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Requests for proposals sought for Woodland-Davis water project in California
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Requests for proposals to design, build and operate the Woodland-Davis Water Supply Project are being sought. The initial submittal is due by 2 p.m., Feb. 12, with the final version due by 2 p.m., June 13. During the Thursday, Dec. 20, Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Board meeting, board members will officially solicit the requests for proposals. More

Top 10 transportation projects in country compete for national awards
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Across the nation, state transportation departments are completing projects that make us safer, our drives shorter and less stressful and our communities better and stronger. Now, the top transportation projects across the U.S. are going head to head in a competition that will determine which of those projects earns the title of best in the nation. More

Interchange final design-build agreement approved in Hennepin County, Minn.
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The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in Hennepin County, Minn., approved the Interchange project notice to proceed and final design-build agreement with Knutson Construction. More

Lane Construction: Design-build gallery
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Lane Construction provides their portfolio of recent design-build projects. More

Member News

Washington State University students win national design-build contest
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A team of Washington State University construction management students earned first place in the Design-Build Institute of America's first national student competition. "The construction industry views these competitions as the closest thing to real-life experience that students can get," said David Gunderson, the team's advisor and associate professor of construction management. More

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Mortenson Construction wins Innovation Award for virtual design construction technology
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Minneapolis-based, Mortenson Construction (Mortenson) recently announced that Sera Maloney, PE, of Mortenson Renewable Energy Groups was named as the winner of the Be Inspired Awards in the Innovation in Land Development, Engineering, and Management category. Sponsored by Bentley Systems, the Be Inspired Awards program recognizes the world's most outstanding infrastructure projects. 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

CH2M HILL blog: Access water
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As we continue to think about and discuss innovative delivery models for the water sector after the conclusion of the American Water Summit recently, design-build or design-build-operate models certainly cannot be ignored. What began as the private sector offering to design, build, finance, own, and operate water and wastewater treatment facilities in the early 1980s has now become a key delivery approach by many owners throughout North America. 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, 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 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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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, Ohio
Feb. 26-28 and March 12-13, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, 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.

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Region events
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Nov. 26, DBIA-Southwest Region, Oklahoma City Chapter Social
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Annual Membership Meeting; Presentation, "Getting into the Weeds of Design-Build"
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Florida Region with American Society of Highway Engineers, Holiday Party
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
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.

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

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

Johnson County, Kansas, Industry Workshop
On December 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

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