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Senate passes Texas Department of Transportation sunset, with environmental review process streamlined
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The Texas Senate recently passed the Texas Department of Transportation sunset bill, which required TxDOT to take steps to be more transparent in its road construction contracting process and granted more flexibility to pursue those projects. In the process, Ogden attached to the bill an amendment on a 22-6 vote which the Senate had previously passed, to streamline the environmental review process. More

Parsons selected for California water-reuse expansion
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California's West Basin Water District has awarded its largest ever water-reuse contract to Pasadena-based Parsons Corporation on a design-build basis. The district's Edward C Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, known as the only facility in the world that produces five different types of recycled wastewater, will be undergoing its fourth expansion since its original construction in 1995 from 30 MGD (113,500 m³/d) to 46 MGD (174,000 m³/d). More

Private sector lines up to invest in high-speed rail in California
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For a massive infrastructure project beset by severe challenges at virtually every turn, a rare dose of good news surfaced at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hundreds if not more than 1,000 business people showed up to the California High-Speed Rail Authority's Industry Forum to find out how they might participate in the $43 billion project proposed to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2020. More

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Earthquake Engineering: The Earthquake Geoscience and Engineering (EGE) Group within Fugro Consultants provides consulting services for earthquake-related problems. The EGE Group combines the geohazard resources of William Lettis & Associates (a division of Fugro Consultants, Inc.) and Fugro’s global earthquake engineering capabilities. Specialty areas include seismic hazard assessments, risk modeling and soil/structure interaction studies.

Council approves funds for initial work on water treatment plant in Alberta, Canada
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Vulcan County council in Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada, has approved funding to allow the design-builder of the new water treatment plant to proceed with the schematic design phase of the project. The County has been acting as the agent municipality for the Twin Valley Regional Water Commission, as the commission is not yet a legal entity. More

San Jose City Council in San Jose, Calif., approves $120 million convention center expansion
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The San Jose City Council unanimously voted to move forward on the $120 million renovation and expansion of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Recently, the council approved the sale of up to $150 million worth of bonds to fund the project and the city had sold $138 million. About $18 million of that will pay for financing costs and a reserve fund as security for the bond holders. The project is expected to take 24 months, with the updated convention center opening in late summer or early fall of 2013. More

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Corps awards final contract for East Bank flood protection in Louisiana
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hurricane Protection Office has awarded the final contract to provide 100-year storm protection on the East Bank in Louisiana. The $675 million design-build contract went to CBY Design Builders, a joint venture of CDM, Brasfield and Gorrie, and Yates Construction to build permanent canal closures and pump stations at the mouths of the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue outfall canals. More

News from DBIA

Boost your IQ
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DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More

Going to the AIA Convention? Stop by DBIA's booth!
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DBIA staff will be in Booth #367 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. See us in New Orleans, May 12-14 - stop by and hear what's new and upcoming with DBIA and the membership. Meet DBIA staff Susan Hines (Managing Director of Public Relations,, Tucker Ophof (Director, Membership Development, and Richard Thomas (Vice President, Advocacy/External Affairs, and discuss DBIA's activities.

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 for April 26
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For those new to construction management, Barbara Jackson's Construction Management JumpStart will give you the know-how you need to feel like a veteran. It provides practical answers to almost any question you might have about the construction process. And for those who are veterans, you might find some information to help you manage details and hone your skills. 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; this benefit applies to each Industry Partner member contact, benefit recipient or additional contact. 


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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May 2-6, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
May 13, Design-Build Sustainability, Indianapolis
May 19, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, New York City
May 20, Design-Build Contracts & Risk Management, Kansas City 
May 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.

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Region events
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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 10, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Chicago Chapter, The CMAP 2040 Plan - Planned Projects and Delivery Methods
May 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego 
May 11, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter - Implementing Partnerships Infrastructure
May 11, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Series: "Water/Wastewater Success" 
May 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: NAVFAC and AFCEE
May 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, "Design-Build: Past, Present and Future" 
May 19, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Golf Tournament
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California, Lunch Program
May 25, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter, A View from DBIA National 
May 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California, Awards Banquet

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

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.

2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast
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2011 ACE Mentor Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast 
May 25 - National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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Project leads
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