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See you next week in Orlando, Fla.
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DBIA looks forward to seeing our members next week at the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Oct. 19-21 in Orlando, Fla.! If you haven't registered to attend the largest gathering of design-build professionals, download our on-site registration form and bring it with you. More

Preston Haskell lectures at the University of Florida
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Preston Haskell, founder and chairman of The Haskell Company, had a clear message about design build for the DCP-student packed audience at Rinker Hall at the University of Florida on Sept. 29. It's all about best practices and advocacy of design-build procurement. More

Chance to build a downtown economic engine
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Since Lexington, Ky., Mayor Jim Gray announced the creation of the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District Task Force in March, its 45 members have been hard at work creating a plan for the 46 acres the city owns in and around Rupp and Lexington Center. More

New Hampshire Memorial Bridge project bids to be opened early
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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will open the price proposals from the design/build teams vying for the Memorial Bridge replacement project on Oct. 12, a week ahead of schedule. The DOT will have its review of the technical proposals completed and will be in position to announce the bids soon after, according to an email sent to the Portsmouth Herald recently. The original target date for the price openings was Oct. 20. More

High-Tech Facility Design & Lower Energy Usage
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North Carolina gets extension on deadline to award contract to build Monroe Connector-Bypass
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As both sides wait for a federal judge to rule on the future of the $718 million Monroe Connector-Bypass, North Carolina has obtained a crucial extension for the contract to design and build the road. The state will not officially award the $368 million contract until after the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III. Both the state and the environmental groups that had sued to stop the project had expected a ruling by the end of September. More

DLR Group to design space control unit at FE Warren Air Force Base    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colorado architecture firm DLR Group has been selected to renovate a nearly century-old historical building to accommodate a Space Control unit on the FE Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. DLR Group has been awarded a unique opportunity to design a renovation project while being true to a building's historical context, complying with the military's requirements for anti-terrorism/force protection, and meeting the energy efficiency and sustainability requirements to achieve LEED Silver. More

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Member News

DCEP for EEC staff member
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Electronic Environments Corporation announced that Jim Stark, Design/Build Manager, has recently been certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner. Stark has been with EEC since 1993 providing engineering and construction project management. He has extensive experience in delivering mission-critical data center projects and performing site assessments and evaluations with regard to industry standards and power quality. Stark has a degree in electrical engineering and is a registered professional electrical engineer. More

Rosendin opens DC-area office
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Rosendin Electric, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, announced the opening of its new Mid-Atlantic office in Sterling, Va. The regional office will be headed by Alan Linder as Division Manager. Additionally, Rosendin Electric announced that the official opening of the new office was heralded by the award of a design/build contract for a new data center in Ashburn, Va. More

New health center completed
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McCarthy, with design-build partner TAYLOR, recently completed construction of the $20 million Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Public Health in Los Angeles. More

News from DBIA

New! 'Design Management for the Design-Build Environment'
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DBIA is pleased to announce that "Design Management for the Design-Build Environment," a new chapter of the Design-Build Manual of Practice is now available for members to download. This MOP Chapter is a condensed version of the Design Management Guide for the Design-Build Environment a research effort of the Charles Pankow Foundation, which will be released at the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo. Attendees may purchase the Guide at a special conference price of just $10. After release, the full publication will also be available through the DBIA bookstore. 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.

Building Intelligence By Chief
Technology is rapidly changing in the Metal Building Industry, and Chief Buildings is leading the way with Scope. BIM is one of the features which enables and encourages communication throughout your construction project. Chief’s Scope system gives you the tools that increase efficiency and accuracy from quote to construction. more

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.

Integrated Marine Solutions: Engineering through Construction
The Castle Group combines the knowledge and skill of a leading structural & marine engineering firm with the know-how of an underwater contractor. From design & analysis to repair & construction, we offer the most comprehensive design/build solutions. MORE

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. 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. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California
Oct. 27, DBIA-Southeast Region, 12th Annual Golf Tournament
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
Dec. 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Meeting: Southern California 
Dec. 13, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner and Practitioner Round Table Forum 
Dec. 14, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Annual Members' Meeting (with awards presentation)

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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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

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