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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 and fax numbers, website and email will remain the same. More

2012 Awards competition opens!
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The new requirements, entry form and general information are on the DBIA website. There have been some big changes – we've gone electronic! No more binders! Check the website and see how to enter your outstanding projects. More

Houston loop project moves to next phase
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The Texas Department of Transportation says it's moving forward on the next phase of the Grand Parkway, an ambitious plan to build a 180-mile ring road around the greater Houston area. Once finished, the Grand Parkway is expected to become the longest beltway in the country. It will pass through seven counties and encircle the two existing loops, the 45-mile Interstate-610 loop and the 88-mile State Beltway 8. More

Dallas-Fort Worth officials put their foot down
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After years of enduring one toll project on top of another, North Texans are striking back and insisting that they get some new free lanes, too. This latest twist in the state's effort to keep up with congestion is playing out on Interstate 35E, a 28-mile corridor from Interstate 635 in Dallas to U.S. 380 in Denton. The highway is overdue for a makeover that could cost more than $4 billion and is tentatively scheduled to begin in about a year. More

Transportation Research Board: Competition Requirements of the Design-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Public-Private Partnership Contracts - 7 Case Studies
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest 39: Competition Requirements of the Design/Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Public-Private Partnership Contracts - Seven Case Studies explores the use of various project delivery methods, including design-build, construction management at risk, and a number of options considered public-private partnerships, through the examination of seven separate construction projects in various parts of the United States. More

Baker wins two ACEC/South Carolina 2012 Engineering Honor Awards
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC–SC) recently awarded The LPA Group Incorporated (LPA), a unit of Michael Baker Corporation, with two 2012 Engineering Honor Awards in both the Small Projects and Transportation categories. More

Turner Construction announces plans for CTC
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Huntsville, Ala.-based Turner Construction Company announced plans for the building of the $500 million Carpenter Technology Corporation facility in southern Limestone County. Carpenter Technology Corporation, with headquarters in Wyomissing, Pa., selected Turner and its design-build partner, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon to build the plant. More

Design-build under attack?
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An issue has long been brewing in the New York design-build community; an issue that continues to inhibit the fuller use of this project delivery system. Recent efforts by some members of the design community appear formulated to call into question the legitimacy of design-build in the private sector. More

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Building success through integrity
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Andy Clark, founder and CEO of Clark Builders, a general contracting, design/build and construction management services company that has been named one of the country's 50 Best for three years in a row, was sitting in his office a few months ago, when the phone rang. It was another prospective client. More

Design work underway for new 'multiuse' transfer station in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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The new $5.5 million transfer station to be built in Cape Girardeau, Mo., next year is being designed to combine solid waste and recycling operations, which city officials say will mean expanded services in a centralized location. More

Skanska USA forms unit for Philadelphia projects
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Skanska USA, a Blue Bell-based provider of construction management, preconstruction and design-build services, has formed a new division to focus on general contracting, tenant improvements, corporate and commercial interiors, and renovation projects in the Philadelphia region. More

Thomas McMonagle elected 2012 President of Water Design-Build Council
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The Water Design-Build Council announced that Tom McMonagle, P.E., has been elected as its new President for 2012. McMonagle is a Senior Vice President at AECOM Water, directing its North American design-build practice, with overall responsibility for design-build projects, ranging from new water and wastewater treatment plants to construction of biosolids/municipal waste facilities. McMonagle served as WDBC's 2nd Vice President and Treasurer in 2011 and has been AECOM Water's representative on the Council for several years. More

Richmond Airport Connector Road in Virginia recognized by Mid-Atlantic DBIA
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The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Design-Build Institute of America recently awarded its Design-Build Merit Award for Transportation to the Richmond Airport Connector Road, a turnkey design-build project. Dewberry, as engineer-of-record, teamed with the contractor, American Infrastructure-VA, Inc. on the design of this roadway leading directly into Richmond International Airport and reducing travel time to the airport by about 10 minutes. More

News from B&V
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Holly Shorney-Darby, Ph.D., P.E., senior water process engineering manager with Black & Veatch, managed and edited a new book published by the American Water Works Association. Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects was written to provide utility managers with a thorough understanding of when design-build project delivery is a good choice.

And further afield, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has selected Black & Veatch to provide hydraulic modeling expertise. B&V will provide clean water modeling expertise through a three-year framework extending the company's relationship with one of its major clients.

Design-Build Institute of America's Southwest Region hosting 8th Annual Conference, April 12-13, Santa Fe, NM
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The Design-Build Institute of America's Southwest Region is hosting its 8th Annual Conference on April 12-13, 2012, at The Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M. Appropriately titled, "Design-Build Goes Green in The Land of Enchantment," the conference invites all DBIA-Southwest Region members, affiliated industry professionals, public and private project owners, interested students, and professionals wanting to learn more about Design-Build to join their friends and colleagues for this unique opportunity to network, earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or Learning Units, tour one of the nation's most complex Design-Build projects, and hear the latest news, industry forecasts, best practices and trends from top Design-Build industry experts. More

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Robert Poole to give Keynote address at Transportation Conference
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The Reason Foundation's Director of Transportation Policy, Robert Poole, will give the Keynote address at the DBIA Transportation Conference. Over the past 20 years, Poole has helped introduce a number of policy ideas into U.S. transportation, including long-term toll concessions, HOT lanes, and truck-only toll lanes. Join fellow attendees for his presentation in Phoenix on Thursday, April 26 at 8 a.m. 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.

One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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February 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, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 26-30, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 30, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.
April 5, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Minneapolis
April 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 18, Design Management Fundamentals, Atlanta
April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego

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Region events
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Feb. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
March 2, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, Upstate Chapter, Design-Build Construction Process for Higher Education and Health Care Professionals
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
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

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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