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Home   Membership   Conferences   Education   Certification   Advocacy Oct. 14, 2010

California supes pinch off another sewer update
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The San Luis Obispo County Government Center in California was about as restrained as the House of Commons at the Board of Supervisors' Oct. 5 meeting. The topic: the Los Osos Wastewater Project. The outcome: $750,000 was added to the budget, residents will soon decide how they want to bill themselves, and the contract bidding process was flipped on its head. More

AWWA offers free webcast to introduce J100 Standard and eLearning course: 'Risk & Resilience Management of Water & Wastewater Systems'
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On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host a webcast to introduce the J100 Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) Standard and corresponding eLearning program, "Risk & Resilience Management of Water & Wastewater Systems." As part of the nation's critical infrastructure, water and wastewater utilities must be prepared for all hazards as they can significantly affect a utility's ability to maintain its mission to protect public health and the environment. More

County moves ahead with unique project in Minnesota
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Anoka County, Minn., is moving forward with a highway project that will be the first of its kind for a county in the state. Anoka will be the first county in state to use the design-build process for a highway project – the reconstruction of Main Street from Crane Street in Coon Rapids to Ulysses Street N.E. in Blaine, just west of Highway 65. The project will be constructed in 2011 and 2012 using state turnback dollars. More

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TXI ES&C will be answering questions on new products that are redefining the concrete industry in Vegas at the Design-Build Expo in October, Booth #219. Learn More

Port of Long Beach's $1 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge project in California reaches major milestone
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The Port of Long Beach, one of the largest and busiest Ports in the world and a major inter-modal center for the cargo movement throughout the Western United States and beyond, has reached a major milestone in the approximately $1 billion plan to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge on a design-build basis using the authority granted by California's design-build demonstration program. As the first cable-stayed bridge ever built in California, the project is expected to be a landmark structure for the Port and surrounding communities. More

Potential wastewater treatment facility focus of informational session in Wyoming
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The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Board is exploring contracting with a company to design, build and operate a natural gas drilling wastewater treatment facility on the grounds of the Hanover Township plant. More

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Are you maximizing your Member Benefits?
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Visit the member benefits page of DBIA to learn about all that membership has to offer!

Have you renewed your membership?
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If you need to renew and are an Individual Member, log in using the "Login" link at the upper right of any page on the DBIA website. Then go to "View Profile" and select "My Dues." If you don't have your login information, contact the Membership Department,, or call 202-682-0110.

If you are an Industry Partner member, please contact Michelle Johnson, or 202-454-7511, to renew your membership. All DBIA membership dues are non-refundable.

Upcoming Courses
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Oct. 17, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 17-18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-5, Post-Award Design-Build, Bethesda, Md.
Nov. 15-18, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Nov. 18-19, Design-Build Sustainability, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 29, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.

Registration for 2011 Education Tour courses and the 2011 specialty conferences will begin later this month.

American Water Summit - New environment, new directions
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Nov. 3-4, 2010, Dulles Westin Hotel, Washington D.C.

Global Water Intelligence, in partnership with Steve Maxwell and Debra Coy, are running their first American water and investment conference in November in Washington this year. Following the sold-out conference in Paris, this event will provide an even greater opportunity to focus on the unique characteristics and opportunities in the U.S. water market with the people who will make it happen.

As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America you are warmly invited to join us – your views and perspective will be much appreciated. To encourage your attendance DBIA has negotiated a special discount for you, so save $100 by registering now. Simply type DBIA into the discount code box provided for you on the "Purchase Summary" page.
Door Engineering is excited to announce its Pre-Engineered Aviation Hangar Doors now available in our two most popular series! The T-Series, TP600, our canopy style hangar door and our H-Series, HB600, bottom rolling hangar door, are both designed to fit all aircrafts up to the Gulfstream 5. Contact Door Engineering to discuss your product or request a quote. Contact us:
Phone: (507) 931-6910 or (800) 959-1352
Structal lightweight stadium risers:
A winning construction solution
Discover the advantages of our new product at the Design-Build Conference & Expo. Ideal for new sports facilities, this value-added product is also a cost-effective solution for stadium retrofit and expansion projects. We look forward to seeing you at booth 731.

To learn more about this innovative product, request a meeting with Christian Deveau. More info
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M&D Drafting Ltd.
With 3 North American offices and over 150 Structural Steel detailing professionals we are able to effectively execute your project requirements. Our teams have extensive knowledge in BIM, Design Assist, Industrial, Commercial and Bridge projects. With our advanced software and document tracking systems we can coordinate with all facets and firms of the structural steel industry.

Think Green: Design-build and sustainable design
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The October issue of Design-Build Dateline is on our website in HTML format. See the cover story, "Case Study: Reconstruction of a naval base highlights the value of design-build for landscape." More

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Region Events
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Oct. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Leadership Conference
Oct. 20, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Chapter, Doing Business with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Veterans Administration Hard Hat Tour Membership Drive
Oct. 21, DBIA-Florida Region, Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting - Owners Forum
Oct. 21, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Smart Grid: How Smart Is It?
Oct. 26, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners' Forum: Design-Build Lessons Learned
Oct. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
Oct. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, October Happy Hour
Oct. 28, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Awards Banquet
Nov. 1, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Awards submittals due
Nov. 5-6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Strategic Planning

DBIA-Florida Annual Conference - "All Aboard with Design-Build 2010" - will take place Nov. 16-17 in Orlando.

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Project Leads
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Officials release revised Graterford RFP

NAVFAC Seeking Sources for Tarawa Terrace primary school (Norfolk, Va.)

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