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The DBIA National Board of Directors invites you to nominate DBIA members in good standing to the 2019 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. In filling board vacancies, DBIA strives to represent diverse segments of the industry, diverse geographic regions, as well as to ensure gender and racial diversity. Such broad diversity will help ensure a cross section of unique skills, wide-ranging expertise, and the varied perspectives needed to help DBIA achieve its strategic goals.
DBIA sponsors a mentorship program at each of our conferences which partners young professionals with experienced design-builders. When registering for the Design-Build for Water/Wastewater or Transportation Conferences in Portland, select the Mentorship Program and DBIA will play match-maker to connect new design-builders with experienced professionals. The DBIA Mentorship Program is a win-win for our participants and the growth of design-build nationwide. The registration deadline for the mentorship program is March 12, 2018.
Researchers from Colorado State University’s Department of Construction Management are conducting a study on strategies used by designers and contractors to reduce the impact of skilled worker shortages in the construction industry. The goal of this research is to gain more knowledge on strategies that can be used by project teams to reduce the impact of low-skilled workers at the design stage; the results of the research will be made available to DBIA and stakeholders upon the conclusion of the study. Researchers are asking DBIA members to voluntarily participate in a 15-minute, 29-question online survey by March 5. The link to the survey is here.
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.
SOLD OUT – 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
Apr. 3-5, Certification Workshop, Sandy, Utah
Apr. 4-6, Certification Workshop, Milpitas, Calif.
Apr. 10, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
Apr. 10, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
Apr. 10-12, Certification Workshop, Alpharetta, Ga.
Apr. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Bellevue, Wash.
Apr. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Union City, Calif.
Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
Apr. 23-25, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
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U.S. News & World Report
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that seeks to beef up dam inspections following a near disaster that caused the evacuation of almost 200,000 people living downstream from the tallest U.S. dam.
The measure signed Monday implements several recommendations from experts who reviewed the crisis at Oroville Dam last year. It sets standards for inspections and requires periodic review of dams' original design and construction records. It also requires inspectors to consult periodically with independent experts and makes inspection reports public.
Roads & Bridges
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been part of the State’s Transportation Master Plan for decades. The state will begin the administrative process to request approximately $600 million in bonds, consistent with current state law. When the funding is received, it will allow the state to construct the following.
The Dallas Morning News
The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways. Funds to improve three highway logjams are being used as leverage to persuade the Texas Transportation Commission to build LBJ East, the 10.8 miles of Interstate 635 between Interstate 30 and Central Expressway that has been deemed the region's top transportation project. The three potentially endangered projects — the Interstate 30 bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard. Interstate 35E between LBJ and the Denton County line and U.S. Highway 80 east toward Kaufman County — together represent $2.5 billion in planned projects that may be pulled to get LBJ East completed.
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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Newport Beach Independent
The project, planned and delivered by Burns & McDonnell, won an Honor Award in the Water and Storm Water category from the California chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The chapter presented its 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards earlier this month. … Because this green solution was implemented at a significantly lower cost than other treatment approaches, the city was able to restore six acres of degraded habitat along the creek to natural conditions, which also contributed to improved water quality. Additionally, the project connected the restored area to a larger trail system to enhance recreational opportunities and promote environmental stewardship.
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health will change the way nursing schools operate, with an innovative new education building for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis that begs students to ask questions, solve problems and simply practice what it’s like to care for people. ... San Francisco-based WRNS Studio teamed up with national construction firm McCarthy Building Companies Inc. under a design-build delivery methodology that helped the project stay on schedule and within its $38 million budget. Timothy Albiani, McCarthy’s project director for the project, emphasized that the delivery method was also rewarding in that the design-build team saw the project through from early programming to the final outcome of the top-rate educational building.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Next month, the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees military construction projects in the region (the St. Louis office handles civil construction), will issue a final request for proposals to the three construction joint ventures that it tapped as finalists to build the campus. The finalists, announced in September, will then have until July to submit detailed, technical proposals to the corps for the $700 million construction project.
Construction of the new Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility in Hays began June 1, 2017, and the work is now about 30 days ahead of schedule. Date of final completion for the $28.4 million project is Sept. 15, 2019.
LACCD received funding through taxpayer-approved bonds and the State of California to launch its BuildLACCD sustainable building project. With a goal to expand the capacity and efficiency of the school while targeting zero energy usage, the $6 billion project is modernizing and improving campus facilities to enhance opportunities for students from lower-income communities.
Beginning in the early 2000s, the bond programs called for designing and constructing more than 65 new buildings, as well as remodeling many others. The first two phases were traditional design-build projects, while the final phase of this ambitious campus transformation mandated a building information modeling (BIM) approach, requiring that each building be modeled in 3D and managed using BIM processes.
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In our work with our clients, we’ve observed that construction and engineering firms are way ahead of similarly sized companies in other industries in their use of drones. Some large construction firms already employ dozens of pilots to maximize drone data at every step of the process, from marketing their services to design and project construction to ongoing inspections. Construction firms of all sizes are including drone technology or replacing old process with drone technology entirely.
Nathan Corbin DBIA
Kraemer North America
Castle Rock, Colo.
David Crotty, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
San Francisco, Calif.
Jathan Floren, AIC, DBIA
Joseph Graziosi, CCM, DBIA
Hans Hansen, DBIA
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company
Daniel Hogan, P.E., DBIA
BL Harbert International
Susan Walker, AIA, DBIA
San Francisco, Calif.
John P. Allen, Assoc. DBIA
RA Consultants, LLC
Blue Ash, Ohio
Andrew Karakkal, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
John Brannon Parham, Assoc. DBIA
San Juan Unified School District
Scott Joseph Rodarte, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Palm Desert, Calif.
Robert Roehl, Assoc. DBIA
Bates Technical College
Jarad Short, Assoc. DBIA
Innovative Construction Services Inc.
Mark Stinson, Assoc. DBIA, P.E., PMP
Federal Highway Administration FHWA
Baton Rouge, La.
Cody Stoltenberg, Assoc. DBIA, LEED GA
Turner Construction Company
Kristen A. VonderBrink, Assoc. DBIA, EIT
RA Consultants, LLC
Blue Ash, Ohio
David Eric Walsh, Assoc. DBIA
Sellen Construction Company
DBIA Contact: Certification
Apr. 26, 8th Annual UNF Clay Shoot – Jacksonville
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 5, Alleghenies Chapter Inaugural Evening Event
Mar. 1-2, Kansas Chapter, Kan-Struct: Building Tomorrow’s Kansas Together
Mar. 7, Kansas City Chapter Evening Program, DBIA Standard Forms for RFQ/RFPs
Apr. 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Apr. 11, Missouri Design-Build Delivery Education Session
May 17, Maryland Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
Mar. 14, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, Seattle Construction Market and Design-Build Delivery
May 4, Oregon Chapter 1st Annual Golf Event
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Mar. 20, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 2: Contracting for Design-Build Services
Apr. 10, Design-Build Done Right- Best Practices Series Part 3: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
Apr. 19, Collegiate Awards Bowling Fundraiser
May 24, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
Apr. 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Mar. 21, 10th Annual Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
Apr. 19, Young Professionals Event – WhirlyBall
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Mar. 8, REGION WEBINAR, Owners Council Webinar Series, Developing Performance-Based Requirements (12:00-1:00pm Pacific Time)
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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