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Oct. 2-4, Certification Workshop, Westminster, Colo.
Oct. 5, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 10, WEBINAR, Use of ATCs in Transportation Design-Build Projects
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. 7, DBIA 25th Anniversary Celebration Party
Nov. 8, 2018 Design-Build Project/Team Awards Dinner
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
Apr. 8, 2019, Design-Build for Transportation Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr. 10, 2019, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
A complete schedule for 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Senate and House negotiators have struck a bipartisan deal on a new bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for five years, including a new infrastructure grant program aimed at rural airports and also an initial $1.7 billion to help southeastern states recover from Hurricane Florence. The agreement, which Senate Commerce and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders announced in the wee hours of Sept. 22, also has provisions directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to put more emphasis on pre-disaster planning, by requiring FEMA to devote part of its overall relief funding to early mitigation work.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take up as early as this month House-passed legislation that would authorize projects designed to improve infrastructure at ports, harbors and waterways, as well as boost flood protection programs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation‘s (IDOT) fiscal year 2019 Highway Improvement Program provides $2.269 billion for Illinois roads and bridges, $69 million of which is appropriations from previous fiscal years, according to the Illinois Association of Aggregates Producers’ (IAAP) September Update newsletter.
The Associated Press
Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence.
Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief along with separate legislation to fund the government. The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says the money would be available as grants to states to help rebuild housing and public works, and assist businesses as they recover from the storm.
GOP Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey says it’s “a first round” and that lawmakers are ready to act quickly if the federal disaster relief agency also needs more money.
U.S. housing starts data can be volatile and subject to large revisions. Much of August’s gain was in the particularly volatile multi-family component, with starts on buildings with two or more units rising 29.3 percent to an annual rate of 406,000 units.
Transportation officials are offering another look at one of the busiest stretches of roads in New York City. ... The traditional approach would have sections of the roadway worked on one at a time. Lanes of traffic would be shifted. Another possibility would remove the promenade and build a temporary roadway in its place. This would allow traffic to flow while work continues underneath. NYC DOT Commissioner Trottenberg called this possibility "significantly less awful". “We are grateful that the State has provided NYCDOT the ability to use Design Build for one of the largest and most complex bridge rehabilitation projects we have ever undertaken,” said Commissioner Trottenberg.
Washington state’s King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play. … The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at the 19-year-old stadium as part of a long-term, 25-year extension with the Public Facilities District that oversees the ballpark.
Funding package opponents argued that the billion-dollar company could pay for its own needs.
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Cecil County Maryland
The Cecil County, Md., Department of Public Works will soon be requesting proposals from qualified design-build teams for the above-referenced project. Prospective proposers are hereby advised to prepare for the pending release of the formal RFP. The project will include the design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant that will accommodate an average daily flow of 60,000 gpd and be located on an undeveloped site in Port Deposit, Md. The treatment plant will be required to treat to ENR limits (3 mg/L Total Nitrogen, 0.3 mg/L Total Phosphorus on an annual average). The facility will replace the existing Port Deposit WWTP and will include redirection of existing sewer to the new site and decommissioning of the existing treatment plant following completion of the new facility. The RFP will be issued on or about November 1, 2018.
Downtown’s next office tower can begin its 54-story climb along the banks of the Chicago River following a carefully choreographed concrete pour early Saturday morning. Starting before sunrise, crews from Clark Construction directed 3,300 cubic yards (more than 300 truckloads) of the gray stuff through the spindly arms of three mobile pumps to form the reenforced foundation mat of the building known as 110 N. Wacker. The weekend pour was accomplished in roughly eight hours with minimal impact to traffic. The construction site also welcomed the arrival of a red barge-mounted crane that same morning. The impressive machine can be seen floating up in a recently shared time-lapse video from Clark.
Michigan City Area Schools, in partnership with Performance Services, Inc., has received a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Renewable Energy Category. The award was presented on September 19 by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) at its 21st Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis. IDEM Press Release.
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The Dallas Morning News
When Globe Life Field opens in 2020, fans at the Texas Rangers' new $1.2 billion retractable roof stadium will be closer to the action than ever. Rangers officials, construction project leaders and architects got together on a sizzling Tuesday to congratulate construction workers on reaching 1 million work hours and to provide an update on the new park's progress. ... "We really wanted this to be an intimate experience," said John Hutchings of HKS, the architectural firm that designed Globe Life Field.
It's an unfortunate fact that many construction projects end in disputes, driving the parties into some form of dispute resolution. Many of these construction disputes are resolved through arbitration, which is a process by which the parties in dispute, instead of going to court to resolve the matter, agree to submit their case to a third-party neutral, known as the arbitrator, who acts as a judge and jury. How is Arbitration Different?
Next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation will test out a new technology placed inside the pavement along Brighton Boulevard to measure the speed of cars traveling over that stretch of road. ... The technology could charge an electronic car or send an internet connection to a vehicle. But CDOT plans to use it for data of cars moving on the road with the potential to use it for other services in the future.
Scientists have engineered mineral-coated sand to remove contaminants from storm water. In places where water resources are strained, engineered sand could transform storm water into a valuable asset. "The way we treat storm water, especially in California, is broken. We think of it as a pollutant, but we should be thinking about it as a solution," Joseph Charbonnet, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a news release. "We have developed a technology that can remove contamination before we put it in our drinking water in a passive, low-cost, non-invasive way using naturally-occurring minerals."
Steve Chung, DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeremiah Hudson, DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Laura Miles, DBIA
McMillen Jacobs Associate
Danielle Paxson, DBIA
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Los Angeles, Calif.
Christopher Ware, DBIA
DBIA Contact: Certification
Prince William County Service Authority
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Henry Escalante Meza
City of Independence, Missouri
Ballard Marine Construction
Sippel Steel Fab
City of Spokane
Dana Point, Calif.
New member listing as of Sept. 24, 2018.
DBIA Contact: Membership
Oct. 4, Kansas City Evening Event – Oktoberfest BBQ Competition
Oct. 10, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program, K-12 Construction Projects Panel
Oct. 11, Iowa Chapter Breakfast Program, A Deeper Look into the Prefabrication Process
Oct. 11, Kansas Chapter Evening Program, Listen Like Negotiator – Dan Obllinger
Oct. 12, Ozarks Chapter Program, Design-Build Delivery Education Session (with Water Design-Build Council)
Oct. 24, St. Louis Chapter Breakfast Program
Nov. 15, Regional Awards Celebration
Dec. 12, Kansas City Chapter Holiday Program
Oct. 8, Western Washington Breakfast Program, Transforming Leadership & Culture in the AEC Industry with Dr. Barbara Jackson, DBIA
Oct. 9, Oregon Breakfast Program, Portland Public Schools - Harriet Tubman Middle School Conversion Project Case Study
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Oct. 3, 2018 Region Owner’s Forum
Oct. 27, Deadline for Submissions for Regional Awards Competition
Oct. 17, Houston Chapter Afternoon Program, Public Agency Design-Build Forum (Part 1)
Oct. 30, Houston Chapter Afternoon Program, Public Agency Design-Build Forum (Part 2)
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Oct. 4, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 5, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Oct. 11, Owners Council Webinar Series #9 – Delivering a Lean Design-Build Project
Oct. 19, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, Hawaii Chapter Young Professionals Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, OC/LA Chapter Evening Mixer, Building Strong Networks: Meet Top General Contractors in Social Mixer/Fund Raiser/Wine Tasting
Nov. 29, Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon Presentation
May 16, 2019, 3rd Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program
DBIA Contact: Membership
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063