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New Montana federal courthouse sets benchmark for design and construction delivery
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The new federal courthouse in Billings, Montana is open for business after only 27 months of design and construction. According to the U.S. General Services Administration, which manages real estate and property for the federal government, the design-build project team of Mortenson Construction and NBBJ established a new benchmark for the fastest delivery of a modern federal courthouse. The formal building opening and dedication is scheduled for Sept. 18. More

Cuomo Tappan Zee plan gets U.S. approval in Obama fast track
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to build a $5.2 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River won approval from the U.S. Transportation Department. Cuomo made the announcement on a conference call with reporters. The permitting process, which includes an environmental review, typically takes about three years for a project this size, said Andy O'Rourke, a New York Thruway Authority spokesman. It took fewer than 10 months after President Barack Obama designated the bridge as one of 14 construction plans put on a so-called fast track for approval. More

Interdisciplinary research leads to reduced construction costs and multiple awards
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Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale construction projects. The system allows a contractor to determine whether a project is on, ahead, or behind schedule, leading to cost savings and reduction in project delivery time. More

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Burns & McDonnell/CAS Constructors team fosters partnership to serve communities and intermodal project in Johnson County, Kan.
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Construction is underway for a new wastewater-treatment system in southwestern Johnson County, Kan., a $16 million project designed to provide cost-effective service and enable growth in two communities while meeting demands of a massive new intermodal freight hub 25 miles southwest of Kansas City. More

Design-build team announced for new Saints ballpark in St. Paul, Minn.
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The design-build team for a new St. Paul Saints in Minnesota has been chosen: Ryan Companies, AECOM and Julie Snow Architects. "We are very excited to design and build the next great addition to the city of St. Paul," said Mike Ryan, director of architecture and engineering for Ryan, via press release. "Ryan is committed to its history of improving Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro." More

CH2M HILL awarded contract to support U.S. Navy construction in Africa
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A CH2M HILL-led joint venture has been awarded a contract to provide design-build services to the U.S. Navy in Africa. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic and NAVFAC Europe Africa Southwest Asia awarded the $62 million design-build task order for a 185,000-square meter (SM) concrete combat aircraft loading area, three fabric maintenance hangars, a 68,000 SM asphalt taxiway extension, and an ammunition supply point required to support current and emerging operational missions at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. More

Major rail program at Los Angeles-area ports reviewed at AREMA conference
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Recently, representatives from the Port of Long Beach, Calif., and Parsons Transportation Group reviewed the San Pedro Bay Ports Rail Enhancement Program at the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's annual conference and exposition in Chicago. More

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Heery leads design-build team for Cotton Bowl renovation in Dallas
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The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department has selected Heery International to perform a $24.2 million design-build renovation of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park. Highlights of the project include installation of new club seating and club lounges, renovations to the original concourses and press box, and installation of a new stadium façade at the end zones. More

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Featured publication - Green Building Square Foot Costbook 2013
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A compilation of recent LEED and sustainable building projects along with their square foot costs, broken down by CSI MasterFormat section and adjusted for 2013. The link should give you the discounted price of $50.95 or use discount code E499. 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 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. 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.
Nove. 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. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Evening Mixer in Hawaii
Oct. 4, DBIA-Southeast Region, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct.4, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Happy Hour at Tugg's Tavern
Oct. 8, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Golf Tournament
Oct. 17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to address DBIA-Southwest members
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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