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General Counsel, Tom Porter, JD, DBIA released a new book on the business of construction and design-build.
Granite is one of the largest heavy-civil contractors/
construction materials producer in the nation.
2013 Awards Competition is open!
We've updated and improved our award submission requirements and process. Get the full information and the entry package from the DBIA website.
Two decades of DBIA...The Design-Build Manual of Practice
In October 1996, just three years after its founding, DBIA released the initial chapters of what it envisioned would become a comprehensive Design-Build Manual of Practice (MOP).
DBIA Owner Hotline
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
Reed Construction Data: Expansion Index (construction outlook for 2013)
Reed Construction Data
The Expansion Index from Reed Construction Data is a 12 to 18 month "look ahead" at the construction marketplace. It indicates whether a location's construction volume is expected to expand or shrink in the upcoming 12 months. The Expansion Index is updated monthly, with the chart below representing data from February 2013 by MSA. The next update is scheduled for March 2013.
A self-healing protective coating for concrete
Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete, the world's most widely used building material. Their study on the material - which is inexpensive and environmentally friendly - appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Experience has proven that a carefully managed combination of people, technology and collaborative ideology yields the greatest returns on today's projects.
Lane has successfully partnered in more than 50 Design-Build projects worth more than $2.8 billion. Learn More
Rockefeller, Lautenberg re-introduce infrastructure bank bill in Senate
Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., - both titans of the Commerce Committee, both retiring in 2015 - recently re-introduced legislation to create such a bank. Their previous bill died at the end of the last Congressional session.
DBIA's latest online courses
DBIA recently introduced two courses available as part of its online education initiative. They are Project Delivery Methodology for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Design-Build and CMAR (1 hour) and Design-Build Sustainability (2 hours).
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Samsung C&T design-builds iconic bridges, highways, tunnels, transit, rail and building projects in the U.S. and globally. Take an interactive walk around our construction projects at www.samsungeca.com. During the Design-Build Transportation Conference in Orlando, visit our booth (#300) and learn more about Samsung C&T.
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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. 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.
Another member benefit 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.
March 12-13, Certification Workshop (Part 2), Sacramento, Calif.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop, New York, 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.
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, Fort Worth, 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, Philadelphia, Pa.
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.
March 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, RSFO Project Delivery, Hanover, Md.
March 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program – Awards Ceremony
March 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Luncheon, VA Health Care Major Construction Projects, presentation by VA Western Regional Director Leo Flor
March 21, DBIA-New England, Selecting the "Best" Design-Builder for your Project
March 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
April tbd, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
April 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Regional award entries due
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 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament
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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Noblesville Schools (Indiana) announces Request for Qualifications
On Feb. 20, 2013, the RFQ opens for relocating eight tennis courts, building a new baseball field and a new school corporation central freezer. Information is on this website; contact email@example.com for the RFQ. The deadline for submitting qualifications is March 8, 2013.
Kansas DOT announces upcoming Request for Qualifications
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 for the Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange Phase 2 design-build project. The RFQ will be available at: http://www.jocogateway.com.
Design-build services for Brookland Middle School (D.C.)
Sources sought: RSB-Bldg 041 renovation design-build (Menlo Park, Calif.
I-70 over Havana Street design-build project (Denver, Colo., area)
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