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Haskell awarded $44 million design-build contract for Jupiter Medical Center
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The Haskell Company has been awarded the design-build contract to complete $44.2 million in additions and renovations to Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla. Haskell will design and build the Florence A. De George Pavilion, a three-story, 75,000-square-foot hospital addition to be added to the existing hospital as well as renovate more than 50,000 square feet of the hospital on multiple floors and departments. More

Design-build: The new art of construction
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Design-build is new and admired contracting method provides significant cost and time savings for owners. Earlier conventional designing and building process were used to employ separately, but nowadays design-build provides a single point of responsibility for an entire project. Now owner need not to deal with the architect and contractor separately, but meets the single person called design-build contractor who executes the functioning of both designing and building. More

Officials hope contractors will have money-saving ideas for bridges project
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Dozens of firms angling to design, build, operate and finance the Ohio River Bridges Project will be in Louisville, Ohio, for two days this week for a closer look at the still-evolving plan for two new bridges and a redesigned Spaghetti Junction interchange. "Think of it as speed dating for bridge engineers," said Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the University of Washington, who has attended similar forums but isn't coming to Louisville. "It gives them the opportunity to have discussions and meet their (potential) partners." More

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Design-Build Institute of America expands reach of its credential
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The Design-Build Institute of America has expanded the reach of its certification program. The program is intended to establish an accepted and recognized standard of design-build knowledge and experience. DBIA has certified hands-on professionals since 2002. Through coursework and testing, these individuals demonstrate an understanding of best practices in every phase of design-build project delivery, from proposal preparation to substantial completion. Previously, only practitioners with design or construction degrees and significant design-build experience qualified for permanent designation status. More

Memorial Bridge funds at risk
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A $20 million federal grant for the Memorial Bridge replacement in New Hampshire is in jeopardy, leaving state and congressional officials scrambling to avert what could potentially be a devastating blow for the Seacoast. The most recent federal funding bill that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 19, includes language that would eliminate many Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery II grants - including the one for the bridge. Maine and New Hampshire received a $20 million TIGER II grant last October with the direct approval of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. More

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Administration proposes $556 billion for surface transportation over 6 years
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President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2012 budget request to Congress recently, calling for investing $556 billion in highway, transit, and rail projects over the next six years. The administration's proposal, more than two years after it took office and nearly 17 months since the last surface transportation authorization law known as "SAFETEA-LU" expired, is even larger than a $500 billion package proposed by the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee in July 2009. More

House Committee approves 7-month surface extension; begins field hearings
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation that would extend federal highway and transit programs through Sept. 30, the end of this federal fiscal year. If adopted, the bill would mark the seventh short-term extension of the 2005 transportation authorization law known as "SAFETEA-LU," which originally expired at the end of September 2009. More

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A reminder of a benefit for our Industry Partner members
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In an effort to expand the pool of educated owners, DBIA offers Industry Partner members the opportunity to nominate one public or private owner for individual level membership. See details of the program - and other IP member benefits - here.

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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit!
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Upcoming events
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March 7-11, Certification Workshop, Seattle
March 11, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, St. Louis
March 14-18, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 14-19, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Pat Cardenas at LAUSD to register -
March 21-26, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Pat Cardenas at LAUSD to register -
March 25, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Dallas

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

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Region events
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March 3, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region Hampton Roads Chapter, Southampton County Water Reclamation Facility PPEA
March 4, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 9x9x9 - 9 Campuses 9 Buildings 9 Architects, Los Angeles Community College District
March 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: USACE Baltimore District, VA and GSA
March 15, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint DBIA-NW ACEC Washington Meeting
March 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Owners' and Practitioners' Forum
March 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Awards Ceremony
March 31, DBIA-Northwest Region, Critical Skills Series, "Infant to Adolescent - Stages of Design-Build Awareness" with guest speaker Barbara Jackson

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Project leads
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