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DBIA’s new Code of Professional Conduct will become effective June 1, 2017. The code will guide the nation’s design-build professionals toward the highest standards of honesty and integrity in their professional conduct.
While all DBIA members are expected and encouraged to comply with the Code, only those holding the DBIATM and Assoc. DBIATM will be subject to the enforcement of the Code and possible disciplinary action resulting from violations. You can see DBIA’s Code of Professional Conduct on the DBIA website (scroll down to the tab “DBIA Code of Professional Conduct”).
Enter your best project – or projects – in the 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards. Any design-build project completed and owner occupied (or in use) after March 31, 2014, is eligible. Read the criteria, get your team to work on compiling the information and enter it online by May 26. Winning projects will be honored at the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, on the DBIA website and in Integration Quarterly. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the answers.
Specifically tailored for educators, DBIA’s Design-Build Educator Workshop not only teaches university faculty the key elements and value of design-build, but also how to incorporate design-build best practices into new and existing curriculum. The workshop will be held July 31-August 3, 2017, at the University of Denver. A limited number of scholarships are available for faculty and academia from accredited universities; applications will be accepted until June 2, 2017. Application and workshop information is available here.
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April 26-28, Certification Workshop, Hershey, Pa.
May 4, Webinar, How Different Design-Build Contracts Impact Your Bottom-line, and a Comparison of New Design-Build Agreement from ConsensusDocs, DBIA and AIA
NEW LOCATION May 5, Conceptual Estimating, Portland, Ore.
May 8-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
SOLD OUT May 8-10, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
May 16, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build
May 17-19, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
May 26, Entries for 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Due
June 2, Extended deadline for 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards
June 5-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
NEW June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Los Angeles, Calif.
June 23, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
June 23, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
A complete schedule for 2017 - including new Certification Workshops in May and June - is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
The Buffalo News
New York State's record-spending clean water infrastructure bill will tackle projects from new water and sewer lines for cities to a new septic system at a rural house.
The $2.5 billion for big and small projects will go a long way to improve the quality of lakes, streams and rivers, state legislators said Monday. Members of the Western New York State Legislative delegation, who gathered at Canalside Monday, praised the bill that was included in the state budget. They said no one was against increasing the governor's proposal by $500 million.
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Following a thorough vetting and scoring system that ranks positives and negatives of bidders, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded the contract to build the SH-99 segments in Liberty County.
Grand Parkway Infrastructure, whose equity members include Ferrovial Agroman US, Granite Construction Co. and Webber, LLC, were selected to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain approximately 44 miles of SH 99/Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 in Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties.
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The federal government will spend almost $230 million to help repair damage to the Holland Tunnel caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The funds, $229.6 million, will go to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will pay 90 percent of the $255 million cost of repairing 22 damaged sites along the tunnel, which was flooded during the October 2012 storm.
Daily Commercial News
The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming Residential and Transportation Terminal construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.
St. Louis CNR Magazine
This January, a first for wastewater treatment plants began operations in Liberty, Missouri. This project is one of the first wastewater plants in Missouri utilizing Design-Build delivery, and the first Design-Build in Missouri to utilize State Revolving Funds (SRF). SRF financing will save the City over $40 million in interest on this $74 million project when compared with conventional financing. With Design-Build legislation enacted last summer the Liberty project paves the way for municipalities throughout Missouri to maximize their dollars utilizing the cost and schedule saving efficiencies of Design-Build with low-interest SRF financing.
The Florida Department of Transportation has announced its selection of a design–build team to construct a $234.5 million section of the Wekiva Parkway in Central Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Contractor Parsons announced that the McKinley Village Way Underpass in Sacramento, Calif. has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section, with the 2016 Outstanding Urban Land Development Project Award. The award recognizes urban or land development projects focused on providing value and benefit to the community.
U.S. General Services Administration
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC, based in Bethesda, MD to design and construct a U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Records Complex in Winchester, Virginia. Design will begin in May 2017.
The company that built one of greater Sacramento’s most important flood-control projects in years will fix the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, site of a near catastrophe two months ago.
Kiewit Corp. of Omaha, Neb., beat two competitors for the right to repair the Oroville spillways, whose problems triggered the evacuation of 188,000 residents in February amid fears of massive flooding. The California Department of Water Resources announced late Monday that Kiewit will be paid $275.4 million for the project, which is expected to take two years to complete.
Meeting a deadline is a crucial part of any project. While construction managers might be able to carve out some wiggle room within the overall timeline, there is a lot riding on a timely completion. A steady release of funds could be tied to finishing project milestones, or the owner could be depending on revenue from operations — like in the case of a hotel or restaurant — to pay development fees and other project bills.
Skanska USA leaders maintain a roster of the technology initiatives that they’re currently working on at all times. But that list tells only 20% of the story.
"Around 80% of the ideas for our new technologies come from our people out in the field," said Tony Colonna, the company’s senior vice president of innovative construction solutions. "Our engineers might come up with a new way of doing things or have a need they bring to the table."
Risk & Insurance
Every year since 2011, Risk & Insurance® editors and writers have set about determining the Most Dangerous Emerging Risks for a package that runs in our April issue. As we’ve monitored which risks have the potential to cause the most damage, one thing is becoming apparent: Most Dangerous Emerging Risks seem to be emerging at a faster and faster rate.
John Baker III, DBIA
Thompson Engineering, Inc.
Roy Bumpass, DBIA
David Chenault, P.E., DBIA
Kenneth Day, DBIA
Aqua Ohio, Inc.
Joseph Dews, Jr., P.E., DBIA
San Diego, Calif.
Yindy Felkins, P.E., LEEP AP, DBIA
Western Allied Mechanical
Menlo Park, Calif.
Mitchell Fuemmeler, DBIA
Kansas City, Mo.
Mari Garza-Bird, P.E., DBIA
Black & Veatch
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Jeremy Hollingsworth, P.E., DBIA
Brown and Caldwell
Ronald Mastalski, DBIA
Vanir Construction Management
San Francisco, Calif.
Ryan Masters, P.E., DBIA
Jordan Meehan, DBIA
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company
George Pio, AMICE/PE(KSA), DBIA
Granite Construction Incorporated
Brent Richard, P.E., DBIA
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Tina Smith, LEED AP, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Theodore Weidner, P.E., AIA, CCP, DBIA
West Lafayette, Ind.
Corey Young, P.E., DBIA
San Diego, Calif.
Eza Agoes, Assoc. DBIA
Erin Gocke, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Hoffman Construction Co. of WA
Bruce Lanyon LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.
Linda Rizzoli, Assoc. DBIA
San Francisco, Calif.
Keith James Schreiber, Assoc. DBIA
Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects
Paul Storella, Assoc. DBIA
New York, N.Y.
Pamela Welty, Assoc. DBIA
San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 8, Seminar: Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build
April 28, St. Louis Chapter Sporting Clays Tournament
May 11, Iowa Chapter Afternoon Program, Job Site Tour: Outlets of Des Moines
May 19, Kansas City Annual Golf Tournament
May 19, 3rd Annual Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament
June 8, 7th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 4, 5th Annual Meet on the Dark Side Young Professional Event
May 10, Utah Chapter Luncheon Program, Design-Build Done Right Case Study, USU Clinical Services – Owner and Team Perspectives
May 12, 2017 Regional Conference
June 30, 15th Annual Golf Tournament
Aug. 11, 12th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
May 4, Oklahoma City Chapter Dinner Program, OSU Design-Build Student Team Presentation
May 9, Houston Chapter Luncheon Program, Inside Design-Build for Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant – Part 2: Teamwork at an Accelerated Pace
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 17, Breakfast Program, Minnesota Economic Outlook
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 2, Bay Chapter Luncheon Program, "Design-Build Done Right" from an Owner's Point of View
May 4, San Diego Chapter Luncheon Program, UCSD Visionary Plan - Regional Transportation and Its Impact on the University City Community
May 18, 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference
June 1, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
June 15, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, The Business Case for Lean in Design-Build (with Lean Construction Institute)
July 27, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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