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Leaders praise completion of I-15 work near Las Vegas Beltway
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After two years of orange cones, detours and road closures, motorists traveling on Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Beltway interchange will finally be able to drive easy with the completion of the $246 million I-15 South Design-Build Project. More

FHWA Video: Design-Build Procurement; following the Federal requirements for the selection process for design-build ensures fair competition and opportunity for innovation
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For many years, design-bid-build has been the preferred contracting method for Federal-aid projects. In design-bid-build, the agency or owner contracts with separate entities for design and construction of a project. But there are now additional contracting options, with the leading alternative being design-build. More

Anthem, Ariz., Community Council prepares design-build RFP for 36.5K SF multipurpose building renovation
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Anthem, Ariz., Community Council's board approved release of an RFP for a design-build team, possibly with project manager, to convert the new 36.5K SF community center into a multi-purpose facility. Functions in the renovated building range from office space for council and HOA staff, a welcome center, a home for law enforcement entities serving the area, as well as social, educational and entertainment opportunities. More

Mitsubishi Electric is Redefining HVAC
Mitsubishi Electric is taking HVAC to a whole new level with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. VRF systems offer lower lifecycle costs, less maintenance, better performance and reliability which lead to increased overall building efficiency. And all at a price that fits within your budget. Let Mitsubishi Electric help you redefined what you can achieve in your buildings. MORE

EPA offers potential flexibility on sewer repair costs
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The new U.S. EPA guidance designed to rationalize city and county public works expenditures on Clean Water Act compliance is meant for localities such as Peoria, Ill. The city is in the midst of negotiations with the EPA on a consent decree covering combined sewer overflow issues within Peoria and peak flow treatment issues within the sanitary district. More

Officials tout 'design-build' idea to lower cost of Canton, Conn., highway garage project
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Faced with recent reports that estimated a town Public Works garage project as high as $8.5 million, Canton, Conn., officials recently advocated a "design-build" approach that could bring the costs back down between $6.5 and 7 million. More


North Carolina State Building Commission on Design-Build Construction
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WHEREAS, Design/Build is not an authorized construction method defined by G.S. 143-128 to deliver building and other construction projects, and WHEREAS, the use of Design/Build as a contracting method continues to grow in popularity in the private construction market, and... More

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HNTB Architecture names national, Kansas City leaders
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HNTB Corp. has named new leaders within its architecture unit - both internal promotions. Recently, the Kansas City-based company announced Bane Gaiser as CEO of HNTB Architecture. Gaiser, who is based in Kansas City, replaces Terry Miller, who became CEO of HNTB's Design-Build unit. More

Bids are in on Vikings stadium project in Minneapolis
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Five national architectural and engineering firms, including the company that designed new homes for the Minnesota Twins, Wild and University of Minnesota football team, have submitted renderings and plans for a new $975 million Vikings stadium. More

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News from DBIA

Call for Presentations for 2013 conferences
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The Call for Presentations for the 2013 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Design-Build in Transportation Conferences are due soon. Presentations for the Transportation Conference are due Sept. 10; any presentations must be submitted online at Those for the Water Conference are due Sept. 17 and presentations can be submitted at More

Innovative Solutions for Design Professionals
Huber Engineered Woods combines its advanced adhesives and wood product technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to create innovative products such as AdvanTech® Subflooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing. These solutions provide customers superior performance in areas such as moisture protection, energy efficiency, strength and stiffness, and installation time. MORE

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know - check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

Another member benefit is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu, Hawaii
Oct. 1-5, CalPoly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
October 5, Post Award Design-Build, Minneapolis, Minn.
Oct. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 12, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Bellevue, Wash.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 22-23, Certification Workshop (Part 1), Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 29-31, Certification Workshop (Part2), Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 6, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 7-9, Design-Build Conference and Expo, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 16, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 16, Post Award Design-Build, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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Region events
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Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 10, DBIA-Southeast Region, 13th Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 13, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 13-14, DBIA-Florida Region, 7th Annual Conference, "Building Value Through Collaboration"
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Sept. 19, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, The Hennepin County Transportation Interchange Project
Sept. 20, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Is it Really Easy to Be "Green"? Risks and Management of Design-Build Construction
Sept. 21, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Annual Sporting Clays and Trap Shoot
Sept. 25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, with ACEC/MW, Washington Area Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 25, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2012 Owners Forum
Sept. 26, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Annual O.N.E. Conference
Sept. 26, DBIA-Ohio Region, EPA's New Construction General Permit for Storm Water Discharge (with ABC)
Oct. 4, DBIA-Southeast Region, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 8, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 31, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter Meeting
Nov. 1, DBIA-Southeast Region, Owners Panel
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Strategic Planning Meeting
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Education/Student Focus
Nov. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Mixer
Nov. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Board/Annual Meeting
Dec. 6, DBIA-Southeast Region, Project Awards/Annual Meeting
Dec. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer

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The City of Elk Grove, Calif., is soliciting letters of interest for a design-build-operate Aquatic Complex in their Civic Center. The due date for the letters is Sept. 25, 2012. For more information see the DBIA website:

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