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New Hampshire's Memorial Bridge project update follows emergency closure
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New Hampshire officials clarified how long it will take to replace the Memorial Bridge at a standing-room-only meeting at Kittery Town Hall on Aug. 3, while promising to address the concerns of business owners, cyclists and pedestrians, commuters stuck in traffic over the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, tourists, and even flounders migrating through the Piscataqua River next summer. More

More small contractors needed for $31 million in Federal Aviation Administration design-build work in Guam and all FAA areas
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The Federal Aviation Administration is trying expand its pool of certified small business contractors to provide design-build services for modernizing and sustaining its 21 air traffic control centers, its radar approach facilities in Puerto Rico and Guam, and its fit-for-purpose next generation modular facilities. More

Tampa International Airport Main Terminal Modernization moves ahead with enhanced changes in Florida
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Tampa International Airport has continued to move forward with its complete redesign of the terminal as it awarded the design-build contract for the Main Terminal Modernization project to Hardin Construction Company. "The main terminal facility has been refurbished in the past," said AirportCEO Joe Lopano, "but this project is so much more. This redesign is an upgrade to both form and function that will preserve the ambiance of the main terminal while significantly enhancing the customer experience." More

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Florida's Corry Station is going green
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A Jacksonville, Fla., company has been awarded a $14.7 million Navy contract to renovate a building at Corry Station using green-building features. The use of a two-story office building is changing to accommodate a different administrative use at Corry Station, which is part of Pensacola Naval Air Station. The contractor, Sauer Inc. of Jacksonville, will renovate the 35,000-square-foot building into new office and data center spaces. More

Momentum teams up with to create "Facilities Corner", a free monthly webinar series for credit union executives
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Recently Momentum, a national design-build firm and, a leading online resource for the credit union industry announced the launch of a monthly webinar series titled, "Facilities Corner." The series will provide insights, trends and best practices on topics such as branch network optimization, strategic growth planning, and interior branch design and merchandising. More

News from DBIA

Annual Conference 'Early Bird' deadline tomorrow
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There is only one day left to receive the "Early Bird" registration rate for the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Take advantage of our $100 discount and register by tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 19. More

Is your DBIA profile up to date?
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As a member organization that strives to provide the best service and most relevant information to our members, it is critical for us to have your current information. DBIA is asking you to log into your member profile on to review and update your information. Should you have any questions or need your password to log into your profile please contact the Membership Department at or by calling 202-682-0110.

Boost your IQ - You have the questions. We have the answers.
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DBIA always wants to know what challenges and opportunities practitioners and owners are facing. We listen for what's missing, what works and what doesn't to allow us to more effectively serve the industry's needs.

A case in point is the feedback we've received to DBIA's completely revised contract documents, which were launched in June 2010. We received a variety of questions about the use of the current forms and addressed a few of these questions for your information. In addition, the DBIA Contract Document Taskforce has graciously agreed to provide additional forms based on feedback from DBIA members and customers. (This will not be a wholesale revision to the new documents.) The Taskforce will be led by Robynne Thaxton-Parkinson, DBIA, who served on the 2010 Task force that revised the documents. Your questions and her answers are on the DBIA website.

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epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this - and other IP member benefits - on our website.

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The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Integrated Marine Solutions: Engineering through Construction
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Upcoming events
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Aug. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. Louis
Sept. 16, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 19-23, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 23, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Texas
Sept. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Seattle
Sept. 26-30, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.


Region events
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Aug. 23, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region (with SMPS), Introduction to a New Building Process
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, LA Breakfast Program: Design-Build and the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency
Aug. 24-25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, MEGAvention, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 7, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting: Public Owners Project Pipeline 
Sept. 7, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program
Sept. 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, George Mason University Student Night ESPC Presentation
Sept. 21, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Regional Conference
Sept. 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Sept. 26, DBIA-New England, Golf Tournament
Sept. 27, DBIA-Northwest Region, Owners' Forum
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Oakland Lunch Program: Anxiety and Design-Build from the Owner's Perspective

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.



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