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DBIA seeks industry experts to help guide organizational transformation
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DBIA approaches our 20-year anniversary at a time when political and economic uncertainty is the norm and the pace of technological and social change has accelerated. While such an environment can create disillusionment with strategic planning, the DBIA board and staff leadership could not be more energized about the opportunities that lie ahead for the organization and, more importantly, the members we serve. Beyond examining our past and present and making informed assumptions about the future, we used our recent strategic planning process as an opportunity to more appropriately target DBIA resources, reshape programs and services and transform other critical aspects of our operations to set the stage for achieving the aggressive goals put forth. For more details of the plan, and to submit an application of interest to be part of the 2013 Industry Expert committee structure, see the DBIA website. More

New York's Tappan Zee makes move
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has winnowed its search for the builder of a new Tappan Zee Bridge to a single team of bidders, according to people familiar with communications between the New York Thruway State Authority and the contracting teams. More

Minnesota Department of Transportation wins award for road improvement
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has won an award for a program that is improving hundreds of miles of state highways deemed to be in poor condition. The International Road Federation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage better road and transportation systems worldwide, will recognize MnDOT for its "Better Roads for a Better Minnesota" project during its annual Global Roads Achievement Awards luncheon in January in Washington D.C. MnDOT won in the finance and economics category. More

Canada's Diefenbunker construction design-build forerunner
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Ottawa-area property available. 350 rooms. No view. That might as well have been the description of Ottawa's "Diefenbunker" an underground Cold War facility designed to withstand a nuclear attack, when it was put up for sale by the federal government in 1994. Initially purchased by the Township of West Carleton, it was sold for $2 in 1998 to a group of volunteers who continue to operate the facility as Canada's Cold War Museum. More

iPads helps city of Minneapolis cut cost of public works project in half
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The City of Minneapolis saved a quarter million dollars this summer with a piece of technology, many of us have at home. iPads. A team of college interns and public works staff used an iPad app to inventory every pedestrian curb ramp in the city. More

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St. Joseph's construction requires careful planning
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With more than 680 tradespeople and office support staff on site at St. Joseph's Healthcare West 5th Campus in Hamilton, construction manager PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has its hands full. The 855,000-square-foot, $380 million (construction costs) hospital is a Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM) project by Plenary Health. PCL is responsible for design and construction as part of the Plenary Health consortium. More

AECOM saves $850,000 using ProjectWise for work sharing and engineering content management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, recently announced that AECOM Technology Corporation, a global provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients, has selected Bentley's ProjectWise for the cloud-based engineering content management of its Texas State Highway (SH) 161 Phase 4 project. More

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Featured publication
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There's now an up-to-date collection of square foot cost breakdowns for 65 different kinds of building projects. The 2013 edition of the Architect's Square Foot Costbook is available at a 10 percent discount. Use the link or discount code E611 to get your discount. More

Innovative Solutions for Design Professionals
Huber Engineered Woods combines its advanced adhesives and wood product technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to create innovative products such as AdvanTech® Subflooring and ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing. These solutions provide customers superior performance in areas such as moisture protection, energy efficiency, strength and stiffness, and installation time. MORE

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 especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

Another is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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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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Nov. 1, DBIA-Southeast Region, Owners Panel
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Strategic Planning Meeting
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, DBIA-Florida Region, Central Chapter Meeting: Florida DOT District 5 Design-Build
Nov. 14, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Current and Future University of Minnesota Construction Projects
Nov. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles (Southern California) Breakfast Program, How Owners Make Project Delivery Decisions
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Annual Membership Meeting
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Southeast Region, Project Awards/Annual Meeting
Dec. 13, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Members Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Dec. 31, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Regional Collections 2013
Jan. 25, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, deadline for entries for the 2013 Region awards

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

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

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