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NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations
The U.S. Army has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation (NZEI) pilot sites achieve net zero energy, they will replace approximately 8 percent of the Army’s current total installation energy use with renewable energy.
Here's Proof We Can Build Better Bridges
The Fiscal Times
There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or structurally deficient. This doesn't mean they're in danger of imminent collapse; they may be simply too narrow or built for lighter traffic than today's standards. Bridges that can't support heavy trucks have weight restrictions posted.
Washington State University Has High Hopes for $60 Million Digital Classroom Building
Lewiston Tribune via Government Technology
A new "Digital Classroom" building at Washington State University could serve as a high-tech showplace, but officials hope its flexible teaching space will be equally appealing to faculty and students. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $60 million structure in September. The Capital Planning and Development Department expects to issue a request for quotations for architectural services in December, with construction slated to begin in August and be completed by June 2017.
Construction Groups Say Obama Immigration Directive Will Slow Search for Legislative Fix
President Obama has announced that he will issue an executive order that would prevent millions of immigrants now in the U.S. illegally from being deported, but only temporarily and if they meet certain conditions, including registering with the government, passing a background check and paying what he termed their "fair share of taxes."
Managing Project Information
The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has improved information sharing on construction projects, but, as Newforma's Tim Bates argues, there are still many areas where information fails to flow at all, let alone seamlessly.
Check Out DBIA's 2015 Events and Annual Sponsorship Opportunities
DBIA sponsorship opportunities include conferences, events, exhibits, advertising and much more throughout 2015. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer exceptional educational offerings for the benefit of our membership and our industry. Learn more.
New Offering from DBIA and The Charles Pankow Foundation
Available for purchase through DBIA’s online bookstore, the just-released Professional's Guide to Managing the Design Phase of a Design-Build Project is a step-by-step guide to managing every step of the design phase of a design-build project. The Professional’s Guide is a follow on to the original Design-Build Management Guide. For more information or to order a copy today, please visit our online bookstore.
Don't Miss the Last Certification Workshop of 2014!
DBIA is offering one final Certification Workshop in 2014 – Dec. 8-12 at DBIA's headquarters office in Washington, D.C. This is the last chance to fulfill the requirements for certification this year. Register today!
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Dec. 8-12, Certification Workshop, DBIA Offices, Washington, D.C.
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Feb. 27, Design Management Fundamentals, Orange County, Calif.
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Mar. 9-11, 2015 Design-Build in Transportation Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 11-13, 2015 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 18-20, Owner Boot Camp, Orange County, Calif.
Mar. 23, BIM Execution Planning, Dallas, Texas
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Apr. 22, Conceptual Estimating, San Antonio, Texas
Apr. 27-30, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
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Dec. 3, Region Annual Meeting
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Jan. 23, 2015, Region Award Entries Due
Mar. 18, 2015, Region Awards Presentation
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Dec. 5, Annual Membership Meeting
Dec. 11, Bay Area Holiday Party/Mixer
Jan. 12, 2015, Orange County Mixer
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California High-Speed Rail Agency Seeks Builders for Kern County Route Segment
RFQ for Southeast Rail Extension Design-Build Project (RFQ 14FH069 - Est. $150,000,000 to $200,000,000
For this contract, RTD has specified a DBE goal of Twenty percent (20 percent) for design and Twenty Four percent (24 percent) for construction for the work to be performed. Also, for this Contract, RTD has specified a WIN requirement of Twenty Two percent (22 percent) for the work to be performed - For RFP Package and Information go to Bid Link and Download.
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