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On behalf of the DBIA National Board of Directors, we invite DBIA members in good standing to submit nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. In filling board vacancies, DBIA strives to represent diverse segments of the industry and diverse geographic regions, as well as to ensure gender and racial diversity. Such broad diversity will help ensure a cross section of unique skills, wide-ranging expertise and the varied perspectives needed to help DBIA achieve its strategic goals. Nominations are due by April 29, 2016.
Young Professionals can now join DBIA for free – or at least until the vouchers run out! Burns & McDonnell hopes to create opportunities for young leaders to be recognized, build relationships, expand their skills and advance their careers by getting them linked in to DBIA, the only association that represents every member of a project team and promotes the kind of collaborative project delivery the industry is relying on more and more. Those interested must be 35 years old or younger, and not current members of DBIA. The voucher is good for one year of free DBIA membership. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.
We’re already seeing submissions come in and are looking forward to reading more owner letters, reviewing photos and videos, reading joint team statements, and seeing all of the Design-Build Best Practices used in this year’s Design-Build Project/Team Awards submissions. Have you started gathering what you need yet? Winning a Design-Build Project/Team Award will help you gain a competitive edge and stand out as an industry leader, so be sure to begin applying today!
As part of the new committee structure, DBIA has developed an International Committee to determine methods by which DBIA can expand our footprint and our reach to encompass international design-build. Ultimately DBIA wants to be recognized for Design-Build Done Right™ worldwide, educating those in emerging markets and collaborating with those in more developed markets. In order to enhance opportunities for members currently or interested in working in the international marketplace and partner with international organizations of architects, engineers and contractors to reach new markets, we must first determine where we stand in the international market. We'd like to start this endeavor by developing a database of DBIA members that are working or have the goal of working internationally. We ask that you take a few moments to participate in this survey*.
*The deadline to participate in the survey is April 30.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards. The awards serve to honor the agencies and individuals from across the country that have made critical strides to advance and expand design-build project delivery through Design-Build Done Right™ within the transportation sector, resulting in enhanced project delivery ranging from faster completion to higher-quality projects. The winners this year were The Virginia DOT, Rodger Rochelle of NCDOT, and Evan Caplicki and Elizabeth Cousins of Nossaman, LLP.
‘Churn’ refers to the everyday moves, additions and changes that facilities experience on a regular basis. Active spaces like offices, classrooms, courtrooms and operations centers are constantly going through turnovers, reconfigurations and upgrades. Churn is a fact of life. And although you can’t predict precisely what changes will be in the future, you can be sure there will be changes. The key is to build in adaptability rather than obsolescence.
New York City administration officials are working to garner trade union support for a bill that would allow the design-build project delivery method to be used on infrastructure projects throughout the state and could perhaps save the city $2 billion over the next 10 years, Crain's New York reported. Bill Quatman, Chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America told Construction Dive last month that the design-build method offers the owner a single point of accountability, which eliminates "finger-pointing" if problems arise on the job.
New tools available to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), and its new director, Kyle Schneweis, include an infrastructure bank (as a source of funds), a bridge-oriented funds matching program, earmarked community engagement monies and most notably, construction manager/general contractor (CMGC) and design-build authority. A progress report from NDOR on program development and implementation is due to the Nebraska legislature by the first of December.
MAT75/125 Propping System provides the most versatility in propping as it is made for medium-to-heavy loads such as temporary bridge piers, access platforms, bridge support projects and heavy duty falsework. MAT75/125’s connections are bolted, so your crew doesn’t need to do any welding Screw adjustments allow for fine-tuning of height, making the system adaptable for any job. See more photos >
The New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) is getting $27.14 billion across fiscal years 2016-2020 for capital improvements under the recent 2016-2017 state budget agreement. Of this total, $21.1 billion is for capital improvements of highways, bridges, rail, aviation infrastructure, transit (other than Metropolitan Transit Authority programs) and NYDOT facilities across the state. These capital improvements also include the launch of three programs, including BRIDGE NY, PAVE NY and the Extreme Weather Infrastructure Hardening Program.
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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.
American Water Works Association
If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground.
The agency will spend $787 million on new federal courthouses in Nashville, Tenn.; Des Moines, Iowa; Greenville, S.C.; Anniston, Ala.; and San Antonio, Texas, plus new courthouse annexes in Toledo, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; and Savannah, Ga.
Another $160 million will be spent to renovate the James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Charlotte and the Tomochichi U.S. Courthouse in Savannah.
Another $29.5 million will be spent on feasibility studies and preparation work at court facilities in Harrisburg, Pa.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded 31 contracts valued at $146.6 million for projects across the state, including road widening and new bridge construction made possible by bridge bonds appropriated by the state legislature in 2015.
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that two of its major bridge projects, Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People in Portland, Oregon, and the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, have received 2016 Engineering Excellence Honor Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). TYLI and the firm’s project partners accepted the awards at ACEC’s Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on April 19, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
The Austin Company
In June 2015, Mr. Yoshikazu Oshimi was promoted to the position of President and Representative Director of Kajima Corporation. Mr. Oshimi has 30 years of experience within Kajima, starting in construction and moving into project management and then management. In his message, “My Commitments as President,” published in the 2015 Corporate Report, Mr. Oshimi reflected on two slogans he used when he was managing a branch operation. The first is, “Think safety! Make today accident free!” This slogan is, of course, critically important, if not predictable.
The second slogan is less predictable and merits more reflection: “Building with the heart and soul of a craftsman.” These are now Kajima’s companywide slogans, forming the foundation of the management philosophy of Kajima for the near future. His theme is that in Building the Future of the Kajima Group, “Our Journey Begins and Ends with Craftsmanship.”
JD Supra Business Advisor
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently issued a series of documents for the purpose of integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) into new construction, substantial renovation, and major maintenance and improvement projects. The documents include Guidelines for Vertical and Horizontal Construction, an Appendix A: BIM Uses Guideline, and a BIM Roadmap poster, which are available at the Massport Capital Programs Resource Center. The release of the guidelines is part of the Massachusetts Integrated BIM Initiative, an effort to determine the feasibility of establishing a single BIM protocol for all Massachusetts agencies and authorities.
From potholes to cracks, it’s easy to see with your own eyes failures on the surface of a bridge. Issues underneath the surface – which compromise the structure of Rhode Island’s deteriorating bridges – are far harder to find and repair. Researchers at Roger Williams University are changing that by repurposing technology to effectively take an X-ray of a bridge.
Nearly all contractors will have begun pouring by the time you read this. Although this means that you will be very busy during the season, you still need to watch for certain legal developments that are likely to impact your business.
JD Supra Business Advisor
Some will say that a “no damages for delay” clause is harsh. Well, it depends on which hat you wear. If you are a contractor, you have a reasonable expectation that you will be paid for the extra work to overcome a delay beyond your control, especially if the owner causes or contributes to the delay. If you are an owner, you may have an expectation that the contractor is not going to get extra compensation when there are delays to the project. Who’s right?
Industry Partner member firm
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- CeraTech USA
New member listing as of April 26, 2016.
- Kevin Blankemeier
Jackson & Blanc
- Michael Bright
Student, The New School of Architecture & Design
- Cindy Crespo
Navy Federal Credit Union
- Thomas DeMasi
Coffman Engineers Inc.
- Christopher Hay
Mead & Hunt
- James McCulla
- Gibran Michel
Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.
- Adam Mitchell
F&G Industries A GH Cranes Group Company
- Brad Nile
Andersen Construction Co., Inc.
- Charles David Purtee
- Frank Romano
GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York
- Jason Tomasulo
Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman, P.C.
- Chad Widup
Bergeron Land Development, Inc.
DBIA Contact: Membership
May 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 9-11, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
May 9-11, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
May 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oakland, Calif.
May 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Raleigh, N.C.
May 20, BIM Execution Planning, Portland, Ore.
May 23-25, Certification Workshop, Phoenix, Ariz.
June 6-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 18-20, Certification Workshop, Mobile, Ala.
July 22, Conceptual Estimating, Kansas City, Mo.
July 25-28, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 5, Conceptual Estimating, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 8, BIM Execution Planning, Austin, Texas
Aug. 8-10, Certification Workshop, D.C. Metro Area
Aug. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Aug. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Tampa, Fla.
Sep. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sep. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 10-13, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 2-4, 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 16, Performance Requirements: The Key to Effective RFPs, Worcester, Mass.
Dec. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 24, Central Indiana Chapter Afternoon Program, Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects (with AIA Indiana)
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 10-12, Water Section Meeting with AWWA Pennsylvania
May 11-12, Annual Conference
May 13, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
May 10, Lessons Learned Panel Discussion on Design-Build from the Owner's Perspective
May 15, Maryland Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
May 12, Evening Program, The Incredible Tappan Zee Bridge Project - Design-Build at its Most Amazing!
May 11, Seattle Chapter Meeting
June 8, Seattle Chapter Meeting
June 9, 6th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 20, 2016 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
June 24, 14th Annual Golf Tournament
Apr. 28, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Networking Mixer
May 5, 2016 Annual SW Region Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 18, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 3, San Diego Luncheon Program
May 5, San Diego Luncheon Program, Disrupting the Design-Build RFP Process
May 19, Sacramento Luncheon Program, PG&E's Focus on Design-Build Best Practices for Its Capital Program
May 26, Region Awards Banquet
June 2, Nevada Luncheon Program
June 9, San Diego Golf Tournament
June 16, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
June 27, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 14, Hawaii Luncheon Program
July 19, Orange County Luncheon Program
Sep. 12, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Nov. 1, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
I-395 Express Lanes Design-Build Procurement (Virginia)
Toll road developer and operator Transurban is currently in negotiations with the Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the 95 Express Lanes along I-395 in Virginia for approximately 8 miles. This project will require the procurement of a design-build contractor. The anticipated procurement timeline calls for qualifications in May 2016 and proposals in July 2016. Contractor selection is scheduled for December 2016.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063