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There are just days left in the New York Assembly’s 2017 session and DBIA is excited to report there’s new momentum in support of legislation to authorize design-build for New York City. Legislation (A.8134/S.6427) providing limited design-build authority for eight critical NYC projects passed out of the Assembly Committee on Cities yesterday and now moves to the Ways and Means Committee.
The Official Website of the City of New York
At major $1.9 billion BQE rehab project, broad stakeholder coalition urges Albany passage of New York City Design Build authority to shave time and cut costs from major capital projects.
DBIA is pleased to announce that we are accepting Owner Scholarship applications for the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Eligible owners may apply for complimentary registration and/or a travel stipend to the conference which will take place November 8-10 in Philadelphia, Pa. The deadline to apply is August 21, 2017 – Submit your application today!
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June 13-15, Certification Workshop, Los Angeles, Calif.
June 23, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
June 23, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 14, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
July 17-19, Certification Workshop, Fairfax, Va.
NEW July 24-26, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
Aug. 7, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Aug. 17, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Laurel, Md.
Aug. 22-24, Certification Workshop, Charlotte, N.C.
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Americans can no longer live with crumbling locks, dams, roads and bridges and outlined a plan to leverage $1 trillion in investment in U.S. infrastructure. ... Trump did not provide any new details of his plan. His budget proposal for fiscal 2018 calls for $200 billion in direct federal spending over the next 10 years to spur at least $800 billion in spending by states, municipalities and private entities that together own most U.S. infrastructure. The White House has not detailed the source of the $200 billion or the breakdown in spending. The administration has said a full legislative package could be ready by the third quarter.
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In less than two weeks, three dozen House lawmakers have signed a letter urging tax policy authorizers to guarantee the sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund, bringing the total of signatories to 212, according to the office of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.). The letter by Graves and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), chairman and ranking member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, respectively, stresses to the leadership of the Ways and Means Committee the need to address the trust fund’s looming shortfall in three years. The tax panel is likely to take up tax policy reform legislation in a few weeks.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster believes June might essentially be "infrastructure month" in Washington, D.C.
As chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Shuster, R-Pa., plans to negotiate budget proposals and investment guidelines that affect the nation's highways, bridges, rail lines and airports.
The board overseeing the construction of a new train tunnel under New York's Hudson River agreed on Thursday to solicit information from private-sector construction and finance firms about how to complete the multibillion-dollar project.
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Bowling Green Daily News
A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce shows the state's infrastructure needs an upgrade and touts public-private partnerships as a viable solution.
A Democratic-sponsored public-private partnerships law, House Bill 309, subsequently dubbed P3, was signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin in 2016. It allows state and local governments to use public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects. The chamber's report, using data from a variety of sources, outlines key infrastructure weaknesses in the state.
The Architects Newspaper
Designed by Cincinnati-based emersion DESIGN in close collaboration with Messer Construction, the project was conceived as design-build from the beginning. The team was responsible for the architecture, interior design, structural engineering, sustainable consulting, and public engagement. Landscape design was handled by Cincinnati-based Human Nature.
Phoenix Business Journal
Last year's project to replace the dam on the west end of Tempe Town Lake has been named the $10 million plus project of the year by the Phoenix branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. ... Plus, Gannett Fleming, the city of Tempe and the primary contractor, PCL, "delivered the project under budget and under schedule," he said.
Skanska USA broke ground Wednesday on a $349 million New Jersey hospital for the Inspira Health Network, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 467,000-square-foot Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, on 100 acres in Harrison Township, NJ, will provide 204 beds, an emergency unit, outpatient services and an administrative and billing department, NJ.com reported.
It is a truism that construction is a risky business. Construction contracting is an exercise in dealing with these inherent risks. One common way involves allocating these risks among the various project delivery team members. Many contract clauses will allocate by shifting risk from one party to another on the pretense that the party being assigned the risk is better able to absorb or control it; more likely, it is that the party shifting the risk does not want to have to deal with it.
A looming new federal security directive will require businesses working with the federal government to protect their cyber data, or have a detailed plan for doing so, by year’s end. The directive is called “NIST 800-171” — or sometimes just “rule 171” — and it will control whether companies from defense engineering firms to janitorial outfits can do business with the federal government.
Risk & Insurance
Technology’s integration into every aspect of our lives makes organizations increasingly vulnerable to some sort of cyber flaw. This is true for the construction industry, and it has led to surety bonding working to incorporate technology as both a source of information and a factor in underwriting.
Tampa Harbour Island Force Main Replacement Design-Build (deadline 7/6/2017; pre-submission conference 6/12)
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
Douglas Beach, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Joseph Hedges, P.E., PMP, LEED AP, DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation
Ryan McGuire, MBA, LEED, DBIA
Robert Myers, DBIA
Brendan O'Brien, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Greenwood Village, Colo.
David Rossetti, PMP, DBIA
Brian Stater, DBIA
Bowen Engineering Corporation
Todd Stine, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
ZGF Architects, LLP
Lara Thurn, P.E., DBIA
Justin Wurth, CPC, LEED AP, DBIA
San Antonio, Texas
Saverio Battaglia, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
New York, N.Y.
Heather Chierici, Assoc. DBIA
Facilities Planning & Program Services, Inc.
Yorba Linda, Calif.
Glenn Claycomb, Assoc. DBIA
San Mateo County Community College District
San Mateo, Calif.
James Hawley, Assoc. DBIA
Harvey Mudd College
Thomas Murray, Assoc. DBIA
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.
West Covina, Calif.
Mark Smith, P..E, Assoc. DBIA
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
DBIA Contact: Certification
New member listing as of June 5, 2017
DBIA Contact: Membership
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
June 15, Central Indiana Chapter Meeting, Generational Perspective on Design-Build
June 13, Oregon Chapter Breakfast Program, Richland Firestation Case Study
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
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
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
June 15, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, The Business Case for Lean in Design-Build (with Lean Construction Institute)
June 15, San Diego Chapter Evening Program, The Business Case for Lean (with Lean Construction Institute)
June 21, Sacramento Chapter Lunch Program, A Change of Procurement - A Shift to Design-Build Project Delivery by Established Agencies
June 22, Nevada Chapter Lunch Program, Design-Build Delivery for Commercial Developers and Owners
July 12, Bay Chapter Evening Program, Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension Project Update (with CSI San Francisco Chapter)
July 18, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, Smart Cities: Innovative Building for the Future
July 27, Bay Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 11, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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