This message was sent to ##Email##
With design-build to deliver nearly half of all design and construction in the U.S., many market sectors are seeing growth and opportunities as never before. Join industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on how design-build is emerging and helping to shape project delivery in the following sectors: Aviation, Educational Facilities, Federal Sector and Mass Transit. What can you do to help capture a piece of this growing design-build market? Register for the 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo today.
Aug. 8, WEBINAR, MOT/MPT Strategies on Design-Build Projects in Urban Environments
Aug. 23, BIM Execution Planning, Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 27-29, Certification Workshop, Apex, N.C.
Sep. 5, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sep. 11-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Houston, Texas
Sep. 17-19, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Sep. 17-19, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 19, WEBINAR, Utilities in Transportation Design-Build Projects
Sep. 20, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Oakland, Calif.
Sep. 25, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Denver, Colo.
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation creating two councils dedicated solely to infrastructure management. The Michigan Infrastructure Council and the Water Infrastructure Council are tasked with managing the state’s drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation assets and private utilities. These councils will work together to establish a database to track assets across the state and develop an infrastructure investment strategy.
A low-profile federal council charged with accelerating the federal environmental approval process for certain types of major infrastructure projects has saved more than $1 billion in delays avoided in its less than three years of existence, the council's acting head says. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who spearheaded the 2015 creation of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, are pleased with the results so far.
In a few weeks, Miami-Dade plans to sit down with transit companies from around the world to start some tantalizing discussions: How might you spend nearly $8 billion on new projects?
Many tools come in to play when planning or building anything. The tool that is going to move your project forward is the use of up-to-date, high-def aerial imagery. Having easy access to sharp, recently created visuals can enable smarter and faster decisions. Learn more today!
The largest public-private partnership investment in a national park is delivering a new experience for visitors to the landmark Gateway Arch in St. Louis, which was designed by the late-architect Eero Saarinen. The 10-year path to the opening this month was full of hurdles, including floods. And the project’s 46,000-sq-ft underground visitor center expansion needed to be built without shutting down the arch, which gets nearly 3 million visitors each year.
The $7.9-billon, 10-year overhaul of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport—outdated, crowded and derided by passengers, pilots and politicians—is monumental enough, with a crowd of contractors using unique project delivery approaches to replace its three busiest terminals and upgrade complex infrastructure on a tight site hemmed in by water and highways. Amid that tally of risk factors, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) as a watchdog over one of his signature projects, LaGuardia strives to maintain full operations by accommodating 100,000 passengers on peak days while erecting new structures and razing old ones.
The joint venture of Mortenson Construction and McCarthy Building Cos. is 15% done with construction on the $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium that will be home to the NFL's Oakland Raiders when the franchise makes the transition to its new home city in time for the 2020 NFL season, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Traffic Technology Today
Multidisciplinary engineering and infrastructure consultancy WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is contributing design services to a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project piloting a radical new ‘smart pavement’ technology.
Detroit Free Press
Michigan and Canadian officials will turn the first shovels of dirt Tuesday for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project and, perhaps more important, send a signal to any and all doubters.
That signal will proclaim that work on the Gordie Howe Bridge is underway and now is unstoppable...
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has given the green light to Swinerton Builders to design and construct its new Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West), an integral component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).
| DESIGN-BUILD INSIGHT DIRECTORY|
Developers are looking for new ways to cut costs and meet construction timelines. Skender, a Chicago-based design-manufacture-build firm that has pioneered Lean construction methodologies, recently published an e-book white paper highlighting over 100 tips to help developers keep costs low, meet their budgets and build long-lasting properties.
Researchers from TrinityHaus, a research centre within Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering, working in partnership with the School of Medicine, have just launched a set of Dementia Friendly Hospital Guidelines. The guidelines, which follow a Universal Design approach and represent the first of their kind in Ireland, are the culmination of a two-and-a-half-year collaborative project
National Real Estate Investor
The most important thing developers and contractors can do to minimize risk is to include clear contractual roadmaps for addressing eventualities such as price increases on raw materials.
Industry Partner Members
Earth Wall Products
HMN Architects, Inc.
Overland Park, Kan.
New Jersey Schools Development Authority
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
New York, N.Y.
Port of Portland
R. L. Bowen Construction Management LLC
Rhodes Building Company LLC
Sustainable Engineering Solutions
City of Atlanta
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Des Moines, Iowa
Allied Building Corporation
Woodard & Curran
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
San Diego, Calif.
Holder Construction Company
J. F. Ahern Company
Fond du Lac, Wis.
San Diego, Calif.
Harrison, Walker & Harper
Oklahoma City, Okla.
T.Y. Lin International
Sundt Construction, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
A M King
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Johnston Training Group
Bainbridge Island, Wash.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
Macrae ARCHitecture, LLC
Chen Moore and Associates
Miller EG Design, LLC
P1 Group, Inc.
California Polytechnic State University
Sea Pac Engineering
Los Angeles, Calif.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
New Albany, Ind.
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Nevell Group, Inc.
Emery & Sons Construction Group
RADIX Construction, Inc.
Wilson & Company
DBIA Contact: Membership
Aug. 16, Next Gen Networking Happy Hour
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
July 25, Afternoon/Evening Allianz Field Project Tour
Aug. 15, Young Professionals Lawn Bowling Evening Event
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Aug. 8, Bay Chapter Young Professionals Evening Program, Design-Build “Present and Future Outlook” Panel and Networking Mixer
Aug. 17, San Diego Chapter Lunch Program, A Day at the Races
Aug. 24, Hawaii Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 10, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Oct. 19, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
50 Minthorn Blvd.
Suite 800, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7X8