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Research and markets: US water market - extensive, comprehensive 2011 report
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Water Market USA 2011" report to their offering. The American water market is facing a daunting challenge. Decades of under investment in municipal infrastructure means that drastic changes are urgently needed. Yet this is a time when public finances are stretched more than ever before. It is now crucial to set long term strategic goals to overcome the obstacles of this new environment - and getting your strategy right is key to unlocking the vast opportunities on the other side. More

Rosendin Electric rallies to help rebuild Haitian Sacred Heart Hospital
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Rosendin Electric, Inc., the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, has been working behind the scenes with their own Haitian Earthquake Relief program. When the Bay Area office in San Jose, Calif., was approached by Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch to help find materials needed to rewire Hospital Sacred Coeur in the north Haitian town of Milot, the Rosendin Electric procurement team was able provide electrical supplies, tools and equipment within two weeks to meet a tight shipping deadline. More

World-renowned researcher named Greenwood Chair
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On Friday, Feb. 18, ISU President Gregory L. Geoffroy presented a medallion to Douglas Gransberg, ConE faculty member and InTrans faculty affiliate, as the inaugural holder of the Donald F. and Sharon A. Greenwood Chair in Construction Engineering. More

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Capacity worries prompts South Sioux City, Iowa, to build its own treatment plant
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Eager to meet the capacity needs of new and expanding industries, the city of South Sioux City, Iowa, moved last year to build its own wastewater treatment plant. For more than 30 years, South Sioux City has sent its sewage across the Missouri River to Sioux City's regional wastewater plant, which also serves the metro area communities of Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff. More

LACMTA Expo Line Phase 2 construction gets green light
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The Expo Construction Authority Board has approved a $1.5 billion Phase 2 funding agreement and a $541.7 million design-build contract to clear the way for construction to begin on a light-rail line extension from downtown Los Angeles and Culver City to Santa Monica, Calif. The funding agreement between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the construction authority provides the guidelines by which LACMTA will fund the project through the Measure R half-cent sales tax revenue, as well as state and local funds. The $541.7 million contract with Skanska/Rados calls for the firm to design and build the Expo line. More

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Newport, RI, water rates could double by FY 2015
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Attorney Joseph A. Keough Jr., briefed the Newport City Council in Newport, R.I., recently about the mandated replacement of the Lawton Valley water treatment plant and upgrades at Station One. The projects will cause proposed water rates to double by fiscal year 2015. A new plant has been deemed necessary to meet state and federal water quality regulations, which will require a more than $3.5 million revenue increase. According to the Newport Water Division, the projects will require a FY 2012 revenue increase of $3,526,708. Keough said data showed a single design-build contract would be the most cost-effective measure to complete both projects. More

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Only 10 days left to submit your presentation for 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo
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The Design-Build Conference & Expo provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery and to discuss the merits of integrated delivery as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. DBIA encourages submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Deadline to submit is Monday, April 4. More

epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

Reminder: Visit the Design-Build Bookstore at the upcoming Convention!
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The Design-Build bookstore will feature a vast array of industry publications, including codes, specifications, reference books, compliance manuals and much more. In addition to DBIA's recently revised contract documents, you will find cost estimating guides, exam-prep and training materials, DVDs and a wide range of other materials from DBIA. 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.

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 28-30, 2011 Design-Build in Transportation, Kansas City, Mo. 
March 30-April 1, 2011 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater, Kansas City, Mo. 
April 8, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va. 
April 8, Super-Charged Source Selection, St. Paul, Minn. 
April 11-15, Certification Workshop, Denver 
April 11-16, LAUSD Certification Boot Camp (contact Amy Meenan at LAUSD to register - or 213-241-6547) 
April 18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 27, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Dallas/Fort Worth

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Region events
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March 31, DBIA-Northwest Region, Critical Skills Series, "Infant to Adolescent - Stages of Design-Build Awareness" with guest speaker Barbara Jackson
April 1, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional Design-Build Awards Submissions Due 
April 6, DBIA-Florida Region, Luncheon/Networking Meeting: Owner Perspective and Insights on why and When to use Design-Build 
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific, Deadline for applying for scholarships 
April 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series, "Sustainability" 
April 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Legal Issues in Design-Build 
April 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California
April 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California

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

Green Building Focus
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The countdown has started! Six weeks to go to the Green Building Focus Conference and Expo in Charlotte, N.C., April 20-21! Come to see the leading minds and researchers in the green building field such as Eric Corey Freed, principal of organicARCHITECT and author of Green Building for Dummies; Michelle Moore, federal environment executive, CEQ, Executive Office of the President of the United States; Ari Kobb, director, Green Building Solutions, Siemens; and many more. Register now at More

Project Leads

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


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