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Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts plans new Cancer Pavilion
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Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts has announced plans to design a Cancer Pavilion to provide expanded cancer care services for the communities it serves. In partnership with the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence, Marlborough Hospital's President and CEO John Polanowicz, unveiled initial hospital plans for the project design in a presentation recently. More

Avoiding the pitfalls
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According to the Design-Build Institute of America, "Design-build is a process that has been embraced by the world's great civilizations. In ancient Mesopotamia, the Code of Hammurabi (1,800 BC) fixed absolute accountability upon master builders for both design and construction. In the succeeding millennia, cathedrals and cable-stayed bridges, cloisters and corporate headquarters have been conceived and constructed using the paradigm of design-build." More

Anchorage, Alaska, senator wants to build engineering halls at UAA and UAF
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A Senate Democrat recently pitched spending $125 million for new university engineering halls in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Two-fifths of the money would design and help build a building at UAF, and the rest would go to Anchorage. The bill comes from Sen. Johnny Ellis of Anchorage. He said strong demand for engineering training at both campuses could justify a new building at each. It's a discussion he said he hopes will play out through 2012 - his standalone bill falls outside the broader statewide budgeting process under review in Juneau. More

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When adopt-a-highway doesn't satisfy in Massachusetts
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With federal and state funding drying up faster than the Aral Sea, Massachusetts legislators are debating the pros and cons of private investment in the state's infrastructure. Whether it's building a new highway, fixing an aging bridge or perhaps turning Bradley International Airport over to a private entity, there are myriad ways the state could raise revenue through private investment, said state Sen. John McKinney, a Republican who represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown and Weston in the 28th Senate District. More

Design-build HDD in Jacksonville, Fla.
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When TECO Peoples Gas and SeaCoast Gas Transmission needed to extend their 80 km SeaCoast Pipeline, a large challenge was faced: the additional 2.5 km of length they required had to be laid beneath a river. TECO Peoples Gas hired drilling company Mears Group to undertake the task. To complete the project, Mears drilled a 2.26 km pilot hole beneath the St Johns River at a depth of 40 m below river bottom to install the 16 inch steel pipe. The bore was constructed by Mears using horizontal directional drilling, and the project was undertaken within a design-build framework. More

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Senators OKs 2-year $7 billion transport budget; 3P, design-build among new features
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The Ohio Senate recently unanimously approved a two-year $7 billion transportation budget supporters touted as an proactive approach to deal with the state's budget crisis, that will create jobs by putting creative funding ideas in play while adhering first to a fix it first mentality. More

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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

Book of the week
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The book of the week for next week is the Seventh Edition of Design-Build Essentials by Barbara Jackson, Ph.D., DBIA. This volume shows you how all the various players associated with delivering a design-build project can work together. As always, DBIA members get a 10 percent discount. More

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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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 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala. 
April 27, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 
May 2-6, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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Region events
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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 12, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Chicago Chapter, "Insurance and Bonding for Design-Build Projects" 
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 
April 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Colorado Bridge Enterprise 
April 28-29, DBIA-Southwest Region, 7th Annual Conference 
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Regional Conference

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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Come to Green Building Focus Conference and Expo in Charlotte, N.C., on April 20-21 to take part in the greenest week of the year! 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; Shawn Martin of ICC speaking about the International Green Construction Code; Ari Kobb, director, Green Building Solutions, Siemens; and many more. Register now at More

7th Annual US P3 Infrastructure Forum
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The 7th Annual U.S. P3 Infrastructure Forum will be held June 14-15 in New York.

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