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A full service CM and GC, LeChase offers a streamlined and collaborative Design-Build approach. MORE

Granite Construction

Granite is one of the largest heavy-civil contractors/
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LCI Call for Presentations
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The Lean Construction Institute is calling for presentations for the 14th Annual Lean Construction Institute (Oct. 9-12). Details regarding submissions are on the DBIA website. More

Ralph Hawkins: Design and construction models
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As clients look at alternative ways to expand, renovate, and build new facilities to address growth and change over time, there are myriad approaches. The choices may be confusing, but they are easily broken out into simple categories, and can also be a hybrid of several options. Here are some basic approaches that we see. More

North Carolina commissioners offer 2 local bills for short session consideration
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A pair of recent bills drawn up by Davidson County, N.C., commissioners will be introduced during the ongoing legislative short session, commissioners said. The board is hoping the Legislature passes a bill that would allow Davidson County to be exempt from formal bid requirements in construction and renovation projects and be allowed to use the design-build method on projects exceeding $30,000. More

'Best value' bid for Gerald Desmond Bridge design-build approved for $649.5 million
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, May 14 approved Port of Long Beach, Calif., staff's recommendation that the "best value" design-build proposal to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge was submitted by the joint venture team of Shimmick Construction Company Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and Impregilo S.p.A.. The Board authorized staff to issue a Notice of Intent to contract with SFI, who qualified as the "best value" proposer by earning the highest technical score from the multi-agency Project Selection Committee and also submitting the lowest price proposal of $649.5 million. More

Stronghold Engineering, Inc.

As part of the celebration of our 20th year of Building Construction Excellence,Stronghold Engineering, Inc. proudly unveils our new website which reflects our tradition of quality and safety throughout. We remain committed to design and building a sustainable future. MORE

University of Windsor design competition winners announced
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Newton Parking Structures Ltd. and MMMC Architects have won a design-build competition for the University of Windsor to build two new campus structures. The over $20 million project consists of two separate buildings: the "Innovation Centre" which will be a new gateway building as you enter the campus and will become the new home to services and amenities that will enhance the campus experience; and a 913-car, seven-level parking garage which will be connected to the Innovation Centre by a pedestrian bridge. More

HBD Construction to build new $12 million training campus for Local 562 in Missouri
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HBD Construction announced that it's been chosen to build a new $12 million training facility campus for the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 in Missouri. The current facility, located at the north St. Louis County headquarters, will be expanded to include two new buildings comprised of 97,000 square feet of training and classroom space. More

Arcadia's Colorado Boulevard might close for Gold Line work - really
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Two days later than planned, Colorado Boulevard between San Antonio Road and Santa Anita Avenue in California might close to make way for the $735 million Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project from Pasadena to Azusa. Although the closure was initially scheduled to start sooner, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Authority's design-build team, Kiewit Parsons, decided it did not need to shut down the street so soon, GLCA spokeswoman Lisa Levy Buch said. More

Upgrades to Parkway North won't be ready for cancer hospital opening in Georgia
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The upgrades to Parkway North in Georgia, which will become the main entrance to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital, won't be done in time for the hospital's opening in August. The work will be a joint project of Coweta County and the city of Newnan, with the city reimbursing the county for a portion of the work. More

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Midwest roots and employee ownership yield global success
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The Editor interviews G. William Quatman, Vice President and General Counsel, Burns & McDonnell. Quatman says, "I began my career as an architect and obtained my license after practicing for a few years in that field. I took a business law course as an elective and found it fascinating. I was also picked for jury duty that same semester and then read an article titled 'Architect-Lawyers: An Important New Breed' in Progressive Architecture magazine. The article caught my attention, and I corresponded with the author, Arthur Kornblut, now deceased, about his career as an architect-turned-lawyer. With his encouragement, I took the LSAT and enrolled in law school." More

Baker member of winning design-build team on Colorado DOT U.S. 36 project
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Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, as a major design subcontractor for the Ames/Granite Joint Venture team, has been awarded a contract by the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide design services for its US 36 Express Lanes/BRT Design-Build project located in Broomfield, Colo., between Denver and Boulder. HDR, Inc. (Omaha, Neb.), is lead designer on the project. The total value of the Ames/Granite JV design-build contract is $231 million. More

Alabama's Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority board appoints new member
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The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority in Alabama recently appointed Andrew Edwards as its newest board member. Vestavia Hills resident Andrew Edwards, President of Dunn Building Company, LLC was selected by the BJCTA Board members to represent his city, one of the two cities added replacing Mountain Brook and Homewood. Hoover is the other city in the realignment of MAX Transits efforts. More

Burns & McDonnell joins effort to build small nuclear reactors in Missouri
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Burns & McDonnell, the Kansas City engineering firm, has joined Westinghouse Electric's effort to get federal money to help build smaller nuclear reactors in Missouri. Burns & McDonnell will help design the power systems of the 225-megawatt reactors, known as Small Modular Nuclear Reactors. The financial terms of the arrangement weren't disclosed, but Burns & Mac said it was "making a significant early investment of engineering consulting services for a long-term payoff in hundreds of new highly paid jobs" in Missouri. More

Firm gets chosen for $47 million design-build project in Hawaii
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Dck-ecc pacific guam llc was awarded a $46.6-million project from NAVFAC Hawaii to design and construct the 30,709-square-foot FY12 MILCON P-822 Marine Corps Air Station Operations Complex, 17,104-square-foot Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station, over 348,000 square feet of aircraft apron, and related site improvements at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii here. The facilities are scheduled for completion in September 2014. More

Projects at Vasquez Rocks in California emphasize green design, art
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Vasquez Rocks County Park in California is getting a much-needed facelift. Existing facilities are being modernized, the historic ranger station is being restored, and a new, state-of-the-art Interpretive Center is on the way. "The County is committed to taking an active leadership role in conserving natural resources and protecting the environment," said Mohamed Sultan of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. "Because of the environmental sensitivity of the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and the educational opportunities provided through the programs offered to the public, this project is intended to serve as demonstration project for sustainable design." More

Ambassador Bridge truck road built with lightning speed
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The long-delayed dedicated truck road linking the United States Customs plaza at the Ambassador Bridge and Interstates 75 and 96 was opened with fanfare by state and local officials, almost one week ahead of time in a quickly-expedited process. More

News from DBIA

Owner Scholarship available for 2012 Federal and 2012 Annual Conferences
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DBIA is currently accepting applications for our Owner Education and Travel Fund. The goal of these funds is to advance awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible. Recipients will be awarded with complimentary conference registration and/or travel costs. Applications and deadlines can be found online at

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Atlantic City, N.J.
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
Aug. 6-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 6-10, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, State College, Pa.
Aug. 31, Post Award Design-Build, Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu

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Region events
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June 12, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Chapter Breakfast Meeting
June 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual DBIA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Sept. 12-13, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program 
Sept. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

Sources sought: Design-build construction of a health clinic at Fort Drum (New York)

AK PFH 43(10) Deweyville Trailhead to Neck Lake Road (Alaska)

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website =; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email

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