|Apr. 4, 2013|
Two decades of DBIA...Interview with Robert Ainslie, DBIA
Robert Ainslie has specialized in alternative delivery for water/wastewater projects for nearly two decades. Currently, he is Operations Manager for Cambi North America, a leading provider of technology to convert biodegradable material to renewable energy. He has worked for some of the most prestigious firms in the water sector, including CH2M HILL, Brown and Caldwell, and Parsons - most often serving as an expert in alternative delivery methods.More
Polson, Mont., seeks design-build contractors for trail, pier
Polson City, Mont., Commissioners unanimously approved Resolution No. 1042, an alternative project delivery method of contractor selection for the Riverside Park to Salish Point walkway and the West Pier replacement.More
New research: Design-build saves time and money, improves project quality
Water Design-Build Council
According to the results of the newly released 2012 Municipal Owners Customer Satisfaction Survey of Water Design-Build Projects, the vast majority of municipalities across the United States are satisfied with their use of design-build (DB) and construction management-at-risk project delivery methods; and, nearly all plan to use these methods again for future water and wastewater projects. The Survey was commissioned by the Water Design-Build Council.More
Design-build RFQ issued for Monterey, Calif., desalination plant
Based on the statement of qualifications submitted, up to four of the most qualified design-build entities will be invited to submit a proposal for the project. Proposals are due by May 1, 2013. The water supply project, which will cost around $400 million, includes seawater desalination, aquifer storage recovery and groundwater replenishment. It is currently being reviewed by the California Public Utilities Commission.More
DBIA Owner Hotline
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.More
The 'Rebuild America Partnership': The President's plan to encourage private investment in America's infrastructure
The White House
Investing in infrastructure not only makes our roads, bridges, and ports safer and gives our businesses and workers the tools to compete successfully in the global economy, it also creates thousands of good American jobs that cannot be outsourced. Since the President took office four years ago, America has begun the hard work of rebuilding our infrastructure: American workers have improved over 350,000 miles of U.S. roads and more than 6,000 miles of rail, and they have repaired or replaced over 20,000 bridges. But there's more to do, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to shoulder the entire burden themselves. More
Water bill introduced in US Senate
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled its much-awaited water bill recently, saying it will streamline projects and offer states and localities tools to leverage their investments.More
McCarthy donates time to build Santa Ana Park in California
Families in Santa Ana, Calif., will soon be able to enjoy a new park thanks to thousands of hours of volunteer work from employees of Newport Beach-based McCarthy Building Cos. The $3.6 million Green Heart Families Park and Community Center, built by Latino Health Access and scheduled to open in April, is located on E. 4th Street in downtown Santa Ana.More
LHB, Mortenson to design, build Duluth, Minn., transit hub
Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota's Duluth Transit Authority has turned to two well-known companies to design and build its planned transportation hub downtown. LHB Engineers and Architects of Duluth will handle the design work for the $28.9 million project. Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis will be lead contractor.More
US giant gobbles up Aussie engineering firm
An American multinational wet infrastructure engineering and construction services firm has swallowed up an Australian engineering firm in the latest takeover in the Australian building and infrastructure sector.More
2013 Annual Conference Call for Presentations due April 10
DBIA is seeking presentation proposals for the 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo which will take place Nov. 4-6, 2013 in Las Vegas. The conference provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight best practices in design-build project delivery and to discuss the merits of integrated delivery as a means to achieve exceptional project outcomes. DBIA encourages submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. More
National Design-Build Awards Competition for 2013 is open
We've streamlined the process to make it easier to complete entries and added a Team Performance section, so read the information for entering carefully. Projects must have been completed and occupied by the owner after March 31, 2010. Entries from outside the U.S. - both projects and firms - are welcome. The deadline for entering is May 21, 2013. More
Will your current information appear in the 2013 Member Directory?
We are in the process of updating our database so that this year's Directory will be as up to date as possible. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-682-0110. Directory updates close on April 5. More
New research: Design-build saves time and money, improves project quality
Water Design-Build Council
According to a recent survey, the vast majority of municipalities across the U.S. are satisfied with their use of design-build and construction management-at-risk project delivery methods; and, nearly all plan to use these methods again for future water and wastewater projects. More
P3 bill in New Mexico
New Mexico Legislature
On March 15, Rep. Larry Larranaga introduced HB 405, the Public-Private Partnerships Act, to authorize the use of P3s for state projects.More
Water infrastructure bill could hit Senate floor in April
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Senate Democrats recently that he would bring a large infrastructure authorization bill to the floor as early as April, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told reporters in a conference call.More
Do you know about all your member benefits?
As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out - this e-newsletter is one source of industry information and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. Project leads, access to epipeline, the Design-Build Manual of Practice, discounts on DBIA events and materials and many more are all benefits DBIA offers its members.
Don't lose out on any of your member benefits - make sure your membership is current! More
April 5, Conceptual Estimating, Birmingham, Ala.
April 17-19, Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22-26, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
April 29-May 3, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
May 8-10, Transportation Owner Boot Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, 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, Irvine, Calif.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, 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, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
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. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
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. More
April 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Chapter, Case Study, PSU Rec Center
April 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Design-Build in Federal Contracting: A Case Study (Fort Leavenworth Project)
April 11, DBIA-Southeast Region, Atlanta Breakfast Meeting, P3 Projects: Where is the Money?
April 11, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Central Indiana Chapter Meeting, Hamilton Southeastern Project Rollout
April 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Regional award entries due
April 16, DBIA-Florida Region, Northeast Chapter Program, Design-Build Challenges and Successes from JEA – St. Johns River Crossing
April 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Assist Subcontractors and Data Centers
April 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
April 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Collegiate Awards Bowling Fundraiser
April 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County/LA Lunch Program, "New Projects and New Delivery Trends on the Horizon in Riverside County"
April 23-25, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, AWWA Pennsylvania Section Annual Conference
April 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Owners Lunch
April 26, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Michigan Chapter Spring Forum
May 3, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Conference
May 8, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, UMKC School of the Arts – A Downtown Vision
May 9, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
May 10, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Spring Fundraiser, Sporting Clays
May 14, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
May 15, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
May 16, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Region Golf Tournament
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 21, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Transportation Mega Projects
May 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
May 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
June 6, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Lessons from Legends #2
June 6, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Design-Build in Municipal Streets
June 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
June 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Golf Tournament June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Laboratories
June 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Orange County Lunch Program
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Update
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
July 24, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
August 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 10, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Sept. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards LuncheonMore
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Kansas DOT announces RFQ
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for the Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange Phase 2 design-build project. The RFQ is available at: http://www.jocogateway.com.
RFQ for design-build firms – interior office space renovations (Refugio County Appraisal District, Texas)
Presolicitation: Norris Cotton design-build boiler replacement (Manchester, N.H.)
Presolicitation: Parking garage design-build construction (Charleston, S.C.)
Presolicitation: Qualification statement design-build guaranteed maximum price Curseen Morris P&DC (Washington, D.C.)
Sources sought; research only: Design-build general construction multiple award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract (Sacramento, Calif., area)More