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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to re-bid contracts for removal of Cuyahoga River dams
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A contract awarded recently by Falls City Council in Akron, Ohio, to remove two dams on the Cuyahoga River will be rescinded. Five companies had submitted bids for the river restoration project that includes removing the "Powerhouse Dam" behind Samira's restaurant and the "Mill Dam" behind Sheraton Suites. More

Water district moves forward on new headquarters
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A contractor will break ground in June on a new $2.3 million headquarters building for Calaveras Water District, in San Andreas, Calif., district leaders say. Joone Lopez, the district's general manager, told the district's board of directors that negotiations with design/build contractor Simile Construction Service of Modesto had gone smoothly. More

ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 deemed a compliance option for green construction
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The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high-performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society included in the International Green Construction Code. More

Site on river most desired for stadium
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The requirements for a professional baseball field are few. A mere nine paragraphs in the Official Baseball Rules govern the standards and proper distances for basepaths, outfield fences and walls used to keep the ball in play. After that, you're on your own. That massive amount of room for interpretation is what makes the creation of a stadium so much fun for architects, designers and engineers. More

Leader in sustainable engineering continues to raise the bar on internal environmental performance
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CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, recognized as a leader in sustainability, has improved its internal environmental management systems for the seventh consecutive year. Taking every opportunity to embed environmental stewardship into office operations, CH2M HILL reduced paper use by 78 tons from 2010, increased purchase of recycled-content office supplies to 39 percent, and increased the number of teleworkers. More

ERDMAN becomes privately owned
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Brian Happ, president and CEO of ERDMAN, has joined David Lubar, president and CEO of Lubar & Co., have purchased the company and it is once again privately owned, operating as ERDMAN Company. It will continue to provide healthcare real estate solutions for clients from its nationwide offices. Information about the firm can be found on their website,

Member News

NAC inducts Rosendin Electric CEO Tom Sorley into National Academy of Construction
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Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100 percent employee-owned company, has been inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction. The NAC recognizes and honors individuals for their contributions to the construction industry and for sharing that expertise as a service to the nation. Sorley was one of a dozen new inductees named at the NAC's recent annual meeting. The NAC has added 120 members since it was founded in 2000. All members are elected following a peer-nomination and clearance procedure. More

Skanska USA goes modular, eyes colocation market
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The process of building a data center is undergoing a major shift, as customers yearn for facilities that can be cheaper to construct and faster to deploy. The emergence of modular designs is changing the game, including the role played by construction contractors. More

Federal City continues to grow - auditorium expected to open next month
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Workers are putting the final touches on the Federal City's auditorium in Algiers, La. The 400-seat conference center, estimated to cost $4 million is expected to be available for use next month. The Navy sought the facility in negotiating the lease of about 150 acres for redevelopment as the Federal City. The land and many buildings was part of the Naval Support Activity, a portion of which already has been converted to Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. More

Swinerton starts construction at High Desert Health System Multi Service Ambulatory Care Center in California
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Swinerton Builders is proud to announce that following a celebratory ground breaking on Jan. 30 construction is well underway on the High Desert Multi Service Ambulatory Care Center complex. The over excavation for the building foundations and underground utilities were recently completed, with the team ready to install the site utility lines and preparing for pouring the footings. More

Balfour Beatty Construction completes $12 million in child development centers for US Navy
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At a dedication ceremony, Naval Base Coronado and Balfour Beatty Construction celebrated the completion of two child development centers – one new facility on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and another expansion facility at Naval Air Station North Island. The two facilities together have the capacity to serve 286 children and will provide childcare for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Balfour Beatty Construction provided Design-Build services for the $11.9 million combined project value. More

Commissioners to finalize design-build team for old Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio
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Franklin County commissioners in Franklin County, Ohio, will finalize the design-build team for the renovation of the former Franklin County Common Pleas Court and other court-related operations. The commissioners are scheduled to consider hiring Columbus contractors Corna-Kokosing Construction Co. and H.R. Gray & Associates as the construction management team for the Hall of Justice renovations during their April 3 meeting. More

The Opus Group names Richard Figueroa Director of Capital Markets
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The Opus Group named Richard Figueroa to the newly created position of Director of Capital Markets. Figueroa joins The Opus Group from Mansur & Company, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. As Director of Acquisitions at Mansur, he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and negotiating equity investments in commercial real estate projects ranging from office buildings and hotels to multifamily and retail complexes. Figueroa will remain based in Chicago and will report to Tim Murnane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Opus Holding, L.L.C. More

AECOM awarded two Yorkshire Water design-build contracts totaling approximately $64 million
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced that it has been awarded two design-build contracts with a combined value of approximately $64 million to upgrade the Blackburn Meadows Wastewater Treatment Plant for Yorkshire Water in Sheffield, U.K. More

Snack food facility wins water prize
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The Clean Water America Alliance has awarded PepsiCo Frito-Lay a 2012 U.S. Water Prize for its Casa Grande, Ariz., snack food manufacturing facility. Designed and constructed by CDM Smith, the facility recycles up to 75 percent of its process water.

News from DBIA

Call for Presentations deadline Monday!
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DBIA is accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo to be held Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans. DBIA encourages submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Other suggested topics can be found online at The deadline to submit is April 9 – this coming Monday.

Advance registration for 2012 Water & Transportation closing soon
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Don't delay! Advance registration for DBIA's Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences is closing Wednesday, April 11. On-site pricing will be in effect beginning April 12. Register now and save! More

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know - check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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Do you know about all your member benefits? 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.

A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits 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.

Upcoming events
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April 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Birmingham, Ala.
April 18, Design Management Fundamentals, Atlanta
April 23-25, 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Phoenix
April 25-27, 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Phoenix
April 27, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, San Diego
May 4, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, St. Louis
May 7-11, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 11, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Indianapolis
May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San Diego
June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 8, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Atlanta

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Region events
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April 10, DBIA-Southwest Region, Baton Rouge Chapter Luncheon: Design-Build Program for the LDOT
April 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
April 12-13, DBIA-Southwest Region, 8th Annual Conference: "Design-Build Goes Green"
April 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Energy and Sustainability 
April 17, DBIA-Northwest Region, Joint ACEC/DBIA-NW Meeting
April 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Meeting on BIM and Design-Build
April 18, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Scholarship Fundraiser
April 19, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter Luncheon, Wekiva Parkway: Delivery Decisions
May 8, DBIA-Florida Region, An Owner's Intro to Design-Build
May 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 11, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah DOT Design-Build, Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges
May 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Design-Build Data Centers 
May 15, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
May 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2012 Regional Conference: Design-Build – Full Speed Ahead
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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

Design-build multiple award construction contract for Singapore

Monmouth County, N.J., Request for Proposals #REC-2012-1 (RFP)
Monmouth County, N.J., is soliciting proposals for the design, construction and long-term operation and maintenance of a 150,000-gpd landfill leachate pretreatment facility and related improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. The RFP may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, N.J. 07728, telephone number 732-431-7370, or at Sealed responses to the RFP must be received by 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on April 10, 2012.

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website =; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email

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