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The deadline is getting closer! The deadline to submit your entry for the 2017 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards Competition is May 26; the extended deadline is June 2 (for an additional $100). So get your team together to submit your best projects today!
Crain's New York
New York state officials are celebrating their latest design-build success with today's grand opening of the Kosciuszko Bridge. However, just a few miles away, their counterparts at City Hall are watching their opportunity to achieve design-build's cost and time savings languish in the Legislature.
DBIA will host a webinar, Understanding the New DBIA Code of Conduct, on Thursday, May 11, from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will discuss the importance of a Code of Professional Conduct to the design-build profession, review the key elements of the Code of Professional Conduct, detail the basis for a complaints and/or appeals and describe the agreement procedures for credential holders. You can register for the Code of Conduct webinar online. The DBIA Code of Professional Conduct becomes effective June 1, 2017. Details were provided to members in an email last week but just in case you missed it, you can also see that notice on our website here.
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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 August 7-10, 2017 (NEW DATE), 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.
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, Oakland, Calif.
May 17-19, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
NEW May 22-24, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
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.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will rebuild and reopen the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast through a $9.5 million investment made possible by the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program. The 270-foot-long bridge, which was built in 1910, is located just south of the Southeast station; it carries Prospect Hill Road over the Harlem Line tracks and parts of Metro-North’s Brewster Yard.
City and State NY
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts design-build as the magic bullet that brought the new Tappan Zee Bridge “from dysfunction to construction in just 14 months.” The design-build procurement method is where contractors submit bids to design and build large infrastructure projects at the same time instead of having separate bids, and it’s been credited by some as a way to save time and taxpayer money. Opponents think it limits the state’s say in design – and pre-empts state jobs. Because of that, its use is limited to certain agencies, despite annual pushes to expand it. Here’s who can use it, and who’s not allowed.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) plans to work on 211 bridge and road projects valued at $1 billion this year.
Many large designers say the current market continues to be healthy and believe it will stay that way in the near term. Some firms point to early indications that clients, particularly on the private-sector side, think the new administration will cut taxes and regulations, encouraging new capital investments. Further, Trump’s vow to aid in the rebuilding of U.S. infrastructure have those in the public sector anxious to get started. All this points to a continued strong construction market. However, many of the top U.S. design firms are adopting a “wait-and-see” attitude.
A design-build team made up of 16 companies has been selected for the $100 million Interstate 270 Innovative Congestions Management Project in Montgomery County, Maryland – a project designed to cut 30 minutes off of morning commutes from Frederick, Maryland, to I-495.
A public-private partnership will dramatically transform the young campus by blending student life, housing, and academics into a cohesive whole.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia granted a State Award to the BAMS center construction project during the council’s Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony.
“This project was challenging due to the evolving needs of the MQ-4C Triton Squadron supporting the Navy’s unmanned aerial vehicle program,” said Shawn DeKold, regional manager for the Burns & McDonnell’s aviation and federal group in the Southeast region.
St. Louis CNR Magazine
KAI Design & Build, along with Joint Venture Partner Paric Corporation, is announcing the completion of a massive 1,200-foot-long, elevated pedestrian skywalk project connecting more than 6,000 parking spaces to the main hospital complex on the BJC HealthCare/Washington University Medical Center campus in St. Louis, MO.
Although much of the focus of building information modeling (BIM) was initially directed towards the efficiencies it brings to the design and construction stages of projects, advocates are increasingly emphasizing its pivotal benefits during the operating phase.
Some observers contend that the chief benefits of BIM are best realized once a project is completed, because of the efficiency and operational advantages made possible by the creation of digital models of real-world facilities and infrastructure.
The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle to spending the money wisely is that the current means of assessing bridges may underestimate their vulnerability, according to a new study published in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
Proponents of lean construction tout the method as a way to shave time off project schedules and encourage participants to streamline their processes in an effort to create the most efficient path to completion.
A common method involved with this philosophy is pull planning, the collaborative scheduling method through which progress is tweaked milestone by milestone. If stakeholders effectively implement this method, they can potentially avoid errors and keep the project on schedule.
RFP for Design-Build Services for Materials Sorting Facility Roof Extensions and Concrete Slab Extension Project at City’s Materials Diversion Facility (Napa, Calif.; due 6/2/17)
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Frank Adam, DBIA
Jonathan Czarnik, DBIA
Vanir Construction Management
San Francisco, Calif.
Juan Gutierrez, CA ARCH, DBIA
John Kitchin, PMP, DBIA
Woodard & Curran
Mark Mennucci, LEED AP, E.I.T., DBIA
Flint Builders, Inc.
Russell Pritchard, CCM, DBIA
OAC Services, Inc.
Tiffany Shaw, P.E., ENV SP, DBIA
Thomas Turner, LEED AP, DBIA
JE Dunn Construction Co.
Kansas City, Mo.
Alex Ayres, Assoc. DBIA
The Korte Company
Kristy Beardemphl, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
City of Tacoma, Public Works Department
Ann Kroll, Assoc. DBIA
Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
San Francisco, Calif.
Sam Leiren, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Christopher D. McLuckie, CCM, Assoc. DBIA
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc.
John Plummer, Assoc. DBIA
AECOM Technology Corporation
DBIA Contact: Certification
New member listing as of May 1, 2017
DBIA Contact: Membership
May 10, Gulf Coast Chapter, Design-Build Legal Forum
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
May 17, Fast Track Design-Build Delivery Networking Day at the Track
DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region
May 8, Seminar: Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build
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
May 10, Western Washington Breakfast Program, Utilizing Design-Build for High-Performance Buildings
May 11, Inland Chapter Meeting, Project Showcase: Integrated Lean Project Delivery and Spokane Behavioral Health
June 8, 7th Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
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
DBIA-South Central Region
June 15, Design-Build Done Right™ in the Water/Wastewater Sector: Paradise Restored in the Florida Keys
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 18, 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference and Awards Program
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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