|May. 9, 2013|
Two decades of DBIA ...
During the week of April 29, 2013 DBIA's LinkedIn Group welcomed its 10,000th member. Matt Dahlberg, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, founded the group in August of 2008, and DBIA staff assumed management of the group in April of 2010, when the group had about 1,000 members. As the DBIA LinkedIn group approached the 10K membership level, we gave Matt a heads-up that his baby was rapidly reaching a major milestone. Once we hit the magic number, we called Matt to share the news and talk about why he started the group.More
Gov. Deval Patrick seeks $800 million for transportation improvements in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick said he will be working to assure that a final bill to increase the gas tax does provide about $800 million to finance transportation improvements. "We want to make sure that the numbers are real, that there actually is $805 million that will be available to invest in transportation," Patrick said at the Statehouse.More
Davis: Design chosen for Shrem art museum (UC Davis)
San Francisco Chronicle
Even as high-profile museums in San Francisco and Berkeley begin taking shape, another architecturally ambitious cultural facility is planned for just outside the Bay Area. The location is UC Davis, where university officials selected the design team and concept for a museum to be built along Interstate 80 on the south edge of the 33,000-student campus. More
Blog/opinion: Design-build — Are you scared yet?
The popularity of Design/Build to deliver projects is on the increase. The concept is far from new but the approach this time around has been more effective and organized. Contractors are moving forward and are promoting the concept and now with federal, state and local governments using Design/Build it appears that this delivery method will continue grow in popularity.More
EPA to award more than half billion to water, wastewater plants hit by Sandy (N.Y. and N.J.)
Engineering News Record
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on May 2 that it would provide $569 million to New York and New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water facilities hit by Hurricane Sandy last year. The funds were appropriated in the post-Sandy spending bill, which was signed into law in January. The Sandy bill contained $600 million for improvements to treatment plants affected by the monster storm. With the sequester in place, the number was trimmed to $570 million.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
Design-build: Doing more with existing resources
Eno Center for Transportation
Passing legislation in Congress has never been an easy process, and the political partisanship that we have seen over the last decade made it even more painful and drawn out. Despite growing infrastructure needs, transportation funding has been flat for years; in the age of sequestration, decreases in funding are an unfortunate reality. Congress has not had the political will to either increase funding through traditional means or take a hard look at new alternative funding mechanisms. More
McCarthy completes design-build master plan for expansion of Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego's South Bay (California)
Utilizing a unique design-build approach, McCarthy, in concert with the Cuningham Group (formerly NTD Healthcare), has completed the master plan for the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, located at 751 Medical Center Court in Chula Vista, Calif. Performed on behalf of Sharp HealthCare, the master plan creates a clear, realistic, constructible road map for a five-phased expansion of the hospital campus over the nearly two decades.More
Owner scholarship available for 2013 Federal Symposium
DBIA is now accepting applications for the 2013 Federal Symposium Owner Scholarship Fund. Applicants are eligible to receive complimentary registration and/or partial travel costs to the 2013 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium being held Aug. 20-22. All applications must be completed online by June 20. More
2013 leadership and Brunelleschi award nominations
Each year, DBIA acknowledges those who have made significant contributions to the industry. DBIA is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Awards and the 2013 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Details are on the DBIA website; the deadline for submitting nominations for both is June 17.More
DBIA Re-launches Facebook and Twitter!
Over the past month, DBIA has re-launched our efforts to engage members and the public on Facebook and Twitter. We have used both platforms to advertise new programs, remind members of deadlines, share breaking news and rally grassroots support for legislation. Our Facebook page is also full of photos from our events and of award-winning design-build projects. Our Twitter account is followed by owners, companies, industry groups and journalists who all see our tweets and retweets. To stay current with DBIA and design-build news, LIKE us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter today!More
DBIA best sellers — now at 10 percent off
The design-build field is booming. Make sure you have the knowledge you need to succeed with the following best-selling titles from the DBIA online bookstore. Choose from 10 of the top-selling books to expand your knowledge. Use the link or coupon code EC43 at checkout to get your discount.More
2013 Project Award Competition 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.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
EPA to award more than half billion to water, wastewater plants hit by Sandy
Engineering News Record
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would provide $569 million to New York and New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water facilities hit by Hurricane Sandy last year.More
West Virginia board grants nearly $48 million for school construction, renovation
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia's School Building Authority distributed nearly $50 million for the construction and renovation of schools in 11 counties across the state. Two of those counties will use a pilot project delivery system designed to save time and money.More
Two decades of DBIA ... David Shelton remembers
David M. Shelton is Senior Vice President at DesignSense Incorporated, a strategic acquisition planning and program management consulting firm located in Lenexa, Kansas. He is also a licensed architect and contractor, and a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional.More
May 14, Conceptual Estimating, Los Angeles, Calif.
May 17, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
SOLD OUT - May 15-17, Certification Workshop (Part 1), San Diego, Calif.
SOLD OUT - May 20-21, Certification Workshop (Part 2), San Diego, Calif.
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.
May 31, Design Management Fundamentals, Nashville, Tenn.
June 3-7, Certification Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas
June 10-14, Certification Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
New! June 10-14, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
New! June 24-28, Certification Workshop, North Salt Lake City, Utah
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.
August 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
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
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, State of the Art Design-Build: Lessons of LEED Certification
May 16, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Region Golf Tournament
May 16-17, DBIA-Southwest Region, Annual Conference
May 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Hampton Roads Chapter, Utilizing Federal and State Tax Incentives
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 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
September 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
September 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
September 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
September 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
September 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
September 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
September 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
September 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
September 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
October 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
October 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
October 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
October 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
October 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
October 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
October 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
October 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
November 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
November 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
November 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
November 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
November 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
November 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
December 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
December 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
December 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
December 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
December 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
December 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon More
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