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Nominations for DBIA Board of Directors Now Being Accepted
On behalf of the DBIA National Board of Directors, we invite DBIA members in good standing to submit nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. Nomination deadline: Friday, August 15.
DBIA Leadership Awards – Deadline for Nominations Extended!
Apply today! The deadline for the Design-Build Leadership and Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Awards has been extended to Thursday, July 24. These awards recognize the organizations and individuals who have advanced the use and practice of design-build project delivery. See DBIA's website for details and nomination forms.
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A "How To" Guide to Federal Advocacy
Louis J. Jenny, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach for DBIA, writes, "I wear a few hats at DBIA, but one major duty is taking the lead on our federal advocacy efforts. The truth is, effective advocacy and lobbying aren't about convincing policy makers to do something they don't want to do, it's about helping them achieve what they do want to do."
House Passes $10.9 Billion Highway Funding Bill
The House on Tuesday passed an extension of funding for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Passed 367-55, the measure prevents the Highway Trust Fund from going bankrupt in August. The Senate has not yet voted on a similar bill. The proposal would be offset with about $6.4 billion in revenue from pension smoothing, another $3.5 billion from customs user fees and a final $1 billion from an account set up to deal with leaking underground storage tanks.
Hey, Congress, Oregon Has Your Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Right Here
CITYLAB via The Atlantic
We've seen this movie before, where Congress heads straight toward a transportation funding cliff it totally saw coming, so we know that lawmakers will find some awkward-and-unnecessarily-dramatic way to stop at the edge. That's great for all the jobs spared in the short term, but bad for the hope of learning any long-term lessons. Because the real danger is not this fiscal cliff, but the massive funding sinkhole coming to take car and cliff alike.
Team Unity Pays Off for a New Hospital in Maine
About four years ago, executives at MaineGeneral Health, which has served the people of the Kennebec Valley since 1891, realized that they faced a classic decision: Should they renovate their two primary facilities, one in Augusta, the state capital, the other 20 or so miles north in Waterville, or start all over?
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Cost of Building New Regina Sewage Treatment $43.5 Million Less Than Expected
The City of Regina now says it will cost $181 million to build a new sewage treatment plant – $43.5 million less than initially budgeted. Recently, the city announced it has entered into a 30-year public-private partnership with EPCOR Water Prairies Inc., which will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facility.
AECOM's $6 Billion Offer for URS Keeps the Company Whole
Four months after URS Corp. agreed to an activist investor's demand for a reshaped board and new strategic options to boost its share price, the firm is set to be acquired by AECOM. The deal, worth about $6 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt, would keep URS intact.
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My Perspective on Design-Build in Oregon
Design-Build Done Right
Shirley A. Smith writes, "After 14 years in government, I have obtained the ultimate goal as a procurement professional, as I see it, which is to be certified at the Associate level by the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). Design-build is a method of procurement which includes both design and construction, where normally these two components are solicited individually."
High Speed Rail: First Stop California
DBIA's Integration Quarterly Magazine
The future of transportation was a hot topic for attendees of DBIA's 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in San Jose, California. With California's airports and highways at capacity, DBIA convened a panel from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to discuss the substantial design-build high-speed rail project they are overseeing and respond to questions.
Three Ways to Cut Building Costs in the Design Process
Healthcare Design Magazine
Lean, green, and team were topics for discussion by Craig Beale, executive vice president and global healthcare director for HKS (Dallas), in a presentation to attendees at The 3rd Summit Forum of Chinese and Overseas Hospital Architects, part of the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China.
Carolinas HealthCare System – Anson Hospital Now Open
Motor E magazine
Carolinas Healthcare System celebrated the grand opening ceremony of its newest location, the Carolinas HealthCare System – Anson located in Anson County, North Carolina. The $20 million dollar facility replaces the aged Anson Community Hospital in Wadesboro.
"Miracle on the Hudson" Capt. Sully to Open 2014 DBIA Conference & Expo
Join DBIA at the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. The Conference will kick off on Monday, Oct. 6, with Opening Keynote speaker Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III. Hear Captain Sully's advice on Preparing for Excellence and Leading Your Team to Success. Best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. Register now.
Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, July 22, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Design Management – Construction Trade
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, HENSEL PHELPS
Tuesday, September 23, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Design Management for Owners
Speaker: Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, HENSEL PHELPS
DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy
We Would Like to Welcome Our Newest Members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
New member listing as of July 7-13, 2014.
- Alicia Biasotti, President, ACB Consulting Services, LLC, Newark, N.J.
- David Isbell, Vice President | Director of Federal Programs, Walter Todd and Sadler, Architects, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.
- Biswaroop Todi, Pinnacle Infotech, Inc., Houston, Texas
- Robert Zarn, President, Kelvic Construction, Culpeper, Va.
DBIA Contact: Amber Johnson
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 11-15, Certification Workshop, Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 15, Design Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 19-21, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sep. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sep. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 29-Oct. 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 3, Design Management, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 5, Design Management (Pre-Conference), Dallas, Texas
Oct. 6-8, 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Oct. 15-17, Owner Boot Camp, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 17, Design Management, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 20, Conceptual Estimating, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 20-24, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 24, BIM Execution Planning, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 24, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Region Events Calendar
July 23, The Future of Design-Build in FDOT District 2
Sept. 11, Design & Building Industry Mixer
Nov 6, Annual Conference, Design-Build 2014
July 17, Summer Social and BBQ Competition
September Program: Owner Program (public)
Sept. 9, Technology in Today's Industry – Owner's Tool Box/Young Forum
October Program: Transportation Event
Sept. 26, Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, River runners Biathlon
November Program: Update on USACE Program/Fort Meade
Nov. 20, Annual Meeting Dinner – PSU Design-Build Study
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
July 29, Job Tour – RTD FasTracks Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sept. 17, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament
Aug. 13, Arizona Chapter Reception
Sept. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sept. 22, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise
DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord
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