction and design work will proceed simultaneously. It will include accelerated bridge construction and other methods designed to speed up the project’s completion and minimize traffic disruption. “Because the designer and the contractor are part of one team, the risk of cost overruns is reduced,” RIDOT says. “In addition, this approach historically leads to fewer change orders and design errors that would affect the cost of the job.”
A contractor shouldn’t be surprised, however, if the owner wants to look at more than just invoices and receipts. “Defining the word audit is tough,” Atlas said. Owners, particularly public agencies, want to make sure the contractor is in compliance with a number of contract provisions including safety procedures, immigration requirements, small business and minority set-aside requirements, and prevailing wage laws as evidenced by certified payroll forms. “If it’s a public project, Schaap said, “[an audit] could be to make sure you’re not taking bribes.” For example, there could be questions around bringing in crews from outside the state instead of employing locals, she said, in an attempt to find out if there was a cash payoff to the hiring contractor or some other quid pro quo.
Grant PUD News
Pushed by a decade of extraordinary industrial load growth, Grant County Public Utility District was facing a 5-year backlog of needed substation upgrades, including two brand new substations, expansion of two existing substations and ground-up rebuilds of three more — all within a very tight 24-month time frame. The traditional “design-bid-build” procurement process for public utilities would have added at least two years to that ambitious schedule. Big customers were impatiently awaiting more capacity. System upgrades were critical to handle anticipated growth and ensure reliability of service. ... The utility found its solution when it became the first public utility district in Washington to take advantage of a 2013 state law that gave public entities a “Progressive Design-Build” procurement option – one that has proven both flexible and efficient, producing work that is virtually on time with outstanding quality and an excellent record of safety.
| DESIGN-BUILD INSIGHT DIRECTORY|
More than one out of five fatalities in private industry--991 of 4,696 total deaths--is on a construction site, according to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor. That's 20 fatal construction site incidents a week, in this day and age. What's more, non-fatal accidents and injuries in construction occur at a rate of 3 per 100 workers annually, many of them resulting in days away from work. ... The good news is that these rates – fatalities and non-fatal injuries and accidents at jobsites – are down quite dramatically from where they were a decade ago.
RFP for PDB; Gladstone, Ore.
City of Gladstone, Ore., RFP for Progressive Design-Build services for a new Civic Center/Police Building. Proposals due March 5 at 2 p.m.; mandatory pre-proposal meeting on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.
Sealed paper copies labelled “Statements of Qualifications, Gladstone Civic Center” are to be delivered no later than 2:00pm on March 5, 2018 to:
Shiels Obletz Johnsen
1140 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Pablo Bielecki, P.E., DBIA
Pevida Highway Designers
Joe Eberhardt, P.E., DBIA
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Michael Fay, P.E., DBIA
Kraemer North America
Castle Rock, Colo.
Andrea Gossard, DBIA
Oklahoma City, Okla.
James Hankinson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Energy Systems Group
James Salerno, DBIA
Max Anderson, Assoc. DBIA
Cornerstone General Contracting
Kendra Leigh Barnhart, Assoc. DBIA
Core & Main
Kristopher Carey, Assoc. DBIA
Samuel Comer, Assoc. DBIA
Cornerstone General Contractors
Matt Everett, Assoc. DBIA
Cornerstone General Contracting
Bryan James Gormley, Assoc. DBIA
Cornerstone General Contracting
Reginald Hampton, Assoc. DBIA
University of Washington
Robert Ironmonger, Assoc. DBIA
Scott Korab, Assoc. DBIA
Ballard Marine Construction
Christa Elizabeth Lee, Assoc. DBIA, P.E.
City of Tacoma Public Works Department
Daniel Leeper, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Ronald R. Lockwood, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
David Mulvey, Assoc. DBIA
Michael Nunley, Assoc. DBIA, P.E.
Michael K. Nunley and Associates, Inc.
Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Adeeba Abdul Raheem, Assoc. DBIA, Env, SP
University of Texas El Paso
El Paso, Texas
Matthew Sproles, Assoc. DBIA
DBIA Contact: Certification
New member listing as of February 2, 2018
DBIA Contact: Membership
Feb. 9, Ozarks Chapter, What’s New in Public Construction
Feb. 14, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program, Johnson County’s Journey to Selecting a Courthouse Team
April 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Feb. 13, Portland Chapter Breakfast Program, Annual Owners’ Roundtable Discussion
Feb. 14, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, Approved Design-Build Guidelines for Washington State
Feb. 22, Young Professionals Spring Social
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Feb. 13, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 1: Procuring Design-Build Services
Feb. 22, Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Mar. 20, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 2: Contracting for Design-Build Services
April 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Mar. 21, 10th Annual Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Feb. 9, Bay Chapter Young Professionals Tour and Mixer
Feb. 15, Sacramento Chapter Luncheon Program, Advancing the UC Davis Mission with Design-Build
Feb. 22, LA/OC Chapter Young Professionals Evening Event, Clark Construction – Long Beach Civic Center Project Tour
Mar. 13, Bay Chapter Luncheon Program, Design-Build in Higher Education and the Comparisons between the Different Agencies
Apr. 5, Deadline for submitting applications for 2018 DBIA-Western Pacific Region Design-Build College Scholarship Program
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
DBIA Contact: Membership
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