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Two decades of DBIA...Rik Kunnath remembers
Richard M. "Rik" Kunnath was a civil engineer who upon graduation from the University of Detroit went to work for Mobile Oil and then later in the petrochemical division of BASF. As Kunnath explains it, he left that industry because he realized that, as a civil engineer, his role would never be central to the mission of any company involved in industrial or chemical processing. In 1979, he accepted a job in Hawaii working for Charles Pankow Builders. This well-known firm was the quality construction company he sensed he needed to advance. Kunnath's career with CPB was a steady upward trajectory that placed him in the CEO office in a little over a decade. By 1993, he was a major up-and-comer at Pankow and was quickly tapped to oversee his firm's contribution to what would become the Design-Build Institute of America.
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D.C. to rescind, then delay St. Elizabeths East developer search
Washington Business Journal
District officials will slow their search for a developer of the town center portion of the St. Elizabeths east campus while they try to nail down a university and commercial technology anchor.
Purdue researchers create stronger, longer-lasting concrete
Lafayette Courier & Journal
When is the last time you thought about concrete? If you're Jason Weiss, the answer is every day. Weiss, a Purdue University professor of civil engineering, has spent nine years working with researchers and students to make Indiana's concrete stronger and longer-lasting. This year, the Indiana Department of Transportation will implement Weiss' research to build four bridges with high-performance concrete that can stay strong, resist cracks and save money.
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Ingersoll Rand sponsors US Solar Decathlon 2013
Ingersoll Rand, an industrial business committed to sustainable business practices, has become a sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2013, an international competition for solar and sustainable housing. As part of the competition, 20 university teams from around the world will design, build and operate solar-powered houses which are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The competition will take place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., from Oct. 3-13.
Hochtief has won $92 million of new construction contracts in Canada and California through its US subsidiary Flatiron
The Construction Index
The company will expand the Interstate 5 in California and upgrade an industrial facility for oil sands in Alberta, Canada. In California, Flatiron has been contracted by the state's Department of Transportation - to upgrade a two-mile section of the I-5 close to the city of Norwalk, and also to build five bridges and a pedestrian overpass. The contract has a total value of approximately $74.5 million and the work will take about four years.
Milk plant selects design-build contractor in Auburn, NY
Cayuga Milk Ingredients has selected EMCOR Group Inc. subsidiary Shambaugh & Son as the design-build contractor for its new manufacturing facility in Aurelius. Shambaugh & Son, based in Indiana, will oversee design and construction of the 110,000-square-foot evaporator and dryer vertically integrated manufacturing facility. It will also direct the installation of its process equipment and utilities. The work will include construction management, as well as management and performance of architectural, civil, structural, process, mechanical, electrical and plumbing disciplines.
Opus Design Build to build addition to Omaha, Neb., university's college of business
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. has been awarded a contract from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., to renovate and build an addition to the Harper Center, creating a new home for the school's College of Business. As part of this project, portions of four additional campus buildings will be renovated to accommodate a variety of other academic departments and student services. The results of these multiple projects will be a more efficient use of the buildings on campus.
Rosendin Electric names Brian Brobst Director of Eastern Region Business Development/Pre-Construction
Rosendin Electric, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, announced the appointment of Brian Brobst to the newly created position of Director of Eastern Region Business Development/Pre-Construction. In this role, Brobst will focus on expanding East Coast operations, leveraging his network and identifying new general contractor partners who will benefit from Rosendin Electric’s construction experience and industry expertise. He will also lead the oversight of conceptual cost modeling, schematic budgeting, cost control, bidding, value engineering, and building and maintaining customer relationships.
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Two decades of DBIA...Rik Kunnath remembers
Richard M. "Rik" Kunnath was a civil engineer who upon graduation from the University of Detroit went to work for Mobile Oil and then later in the petrochemical division of BASF. As Kunnath explains it, he left that industry because he realized that, as a civil engineer, his role would never be central to the mission of any company involved in industrial or chemical processing.
Design-build bill discussed in North Dakota Senate
A bill which would allow North Dakota to utilize a design-build process for design and construction of state highway projects was heard in the Senate Transportation Committee on Jan. 31. The theoretical advantage to design-build is that reduces the time frame to complete the project, while reducing costs as well. Rather than having a separate company to design, contract and construct a project, the middle-man contractor is cut out. In this method, the owner has a single contract with a single entity to provide the design and construction.
Two top candidates decline interest in succeeding LaHood
Transportation Issues Daily
Two top candidates to succeed U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood apparently are taking themselves out of the running. Los Angeles Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa, a candidate favored by many, issued a statement recently that ruled out serving at USDOT. Villaraigosa committed to serving out the remaining handful of months of his term as Mayor.
Southland Industries awarded University of California-San Francisco Helen Diller Building renovation project
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently awarded the University of California-San Francisco Helen Diller Building Renovation project in San Francisco. Procured through a best value method, the project team consists of Level 10 Construction, SmithGroup, Rosendin Electric, and Southland Industries.
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Ohio Department of Transportation pursues first public-private partnership
The Journal of Commerce
The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced the final three teams that will compete for an estimated $330 million contract to design, construct and finance the second eastbound I-90 Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland and demolish the existing one.
Futurist Garry Golden confirmed for Transportation Conference Keynote March 18
Garry Golden is an academically trained Futurist who speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century. Mr. Golden will address the 2013 Transportation Conference attendees on Monday, March 18, during the event's Opening Keynote at 2:45 p.m. Some of Garry's clients include the American Association for State Highway Transportation Officials, Oregon Department of Transportation, Texas DOT, Wharton School Transportation Executive Program, ACEC and ASME.
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For example, 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.
Feb. 15, Conceptual Estimating, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 22, Conceptual Estimating, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Feb. 25-March 1, Certification Workshop, Blue Ash, Ohio
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
March 4-8, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop , NYC/Rockland, N.Y.
March 18-20, Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Orlando, Fla.
March 20-22, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Orlando, Fla.
April 1-5, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 15, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Dallas, Texas
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
New! April 29-May 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
May 8-10, Transportation Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
May 20, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 24, Conceptual Estimating, Seattle, Wash.
May 31, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Irvine, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo.
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Trenton, N.J.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30 - October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
Feb. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Regional Economic Forecast
Feb. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
Feb. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
March 4, DBIA-Southwest Region, Fort Worth Chapter, in conjunction with SAME, presentation by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA
March 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Baltimore Chapter Kickoff and Monthly Program, Design-Build in Cleared Facilities
March 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program – Awards Ceremony
March 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Luncheon
March 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
April tbd, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
April 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional award entries due
April 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Assist Subcontractors and Data Centers
April 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
April 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Fundraiser
April 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Owner's Event
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference
May 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 10, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Spring Fundraiser, Sporting Clays
May 14, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
May 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
Sept. 10, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards 2014 Elections
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RFQ - Washington, D.C.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development seeks Statements of Qualifications from qualified real estate development teams to respond to their RFQ to for the disposition and development of 66.57 acres located on the property formerly known as the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. General information is on this site (PDF). There will be a pre-response conference and site visit held at the site on Feb. 19; time, place and preregistration instructions will be posted at http://www.walterreedlra.com on Feb. 7. Attendees will be requested to preregister for the conference no later than Feb. 14.
Invitation to prequalify design-build contractors: wastewater treatment plant (Jordan)
Sources sought: Design-build of maintenance facility (Connecticut)
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