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LaHood: 'New transportation era' began Oct. 1 with highway bill implementation
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said recently a "new transportation era" began with the implementation of the $105 billion transportation bill that was passed by lawmakers earlier this year. LaHood said in a blog post on the Department of Transportation's website that the DOT was gearing up because many of the provisions in the new law, which became the first new road and transit spending approved by lawmakers since 2005 in June, have taken effect Oct. 1. More

Davidson County, NC, to talk design-build, Windstream building
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North Carolina lawmakers approved special legislation in June that allows Davidson County to use design-build for county projects. Compared to the traditional construction process that incorporates separate design and construction entities, contracts and work, design-build uses one entity that is solely responsible for managing the construction process from initial concept through completion. More

Ohio, Kentucky governors to sign Brent Spence Bridge pact
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The governors of Ohio and Kentucky are expected to sign by November a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a Brent Spence Bridge financing plan. It's one of several goals identified as necessary next steps by Julie Janson, Duke Energy Corp.'s top local official, and founder of the Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition. More

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Contractor chosen for Washington Monument repairs
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The National Parks Service selected a California contractor recently to repair the Washington Monument, which sustained extensive damage last year when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the region. Tutor Perini Management Services Group won a $9.6 million contract to repair the marble and granite landmark. The company previously worked on the Ronald Reagan Building, the largest federal building in the District, officials said. More

MIA Mover wins ENR Southeast's 1st 'Best Safety' award
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Each year ENR Southeast, ENR and McGraw-Hill Construction strive to make our annual Best Projects competition and awards luncheon bigger and better than before. Of course, annual improvement is a pretty standard goal for events such as these. But this year, we've got something that we think is pretty special: a new award for outstanding safety. More

80 countries and counting
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CH2M Hill, a $6.3 billion consulting, engineering, and construction company, is much better known than its unassuming name would suggest. With nine business groups in 80 countries and counting, the Colorado-based firm is the force behind some of the world's best-known public-works projects. Right now, for example, it is overseeing the construction of London's 2012 Olympic venues, the expansion of the Panama Canal, and several of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund cleanup sites. CH (as it is often called) is also looking at hundreds of potential projects around the globe, from nuclear remediation work in Japan to new oil-field developments in Iraq. More

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McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. gets $34 million contract for San Diego park development project
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McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., based in Ladue, Mo., got a $34 million design-build contract for the San Diego County Administration Center Waterfront Park Development project in downtown San Diego. The project will convert the eight-acre, on-grade parking lots north and south of the historic Administration Center and the outdoor areas just west and east of the building to a 12-acre community and regional open space area. More

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PCL selected to design and build South 200th Link light rail extension
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The Sound Transit Board in Washington has approved a contract with PCL Civil Constructors Inc., to design and build the elevated station and guideway for the light rail extension from Sea-Tac Airport to South 200th Street. Construction of the new station and 1.6-mile South 200th Link Extension is scheduled to begin early next year, with service to start in September 2016 - four years earlier than envisioned in the voter-approved Sound Transit 2 plan. More

Opus to build headquarters for commodity management firm in Omaha, Neb.
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Opus Development Corporation and The Gavilon Group, LLC, a commodity management firm, on Sept. 28 announced the groundbreaking of a new 127,000-square-foot world headquarters office in downtown Omaha, Neb. "We are extremely pleased to deliver a build-to-suit facility that will enable Gavilon to continue increasing their efficiency and effectiveness in the global commodity markets," said Marshall Burton, senior vice president and general manager of Opus Development Corporation. "The Opus organization has a nearly 30-year history in Omaha and we’re inspired to work on another facility that contributes to the vibrant business community in this city." More

HNTB Design Build hires David Levy, transit and design-build expert
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David Levy, PE, has joined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president and HNTB Design Build director with the firm's Design Build business unit. Levy brings nearly 40 years of experience with public transportation and design-build projects across the nation. More

San Antonio elects design-build team for convention center expansion
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Contract calls for modernization, expansion to be complete in 2016. After announcing plans to expand the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in June, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and City Council have officially approved the project by awarding the design-build contract to the Hunt/Zachry Joint Venture team that will design and construct the $325 million expansion project. More

Opus Design Build tapped for headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.
National Real Estate Investor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article has selected Opus Design Build L.L.C a contract to design and construct a new 200,000-sq.-ft. headquarters for the online shipping broker in Kansas City, Mo. The company is relocating to Kansas City from its current location in Lenexa, Kan. The new office space will be designed to accommodate the company's expected growth. More

New division leaders
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Southland Industries has appointed Chris Taylor as leader for the Southern California Division and Nicolas Sfeir as leader for the Southwest Division. Both are long-term employees of the company. More

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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 example, 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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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.
October 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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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

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

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