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Chattanooga, Tenn., firm chosen to build state's largest solar power facility
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The State Building Commission approved Chattanooga-based Signal Energy as the design-build contractor for the West Tennessee Solar Farm to be located along Interstate 40 in Haywood County. The proposed five-megawatt, 30-acre power generation facility is part of Governor Phil Bredesen's Volunteer State Solar Initiative, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and will be one of the largest solar installations in the Southeast. More

Exelon, Shaw teaming for Saudi nuclear plants
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A unit of Exelon Corp. is teaming up with engineering consultants Shaw Group and technology company Toshiba Corp. to design, build and run new nuclear electric-generating plants in Saudi Arabia. Exelon Nuclear Partners, who's stable of nuclear plants includes Limerick Creek, Pa., Oyster Creek, N.J., Peach Bottom, Pa., and Three Mile Island, Pa., would provide operations services for the new sites. Exelon's parent owns Philadelphia-based Peco Energy Co. More

Expert: Alaskan Viaduct tunnel inherently risky
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Seattle's glacially-compacted soils are notoriously abrasive to tunneling machines, and the most common reason for costly delays in tunnel projects is damage to the machine's giant cutterhead, a geotechnical expert told the City Council. "Clearly there is inherent risk in anything you do in the subsurface. You're dealing in ground you can't see," said civil engineer John Newby, a consultant hired by the council during a special meeting to evaluate the city's risks with the tunnel replacement project for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. More

Contract awarded for Women's College Hospital redevelopment project located in Toronto
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Women's College Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario  announced that Women's College Partnership has signed a contract to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital's redevelopment project in downtown Toronto. This project will involve the construction of a new 630,000 square foot hospital on the hospital's current Grenville Street site. The redeveloped Women's College Hospital will replace all existing buildings and consolidate most hospital services in one location, enabling innovation in ambulatory models of care and enhancing the hospital's stature as a leader in women's health care, research and education. More

Trehel finishes Greenfield Industries project located in Seneca, SC
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Trehel Corp. has completed construction of the new facility addition to Greenfield Industries Inc. in Seneca, S.C. The project consisted of the design and construction of a 51,000-square-foot addition to the existing Greenfield facility. The new facility opened recently. Trehel was the design-build general contractor for the project and was responsible for construction administration, scheduling, procurement of all materials, systems and subcontractors. McKibben Architects of Seneca provided architectural design for the project. More

SNC-Lavalin to design, build power plant in Anchorage, Alaska
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SNC-Lavalin has signed a contract with Alaskan electric utility company Chugach Electric Association to design and construct a 183 megawatt natural-gas fired thermal power plant. The Montreal-based global construction and engineering firm said Monday that work has already begun on the Southcentral Power project in Anchorage, Alaska. More

Uncertainty builds for hard-hit engineers
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Colorado's engineering firms are standing on unsteady ground. Hit by a housing crisis, a credit crunch and a state budget that needs millions of federal dollars to shore up transportation and housing funding, Colorado engineers are resorting to pay cuts and layoffs to survive. Construction layoffs have dominated headlines for their sheer size, but the pain also has spread to the engineers who parcel, prepare and design sites for houses and office buildings. More

Public Building Commission approves contract with Conco
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The nine members of the Public Building Commission voted unanimously to approve a contract with Conco Construction for the outpatient services building at the new hospital during a special meeting at City Hall. The "stipulated sum" for the project is $1,513,700. Commissioner Mell Kuhn explained that the amount is not the same as a "not to exceed" figure, due to the nature of a design-build agreement. More

Sumter County, SC Progress made on sales tax projects
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More than a year ago, Sumter County, S.C., residents began paying an extra penny for their goods and services to help improve their community. The $75 million raised by those pennies from the Capital Penny Sales Tax, approved by voters in November 2008 and enacted in May 2009, will go toward funding 16 construction projects around the county. More

After I-15 work, freeway to Phoenix will become focus
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Once the Nevada Department of Transportation completes its work on the widening of Interstate 15 from Blue Diamond Road south, Southern Nevada's most important tourism conduit will be done in Nevada and leaders can turn their attention to other pressing transportation needs, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority advised. More

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Members' and Credential-Holders' only lunch provides unique opportunity at annual conference
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As a membership organization, DBIA's responsibility is to ensure we are fulfilling the needs of our members. Using our audience response system, DBIA will receive instant feedback on how well YOUR organization is doing as well as vote on incoming National Board members and Certification Board members. Read more on the 2010 Conference 


DBIA Bookstore
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Beat the heat by staying indoors and catching up on the latest trends in design and construction. From now until August 31, 2010, bookstore customers will receive an extra 10 percent discount on all purchases from the DBIA Online Bookstore (enter Promotional Code S2010 in the "Discount" field located at the bottom of your checkout page). This discount is also applicable to the DBIA Manual of Practice Online Subscription, DBIA Model Contracts and our Reduced-Price Inventory. As an added bonus, we offer free shipping and handling! More

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Request for design-build qualifications, implement energy cost reduction measures state wide, Army National Guard - South Dakota

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Design-build services for the pre-primary inspection queue widening at the U.S. land port of entry, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

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