Design-Build Intelligence
Jul. 5, 2012

Design-builders benefit from transportation reauthorization bill
Design-Build Institute of America
Earlier this week, DBIA issued a press release on passage of H.R. 4348, the new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which President Obama has signed into law.More

Design-build construction in Hennepin County, Minn.
The Interchange
On Aug. 9, 2011, Hennepin County Board adopted design-build guidelines and authorized the commencement of an Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals best-value design-build selection process, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 383B.158 –383B.1585.More

Connecticut's Torrington courthouse plans get $1.1 million boost
The Register Citizen
The state of Connecticut took a significant step forward recently in moving the Litchfield County Courthouse to its proposed location on Torrington's Field Street, with the Office of Policy Management's bond commission approving $1.1 million for the architectural and design build process.More

Three firms to compete to design-build New Westminster school in Canada
New Westminster News Leader
Three firms will be developing proposals for designing and building a new elementary school at the site of the former St. Mary's Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia. An evaluation team analyzed responses from the school district's request for qualifications to design and build the school, and picked three - Bouyges Building Canada, DGS Construction and Yellowridge Design Build - that have agreed to produce proposals for a competitive selection.More

Potential changes to green building standards rile chemical, vinyl trade groups
The Washington Post
Twenty trade groups representing the plastics, vinyl and chemical industries are lobbying to stop the General Services Administration from adopting proposed new standards for green building construction, saying the changes could eliminate the use of hundreds of their products in construction projects.More

The DBIA-Florida Region Design-Build Awards entry deadline extended
DBIA-Florida Region invites project team members to submit successful design-build projects for the 2012 Florida Region Design-Build Project Awards competition. The deadline for entries has been extended to July 27. Full information is at Awards will be presented on Sept. 13 during the Region's Annual Conference.More

Major project getting closer to the finish line in Pennsylvania
Correctional News
At the time of the contract award, the new State Correctional Institution at Benner Township in Bellefonte, Pa., was the largest correctional facility the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had built in the past 10 years. The 629,573-square-foot, 2,000-bed facility will create nearly 600 jobs in the process.More

Federal Conference and Owner Scholarship deadlines this Monday!
Government Agency/Public Owners may apply for DBIA's Owner Scholarship through Monday, July 9. The goal of these funds is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible. The Scholarship covers complimentary registration to the 2012 Federal Sector Conference and all or a portion of an individual's travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered. More

Federal Conference 'Early Bird' registration deadline one week away
Save $100 off a full conference registration for the 2012 Federal Sector Conference - register by Friday, July 13. Pricing will increase for all registration types beginning July 14.More

Spend some time with DBIA this summer — visit us at one of these upcoming events!

  • National Association of Counties Annual Conference & Expo: July 13-17, Pittsburgh, Booth #636
  • NCSL Legislative Summit: Aug. 6-9, Chicago, Booth #327
  • APWA International Public Works Congress & Expo: Aug. 26-28, Anaheim, Calif., Booth #944
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    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 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 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
    New Date! July 27, DBIA-Florida Region, Region award entries due
    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 MixerMore

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

    Design-build, repair 3rd floor Building 9225, JIEDDO (Lackland AFB, Texas)

    Design-build, multiple security hill projects (Lackland AFB, Texas)More