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LeChase Construction. Building Partnerships.

A full service Design-Builder, LeChase offers a streamlined and collaborative approach to project delivery. MORE

Granite Construction

Granite is one of the largest heavy-civil contractors/
construction materials producer in the nation.

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Kentucky formally accepts downtown bridge bid
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A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet committee has formally selected a team led by Walsh Construction of Chicago to build the downtown part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The cabinet's awards committee, a panel of engineers, accepted Walsh's bid on Dec. 6, spokesman Chuck Wolfe said. Walsh had submitted the "apparent best value" for the work Nov. 15. More

New highway siphons port traffic from city streets in Virginia
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Plans for constructing a new bypass to an overcapacity highway in southeastern Virginia were first discussed in 2000. Now, thanks to creative financing and a design-build delivery method, construction will begin in 2014. More

Hoefer Wysocki wins two DBIA-Mid-America Region awards
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Hoefer Wysocki is proud to announce that they were the recipients of two, 2012 Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) awards at the award presentation on Oct. 18, 2012. The City of Kansas City, Missouri Fire Station No. 39 project received an Honor Award for the Institutional Projects Under $10 Million category, and the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School & Clinic project took home an Honor Award for the category of Healthcare Projects Over $10 Million. More

Posillico, Inc. wins $24 million contract with New York State Department of Transportation
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Posillico, Inc. has been selected as the best value contractor for the Design-Build Accelerated Bridge Program in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Posillico Civil, Inc. is a leader in Public Works construction in the New York, Tri-State Area, and known for completing highly complex civil construction projects for over five decades. More


LaHood talking with Obama about staying
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood looks like he'll be sticking around Department of Transportation into President Barack Obama's second term. LaHood told POLITICO that he will discuss his future with the Cabinet after the president finishes fiscal cliff negotiations. More

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Member News

Interview: Minnesota's Union Depot design-build team leader
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After a two year, $243 million renovation, Union Depot in St. Paul re-opened Saturday, Dec. 8. The new Union Depot will serve as a transportation hub with more than 300 buses each day, including 33 hybrid-electric ones. More

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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

Brandt Companies Case Study: Design-build contracting, Sul Ross State University
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Brandt Companies' latest example of effective design build contracting comes from deep in West Texas. Sul Ross State University is a small, public university located in the West Texas town of Alpine. Founded in 1917, and named after the 19th governor of Texas, Sul Ross State University is home to more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Rich in history, the school focuses on fine arts, sciences and professional degree programs. More

Rosendin Electric creates Director of Technology Services role to support intelligent building design-build
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Rosendin Electric, the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, recently announced the appointment of Alan Dash to the newly created position of Director of Technology Services. Reporting to Ron Wilson, Director of Engineering, Dash will be responsible for supporting construction projects across the company, lending his expertise in Integrated Intelligent Communications Technologies and data systems to the design-build and construction process. More

News from DBIA

2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo Sessions available online
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DBIA is pleased to announce that the Conference Proceedings from the 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo are available for viewing at Individuals who attended the conference as Full Conference Registrants will have full access to all sessions which includes live audio with powerpoint presentations. Enter our conference code: DBIA12. Additional credits can be purchased for $15 per session. Individuals who missed the conference will be able to earn continuing education credit by purchasing the full conference education sessions for $450.00 or individual sessions at $35 per session. More

Design-Build Services: A Marketing and Business Development Handbook
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If you're new to design-build or if you want to operate your design-build business more effectively, this book is for you. It will help you quickly transform your firm into a competitive design-build powerhouse! The Design-Build Services from the Society for Marketing Professional Services shows you how. Click the link or use discount code E727 to get the 10 percent discount. More

2013 Transportation & Water Conference Owner Scholarships Available
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DBIA is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Owner Scholarship. Applicants are eligible to receive a complimentary registration and/or partial funding for travel costs. The deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 28. Visit to learn more. 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, that may be especially relevant at this time of year, 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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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, 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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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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Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

Design-build operations facility, JEB Little Creek-Fort Story (Virginia Beach, Va.)

Riverside County Transportation Commission – SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project (California)

Sources sought: Design-build tactical command and operations center and guard shacks (Karachi, Pakistan)

Sources sought: Design-build anti-narcotics force special investigative cell (Islamabad, Pakistan)

New York DOT – Doing Business with NYSDOT

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