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The growing popularity of Progressive Design-Build (PDB) highlights one of design-build's greatest strengths—flexibility. DBIA has prepared the nation's only Progressive Design-Build Done Right™ education, rolling out in March, to help Owners and practitioners expand their design-build toolkit and be on the leading edge of this growing industry trend. Space is limited so register early.
As states and communities continue to search for ways to address their infrastructure challenges by doing more with less, America's rail and transit sectors are increasingly turning to the power of design-build. In March's episode of Design-Build Delivers, we look at the past, present and future of design-build in transit and rail from two leaders who have decades of experience in delivering successful infrastructure projects. Design-Build Delivers is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, SoundCloud and Spotify.
Mar. 11–13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Mar. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Spokane, Wash.
Mar. 14, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 18–20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Mar. 25, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build, Nashville, Tenn.
Mar. 27–29, Certification Workshop, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Apr. 8–10, Design-Build for Transportation Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr. 10–12, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr. 15–17, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
Apr. 16–18, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
Apr. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 3, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
May 7, Conceptual Estimating, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 8–10, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
May 14–16, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
May 21–23, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
The complete schedule for 2019 education opportunities is online. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Facing pressure during a high-profile conference with leaders from most state departments of transportation, the top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House said lawmakers are considering a two-pronged approach to getting infrastructure policy moving. Speaking to reporters at a conference hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on Feb. 27, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) explained that his committee would most likely tackle infrastructure policy via two paths. The first would be to reauthorize the 2015 FAST Act highway law prior to its expiration in the fall of 2020. The second would be crafting and advancing a long-term infrastructure funding bill separate from the FAST Act's reauthorization.
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Core & Main is excited to be participating at the DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference, booth 507.
Funding for grants meant to assist states with infrastructure projects of regional significance was cut under the recently signed law ensuring federal agencies remain open through fiscal 2019. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grants received $900 million in the congressional funding deal President Donald Trump signed into law Feb. 15. The law's enactment funded the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies to avert another partial shutdown of the federal government. The current congressional appropriation for the BUILD grants is $600 million less than the fiscal 2018 enacted level. The Trump White House had proposed eliminating funding for the grants, a move most House Republican leaders endorsed last year.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin's gas tax would go up by 8 cents per gallon, state government would pick up a bigger share of school funding than it has in more than a decade and Medicaid would be expanded to an estimated 82,000 residents under the state budget proposal unveiled Thursday by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Evers' $83.4 billion, two-year spending plan would also index the gas tax to allow for automatic increases in the future, legalize medical marijuana, restore government funding to Planned Parenthood and take power away from state legislators to draw their own district lines.
Builders are excited for commuters and truckers because they'll have a brand new freeway ahead of schedule. The construction company's CEO called it proof that projects can finish effectively. "We're three years early, and $100 million under the original plan," David Seaton of Fluor Corporation said. He said the South Mountain Freeway could open in December for a total cost of $1.7 billion, and he credits a strong private-public partnership.
University of Hawaii
The Life Sciences building project on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus marked a major achievement on March 4, 2019. Students, administrators and officials signed their names on the final beam of the building's steel structure before it was lifted into place. This marks about the halfway point of construction for the $50-million, three-story, 45,000-square-foot facility that is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2020…The Life Sciences building is also the university's first design-build project—an integrated delivery process that maintains a single contract for both the design and construction of the project with a fixed cost. The university now uses the design-build project strategy whenever possible, because design build projects are more likely to be completed on time and with fewer cost overruns than the typical design-bid-build process.
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Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Construction on the professional soccer stadium in the heart of St. Paul's Midway neighborhood is complete. Mortenson Construction announced it has finished work on Allianz Field, the $250 million facility at Snelling and University avenues. The stadium is believed to be the largest private building project in city history. It has 19,400 seats with room for expansion.
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developer of The Wharf, a $2.5 billion mixed-use development in Washington, D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, has selected Balfour Beatty as the first general contractor for the landside portion of the project's Phase 2, according to a press release sent to Construction Dive. Balfour Beatty's contract covers more than 1 million square feet of above- and below-grade construction on the development's Parcels 6 and 7 and includes site work and site utilities; hardscape and parks; two parking garages totaling 660,000 square feet; a 290,000-square-foot office building; and a second office building totaling 237,000 square feet. Balfour Beatty will procure subcontractors and start work immediately.
Building Design + Construction
After beginning construction in 2014, the renovation of Tampa International Airport's Main Terminal has completed. The $154-million renovation of the Main Terminal and concessions program was one of the largest elements of the first phase of the airport's overall master plan expansion. It enhances the passenger experience, improves wayfinding and expands concession options for travelers. The Skanska and HOK-led project adds 98,000 square feet of enclosed and useable space and 69 concessions spaces in five facilities. Sightlines were improved across the entire Main Terminal, additional seating areas were created and four green terraces for passengers and employees were added. Two additional green terraces were created are dedicated to restaurant use.
San Diego State University announced the selection of Clark Construction Group to design and build the new multi-use $250 million stadium in Mission Valley, on Feb. 28.
A precast concrete system is more than a material. It’s a solution. Versatile and resilient. Efficient and durable. With precast concrete, your vision can go far outside the box.
Building Design + Construction
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated two documents for evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems regarding seismic drift. AAMA 501.4-18, "Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems Subjected to Seismic and Wind-Induced Inter-Story Drift," and AAMA 501.6-18, "Recommended Dynamic Test Method for Determining the Seismic Drift Causing Glass Fallout from Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems," were first released in 2001 and were last updated in 2009. The two are now available as separate documents for the first time.
Building Design + Construction
Buoyed by a surge of high-tech innovations and several years of robust U.S. construction markets, AEC teams are working on ideas for "smart buildings." Since the mid-1980s, a new generation of products, technologies, and analytical tools has transformed the building landscape. The benefits of "smart" technologies and operations for design, construction and ownership/operations are now inescapable.
New Civil Engineer
Reusing fibrous materials from tires in concrete has been found to reduce spalling where concrete explosively cracks under intense heat. University of Sheffield researchers have found that reusing the textile reinforcement from old tires helps to prevent layers of concrete shattering off under heat stress. Under intense heat, expanding moisture inside concrete causes fragments to break off—potentially causing significant structural damage. If concrete is mixed with the fibers, the heat melts them leaving tiny channels in the concrete's structure that allow the expanding moisture to escape without fracturing it. The fibers are small and do not affect the concrete's strength or stiffness.
We're a month away from the Design-Build for Transportation and Aviation and Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conferences in Cincinnati, and our hotels are filling up fast! Two hotels are already sold out, but there are still rooms available at The Westin Cincinnati and the newly-added Cincinnatian Hotel, both of which are a short walk away from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Visit the Hotel/Travel pages of the Transportation and Aviation and Water/Wastewater conferences for more information.
Each year DBIA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of effective design-build practices and in the promotion of Design-Build Done Right™. DBIA's Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes leaders industry leaders in each of the following categories: individual owner, young professional, industry professional, legislator, student or faculty member. Nominate a colleague today.
DBIA's Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has 25 years or more of well-documented contributions to the design and construction industry through outstanding leadership and the advancement of integrated design-build project delivery. Nominate a colleague for DBIA's highest award today. Visit www.dbia.org/awards for additional details and nomination guidelines. All winners will be acknowledged at the 2019 Design-Build Conference in Las Vegas. Nominations for both awards will be accepted through July 10th.
James Hawley, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Jeremy Kitto, P.E., PMP, DBIA
Virginia Department of Transportation
Bradley Linman, DBIA
Shiree McKenzie, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA
Cade McMullin, DBIA
Yajaira I Morphonios, EIT, DBIA
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
Derek Overstreet, P.E., DBIA
Krishna Potturi, P.E., DBIA
Brian Quinlan, P.E., DBIA
Parsons Construction Group
Brett Curry, Assoc. DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Marshall Ray Eichfeld, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Draper Aden Associates
Francisco Gonzalez, Assoc. DBIA
Revere Control Systems, Inc.
Lisa Harlan-Manwill, Assoc. DBIA
Jennifer "Ashley" Johnson, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
North Chesterfield, Va.
Mary Murnane, Assoc. DBIA
Grant Pool, Assoc. DBIA
Pool Engineering, Inc
Benjamin Simcik, Assoc. DBIA
Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC
Anastasia Smith, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Missouri Department of Transportation
David Watkins, PLA, Assoc. DBIA
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Industry Partner Members
Encore Electric, Inc.
Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.
Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Metropolitan Sewer District
City of Riverside MO
GLE Associates, Inc.
Texas Department of Transportation
Galbraith Pre-Design, Inc.
Performance Services, Inc.
Delane Engineering, Inc.
San Diego, Calif.
Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
City of Tampa - Water Department
Level 10 Construction
San Diego, Calif.
Bremco Construction, Inc.
Long Beach, Calif.
The Venegas Engineering Management & Construction
El Paso, Texas
Trover Medical Center
Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
San Francisco, Calif.
Santa Clara, Calif.
Diversified Construction of Oklahoma
Clark Construction Group, LLC
San Francisco, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
Joseph B. Fay Company
AFG Group, Inc.
LA to Pasadena Metro Blue Line Construction Authority
Edgewood Surgical Hospital
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
New member listing as of March 4, 2019
DBIA Contact: Membership
Apr. 25, Northeast Florida 9th Annual UNF Clay Shoot (with ASHE Jax)
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
Apr. 17–18, Region Conference
Mar. 17, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
Mar. 27, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program
Mar. 27, Nebraska Chapter Program, Engineering Trends in Construction (joint program with AGC)
Apr. 3, 2019 Regional Conference
May 17, 2019, Kansas City Golf Tournament
May 17, Oregon Chapter Golf Tournament
June 7, Region Golf Tournament
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Apr. 23, TopGolf Fundraiser
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Mar. 14, Owners Council Webinar, Session #2 – Design Management in Design-Build
Mar. 21, Hawaii Chapter, Young Professionals Mixer
Mar. 28, Sacramento Chapter Lunch Program, Prefabrication and Modular Construction Panel
Apr. 3, Applications for 2019 DBIA-Western Pacific Region Student Scholarship Program due
Apr. 3, Nevada Chapter Lunch Program, Las Vegas Raiders Stadium – The Design-Build Approach and Where We Are Today
Apr. 4, LA/OC Chapter Presentation, Tour and Mixer, Prefabrication in LEAN Design-Build Construction
Apr. 25, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 15–17, 3rd Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program
June 10, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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