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25 Projects Win Awards for Design-Build
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. The selected projects demonstrate Design-Build Done Right through excellence in design, process and teaming, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.
Midwestern Expansion: Design-Build in the Heartland
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Richard Thomas writes, "I have lived on the east coast for many years now, but the Midwest will always feel like home. For that reason, I always look forward to returning to the Midwest as I did a couple weeks ago for the meeting of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) in Indianapolis. These events are where we at DBIA begin to lay the groundwork for legislative success."
USDOT Announces $333.9 Million in Relief for Road Repairs in 21 States
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $333.9 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help 21 states make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.
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DOT Chief Wants "Noisier" Calls for Funding
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants voters clamoring for lawmakers to approve a larger transportation funding bill than the $10.9 billion stopgap they passed last week. Before their August recess began, lawmakers went down to the wire ahead of a potential Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy before they approved a temporary patch to extend funding until May.
Feds Call Off Highway Funding Cuts
The federal government is calling off plans to cut payments to states and communities for construction projects in the wake of a transportation funding patch passed by Congress last week. The Department of Transportation previously said it would have to begin reducing the frequency of payments from its Highway Trust Fund if Congress had not acted to prevent a bankruptcy.
Controversial Individual Surety Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Edmund C. Scarborough, who owned the biggest and most public individual surety business in the U.S., once claimed that his guarantees were backed by solid assets comprised of valuable coal waste. In federal bankruptcy court in Tampa July 17, Scarborough and his wife, Yvonne, filed for protection from their creditors, listing assets of $4.5 million and liabilities of $16.2 million.
$4.2 Billion Extra, So Now What?
New York state is getting a $4.2 billion windfall this year, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a few ideas for putting it to use.
The state Budget Division's first quarterly update to the 2014-15 spending plan cites the funding of "one-time capital expenses," a phrase that for many observers called to mind the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. The report also identified augmenting reserve funds and debt reduction as other favored uses for the newfound cash.
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DBIA Announces 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners
DBIA has announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. This year, 25 projects in nine categories were awarded National Awards of Merit for demonstrating advanced and innovative design-build project delivery, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.
Senate Sends Highway Bill to Obama
After the House rejected Senate changes, senators held their noses and voted 81-13 for a $10.9 billion bill to fund highway projects through May 2015. Earlier in the week, the Senate voted to amend the House-passed Highway Trust Fund bill, changing the length of the extension to December to pressure lawmakers to come up with a long-term solution after the midterm elections.
More Details Emerge on U.S. 29 Construction Plans in Virginia
The leader of a stakeholder panel that is overseeing more than $200 million worth of construction projects in the U.S. 29 corridor said that he is listening to its members, despite complaints to the contrary shared with the Virginia Secretary of Transportation.
Barstow, California Council OKs Contract for Groundwater Project
A design-build contract with Kana Engineering Group for a Soapmine Road groundwater remediation project was approved 5-0 by the City Council recently. According to the staff report, the overall contract has been structured to require the contractor to proceed through a series of steps in determining overall project costs. The contract requires Kana, within 30 days of execution of the agreement, to submit to the city for consideration a project cost baseline for design and construction of the overall initiative.
Incredible Floating Machines: Concrete Technology Deployed at Tappan Zee Work Site
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The first of two mobile, river-based floating concrete batch plants arrived at the New TZ Bridge project site last month for the new bridge's in-river work, and is now in operation by Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC. It can cast about 125 cubic yards of concrete per hour; a second such plant will be added later. The first pour was at bridge pier 39 for a temporary working surface within its cofferdam.
Balfour Beatty Begins Fourth Contract at San Diego University
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The design-build project will provide upgrades and enhancements to the student housing, which was originally built in 1968. The 141,000 square feet facility features three separate housing towers with five, seven, and eight stories, and a common first floor.
See You Next Week at the 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium!
DBIA and SAME are excited to host the 2014 Federal Project Delivery Symposium next week, Aug. 19-21, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.! If you are not registered for the event, please complete our on-site registration form and bring it with you to the DBIA/SAME Registration Desk. We look forward to seeing you there!
New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
Shane Fitzgerald, SE, DBIA
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Stephen Foushee, AC, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Moss & Associates, LLC
Ben Harati, LEED GA, DBIA
Clark Construction Group-CA, LP
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Kevin Hermreck, DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Kimberly Braga, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Palo Alto, Calif.
Matthew Phillips, Assoc. DBIA
Ulliman Schutte Construction LLC
Forest Podva, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
San Francisco, Calif.
Eric Schiess, Assoc. DBIA
Alejandra Warner, Assoc. DBIA
City of San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
Austin Webb, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
Hoar Construction, LLC
Orion Womack, Assoc. DBIA
Santa Barbara City College
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
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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.
Sept. 12, Conceptual Estimating, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16, Conceptual Estimating, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 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
Sept. 11, Design & Building Industry Mixer
Nov. 6, Annual Conference, Design-Build 2014
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Aug. 26, Indianapolis Chapter, Roche Diagnostics Campus Master Plan (with NAWIC)
Sept. 9, Skeet Shooting Fundraiser
Sept. 9, Ozarks Chapter, Design-Build at CoxHealth Medical Center
Sept. 11, Iowa Chapter, 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Regional Design-Build Awards Banquet
Sept. 9, Technology in Today's Industry – Owner's Tool Box
Sept. 26, Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, River Runners Biathlon
Oct. 23, Transportation Owners/Industry Dialogue
Nov. 20, Annual Meeting Dinner – PSU Design-Build Study
Aug. 21, Oklahoma Chapter Dinner and Networking Event, Growing Design-Build Firms
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sept. 17, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Aug. 28, Sacramento Lunch Program, Why Design-Build Has Been Successful for CDCR
Sept. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 11, San Diego Lunch Program, The County of San Diego: It's All About Design-Build
Sept. 15, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sept. 16, Bay Area Lunch, Collaborative Delivery: Why, How and How Much?
Sept. 16, DBIA/AIA LA Breakfast, Design-Build Trifecta
Sept. 22, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, Bay Area Networking Cruise
DBIA Contact: Anieca Lord
Other opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
City of Cleveland: RFP to Design/Build/Own/Operate the Waste Reduction and Recycling Project
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