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DBIA Seeking Input on Transportation Best Practices
Last year DBIA was proud to roll out our universally applicable Design-Build Done Right Best Practices. These Best Practices apply to any market sector of any size and the document was carefully vetted through the industry for more than a year. That document is the only one of its kind and it has been well received throughout the industry by owners and practitioners alike.

This year, recognizing the real-world differences between design-build market sectors, DBIA’s market sector committees are developing a second tier of best practices related specifically to those sectors. The first committee to complete its initial draft is the Transportation Markets Committee.

The Committee identified several key elements, common to most transportation projects that have a unique influence in the use of DBIA’s Best Practices. These project elements are considered unique in the way that they impact the pre-award project development process, the design-build procurement process and the post-award process. They include:
  • Environmental permitting
  • Right-of-way (ROW) acquisition
  • Utility relocations
  • Maintenance of traffic/construction staging
  • Use of Alternative Technical Concepts (ATCs)
DBIA will be taking feedback on its draft until March 2, 2015. Read the draft document here. Those wishing to provide input relative to additional best practices and techniques specific to transportation may submit them to In your response please indicate you are commenting on the Transportation Best Practices.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering Wins DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition
DBIA Integration Quarterly Magazine
On the last day of the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo, DBIA’s Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington, CAE, took the stage to announce the winner of DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition. Flanked by the three finalist student teams – from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Washington and the Milwaukee School of Engineering – she read aloud, “And the 2014 winner is… Milwaukee School of Engineering!”
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Reps. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Janice Hahn (D-CA) Present Bill to Fund Local Transportation Projects
The Ripon Advance
Reps. Richard Hanna, R-New York and Janice Hahn, D-California, both members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill to re-establish a system of state-managed infrastructure banks to help fund local transportation projects. “Robust infrastructure keeps the travelling public safe, facilitates trade and commerce, and creates jobs and investment in our economy,” Hanna said. “We’ve seen state infrastructure banks work in red and blue states alike.”
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DOT Chief: 30-Year Transport Analysis a "Wake-Up Call"
The Hill
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said a recent analysis of the nation’s infrastructure needs for the next 30 years that was conducted by the Department of Transportation should serve as a "wake up call" for lawmakers about the need to boost federal road and transit funding. The long-range analysis, which has been dubbed "Beyond Traffic," predicted that the U.S. population would increase by 70 million and by 2045, traffic in Omaha, Nebraska, would be as bad as the current gridlock in Los Angeles.
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Transportation Department Report Gives the Outlook for the Next 30 Years
The Washington Post
Before diving into a thicket of transportation data and questions, a hefty new federal study makes a traffic projection that could get a chuckle, even from folks in Nebraska: Omaha, the new Los Angeles. That’s by 2045, the study says, when traffic congestion in Omaha (current population of 435,353) could be just as bad as it is in L.A. (current population of 10 million).
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An innovative idea for ground control near water
Mabey Inc.
Mabey Inc. worked with a contractor in Altoona, PA to find a solution to prevent water from an adjacent stream touching the wet concrete from construction on new bridge footers — but still maintain water flow around the structure. The proximity of the neighboring homes also made excavation a concern. Even moderate vibrations from an excavator-mounted hammer used to drive sheet pile inside the trench could potentially damage any nearby foundations. So what was the solution? Click here to find out.
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Missouri DOT to Hire Private Contractor to Replace Three I-70 Bridges
The Missouri Department of Transportation will pursue an $18 million project to replace three Interstate 70 bridges in Columbia later this year. MoDOT will hire a private contractor to rebuild the bridges over Business Loop 70 and West Boulevard, Garth Avenue and Range Line Street. It expects construction to begin in fall 2015 and to be completed by Oct. 1, 2016.
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Florida DOT Receives $9.9 Billion for Transportation Projects
Roads & Bridges
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would receive $9.9 billion in the “Keep Florida Working” budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide. The governor’s proposed budget follows this year's record funding of $10.1 billion to improve Florida’s infrastructure, including the largest FDOT work program in state history.
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600 Workers Will Build $2 Billion Megaproject in Sacramento, California
It may be the biggest construction project you have never heard of. A massive project to upgrade the Sacramento region's sewage treatment plant is about to begin – and it will employ up to 600 construction workers at its peak, officials said. An official groundbreaking ceremony for what has been dubbed the Echo project is scheduled for May, but some preliminary work has already begun.
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My View: Private-Public Solutions Could Fill Miami's Infrastructure Gap
The Miami Herald
Once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, Miami has today emerged as one of the strongest growth markets in the country — and one of the best representations of urban renewal and sustainable vertical development globally. Yet as Miami’s international appeal rises and its residential and tourism populations grow, so too does the need for enhanced transportation solutions and widespread infrastructure improvements.
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Seven Thoughts with Robins & Morton COO Robin Savage
Birmingham Business Journal
The Alabama chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors of America has been a strong voice for contractors in the state for years. The organization is looking at 2015 as another pivotal year in the growth of Alabama's construction sector, as industry leaders face new challenges in the post-recession world.
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MWH Global Welcomes New Global Director of Engineering and Quality
Water Technology
MWH Global has named Todd Larson as its global project delivery director of engineering and quality, to boost the team of professionals in the design, construction and delivery of infrastructure projects, according to a press release. Larson, rejoining MWH Global after eight years with Black & Veatch, will provide leadership to the global delivery group, focusing on "design excellence within the construction design-build operations" in his new position as director of engineering and quality, stated the release.
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Sundt-Layton Begin Housing Project at RJ Donovan Complex
Correctional News
A new 317,000-square-foot housing facility is being constructed at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Complex, located in the San Diego community of Otay Mesa. Construction broke ground in April 2014, and the project is slated for completion in 2016.
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Clayco Announces Completion of Reinsurance Group of America's $150 Million Headquarters
Clayco – a full-service real estate development, architecture, engineering and design-build construction firm – announces the completion of the Reinsurance Group of America's (RGA) $150 million global headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri. Clayco served as the project’s design builder and Gensler was the project architect. Jay Longo, President of Forum Studio (Clayco’s full-service architecture practice), was the lead project designer and Fox Architects was the building design consultant and interior architect.
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Senior Level Position Opening – DBIA National Headquarters (Washington, D.C.)
With the continued growth of design-build and DBIA’s commitment to being the industry’s resource for “Design-Build Done Right,” DBIA is seeking a knowledgeable industry professional committed to effective design-build project delivery to serve as the Deputy Executive Director.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (ED), the Deputy Executive Director will be a thought partner and second in command to the ED, responsible for enhancing the relationship and infrastructure necessary for a strong national/region partnership leading to DBIA’s continued organizational success and growth.

Click here for a full job description.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining how they feel they can contribute to DBIA’s growth and success no later than 2/28/15 to

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Project Tour Offered at Transportation Conference
Please join DBIA and the City of San Antonio for a walking tour of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion. The tour will take place on Monday, March 9, from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and attendees will earn 2 CEU credits. This tour will guide the audience through lessons learned as the City executes one of its first and the largest-ever design-build projects, the $325 million expansion of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. In addition to lessons learned, the tour will discuss its successful methods in working around the convention center’s operations as well as other municipal operations through strategic and tactical stakeholder management methods. Additional Fee Required.
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New Members of the Class of 2015 DBIA Credential Holders

Conrad Benitez, DBIA
Sundt Construction
San Diego, Calif.

Richard Bowen, DBIA
Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas Druhot, P.E., CCM, DBIA
Quinn Consulting Services, Incorporated
Virginia Beach, Va.

Andrew Gluck, P.E., PMP, DBIA
Michael Baker International
Cleveland, Ohio

Edward Gomez, DBIA
Hensel Phelps
Greeley, Colo.

Sharp HealthCare
San Diego, Calif.

Jason McLauchlin, DBIA
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Concrete, Wash.

Marco Merchiori, PA, NCARB, DBIA
The Korte Company
Highland, Ill.

Edmund Newman, AIA, DBIA
General Services Administration | Design and Construction Division
Washington, D.C.

Kevin Ohl, P.E., DBIA
Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

Grant Ramsey, DBIA
The Korte Company
Highland, Ill.

Mark Robbins, P.E., DBIA
STV Incorporated
Charlotte, N.C.

Albert Roberts, AIA, CDT, DBIA
Fentress Architects
Denver, Colo.

Gregory Rolando, DBIA
The Korte Company
St. Louis, Mo.

Tanya Sanchez-Trejo, AIA, DBIA
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Phoenix, Ariz.

Todd Sawin, P.E., DBIA
AHBL, Inc.
Tacoma, Wash.

Amy Schmidt, DBIA
The Korte Company
Highland, Ill.

Brian Skipper, EIT, LEED BD+C, DBIA
Hensel Phelps
Chantilly, Va.

Kevin Smith, CMAA, DBIA
Simplus Management
Los Alamitos, Calif.

Assoc. DBIAs

Randall Church, Assoc. DBIA
Rhode Island Army National Guard
Cranston, R.I.

Jess Donnerberg, Assoc. DBIA
GLY Construction
Bellevue, Wash.

John Eddy, Assoc. DBIA
Sun Construction & Facility Services, Inc.
Longmont, Colo.

Hollis Gentry, IV, Assoc. DBIA
Pacific Building Group
San Diego, Calif.

Habiba Manjurr, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
Del Amo Construction, Inc.
Claremont, Calif.

Patrick Martino, Assoc. DBIA
Baltimore, Md.

Sean McKiernan, Assoc. DBIA
Rhode Island Army National Guard
Cranston, R.I.

Matthew McKinney, LEED GA, Assoc. DBIA
Lydig Construction Inc.
Bellevue, Wash.

Dhanunjaya Mudragada, PMP, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
E2 Consulting Engineers
Denver, Colo.

Jeannie Natta, Assoc. DBIA
Seattle, Wash.

Mark Osenbaugh, Assoc. DBIA
E. V. Williams Inc.
Virginia Beach, Va.

Roger Parsons, Assoc. DBIA
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Mo.

Lori Porath, Assoc. DBIA
Lydig Construction Inc.
Spokane, Wash.

Stewart Potter, LEED GA, Assoc. DBIA
Lydig Construction Inc.
Bellevue, Wash.

David Remos, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
El Segundo, Calif.

Brian Singer, Assoc. DBIA
Lydig Construction Inc.
Spokane, Wash.

Steve Thoreson, Assoc. DBIA
Lydig Construction Inc.
Bellevue, Wash.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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We would like to welcome our newest members
Industry Partner member
  • Crowder Construction Company
    Apex, N.C.
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
  • Lori Brogden
    Schnabel Engineering, Inc.
    Greensboro, N.C.
  • Martin Meier
    Signet Testing Labs, Inc.
    Hayward, Calif.
  • Drew Olsen, P.E.
    Autodesk Inc.
    Plano, Texas
  • Glenn Terrell, PMP, LEED AP
    Birmingham Water Works Board
    Birmingham, Ala.
  • Charlie Williamson, AIA
    Perkins and Williamson Architecture, PLLC
    Hattiesburg, Miss.
New member listing as of Feb. 9, 2015.

DBIA Contact: Membership

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Upcoming Events
Feb. 27, Design Management Fundamentals, Cypress, Calif.
Mar. 2-5, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
Mar. 9-11, 2015 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 11-13, 2015 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 23, BIM Execution Planning, Dallas, Texas
Mar. 25-27, Owner Boot Camp, Oakland, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 2, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
Mar. 30-April 3, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
Apr. 6-9, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 8-10, Owner Boot Camp, Cypress, Calif.
Apr. 20, Design Management Fundamentals, St. Paul, Minn.
Apr. 20-23, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Apr. 22, Conceptual Estimating, San Antonio, Texas
Apr. 27-30, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
May 5, Conceptual Estimating, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 8, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 15, Design Management Fundamentals, Portland, Ore.
June 8-11, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 22-25, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 29-July 2, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
July 6-9, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 17, BIM Execution Planning, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 7, BIM Execution Planning, Orlando, Fla.
Aug. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Cypress, Calif.
Aug. 17, High-Performance Incentive Contracting, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 17-19, 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 4, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 4, BIM Execution Planning, Cypress, Calif.
Sept. 18, BIM Execution Planning, Denver, Colo.
Sept. 21-24, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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Region Events Calendar
DBIA-Florida Region
Apr. 9, UNF Clay Shoot Fundraiser

DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 22, Blue Scope Steel Factory Tour; Evening Networking Event (with Pennsylvania AWWA)

DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Apr. 22, Collegiate Bowling Fundraiser
May 15, Regional Conference
June 26, Golf Tournament
Aug. 14, Clay Tournament
Sep. 23, Owners' Forum
Dec. 10, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

DBIA-Southwest Region
Apr. 23-24, Annual Conference, The Magic of Design-Build

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Mar. 2, Panel discussion, The Benefits and Uniqueness of Design-Build
Mar. 18, Region Awards Presentation

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Feb. 17, Bay Area Luncheon, Community College Districts Doing Design-Build Right!
Feb. 19, OC/LA Luncheon Presentation, Lean and Design-Build, A Recent Healthcare Case Study
Feb. 24, Presentation at ASU, Lean Project Delivery Through Design-Build
Feb. 26, Sacramento Luncheon Presentation (with SMPS), Overcoming Challenges in the Design and Construction of Justice and Correctional Facilities
Mar. 12, Nevada Chapter Evening Mixer
Apr. 3, Arizona Golf Tournament
Apr. 7, Hawaii Lunch Program, Lean Project Delivery Through Design-Build

DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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Project Leads
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access. Also – DBIA members – remember that your membership includes a subscription to epipeline lite!

The Port of Seattle is seeking proposals from consultants interested in providing executive-level leadership and overall program management of the International Arrival Facility (IAF) at Seattle Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport.

DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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