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The Design-Build Institute of America-Liberty Northeast Region, together with the WTS-Greater New York Chapter, will host a symposium, “Delivering a New New York,” at the Yale Club of NYC on June 5 to explore the role design-build plays in New York’s impressive infrastructure renaissance. We’ll bring together some of the state’s top agency and industry leaders to talk about the past, present and future for state agencies and industry leaders.
Take a look at the complete program and register for this exciting event today.
DBIA is now accepting scholarship applications for the fifth annual Design-Build Educator Workshop. This workshop is designed to provide college educators a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of design-build, including strategies to incorporate design-build best practices into new and existing curriculum.
The three-day workshop, co-hosted by the Charles Pankow Foundation, will be held August 13-15, 2018, at the University of Denver. Full scholarships are available for qualified faculty from universities that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing their curriculum to include design-build. A limited number of scholarships are available, so please apply early.
May 8-10, Certification Workshop, Pocono Manor, Pa.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Oakland, Calif.
May 22-24, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
June 4-6, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 11-13, Certification Workshop, Boston, Mass.
June 14, Design Management Fundamentals, Jacksonville, Fla.
June 18-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 27-29, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
July 16-18, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
In assembling the list of projects included in the six-year plan, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eliminated approximately $5 billion of unfunded projects that were part of last year's plan but added another $2 billion of work that still needs to secure financing, which state officials said underscores the need for more state-generated infrastructure revenue. Projects in the plan are expected to benefit from a recently passed law that raised the dollar-value limit of design-build projects from $30 million to $300 million.
President Trump is delaying a decision on implementing steel and aluminum tariffs for several close U.S. trading partners, avoiding a major trade skirmish for now.
Trump is pushing the decisions to June 1 for the European Union, Canada and Mexico while reaching preliminary agreements with several other U.S. allies ahead of a looming midnight deadline, the White House announced on Monday evening.
The California State Transportation Agency on Thursday announced it would give out more than $2.6 billion to 28 transit agencies statewide, including the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency, Caltrain and BART, as well as several other Bay Area agencies. The grant funding is part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capacity Program and will go toward expanding rail capacity and reducing congestion, according to CalSTA officials.
South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the S-38-Four Holes Road (S-38-50) bridge over Interstate 26 in Orangeburg County using the Design-Build process to streamline the replacement process. ... The Design-Build process allows SCDOT to expedite this project by procuring a contractor to perform both the design and construction of the bridge on a compressed timeline.
SCDOT plans to advertise the project for Design/Build on May 2, 2018, and execute a contract this summer. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and is anticipated to be complete by late summer 2019.
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City & State New York
Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.
International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
Torrential rains that washed mud into the Houston Ship Channel some eight months ago are now bolstering Port Commissioners’ call for increased federal funding to maintain the waterway, with chairman Janiece Longoria citing Hurricane Harvey to rally support during a dredge task force meeting on Monday.
She reminded the crowd how the waterway closed for five business days, and the result was a nationwide shortage of gasoline and jet fuel.
Lincoln County Record
The Nevada Department of Transportation is building a modified diverging-diamond interchange at the convergence of I-15 and U.S Highway 93, the Garnet Interchange (built in 1963), at the Love’s Truck Stop.
Tony Illia, NDOT Public Information Officer, said the design-build team of Ames Construction, with Horrocks Engineering, was the best value bidder last summer for the $58 million project, located just north of Apex Industrial Park in north Las Vegas. It is the third diverging interchange on NDOT’s system, and the first constructed in a rural environment.
The Alleghany County Airport Authority is closer to kicking off the terminal replacement project at Pittsburgh International Airport, announcing it narrowed its design firm choices to four teams: AECOM; Corgan and Michael Baker; Gensler and HDR; and Luis Vidal + Architects/CannonDesign. Construction of the terminal is estimated at $784 million, and the projected completion date is 2023, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Daily Journal of Commerce
The University of Washington will break ground Wednesday on a $230 million building for its 2-year-old Population Health Initiative, and says it is designed to be a laboratory for ideas and encourage collaboration. ... The UW said the “progressive design-build team” of The Miller Hull Partnership and Lease Crutcher Lewis will create a LEED gold structure that reflects the values of the initiative. Progressive design-build has elements of integrated project delivery, and lean design and construction. Stakeholders, consultants and subcontractors have been brought on early to streamline the schedule.
Lawmakers should pursue a vehicle-mileage tax to rescue the struggling Highway Trust Fund, a right-leaning think tank argues in a new study.
The American Action Forum (AAF) makes the case for a mileage-based tax and provides other suggestions for a long-term fix to the ailing fund, which pays for road projects and is headed for another shortfall at the end of 2020. “A mileage-based tax is a more stable alternative to the gas tax. Immediate implementation of a federal mileage-based tax, however, is unrealistic,” the study says.
"Measure twice, cut once" is a common adage for hands-on work in construction, but measuring is no less important when it comes to the business operations side of a company. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are invaluable tools to measuring how your company is doing and how it stacks up against competition. KPIs are only effective, however, when they're properly thought through and the collected data is analyzed into intelligence to better company operations. When that happens, construction firms can reduce schedule and cost overruns, leading to higher profit margins and more winning bids.
The Morning Call
Penn State, PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission are teaming up to design an oval roadway with various twists and turns, bridges and even a cul-de-sac to aid in research and training which they believe will save lives. ... Officials believe PennSTART will help with training and research in six areas : traffic incident management, tolling and intelligent transportation systems technology, work zones, commercial vehicles, transit vehicles and connected or automated vehicles.
NIOSH, OSHA and the Center for Construction Research and Training – also known as CPWR – are among the entities encouraging construction employers to stop work to discuss fall hazards and prevention with workers during the fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, scheduled to take place May 7-11.
Cities are increasingly looking to replace aging infrastructure and revive once-thriving neighborhoods by routing highways underground and installing parks and green spaces atop decks, according to the Huffington Post. These "highway cap parks" are popping up in Dallas, Denver and other cities where previous highway construction in the 1960s and 1970s split up urban neighborhoods, often devastating them economically.
Robert Bennett, P.E., M.E., DBIA
Morrow Meadows Corporation
City of Industry, Calif.
Andrew Masters, DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Overland Park, Kan.
Michael Orientale, P.E., DBIA
Turner Construction Company
New York, N.Y.
Michael Shafer, P.E., DBIA
Black & Veatch
Ryan Shultz, DBIA
Tovey/Shultz Construction, Inc.
Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Shaun Alexander, Assoc. DBIA
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
J. Marcella Ayala, Assoc. DBIA
San Fernando, Calif.
Jim Beckett, Assoc. DBIA, AIA, CCS
Alexander R. Burns, Assoc. DBIA
City & County of San Francisco, Dept. of Public Works
San Francisco, Calif.
Charlie Clarke, Assoc. DBIA
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Ashley Clericus, Assoc. DBIA, J.D., CPCM
Allyshia L. Gray, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
South San Francisco, Calif.
Michael Grzanowski, Assoc. DBIA
San Jose, Calif.
Tanner S. Hackel, Assoc. DBIA
Hackel Construction, Inc.
Lisa Kimberly Johnson, Assoc. DBIA
Jody Luke, Assoc. DBIA
The Korte Company
Vincent W. Mi, Assoc. DBIA
Michael Ton, Assoc. DBIA
State of California | Department of General Services
West Sacramento, Calif.
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May 17, Gulf Coast Chapter Lunch Program, Digitizing the Physical World with 3D Laser Technology
May 24, Design & Building Industry Mixer
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 16, Fast Track Design-Build Delivery – Networking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 23, Chicago Chapter Evening Program, DBIA Private Sector Forum – Design-Build Trends, Best Practices and Success Stories
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 8-10, 6th Annual DBIA-Liberty Conference
May 18, Kansas City Chapter Golf Tournament
May 8, Central Virginia Chapter Evening Program with guest Speaker Michael Loulakis
May 10, GMU Evening Networking Event Focusing on Professional Workforce Issues
May 17, Maryland Chapter 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-New England Region
May 24, Site Tour and Panel Discussion: F.W. Webb Company Central Distribution Facility
May 4, Oregon Chapter 1st Annual Golf Event
May 9, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, WSU Projects
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Ohio Valley Region
May 17, Morgantown Mixer
June 14, Cincinnati Mixer
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
May 24, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
June 29, Annual Golf tournament
May 16, Regional Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
May 15, Tulsa Chapter Luncheon Program, What the Heck is Design-Build?
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
May 15, Breakfast Meeting
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
May 10, Owners Council Webinar Series, Session #4 – Design Management in Design-Build
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
June 12, Bay Chapter Lunch Program, The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery
July 9, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
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