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Augusta County in Fishersville, Va., can see light at the end of Exit 91 tunnel
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Augusta County officials were in a celebratory mood as they participated in a design public hearing on the Interstate 64, Exit 91 interchange project in Fishersville, Va. The final $32 million in funding for the $43.3 million project was signed into law by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell in the spring. Plans to make the improvements a design/build project will make the work quicker. "This will speed up the process," said Matt Dana, the Staunton District's location and design engineer. More

Swinerton partners with LAUSD to build a legacy in education for the students of Jordan High School in Los Angeles
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Jordan High School, a public high school located in Los Angeles, is restructuring into small learning communities which will each provide a unique yet coherent learning environment for students. This significant transformation on campus will require major construction that is to be completed in multiple phases. Swinerton Builders Los Angeles is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has selected them as the Design-Build General Contractor for the Jordan High School Redevelopment Project. More

Fallbrook, Calif., library wins 'design-build' award for innovation, teamwork
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While the Fallbrook Library in Fallbrook, Calif., is known for unique features such as its poet's garden and "green roof," it recently won an award honoring the architectural and construction process that brought those elements to fruition. The library won a "Magic of Design-Build" Excellence Award from the Design-Build Institute of America, which awards agencies that use a coordinated construction method in which the architects and contractor bid and work as a team, providing continual feedback to each other from design to completion. More

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Lake County, Calif., receives $6.1 million for highway repaving projects
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Lake County, Calif., has received $6.1 million in the latest round of state transportation funding for area highway improvements. On June 23 the California Transportation Commission allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California's economy and upgrade the state's vast transportation system. The allocations included nearly $9 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated nearly $8 billion in Proposition 1B funds. More


Ohio passes comprehensive design-build law
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DBIA scored one of its biggest legislative victories ever recently with the enactment of a compressive design-build law. After two decades of legislative defeats design-build advocates finally prevailed in overhauling Ohio's archaic construction procurement laws that have remained relatively unchanged over the last 134 years. The bill Gov. Kasich signed into law; HB153 brings sweeping changes to the way Ohio delivers projects. More

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Design-build book of the week for July 12
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Next week's selection is the Maintenance Manager's Standard Manual, Fourth Edition. This invaluable resource not only provides details on the day-to-day management of a maintenance plan, it provides an integrated plan for improving maintenance functions. More

Boost your IQ
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DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. More

epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits – on our website.

The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Upcoming events
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July 18-22, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 
July 22, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Fairfax, Va. 
July 29, Design-Build Sustainability, Denver
Aug. 9-11, 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Crystal City, Va. 
Aug. 12, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15-19, Penn State University Boot Camp. State College, Pa. 
Aug. 26, , Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. Louis


Region events
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July 13, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region: Job Tour and Program by Denver Public Schools
July 14, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Tour of the Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament 
July 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner Program: MDOT, VDOT and DDOT
July 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program 
July 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf Tournament
July 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Design-Build for Mission Critical Facilities
Aug. 4, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Golf Outing 
Aug. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Network Opportunity 
Aug. 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
Aug. 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program: Southern California

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

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Project leads
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