Design-Build Insight
Mar. 27, 2014

Two More Record-Breaking Conferences for DBIA in San Jose, Calif.
DBIA
Last week, DBIA hosted the 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and 2014 Design-Build in Transportation Conferences in San Jose, Calif. Both conferences achieved record attendance numbers with 730 attendees at the Water/Wastewater Conference and nearly 900 at the Transportation Conference! If you were in sunny San Jose last week, we encourage you to tell us what you think of DBIA’s events by taking the following surveys for Water/Wastewater and Transportation.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in San Antonio for our 2015 events next March 9-13!More

Streamlining Smoothes Progress on Maryland Highway Project
Engineering News-Record
Before construction of the $2.83-billion Intercounty Connector began in 2007, Maryland State Highway Administration officials recognized a critical need to forge better connections among its various stakeholders and streamline its environmental review and permitting processes.More

Twenty Major Upcoming Hotel and Retail Construction Projects
Reed Construction Data
The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming hotel and retail construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and government buildings will all be covered on a rotating basis.More

OMB Report for Fiscal Year 2015
WhiteHouse.gov
The Office of Management and Budget's report calculates the amounts by which FY 2015 direct spending is required to be reduced and provides a listing of the reductions required. Specifically, OMB calculates reductions in FY 2015 of 2.0 percent to nonexempt Medicare spending, 7.3 percent to other non-exempt nondefense mandatory programs, and 9.5 percent to nonexempt defense mandatory programs.More

Study Puts Price of New Orleans to Baton Rouge, La., Passenger Train at $262 Million
RT&S
A study by HNTB Corp. indicates that a passenger train linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., on existing freight tracks, with stops in between, could begin two daily trips, ultimately growing to regular service with a possible station near the New Orleans International Airport.More

Project Glance: New Vikings Stadium in St. Paul, Minn.
KSTP-TV
Crews are continuing to work on the demolition of the remains of the Metrodome to make way for the new Vikings stadium. According to the Vikings, the final pieces of the stadium were dismantled over the weekend even though the final demolition was scheduled to be completed in April.More

Here Are More Photos, Video on the State Patrol Building Concepts in Olympia, Wash.
The News Tribune
Three teams of architects and construction firms made public presentations showing off some of the designs they have submitted as bids to the state for a new state office building on the Capitol Campus. But the sessions were not tape-recorded by state officials, who cited legal confidentiality claims made by lawyers for the three design teams.More

Welcome Individual and Industry Partner Representative Members
DBIA

New member listing as of March 14-March 23, 2014. More

OMB Report for Fiscal Year 2015
WhiteHouse.gov
The Office of Management and Budget's report calculates the amounts by which FY 2015 direct spending is required to be reduced and provides a listing of the reductions required. Specifically, OMB calculates reductions in FY 2015 of 2.0 percent to nonexempt Medicare spending, 7.3 percent to other non-exempt nondefense mandatory programs, and 9.5 percent to nonexempt defense mandatory programs.More

Congress Asks, We Answer
DBIA
Recently, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held the first hearing of its Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3's). While the focus was on the use of P3's in transportation projects, the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Representative Bill Shuster, joined the hearing specifically to ask questions related to the benefits of design-build.More

Which Huge Contractor Will Build MGM National Harbor in Maryland?
Baltimore Business Journal
MGM National Harbor has retained a handful of local companies to perform various tasks related to the future $925 million resort-casino, including an architect of record and project manager, but the big hire is still to come: general contractor.More

Did You Know? DBIA Member Logo is An Exclusive Industry Partner Benefit
DBIA
Did you know the DBIA Member logo is an exclusive benefit for Industry Partners?
The member logo can be used on the firm's website and marketing materials to publicize your company’s Industry Partner membership in DBIA and highlight your commitment to design-build.  To learn more or to request the DBIA Member logo, click here. More

DBIA's 2014 "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
DBIA
April 22, Ten Operational Strategies To Make Your Design-Build Project More Successful
May 6, Design-Build RFPs – Acquiring Desired Results
May 20, Design Management – Designers
June 17, DBIA Contract Focus on the Sub-Prime Relationship: How the Design-Build Team Can Make or Break the Project
July 22, Design Management – Construction Trade
Sept. 23, Design-Management – Owners
Oct. 14, DBIA Contract Focus on Progressive Design-Build: What is it? Who Can Use It and How Owners Can Successfully Use Progressive Design-Build to Achieve Their Project Goals
Nov. 18, Post-Award for Owners More

Upcoming Events
DBIA
March
Mar. 28, Conceptual Estimating, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 31-Apr. 4, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
April
Apr. 21-25, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Apr. 28-May 2, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
Apr. 30, Design Management, Dallas, Texas
May
May 2, BIM Execution Planning, Virginia Beach, Va.
May 5-9, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
May 9, BIM Execution Planning, Kansas City, Mo.
May 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
May 16, Design Management, Columbus, Ohio
June
June 2-6, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 9-13, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
June 23-27, Certification Workshop, Lansing, Mich.
July
July 7-11, Certification Workshop, Laurel, Md.
July 21-25, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
August
Aug. 1, Conceptual Estimating, Florence, Ky.
Aug. 4-8, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Inc.
Aug. 15, Design Management, Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18, Performance Requirements: The Keys to Effective RFPs, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 19-21, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Washington, D.C.More

Region Events Calendar
DBIA
DBIA-Mid-America Region
May 8, Regional O.N.E Conference

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
April 8, Lunch Meeting, LEED 4 – ASHRAE 90.1
May 16, Maryland Chapter Golf Tournament

DBIA-Northwest Region
April 8, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

DBIA-Southwest Region
May 1-2, Annual Conference, "Design-Build for the Future!"

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
April 1, 2014 Awards Competition Entries Due
May 22, 2014 Awards Ceremony
June 16, Bay Area Golf Tournament
July 17, San Diego Golf Tournament More