Design-Build Intelligence
Jun. 28, 2012

The Opus Group plans to construct new office building on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis
PR Newswire via MarketWatch
Opus Development Corporation announced plans to construct a nine-story, 212,000-square-foot office building on the southeast corner of Fourth Street and the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Xcel Energy, whose corporate headquarters are immediately across the street from the new building site on Nicollet Mall, will be the building's sole tenant as the company consolidates office space into a two-building downtown campus. Construction will begin in 2014, pending all necessary approvals, with occupancy in 2016. More

Burns & McDonnell completes design of innovative microgrid project for US military
Marketwire via MarketWatch
Burns & McDonnell has received approval from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii to begin construction of the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security Phase I project at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Burns & McDonnell was awarded the SPIDERS Phase I design-build project on Dec. 2, 2011. Since the contract award, Burns & McDonnell has completed the design, procurement of long-lead equipment, construction planning, and development of the cyber security plan to obtain Authority to Operate the SPIDERS control network in accordance with the aggressive project schedule. Burns & McDonnell has formed a project team that includes key partners Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation, Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, and IPKeys. More

NBC 5 to build state-of-the-art media facility in Fort Worth, Texas
NBC 5 / KXAS-TV has finalized plans for construction of a state-of-the-art broadcasting and multimedia news facility to be located in The CentrePort Business Park, just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Fort Worth. The technologically advanced facility is being specifically designed to provide the resources for journalists to collect, interpret and report the news and information most relevant to North Texans 24-hours each day on multiple distribution platforms.More

Taking a closer look at standard form contracts in Canada
Journal of Commerce
The complexity of the construction industry has prompted many industry groups and companies to develop standard form contracts. Through negotiations, such contracts may be tailored to meet the needs of a specific project and the interests of the contracting parties. More

The Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region Design-Build Awards
DBIA Florida
DBIA-Florida Region invites project team members to submit successful design-build projects for the 2012 Florida Region Design-Build Project Awards competition. Entries are due no later than July 6, 2012. Full information is at Awards will be presented on September 13 during the Region's Annual Conference.More

$136 million design-build contract awarded in Virginia
Virigina Department of Transportation
The Commonwealth Transportation Board in Richmond, Va., recently awarded a $135,988,092 design-build contract for the Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass to Skanska-Branch/JMT of Virginia Beach. The contract includes engineering and construction services to complete the project. More

$23 million Veterans Affairs design-build project in Dallas awarded to McCarthy Building Cos.
McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has been awarded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs design-build, Combined Heat and Power, Cogeneration facilities project at the VA Dallas Medical Center. While McCarthy is building major health care facilities for the VA, the $23 million project is the company's first stand-alone CHP/COGEN win in the VA's nationwide renewable energy program.More

B&V surveys released
Black & Veatch
Earlier this month, Black & Veatch released its 2012 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry Report, in addition to its earlier 2012 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Utility Industry Report. Both can be found at

HOK honored
In early June, HOK received a Citation of Merit in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine's 2012 Design for Health and Human Services Showcase. The firm earned this award, the showcase's highest, for its design, planning and implementation efforts for Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Stone Institute of Psychiatry in Chicago.More

Welsh Water chooses B&V
Black & Veatch
Welsh Water has appointed Black & Veatch to help manage various functions of its wastewater collection and transfer system. B&V will build hydraulic models of wastewater catchments, giving the utility a view of current network performance as a basis for future improvements.More

Orlando, Fla., selects H.J. High
City of Orlando
The City of Orlando, Fla., has chosen H.J. High Construction to design and build a new 3,000-square-foot Orlando Police Department substation in MetroWest.More

Honey joins Grunley
Grunley Construction
Michelle Honey, FAIA, has joined Grunley Construction's Planning and Business Development Department as executive, higher education and life sciences programs.More

Registration and Owner application deadlines approaching for 2012 Federal Conference
The deadline for Early Bird registration and applying for an Owner Scholarship to the 2012 Federal Sector Conference is near! Register by July 13 and save $100 on a full conference registration. Owners - if a tight budget has you limiting your conference attendance, a DBIA Owner Scholarship can defray the cost of registration. Applications should be submitted online by July 9. More

Do we have your current information?
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.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 and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One of these is access to epipeline – a source of information on upcoming government contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, for information on accessing this information.

For example, if you're an Industry Partner member contact, you can nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive all the benefits of DBIA membership – it's a good way to encourage an owner who already appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. And, for owners you'd like to encourage or educate or provide a networking opportunity, DBIA conferences offer some owners a scholarship to help them defray the costs of attending one of the conferences we offer every year. More

Upcoming events
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
July 30-Aug. 1, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
Aug. 6-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 6-10, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Aug. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Fairfax, Va.
Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, State College, Pa.
Aug. 31, Post Award Design-Build, Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu
Oct. 1-5, CalPoly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 5, Post Award Design-Build, Minneapolis
Oct. 12, Design Management Fundamentals, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 12, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Bellevue, Wash.
Oct. 19, Conceptual Estimating, San Diego
Oct. 22-23, Certification Workshop (Part 1), Phoenix
Oct. 29-31, Certification Workshop (Part2), Phoenix
Oct. 22-26, Certification Workshop, Atlanta
Nov. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 6, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, New Orleans
Nov. 6, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, New Orleans
Nov. 7-9, Design-Build Conference and Expo, New Orleans
Nov. 16, Design Management Fundamentals, Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 16, Post Award Design-Build, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. More

Region events
July 6, DBIA-Florida Region, Region award entries due
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Design-Build for a New Generation: A Tour of the Stadium Village Flats, University of Minnesota
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
Sept. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 12-13, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 8, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Nov. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Mixer
Nov. 20, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
Nov. 29, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting, International Construction
Nov. 29, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Board/Annual Meeting
Dec. 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California (San Francisco) Evening Mixer More

Project leads
Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

The Crawfordsville, Ind., Community School Corporation has issued a Request for Qualifications for the design-build of the Joseph Tuttle Middle School. For additional information, see the notice of the RFQ. Responses are due July 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Phase one of the design-build selection process for renovations to the existing masonry building at NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (Kihei, Hawaii)

Design-build HVAC Building 482 (Kirtland AFB, N.M.) More