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Bank shot: New York infrastructure bank floated to boost public-private partnerships
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"I am a strong proponent of an infrastructure bank and public-private partnerships and design-build," said Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald, listing three interrelated initiatives that could help New York rebuild its vital systems. "Right now, we're looking at everything. It's all on the table." More

Court proposal selected
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Fredericksburg, Va.'s new courthouse facilities will be built by the design-build team of First Choice Public-Private Partners. City Manager Beverly Cameron announced recently that First Choice ranked higher than W.M. Jordan and Donley's design-build firms. More

Skanska to build data center in Quebec for $55 million
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Skanska has signed a design-build contract regarding the new Tier III Super Internet Data Center in Rimouski, Quebec. The contract value amounts to $55 million, about SEK 350 million, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska USA Building in the third quarter. The customer is TELUS. More

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District awards design-build contract to modernize Cardozo High School in Washington DC
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Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced recently the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization has awarded the design-build contract to GCS-SIGAL, LLC to fully modernize Cardozo High School in Washington D.C., located at 12th and Clifton Streets in Northwest. More

New Flagler Memorial bridge in Palm Beach, Fla., design team to try to incorporate details
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The team designing and building a replacement Flagler Memorial Bridge said it would work to incorporate details desired by Palm Beach, Fla. - but warned that it has to meet the bid requirements and deadline set by the state Department of Transportation. More


Mica hunts for new transportation revenue
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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica told industry groups he is looking for more revenue to boost his planned transport spending measure, but that it cannot include a hike in the federal gasoline tax. More

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Seattle water treatment plant opens
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On Sept. 24, Brightwater, a new regional wastewater treatment facility near Seattle, was officially dedicated. Work on the facility began in 2002 with CH2M HILL and Brown and Caldwell leading a team of over 20 firms to deliver the project. The 120-acre treatment plant site, reclaimed from automobile wrecking yards, is now a park-like area incorporating streams, wetlands, trails, overlook structures and an Environmental Education/Community Center.

Rosendin Electric honored
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ENR California Magazine has named Rosendin Electric Specialty Contractor of the Year in California. Recognized for significant growth in size and expertise, Rosendin has also been actively involved in community improvements such as the San Francisco AIDS Walk, Diabetes "Step Out," Habitat for Humanity and working with Project HOPE to restore a hospital in Haiti.

Opus plans luxury apartments
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Opus Development Corp. plans to build a 33-story luxury apartment complex in downtown Minneapolis, pending city approval. In addition to apartments, with extensive amenities, the building would include retail and restaurant establishments. More

Benjamin C. Maibach, Jr., dies
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DBIA notes with regret the passing of Benjamin C. Maibach, Jr., chairman emeritus of Barton Malow Company. In addition to his professional accomplishments, including expanding Barton Malow's areas of expertise, in 1951 he achieved his goal of establishing a profit sharing/pension plan for employees. He was also a leader in his personal life, active in humanitarian, charitable and church-related activities. DBIA extends its sympathy to his family and all who knew him.

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2012 Transportation Conference Call for Presentations closes Oct. 10
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DBIA is seeking presentation proposals for the 2012 Design-Build in Transportation Conference to be held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Phoenix from April 25-27, 2012. This conference provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery in the transportation sector and to discuss the merits of integrated delivery as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. The deadline to submit is Oct. 10, 2011. Learn more...

Is your DBIA profile up to date?
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As a member organization that strives to provide the best service and most relevant information to our members, it is critical for us to have your current information. DBIA is asking you to log into your member profile on to review and update your information. Should you have any questions or need your password to log into your profile please contact the Membership Department at or by calling 202-682-0110.

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Boost your IQ - You have the questions. We have the answers.
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DBIA always wants to know what challenges and opportunities practitioners and owners are facing. We listen for what's missing, what works and what doesn't to allow us to more effectively serve the industry's needs.

A case in point is the feedback we've received to DBIA's completely revised contract documents, which were launched in June 2010. We received a variety of questions about the use of the current forms and addressed a few of these questions for your information. In addition, the DBIA Contract Document Taskforce has graciously agreed to provide additional forms based on feedback from DBIA members and customers. (This will not be a wholesale revision to the new documents.) The Taskforce will be led by Robynne Thaxton-Parkinson, DBIA, who served on the 2010 Task force that revised the documents. Your questions and her answers are on the DBIA website.

epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

IP members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this - and other IP member benefits - on our website.

The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
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The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Upcoming events
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Oct. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Minneapolis
Oct. 13, Super-Charged Source Selection, Honolulu
Oct. 14, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Honolulu
Oct. 18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Orlando, Fla.
Oct. 18, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Orlando, Fla.
Oct. 19-21, 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 14, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Atlanta
Nov. 18, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Norfolk, Va.

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Region events
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Oct. 3, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 4, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Virginia Tech Student Night in conjunction with Career Fair
Oct. 5, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Happy Hour and Networking event
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California 
Nov. 1-3, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, "DBIA Knows Public-Private Partnerships"
Nov. 2, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, deadline for entries in Regional awards program
Nov. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Water/Waste Water
Nov. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Evening Mixer in San Diego
Nov. 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Management of Design in Design-Build
Nov. 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program: Sustainability
Nov. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting and Dinner, Regional Awards presentation
Nov. 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California

DBIA knows public-private partnerships
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Join the Liberty Northeast Region on Nov. 1-3 in Atlantic City, N.J., for a conference dedicated to helping understand what public-private partnerships are, how they will improve the outlook for construction and engineering projects and teach you what businesses need to know to take advantage of the opportunity they offer. More

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

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Project leads
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