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BIM survey reminder
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Earlier we told you of a survey that DBIA is partnering with McGraw-Hill Construction to gather information about Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its use in North America. The deadline for the survey has been extended to Sept. 17 to allow more people to complete it. The survey will be a comprehensive look at BIM adoption and usage by a range of those in the design and construction industry – architects, engineers, planners, contractors, specialty contractors, specifiers, estimators, construction managers, design-builders, fabricators, distributors, manufacturers and owners.

The survey will capture the insights of professionals who currently use BIM and those who do not. If you currently use BIM you will be asked about the value that BIM adds to your work. If you are not using BIM, you will be asked about your current attitude and potential future interest in BIM.

The survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The results will be strictly confidential.
To complete the survey go to:

Colorado State University scientists research levee-protection methods
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Colorado may be landlocked, but its state university scientists are researching ways to prevent levee failure and widespread flooding in regions rocked by hurricane-strength storms. This research is particularly timely in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, a Category 1 storm that crawled roughly 3,300 miles in 10 days and wreaked havoc upon states in the south and Midwest through the first week in September. And those involved with the Colorado State University project believe information gleaned in coming weeks - and years - could mean better protection against storms to come. More

San Antonio-staffed Convention Center expansion team proposed; design-build contractor selected
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In the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 City Budget, eight new positions would be created to manage the San Antonio Convention Center expansion - a $325-million, five-year capital project which is being called the largest in the city's history. The team would serve under the Capital Improvements Management Services department. 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

Ohio has plan to build Cleveland's second Inner Belt Bridge by 2016
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The construction of the second new Inner Belt Bridge is back on track for completion by 2016. Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray recently announced an unprecedented approach for the estimated $332 million project. ODOT will seek a private designer and builder team to demolish the existing bridge and build the second new bridge. More

Member News

AECOM awarded design contract for final leg of Edmonton, Alberta, ring road
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AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced that it was awarded a design contract for the final leg of Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. More

Association update: How design-build worked in Union Depot project (St. Paul, Minn.)
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The Union Depot, originally built between 1917 and 1926 in the Lowertown area of downtown St. Paul, Minn., was one of the largest 20th-century construction projects in the city. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both as an individual building and as a contributing building in the Lowertown Historic District. More

CDM Smith announces new financial leadership team
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CDM Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Fox has announced two new financial leadership appointments at CDM Smith. Thierry Desmaris has joined the firm as Executive Vice President – Finance for CDM Smith. Desmaris has 25 years of senior financial management experience in the engineering and construction industry at Foster Wheeler. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in business administration. Throughout his career, Desmaris has led financial organizations, directed mergers and acquisitions, and developed project finance in the United States, Europe and Asia. More

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DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Owner Profile: John P. Voigt

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As the chief operations officer of Brownsburg Community School Corp, John Voigt has utilized the design-build method of project delivery for several construction projects. Recently appointed chairman of the DBIA-Great Lakes Region Owner's Council, Voigt has some interesting insight in what every project owner should know about design-build. More

Asset optimization certification
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BAA Southampton International Airport is one of the first airports in the world to earn certification for its asset management. The airport has achieved PAS 55 certification, the benchmark for asset and infrastructure management. Airport management credits Black & Veatch's work with them as being key to achieving this recognition.

News from DBIA

Deadline approaching: 2013 Water Conference call for presentations
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Last Call to submit a presentation proposal for the 2013 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference! Abstracts are due Monday, Sept. 17 for next year's event in Orlando, Fla. Go to to submit your proposal today! 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

Deadline extended: 2013 Transportation Conference call for presentations
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The deadline to submit presentations for the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference has been extended to Monday, Sept. 17 for next year's event in Orlando, Fla. Go to to submit your proposal now. 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 of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, for information on accessing this information.

For another, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership - it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year.

Upcoming events
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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.
Oct. 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. 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)
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Evening Mixer in Hawaii
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

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

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Project leads
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District of Columbia, Department of General Services
Design-build services RFP for additions and modernization of Mann Elementary School and Hearst Elementary School

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