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Submissions for 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Due Next Month
DBIA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. We will again be recognizing exemplary application of Design-Build Done Right™ that, at a minimum, has resulted in highly successful design-build projects that achieved best value while meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals. Rigorously judged by a jury of industry experts, the selected award-winning projects showcase design-build best practices, exemplary collaboration and integration in addition to exceeding owner expectations.

Click Here to Begin the Online Submission for the 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards

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Kentucky Enacts a New Project Delivery Method
On the last day of the legislative session, Kentucky amended the KRS 45A.030 and enacted a new "Construction manager-general contractor" project delivery method that was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear. The Commonwealth of Kentucky can solicit proposals and then select a proposer to enter into a single contract for preconstruction and construction services.
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Washington State Considering Gas Tax Hike
The Hill
Washington State is considering increasing the amount of money drivers in their state will have to pay at the pump to help pay for transportation projects, The Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper reports. Washington lawmakers have proposed to increase the state’s gas tax by 11.7 cents, according to the report. Lawmakers in Congress are currently facing a May 31 deadline for the expiration of federal transportation funding, and they are struggling to come up with a way to pay for an extension of the measure.

Related articles: Illinois Considering Gas Tax Hike; Louisiana Considering Gas Tax Hike

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P3 Bill Gets Final OK from Georgia Lawmakers
Atlanta Business Chronicle
State agencies and local governments will be able to partner with the private sector to finance and construct public buildings under legislation that cleared the General Assembly recently. On the final night of this year's legislative session, the state Senate voted 40-7 to agree to changes the House of Representatives had made to the bill earlier in the day.
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Washington State Senators Propose $3.9 Billion Construction Budget, Topping House's $3.8 Billion Plan
The Associated Press via Fox Business
A bipartisan group of state senators rolled out a construction budget recently that calls for $3.9 billion in capital spending over the next two years. The proposal is more than $100 million larger than the capital budget bill passed by the House last week. Both plans call for spending tens of millions of dollars on new mental-health facilities and hundreds of millions of dollars on education-related projects, as well as a range of other infrastructure construction.
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    Big Data Boosts Safety in Brazil
    Engineering News-Record
    Brazilian crane and rigging contractor Makro Engenharia is one of many firms in construction using telematics to improve its productivity, but the company also is using the big data to boost the safety of its workforce and project operations with surprising results. As the company began implementing telematics more than two years ago, it found that thousands of safety violations were occurring per month on its projects.
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    Project in Tiny Portsmouth Overtakes Cleveland's Inner Belt Bridges as Ohio DOT's Costliest
    The Plain Dealer
    Cleveland's new Inner Belt Bridges, first the westbound span, and now its eastbound sister under construction, held title to being the most expensive projects ever undertaken by the Ohio Department of Transportation until this spring. With orange barrel season underway, ODOT has embarked on something even bigger – a $429 million, 16-mile bypass that will wind through the sparsely populated Appalachian foothills of Scioto County.
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      Spec Formliners: Architectural Formliner Manufacturer

    Spec Formliners is a leading manufacturer of formliners for use in concrete forming systems. Spec specializes in producing custom patterns. By working closely with engineers to turn their vision into a physical 3D mold and with the ability to laser-scan physical objects and reproduce them on any scale, Spec is miles ahead of the competition.

    Building Smart in Healthcare
    Healthcare Design Magazine
    Embarking on a new healthcare construction project or retrofitting an existing facility is, in a word, complex. There’s simply no room for error. And yet, thanks to new trends in healthcare—the shift to outpatient services, an aging population in need of greater care, limited funding, etc.—project owners are issuing new demands to contractors and designers.
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    Video: Detroit Leaders Unveil App for Infrastructure Complaints
    From illegal dumping to out of service fire hydrants, the problems in Detroit are widespread. Knowing who to call at city hall to get issues resolved can leave a person dazed and confused. A new smart phone app will take the confusion away. "Residents have city hall in their pockets." announced Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
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    BIM and the Changing Procurement Model for Medical Equipment in Healthcare Construction
    Building Design + Construction
    Current design technology and construction methodologies are changing and advancing the way projects are designed and constructed but they are often not aligned with a health systems procurement practices or equipment vendor sales strategies. This disconnect is a complicated chasm to bridge.
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    Major Sewer Project Using European Technology in York, Maine
    Seacoast Online
    Practicing environmental stewardship — and saving money — the York Sewer District is utilizing European technology to replace aging pipes in York Beach without tearing up the ground. More than $1 million in combined work has begun on projects on Church Street and Shore Road, as both sewer and water districts lay lines and the town repaves the roads and replaces and adds sidewalks. The work will continue throughout April and May.
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    Branching Out in Library Construction
    Library Journal
    On March 6, the San Diego County Library broke ground for the new Alpine Library, to replace the current 1978 facility. The new 12,700 square foot, $9.4 million building, to be constructed next to Community Center Park at four times the size of its predecessor, was developed by the design-build team of C.W. Driver, Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, and Manuel Oncina Architects.
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    "Project First" Philosophy Shows Team's Commitment to a True IPD on the San Carlos Center
    Building Design + Construction
    Five years ago, owner/developer Sutter Health put its planned Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center on hold due to the economic downturn. Two years later, a Building Team led by Skanska USA Building got the green light, only to uncover contaminated materials in the brownfield soil. That put the $182 million project in danger of being shelved for a second time.
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    Hays, Kansas Approves First Owner-Representative Contract
    Hays Post
    Hays, Kansas, city commissioners unanimously approved a contract for the Owner Representative of the wastewater treatment plant project utilizing the design-build process. The contract with HDR, which has offices in Colorado and Missouri, will not exceed $1,708,412.
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    DBIA is Hiring!
    The Design-Build Institute of America is seeking a Manager of Legislative & Public Affairs to implement and manage advocacy, communications and public relations activities, as well as provide administrative support to the Advocacy and Outreach team. It is an ideal entry-level or early-career position for someone who wants to grow their legislative/advocacy skills, write about the importance of U.S. infrastructure development, and learn the significant role trade associations play in influencing U.S. public policy and economic development.
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    DBIA Owner Hotline
    DBIA’s Owner Hotline is an educational tool designed to inform owners on key aspects of design-build, to provide guidance on additional sources of information and to help connect owners. The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive background and knowledge in design-build, from both the owner and practitioner perspectives. Call 1-866-USE-DBIA for guidance on your design-build project (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) or email
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    Call for Presentations – 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium
    DBIA and SAME are accepting proposals for sessions to be presented at the 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium. Presentations should cover various aspects of the design and construction industry for the federal sector. Topics can range from the initial acquisition through construction to long-term operation. In-depth discussions of best practices and lessons learned as demonstrated in case studies, focusing on what made a project successful or, if instructive, unsuccessful are of interest. Examining projects from all stakeholders' perspectives – owner, designer, builder – is a plus. Presentations must be submitted online; the deadline is April 30.
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    New Members of the Class of 2015 DBIA Credential Holders

    Adam Bayer, P.E., CEM, DBIA
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, Calif.

    Jamie Bowman, El, DBIA
    Apopka, Fla.

    Bart Bruchok, EIT, DBIA
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Orlando, Fla.

    Orlando Castro, P.E., DBIA
    Hazen and Sawyer. P.C.
    Coral Gables, Fla.

    Charles Evans, III, DBIA
    National Guard
    Springfield, Ill.

    John Rodriguez, DBIA
    Gibbs & Register, Inc.
    Winter Garden, Fla.

    John Wagner, P.E, DBIA
    Clark Construction Group, LLC
    Bethesda, Md.

    Jean-Marc Wehrli, DBIA
    Traylor Bros., Inc.
    Alexandria, Va.

    Assoc. DBIAs

    Brian Barson, Assoc. DBIA
    Sound Transit
    Seattle, Wash.

    Jeremy Brester, Assoc. DBIA
    Apollo Mechanical Contractors
    Kennewick, Wash.

    Eric Campbell, Assoc. DBIA
    MA Mortenson Company
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Jeffrey Goodermote, Assoc. DBIA
    Swinerton Builders
    Irvine, Calif.

    Daniel Graham, Assoc. DBIA
    CH2M Hill
    Englewood, Colo.

    David Kent, Assoc. DBIA
    Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
    Sacramento, Calif.

    Kelly Kiner, Assoc. DBIA
    Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department
    Tampa, Fla.

    Benjamin Knight, Assoc. DBIA
    Hunt Construction Group -AECOM Company
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Bryan Kuster, Assoc. DBIA
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    Joshua Ruguone, Assoc. DBIA
    Vanir Construction Management
    Los Angeles, Calif.

    Iman Saberi, Assoc. DBIA
    Vanir Construction Management
    Encino, Calif.

    Jason Thon, Assoc. DBIA
    Unlimited Construction Services, Inc.
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Michael Villegas, Assoc. DBIA
    Vanir Construction
    Los Angeles, Calif.

    Kyle Wimmer, Assoc. DBIA
    Mortenson Company
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson

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    We would like to welcome our newest members
    Industry Partner member
    • Tricon Precast Ltd.
      Houston, Texas
    Individual and Industry Partner representative members
    • Ciro Cuono
      Cuono Engineering PLLC
      Port Chester, N.Y.
    • MeeLondrell Parks
      U.S. Department of Commerce-NIST
      Boulder, Colo.
    • Jorge Talavera, CPPO, CPPB
      Travis County Purchasing Office
      Austin, Texas
    • Jeff Visnic
      M.E. GROUP
      Denver, Colo.
    New member listing as of April 13, 2015.

    DBIA Contact: Membership

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    Upcoming Events
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    July 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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    Aug. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Cypress, Calif.
    Aug. 17, High-Performance Incentive Contracting, Washington, D.C.
    Aug. 17-19, 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
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    Region Events Calendar
    DBIA-Florida Region
    Apr. 22, Resourcing in a Developing Market: Part 1 of an In-Depth Look at the Growing Resource Challenges in Florida
    May 5, Lunch presentation, Alternative Delivery and Procurement Methods

    DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
    Apr. 22, Blue Scope Steel Factory Tour; Evening Networking Event (with Pennsylvania AWWA)

    DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
    Apr. 21, United Health Services George Washington University Hospital ICU Renovation
    Apr. 29, Young Members Wastewater Job Site visit and Networking Event
    May 15, Second Annual Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
    Sep. 9, Joint Event with AGC of Virginia Tidewater District

    DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
    Apr. 22, Collegiate Bowling Fundraiser
    May 15, Regional Conference
    June 26, Golf Tournament
    Aug. 14, Clay Tournament
    Sep. 23, Owners' Forum
    Dec. 10, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

    DBIA-Southwest Region
    Apr. 23-24, Annual Conference, The Magic of Design-Build

    DBIA-Western Pacific Region
    Apr. 23, San Francisco Luncheon, Project Delivery in the Biopharmaceutical and Lab Industries (with ISPE)
    May 21, 2015 Regional Design-Build Awards Program and Dinner
    June 15, Bay Area Golf Tournament
    July 30, San Diego Golf Tournament
    Sep. 14, Sacramento Golf Tournament

    DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord

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    DBIA Contact: Todd Rich

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