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Dow Kokam selects Clayco Inc. as design-build contractor for Midland, Mich., facility
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Dow Kokam has selected Clayco Inc. as the design-build contractor to oversee the construction of its advanced battery plant in Midland, Mich. Clayco -- a real estate development, design and construction firm -- has offices in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis Construction of the new 800,000 square foot, large-format battery manufacturing facility will take place in two overlapping phases. Dow Kokam has already committed $322 million to the construction of the first phase, which is scheduled to be completed in 2012. More

H2O Innovation awarded CA$4.5 million in contracts for industrial and municipal water treatment systems
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H2O Innovation Inc., a complete water treatment solutions company providing custom designed systems along with specialty chemicals for membrane filtration systems, announced that it has been awarded new contracts totaling CA$4.5 million. These contracts will see H2O Innovation provide custom-built water treatment systems for municipal and industrial end-users, in the United States and Canada and, to a lesser extent, in Egypt. More

NREL plans United States first energy systems integration facility
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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a contract with the design build team of JE Dunn and SmithGroup to begin designing and construction for the latest research building on the NREL campus. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will be the nation's only facility examining how to integrate renewable energy into the national grid system. The facility will conduct integrated megawatt-scale testing of all components and strategies critical to deploying renewable energy and other energy-efficiency technologies into the nation’s electric grid at utility scale. More

Williamsburg County, S.C., capital improvement plan closer
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The much-anticipated capital improvement project in Williamsburg County, S.C., continues to pick up steam with construction scheduled to begin this fall. At a specially called meeting the county council moved to enter into a design build contract with GMK Associates, a design and construction firm, for the renovation of the county's historic courthouse and other aspects of its capital improvement plan. More

How to keep costs under control
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Delivery systems may vary from one job to another, but all those involved in the construction process can surely agree that one of the most important facets of bringing a project from concept to completion is doing so cost-effectively. That's why a growing number of ventures being completed are Design-Build, Construction Management at risk, and Negotiated bid projects. With these delivery systems, projects are monitored from start to finish with a specific budget in mind, helping to reduce risk for the owner and minimizing the delivery schedule because of the overlap between the design process and the building process. More

Association update: Design-build projects increasingly common
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The trend toward using design-build as a project-delivery method continues to increase both regionally and nationally. Minnesota approved design-build legislation, allowing public entities to pursue value through design-build contracts. Since then, the use of design-build contracts has steadily shifted upward as cities, counties and state government bodies continue to gain approval for increasing the percentage of projects that they can do using the method. More

Bobbitt selected for Alamo addition at RDU International Airport
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Bobbitt Design Build was recently selected for the renovation and addition of the Alamo National Facility Consolidation at RDU International Airport located in Raleigh Durham, N.C. The project is located at 1001 Rental Car Drive. This is Bobbitt's third project at RDU with Enterprise Holdings, the owner of Alamo. The work will include the addition of return canopies, fueling canopy and Emerald Club canopy, as well as interior renovations for better efficiency and productivity. The free-standing canopies will allow customers to stay out of weather for car rental and returns. The car rental lot will remain operational during construction, and the new services will provide a better customer experience during the rental car process. Anticipated completion is late summer. More

Envirogen secures $50 million for financing of municipal and industrial design, build and operate environmental treatment projects
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Envirogen Technologies, Inc. (Envirogen) and parent company Amplio Filtration have announced that they have reached agreement with an international provider of alternative investment capital to secure financing of up to $50 million for selected Envirogen environmental treatment projects. The funding will provide investment capital for design and installation projects that feature Envirogen's proprietary technology and long-term service agreements across a broad range of environmental treatment scenarios. In the municipal arena, target projects include drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and groundwater remediation for both organic and inorganic contaminants. More

Opus Design Build breaks ground on Iowa project
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Minnetonka-based Opus Design Build announced that the firm has broken ground on the Armed Forces Readiness Center and Field Maintenance Shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Combined, the two buildings will total approximately 170,000 square feet. The project will serve as the new home of the Iowa Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. The federally funded project has a budget of approximately $38 million. More

Approved five-year highway construction program in Missouri lacks funding, presents bleak future
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Though a dark rain cloud hovers over Missouri's transportation funding, the state's new five-year highway construction program has been approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. Only one-third the size of the 2009 program, it barely has enough funds to take care of the existing system. Missourians will see very few new projects that expand the system and make it safer. More

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Region News
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The Design-Build Institute of America – Upper Midwest Region (DBIA-UMR) will host A Tour of the St. Paul Union Depot: How Design-Build is Helping Bring This Historic Hub Back to Life on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at The St. Paul Union Depot. During this program, Dan Mehls from Mortenson Construction, Michael Bjornberg from HGA, and Greg Brown from URS will provide an overview of this important project, and will guide attendees on a tour of the historic site. After the tour, all participants are invited to a happy hour at Christos Greek Restaurant. More

DBIA-Florida announces its 2010 annual conference
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The 6th Annual Conference will take place
November 16-17, 2010
at the
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive, Orlando, Fla.

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Registration brochure available for 2010 Design-Build Conference & Expo
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Be the first to view the 2010 Conference Program, which includes three engaging keynote/general sessions and 20 informative concurrent sessions. Make room on your schedule in advance so you don't miss all the exciting networking activities. Golf with your colleagues and clients at the DBIA Annual Golf Tournament, celebrate people and projects in design-build at the Evening of Entertainment & Celebration Awards Dinner and shape DBIA's future at the Members' and Credential Holders' Only Lunch. More

CPM in Construction Management, 7th Edition
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By Fredric L. Plotnick; James J. O'Brien
This comprehensive resource first describes the development of CPM and its practical use in the construction industry and then goes on to cover the technique in detail so that you can apply it to practical construction situations. CPM in Construction Management, Seventh Edition, features new chapters on RDM relationship code features and review of alternate methods of delay analysis. From now until August 31, 2010, save 10 percent and get free shipping and handling when you order any books by entering Promotional Code S2010. Visit the DBIA Bookstore or call DBIA at 202-454-7501.

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