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DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference: Haskell Speaker Recap
From March 17-19, the Haskell Water team participated in the 2014 DBIA Water/Wastewater Conference in San Jose, Calif. In addition to exhibiting, Haskell brought five speakers to the conference to discuss several water/wastewater topics. Four of our five speakers offer a recap of the conference and takeaways from their sessions. Haskell's Bryan Bedell, Joe Kantor, Cheryl Robitzsch and Paul McElroy share their insights.
High-Speed Rail Construction Could Start Next Month Near Madera, Calif.
The Fresno Bee
An elevated viaduct near Madera, Calif., will likely be one of the first major pieces of tangible construction for California's proposed high-speed rail line, with work starting as early as next month. Jim Laing, a project manager for Tutor Perini Corp., talked about the construction plan Monday afternoon at an industry forum for engineering students, professors and professionals at California State University, Fresno.
For High-Speed Rail's Future in Texas, the Private Sector Dares to go where Government Won't
The Dallas Morning News
If you make a big bet, go long on Texas. That’s the idea behind a Dallas-to-Houston bullet train. The proposal isn’t new, but paying for it with private dollars is priceless. And it’s the kind of all-in gamble we’re famous for. It’s OK to be skeptical. Lots of smart people are. The United States has been touting high-speed rail for years. Texas even made a push in the early 1990s. Yet there’s still no bullet train in the country, at least nothing like what’s being proposed here.
Iron Ridge, Wis., to Get New Fire Station
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Keller Planners, Architects and Builders, a design-build general contractor, will build a new fire station for Iron Ridge Fire Department in Wisconsin under the direction of Keller project manager Bob Poch and architect Jim Stojke. Groundbreaking for the $1.1 million project at 4000 Industrial Dr. is expected to take place this month. “We are building the new fire station to provide adequate space for our fire apparatus and to have additional training room for our volunteer firefighters,” said fire chief Jason Boeck.
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Barstow, Calif., to Negotiate with Firm on Water Cleanup Project
Barstow, Calif., City Council recently authorized staff to negotiate a design-build contract with Kana Engineering Group for the Soapmine Road groundwater remediation project. Assistant City Manager Oliver Chi reported to council members that staff has been working to develop the framework needed to comply with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board - Lahontan Region Revised Cleanup and Abatement Order. The order mandates that by Nov. 10, the city begin operating a groundwater cleanup system in the Soapmine Road area that will be able to reduce Nitrate-N concentration levels to 6.5 mg/L or less.
Members of Congress Ask to Include Design-Build Legislation in NDAA
House Committee on Small Business
Recently, House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., testified before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to request that the Committee’s bipartisan small business contracting reform legislation be included in this year’s NDAA. Small Business Committee Member and Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., also expressed support for the legislation during the hearing. The bills were approved by the Committee on March 5.
DOT Chief Launches Bus Tour to Push for Transport Funding
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is launching a national bus tour to push lawmakers to approve a new round of road and transit funding. The bus tour comes as lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to approve new transportation funding before the current legislation expires. Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office has projected that the transportation department's Highway Trust Fund will go bankrupt as early as August without congressional action.
Senators Set "Principles" to Prevent Highway Fund Bankruptcy
Senators on April 10 said they have agreed to “principles” that will guide work on a new transportation funding bill as they race to take action before the highway trust fund runs dry. The announcement fell short of a specific funding proposal that transportation advocates were hoping for, as a Sept. 30 deadline for reauthorizing the legislation looms. Still, the lawmakers hailed the agreement as a crucial first step.
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Now Open: 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards
The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Competition is open for submissions!
DBIA is excited to announce that its 2014 Project/Team Awards have been revamped, with a greater emphasis on the team as well as the project to align with Design-Build Done Right best practices. DBIA has also added an Aviation category, expanding our national awards program to include 10 industry sectors that cover all infrastructure and building types. In addition, DBIA's top honor of Project of the Year will be joined by three Excellence Awards categories, honoring critical components of Design-Build Done Right in each of the following: Excellence in Design-Build Processes; Excellence in Design; and Excellence in Teaming Performance.
Download the full awards criteria here. The awards submission period will remain open until Monday, June. 2.
All submissions must be entered through DBIA's online submission platform. Project owners and/or team members need not be members of DBIA to be considered.
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Members of Congress Ask to Include Design-Build Legislation in NDAA
House Committee on Small Business
Recently, House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., testified before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act to request that the Committee’s bipartisan small business contracting reform legislation be included in this year's NDAA.
Design-Build Threatened in New York
In 2011, after New York passed historic legislation authorizing the use of design-build, an optimistic mood spread throughout the Empire State’s building and design industry. Following years of advocacy by DBIA, lawmakers in Albany worked together to pass this much needed construction reform in order to efficiently deliver projects critical to New York taxpayers; projects like the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
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Showcase and Share your Design-Build Knowledge: Call for Presentations Now Open!
DBIA is accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium and 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo. DBIA encourages submissions covering the many aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations.
The 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium will take place August 19-21, 2014, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. The Symposium provides a platform for industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the federal sector and to discuss the merits of integrated delivery as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. Presentation submissions must be completed and submitted online by April 23: https://www.designbuildfederal.com/call_for_papers.cfm
The 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo will take place October 6-8 in Dallas, Texas. The Design-Build Conference & Expo attracts nearly 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in Design-Build Done Right. Presentation submissions must be completed and submitted online by May 21: https://www.designbuildexpo.com/call_for_presentations.cfm
New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
Charles Brown, CCM, DBIA
Balfour Beatty Construction
Cindi Butchko, DBIA
Brian Grayburn, P.E., DBIA
P.J. Dick and Trumbull Corporation
Edward Hanley, P.E., PMP, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Jared Hoeflich, DBIA
Andrea Klein, DBIA
Balfour Beatty Construction
William McDowall, II, P.E., DBIA
N. Prince George, Va.
Joe Ostmeyer, DBIA
The Weitz Company, LLC
Mani Subramanian, CCM, AIA, DBIA
Falls Oak, Calif.
Keith Summers, DBIA
Foth Infrastructure and Environment, LLC
De Pere, Wis.
Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM, DBIA
Virginia Department of Transportation
Matthew Thomas, LEED AP, DBIA
Smith & Pickel Construction, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
William (Bill) Valdez, P.E., LEED Green Associate, DBIA
Erin (Brozovich) Wiggin, DBIA
Adejumoke Akin-Taylor, PMP, LEED, Assoc. DBIA
City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.
Domingo Camarano, Assoc. DBIA
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Madeleine Greathouse, PMP, Assoc. DBIA
Arthur Green, Assoc. DBIA
King County Department of Construction & Facilities Management
Julian Hartsock, Assoc. DBIA
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
San Jose, Calif.
Matthew Jun, LEED, Assoc. DBIA
Miriam Kronisch, P.E., CCM, Assoc. DBIA
Jason Miller, Assoc. DBIA
Telacu Construction Management
Dave Niemantsverdriet, Assoc. DBIA
J.R. Kelly Company, Inc.
Stephen Polen, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Janet Sheerer, Assoc. DBIA
Port of Seattle
Nathaniel Sperry, Assoc. DBIA
FCI Constructors, Inc.
Erin Writt, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
New credential holders as of April 14, 2014.
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region Announces 2014 Regional Award Winners
The DBIA - Upper Midwest Region held its Sixth-Annual Awards Program at Midland Hills Country Club on March 19, 2014. Check out the list of this year's award recipients.
Miami Beach Picks Denver Firm for First Part of $500 Million Convention Center Redo
Fentress Architects has been awarded a contract for Miami Beach's on-again, off-again convention center renovation. City Commissioners recently picked the Denver-based firm from a field of eight competitors vying for the $11 million contract. The vote was unanimous, except Commissioner Jonah Wolfson was absent.
Three Construction Companies Would Become Team that Builds New Red Wings Arena in Detroit
Crain's Detroit Business
The new $450 million arena for the Detroit Red Wings will be built by a consortium of three construction companies that was submitted for approval by the city’s Downtown Development Authority. Newly formed Barton Malow-Hunt-White, organized as the project’s general contractor, was submitted today to the DDA by arena developer Olympia Development of Michigan, which issued a statement.
Rosendin Electric Expands Mid-Atlantic Operations
Rosendin Electric, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, announced the expansion of its East Coast Operations with the opening of an office in Baltimore. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin Electric serves commercial, business and government clients throughout the country. This new office location will enable Rosendin Electric to pursue electrical construction contracts, including commercial, mission critical, local government, hospitality, health care, biotechnology, and transportation projects throughout the Baltimore region.
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- Navajo Housing Authority | Development & Construction Service Division, Ariz.
New member listing as of April 6-13, 2014.
- Kimberly Braga, Office Engineer, Clark Construction Group, LLC, Calif.
- Cory Bykoski, Vice President | Engineering & Construction, Dynalectric – LA, Calif.
- Tracy Green, Project Manager, DLB Associates, Ga.
- Jeff Henderson, Manager | Construction, The Boeing Company, Ore.
- Trevor Khoury, Project Manager, Fransen Pittman General Contractors, Colo.
- Andy Lennox, Vice President | Marketing, Logix, Ontario, Canada
- Tammy McCuen, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, Okla.
- Forest Podva, Office Engineer, Clark Construction Group, LLC, Calif.
- Anthony Ponterio, Senior Project Manager, Langan Treadwell Rollo Calif.
- Julie Vandal, Global Sourcing Manager | Facilities, Apple, Inc., Calif.
- Dwayne Waseta, Director | Construction Services, Navajo Housing Authority | Development & Construction Division, Ariz.
- Jonathan Yi, Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLP, Ga.
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Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, April 22, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
Ten Operational Strategies To Make Your Design-Build Project More Successful
Speaker: William E. Reifsteck, II, DBIA, CRIS, ProWest Constructors
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Tuesday, May 6, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
Design-Build RFPs – Acquiring Desired Results
Speakers: Wylie Bearup, P.E., Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment; Jeff Goodale, AIA, HOK; Wayne E. Einbinder, P.E., Sundt Construction
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 28-May 2, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, Texas
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, Mo.
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Bellevue, Wash..
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, Ohio
June 2, DBIA-National 2014 Project/Team Awards Competition Deadline
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
July 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Inc.
Aug. 15, Design Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 19-21, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sep. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 29-Oct. 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 3, Design Management, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 5, Design Management (Pre-Conference), Dallas, Texas
Oct. 6-8, 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Oct. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 17, Design Management, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 20, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 24, BIM Execution Planning, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 24, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.
Region Events Calendar
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 12, Central Indiana Chapter, Networking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 8, Regional O.N.E Conference
May 16, Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 2, Regional Conference, Denver, Colo.
May 1-2, Annual Conference, "Design-Build for the Future!"
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
April 23, Sacramento Luncheon Program, Design-Build, An Owner's Perspective
May 8, San Diego Luncheon Program, 41 Area at Camp Pendleton - An Integrated Design-Build Success Story
May 22, 2014 Awards Presentation
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament
Sep. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sep. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Presolicitation: Design-Build New U.S. Courthouse and Renovation of John Campbell Courthouse (Mobile, Ala.)
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