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DBIA and the design-build community mourns the loss of one of our nation’s most passionate design-build advocates. As the Assistant Director of LA County’s DPW, Jacob Williams was a design-build trail blazer.
BIMForum brings together emerging leaders from across the AECO industry to network, collaborate, and share. Join us as we explore case studies in which Architects, Engineers, Builders and Owners are improving industry performance, through the adoption of standards and best practices, and the integration of technology and process. Register here.
The deadline is here to register your team for DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition. Teams must register before today, September 6, in order to compete in this year’s competition. DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition provides young design-builders an unparalleled opportunity to create a project as a team, present it to some of the industry’s leading professionals and earn national recognition for their work. Student finalists will compete in person at the 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo in New Orleans. Sign up your team today!
The Design-Build Institute of America has recognized two of Washington State University’s newest buildings with a national architecture award. The Spark Building and the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center both received National Merit Awards in the educational facilities category of the Design-Build Institute’s annual construction competition.
Sep. 11-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 14, Conceptual Estimating, Houston, Texas
Sep. 17-19, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
SOLD OUT – 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.
Oct. 2-4, Certification Workshop, Westminster, Colo.
Oct. 5, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 15, Conceptual Estimating, Worcester, Mass.
Oct. 15-17, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 24, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Charlotte, N.C.
Nov. 6, Developing, Implementing & Participating in Effective, Diverse and Inclusive Business Enterprise Programs in Design-Build
Nov. 6, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build (Pre-Conference), New Orleans, La.
Nov. 7-9, 2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo, New Orleans, La.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 29, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Milpitas, Calif.
Dec. 4-6, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 13, Conceptual Estimating, Honolulu, Hawaii
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
New Jersey is ready to move forward with its plans to replace the Portal Bridge, the first phase of the ambitious $30 billion Gateway project, as soon as it gets a green light of cooperation from the Trump administration, Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference Tuesday in Secaucus.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant convened a special legislative session on August 23 to discuss infrastructure funding solutions for the state, Transport Topics reports. In an August 21 proclamation, he stated, “It is my judgment that the public interest requires that the Legislature be convened in extraordinary session.”
On the banks of the Ohio River in southern Illinois, construction has been underway since the Reagan administration to complete one of the largest civil works projects in U.S. history The Olmsted Locks and Dam, a $3 billion project that began three decades ago and took more than 45 million labor hours to complete, is set to open after a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Olmsted, Ill., attended by congressional and Army leadership on Thursday. They are the final two locks in a system of well over a dozen along the Ohio River reaching 980 miles from Pittsburgh down to Cairo, Ill., that assist vessels in transiting a sea level change of about 460 feet.
Crain's Detroit Business
The consortium of infrastructure companies that will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge are assuming a fixed cost of more than $2.68 billion to build what will become North America's largest cable-stayed bridge over the Detroit River.
Sound Transit selected WSP USA to perform design-build project management services for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension. WSP’s preconstruction services will include assistance in preparing and reviewing the design-build contract request for proposals.
Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the City of Orlando to provide design-build services for the expansion and renovation of an existing 1926 Mediterranean Revival architecture building. Designated as an historic landmark in 1995, the building was originally constructed as a school. The restoration project is being completed by the design-build team of Gilbane Building Company, Borrelli and Partners, and JCB Construction team.
Turner Construction will oversee airport projects that include renovations to the terminal at Albany International Airport, as well as a new 1,000-car parking garage. The construction management services contract was awarded during a special airport authority board meeting Monday morning.
FMI has once again collaborated with AGC’s Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum to capture contractors’ perceptions of risk and opinions on how the U.S. E&C industry will change in the coming years. Specifically, what industry sectors and trades are most likely to undergo fundamental disruption; how businesses are innovating today and the top risks they face; and ultimately, how these industry trends will impact E&C risk management in the future.
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Central Penn Business Journal
The error could have been overlooked on paper. But the architect was able to spot it through a HoloLens headset, a pair of smart glasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. The augmented-reality device was showing the architect a proposed pedestrian bridge at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. What he noticed was a sheltered horizontal concrete surface that would have attracted roosting birds.
Disastrous scenarios and the nagging “what ifs” that accompany them are recent reality for Texas, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, and California. Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, testified before the U.S. Congress earlier this year that an estimated 47 million people — 15 to 16 percent of the U.S. population — were asked to shelter in place, forced to evacuate, or faced with losing their homes because of last year’s storms, floods, and wildfires. Developers and designers together must anticipate the devastating effects of the “once-in-a-100-years event” that in 2017 all happened within a matter of months. We must respond to a changing climate that makes these events more frequent and poses a greater risk to everyone on the planet.
Healthcare Design Magazine
Healthcare projects today, whether they’re inpatient or outpatient settings, are fueled by client goals of achieving flexibility and reduced cost. In the design and construction world, the latest trend to answer those combined needs isn’t new at all—rather, it’s a new application of an old solution: prefabricated wall systems.
Each year, DBIA and SAME sponsor a forum for federal agency representatives to discuss issues and develop solutions to improve federal project delivery. This year’s forum was the largest yet, with more participants from more agencies than ever before. To see the report for the 2018 forum, visit the DBIA website.
Sep. 11, Iowa Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 12, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program, Impact of Design-Build for Infrastructure Improvement Projects
Sep. 13, Kansas City Social Networking Event
Sep. 19, St. Louis Breakfast Program
Sep. 21, Kansas City Chapter Clay and Trap Shoot
Oct. 4, Kansas City Evening Event – Oktoberfest BBQ Competition
Oct. 10, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program, K-12 Panel
Oct. 11, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Program, A Deeper Look into the Prefabrication Process
Oct. 12, Ozarks Chapter Breakfast Program (with Water Design-Build Council)
Nov. 15, Regional Awards Celebration
Dec. 12, Kansas City Chapter Holiday Program
Sep. 21, Region Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sep. 13, Happy Hour Networking Event
Oct. 3, 2018 Region Owner’s Forum
Oct. 27, Deadline for Submissions for Regional Awards Competition
Sep. 19, Joint Oklahoma City/Tulsa Chapter Dinner Program, Design-Build & Public Private Partnerships: A National and Local Perspective
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sep. 10, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 12, Owners Council Webinar Series #8 – Design-Build Process Utilizing Competitive Acquisition
Sep. 20, San Diego Chapter Lunch Program, Why Diverse Teams Help to Build Successful Projects
Oct. 4, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Oct. 19, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
May 16, 2019, 3rd Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program
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