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Galeota 'design-build' tender expected to attract international bidders
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The National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd is taking bids for the "Design Build for a Port facility at Galeota Phase II" from now until Nov. 26, 2012, Camille Blackman, secretary of the Tenders Committee said in an advertisement published in the Nov. 1, 2012, issue Business Guardian. More

GSA sees sustainable technologies to test in federal buildings
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The U.S. General Services Administration has issued a Request for Information online to gather input on new sustainable building technologies and practices in support of its Green Proving Ground program. The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings. More

Greenbuild 2012 Report: Government and military
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Military and government clients - federal, state, and local - have been strong advocates of green building for more than a decade. They see sustainable design as vital to cost savings, as well as fulfilling their mission to minimize the impact on the environment. More

Where the stimulus money went: New buildings, clean energy and infrastructure projects
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When it comes to President Obama's domestic policy, healthcare reform gets all the attention while Obama's other main achievement, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - better known as "the stimulus" - is often dismissed by the president's opponents and supporters alike. More

Member News

Teehee-Straub design-build team completes VA audiology clinic in California
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The $4.7 million, 8,005 square foot design-build Audiology Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in Loma Linda, Calif., was recently completed by the Teehee-Straub Joint Venture team. Members of the team include Teehee Engineering, Inc. (Oceanside, Calif.), Straub Construction, Inc. (Fallbrook, Calif.), and KMA Architecture & Engineering (San Diego, Calif.). More

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WPL Publishing schedules webindar on recent developments in design-build case law
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Early next month, WPL Publishing will host a webinar to help construction professionals successfully navigate design-build projects. The webinar is designed to give attendees the insight they need to determine what works and what does not work in design-build. Toward this end, event speaker and Capital Project Strategies LLC (CPS) President Mike Loulakis will review some of the important design-build case law from the past year. More

PCL awarded design-build parking structure for Cesar E. Chavez campus in San Diego
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PCL Construction Services Inc. has been awarded the design-build contract for the San Diego Community College District's Continuing Education - César E. Chávez Campus Parking Structure, located on the corner of National Avenue and Cesar Chavez Parkway in Barrio Logan. More

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Black & Veatch grant supports research programs at University of Kansas
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The University of Kansas has received a $100,000 grant from the Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference® Foundation. The grant supports the purchase of laboratory equipment that will be used for sustainable energy and water research in the new Measurement, Materials & Sustainable Environment Center. More

Southland Industries receives 2012 Green Business Challenge Award
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Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently presented with a 2012 Green Business Challenge award from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Through ongoing efforts to be green, Southland qualified for the 2012 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge's Platinum level in the Tenant/Leased category. More

The Beck Group welcomes Allen Hadden as new Director of Healthcare Construction, Eastern Division
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The Beck Group, a worldwide, integrated architecture, construction, technology and professional services firm, recently announced that Allen Hadden has been named as director of Healthcare Construction for the southeast. Hadden joins Beck after directing over $900 million in integrated design-build healthcare projects during 16 years at Marshall Erdman & Associates, where he most recently held the title of vice president, Construction Operations. More

News from DBIA

DBIA's 2013-2015 Strategic Direction leads to expansion of National Headquarters Staff
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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeking to fill two new positions with a start date of Jan. 1, 2013.

Vice President for Advocacy/Outreach with a track record of entrepreneurial leadership that can match the sense of urgency that is a hallmark of the organization. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Minimum of 10-15 years' direct experience in a design and/or construction firm, and/or in managing design and/or construction for an owner required. The incumbent will oversee DBIA's public relations plans, government affairs, and advocacy efforts to owners and practitioners. Qualified candidates must be creative, visionary thinkers capable of increasing DBIA's brand recognition to industry and policy makers, serving as the principal liaison for all such affairs. Candidates for this position must be astute in design and construction industry trends, as well as local, state and Federal government affairs. The Vice President will be a key member of the management team and is expected to play a pivotal role in achieving the strategic vision of the organization.

Director of Marketing will work directly with senior management to assess company goals as it relates to business development and reach, and implement strategies accordingly. The incumbent will help develop a brand identity that is recognizable to the people and companies the organization sets out to attract. Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of DBIA's marketing strategies, communications, and collateral material geared towards enhanced mission awareness, member recruitment and retention activities, and promotion of products and services to industry. Assess and oversee development of support materials specific to market and/or discipline based on organizational direction and goals. Provide guidance and support to Regions and chapters in the area of marketing and member recruitment/retention. Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field required. Graduate degree is desirable. Minimum of 8-10 years' experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success.

NO PHONE CALLS! Applications for both positions are being accepted through Dec. 7. Email resume along with cover letter and salary requirement and/or salary history to

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 benefit 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. 16, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 14-18, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
Feb. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 11-15, Certification Workshop, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Feb. 15, Conceptual Estimating, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 22, Conceptual Estimating, Orange County, Calif.
Feb. 25-March 1, Certification Workshop, Columbus, OH
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
March 4-8, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
March 18-22, Certification Workshop , NYC/Rockland, N.Y.
April 1-5, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 15, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Dallas, Texas
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
May 20, Design Management Fundamentals, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 24, Conceptual Estimating, Seattle, Wash.
May 31, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Orange County, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Dallas, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo,
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30 - October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.

Project Leads

Region events
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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. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Mixer
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.

Project Leads

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

Johnson County, Kansas, Industry Workshop
On Dec. 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation will host an industry workshop for the Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I35/K-10 Phase 2 design-build project. Industry representatives are invited to attend; the workshop will include a presentation, question and answer session and networking opportunities. You can see the invitation on the DBIA website or, for more information on the project, go to

SOURCES SOUGHT: Design-build, short guide wall repair at Newt Graham Lock and Dam #18, McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (Oklahoma)

SOURCES SOUGHT: Design-build construction (new and remodel) F-35 ADAL Hangar 45W/AMU and 45E/AMU, Hill AFB, Utah

Presolicitation: Design-build contract P-686 forward operating site Phase 1 and P-687 forward operating site Phase 2 (Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti)

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