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Integrated-project-delivery boosters ignore many flashing red lights
Architectural Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than five years into a collaborative building-production movement called integrated project delivery, warnings abound: Don't try this with strangers. New risks replace old ones. Beware of waivers of claims. Get ready to open your books. Expect lengthy contract negotiations. Prepare to share any profits. Understand that multiparty contracts have not been tested in court. More

DOT official braves commission
The Chiefland Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
What if you gave a city three new dearly desired bridges then took them back? Would you want to meet with their officials? No one would have blamed Jordan Green, rural area transportation development engineer for District 2 of the state Department of Transportation, if he had worn a flak jacket when he appeared before the Levy County, Fla., Commission. More

Flexible pipe design streamlines UV facility project
Water World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Voters approved the sales of water revenue bonds funding repair and improvements to the Hetch Hetchy water system that supplies 2.4 million customers in San Francisco and in surrounding communities. The Water Supply Improvement Program includes 85 water infrastructure improvements ranging from pipelines and tunnels to dams and reservoirs to storage facilities and pump stations.  More

High school students compete in Builders Exchange program
Sacramento Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Students from 18 local high school teams will begin competition to design and build the best 96-foot structure for the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange's 23rd annual Design Build Competition. The contest takes place over two days at Cosumnes River College. Each team will be judged on designs, safety and construction and will submit construction documents to local building departments for approval. More

I-12 contractor plans to build as it designs
The Advocate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The project manager for the company that just received a $36.2 million contract to extend the widening of Interstate 12 to Juban Road located in La., told a citizens group, he hopes to start construction in August. "We will be designing and building as we go," said J.J. Hickey, of Gilchrist Construction Co., of the project to continue the six-laning of I-12 to Juban Road. More

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OP-ED: I-80 toll rejection leaves $470 million budget hole
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The Federal Highway Administration rejected Pennsylvania's application to toll Interstate 80. The decision creates a $470 million hole in Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure budget, and Gov. Ed Rendell has announced he will call a special session of the legislature to address the situation. I am very encouraged the governor has chosen to focus on this issue. The development and maintenance of our infrastructure is a core function of state government. More

Association update: Design-build process helps manage risk
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One of the major reasons for selecting design-build projects is the ability for owners, designers and contractors to manage project-related risk. As a project moves through the five phases of the project-management process (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing), there are different opportunities to indentify, mitigate, document and transfer risk. More

Construction employment up, long-term outlook uncertain
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National employment numbers offered encouraging news for construction, but builders across the country are still nervous about what the future holds as stimulus projects start to wind down. Construction employment was up by 14,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the second consecutive month of positive job numbers for the industry, which has lost more than two million jobs overall in the past three years. More

Completion of West Virginia to widening pushed back
The Intelligencer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
State officials said that although a West Virginia widening project is moving quickly, the finish date will be later than expected. The area of highway between Cresup Road and McKefrey Road, south of Washington Lands in Marshall County, is being widened to four lanes, but the project will not be finished until June 2011, according to West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker. More

VTA looks at design-build BART approach
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first phase of the BART extension from the south end of Fremont to north San Jose, Calif., could happen eight months sooner and $85 million cheaper using a design-build approach, according to VTA General Manager Michael Burns. The transit agency's directors will discuss pursuing a design-build format for the $2.5 billion, 10-mile extension at the Santa Clara County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose. More

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CANstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Competing teams, led by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures. Teams design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10′x10′x8′ space. All canned goods are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository following DeCANstruction. More

Containerized Housing and Office Unit Worldwide design-build general construction projects IDIQ contracts
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The U.S. Department of State, Office of Logistics Management, on behalf of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is requesting submissions to pre-qualify firms to furnish pre-fabricated and engineered Containerized Housing Units and Containerized Office Units with integrated building systems, by means of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts under which firm-fixed-price task order will be awarded on a competitive basis. More

East Bay Design/Build firm seeking contract architect/designer
Tribe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Baywood Building & Design is seeking an architect/designer to work on a consulting contract basis on upcoming residential and small commercial projects. The ideal architect/design candidate would be willing to work in conjunction with Baywood's in-house design team on preliminary conceptual design, working drawings and permit documents, including program development, space planning, construction detailing and specifications, electrical layout, etc. More

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Design-build (Long Island RR) Atlantic Avenue viaduct rehabilitation, Phase IIb(deadline June 1)

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Containerized housing and office unit

Recovery: Lancaster, MN, design-build construction services for site mission
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Falcon Dam, TX, design-build construction
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Ranked as a top design-build heavy contractor, Granite builds many large and complex infrastructure projects across the nation. More.

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