DBIA Design-Build Insight
Aug. 4, 2011

Memorial Bridge is history
Portsmouth Herald
The Memorial Bridge was closed permanently to vehicular traffic recently, and a replacement bridge isn't expected to be complete until sometime in 2014. New Hampshire and Maine transportation officials are "unequivocally convinced" that the closure of the span connecting Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine, was necessary, following the most recent inspection of the bridge, said New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner George Campbell.More

Gold Line board in California OKs Monrovia deal, awards $500 million contract
The Gold Line Construction Authority board in California voted recently to approve a deal with Monrovia to purchase land for a maintenance facility and awarded design-build contract worth nearly $500 million to a company to construct the coming Foothill Extension.More

Valley Metro to use design-build approach for Central Mesa light-rail extension in Phoenix
Progressive Railroading
Valley Metro in Phoenix plans to use a design-build construction method for a 3.1-mile extension to the Central Mesa light-rail system. The method is a departure from the system's typical project delivery approach, but "works in favor of building a quality product in this economy and in such a way that is supportive of the business community," Valley Metro officials said in a prepared statement.More

Sonoma, Calif., hospital sets $38 million renovation
North Bay Business Journal
The Sonoma Valley Healthcare District in Sonoma, Calif., has settled on a $38.1 million plan for refurbishing the 83-bed hospital to make it seismically safe before the state-mandated deadline of March 2013. The plan calls for an approximately 9,000 square foot, two story, stone and stucco addition to the west wing of the existing hospital, just north of the current main entrance and within the on-site parking area.More

The next meltdown: Gas tax renewal
Looking beyond the horizon of the current insoluble legislative meltdown, a nervous Democrat pointed out recently the next one: Most of the gas tax is set to expire on Sept. 30.More

Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk for a cause at the annual conference
DBIA is not only committed to improving the design and construction industry, but to improving the quality of life of our workforce and their families, our members, and the local community and society at large. With this goal in mind, DBIA is pleased to invite you to participate in our first annual Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk in support of the Bipolar and Depression Support Alliance and in memory of Joe S. Rolston, IV, DBIA.More

Is your DBIA profile up to date?
As a member organization that strives to provide the best service and most relevant information to our members, it is critical for us to have your current information. DBIA is asking you to log into your member profile on www.dbia.org to review and update your information. Should you have any questions or need your password to log into your profile please contact the Membership Department at membership@dbia.org or by calling 202-682-0110.More

DBIA book of the week for Aug. 9
Next week's selection is Business Letters for the Construction Industry, which gives you over 100 professionally written model letters for virtually every situation. Save yourself time - you'll be able to use these letters as guides for what you need to say. Use this link to get your 10 percent member discount.More

Boost your IQ
DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. The summer issue is in the mail now.More

epipeline for DBIA members
An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline, sean.campbell@epipeline.com, for information on getting access.More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits – on our website. More

The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another member benefit!
The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit! As a member of DBIA you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 16 percent* on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Also, save up to 70 percent on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. with FedEx Freight®, YRC Transportation and UPS Freight®.

• FedEx Express®: 16 percent on select services
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• UPS Freight: At least 70 percent If you would like to enroll in the DBIA

Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/DBIA. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to saveonfreight@1800members.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.More

Upcoming events
Aug. 9-11, 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, Crystal City, Va.

Aug. 12, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15-19, Penn State University Boot Camp. State College, Pa.
Aug. 26, , Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. Louis
Sept. 16, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 19-23, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Seattle
Sept. 26-30, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Region events
Aug. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Network Opportunity

Aug. 11, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: San Diego
Aug. 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Owners' Forum "Getting to Net Zero"
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program: Southern California 
Aug. 24-25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, MEGAvention, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf Tournament
Sept. 7, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program
Sept. 7, DBIA-Northwest Region Breakfast Meeting: Public Owners Project Pipeline
Sept. 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, George Mason University Student Night ESPC Presentation
Sept. 21, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Regional Conference
Sept. 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Sept. 26, DBIA-New England, Golf Tournament
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Northern California
Sept. 27, DBIA-Northwest Region Owners ForumMore

Industry Events Calendar
We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations. More

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

Design-build Pentagon mall gate and River Drive access gate access control points improvements, Pentagon Reservation, Arlington, Va.

The Defense Commissary Agency looks to award maximum $500 million contract for construction and renovation of commissaries worldwide, including Guam