Design-Build Insight
Oct. 10, 2013

Upcoming 'Design-Build Done Right' Webinars
The next webinar in DBIA's "Design-Build Done Right" series will be presented live on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET. This complementary webinar will include speakers from the DBIA Certification Board discussing the growing demand for design-build and DBIA Certification on projects across the country. On Tues., Oct. 22, from 1:30-3:00pm, an important webinar on problem-based contracting will be presented, "Proposed Solution Does Not Equal Problem Solved." On Oct. 29, from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, the subject will be "Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive Design-Builders" and on Nov. 12, also from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, the webinar will focus on "DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder."More

DBIA Gives Back to Communities in Need
Earlier this week, DBIA-National staff convened to help support Chrysalis House, Inc., one of the leading agencies that provide addiction treatment and prevention services for women and their at-risk children in the state of Maryland. DBIA staff joined together to build and donate 22 custom-designed teddy bears for the children served by Chrysalis House as they begin their path to recovery and hope. Photos from the charity event can be viewed on DBIA’s Facebook page.

Design-build project delivery fosters collaboration, innovation and teamwork. DBIA applies these same attributes to the social responsibility we share as both an organization and as an industry. As DBIA grows, it is essential we make helping those less fortunate a priority and a key component of our culture as an organization. To find out more about Chrysalis Houses, please visit:

Former DBIA Chair John Young Remembers
In 2010, John Young became the 17th Chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Board of Directors. He brought vast experience to DBIA from his career serving in executive roles at various water companies and associations, including American Water Works Company, American Water Works Service Company, American Water Works Association and the Water Reuse Foundation. John received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Duke University, and a Master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. He recently sat for an interview about his time as chairman of DBIA.More

Design Excellence Survey
We are asking for industry feedback on the state of design excellence in design-build project delivery and challenges we need to overcome. The 10-question survey just takes a few moments to complete and will provide extremely valuable feedback to help inform our findings. More

Companies receive $600 million shared contract for energy project support
Digital Journal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 30 awarded contracts to 11 companies who will provide design-build support for energy and energy conservation projects worldwide. More

USAA Real Estate Co., The Opus Group Plan New Speculative Industrial Building in Suburban Chicago
USAA Real Estate Company has acquired 32 acres of land in North Aurora, Ill., and has contracted The Opus Group to develop, design and construct a 604,565-square-foot speculative industrial building. USAA Real Estate Company will own the building.More

Houston Contractors Named to $5 Billion Chevron Phillips Project
Houston Business Journal
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is still on the fast track for its $5 billion U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical expansion project, and the company now has gathered a strong team of contractors to support it. The Woodlands, Texas-based chemical company has been open about its plans to dramatically expand its plant operations at its Baytown and Old Ocean complexes since 2011.More

Black & Veatch Forms Alliance with Brightenergy to Develop Solar Rooftop Systems
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch and Brightergy have formed a strategic alliance to develop $100 million in solar energy projects over the next three years. Part of the alliance includes Black & Veatch installing solar photovoltaic (PV) commercial rooftop systems in the Kansas City Metro area. The venture also will extend its reach into other parts of the United States to address the growing demand for renewable energy.More

Sanford Unveils Detailed Look at $494 Million Hospital Under Construction
Designers of the new Sanford Medical Center in North Dakota have found an antidote for winter in the form of a workaround that will help keep the project moving regardless of weather. Significant parts of the $494 million building will be assembled in warehouses scattered around Fargo-Moorhead, then hoisted into place by cranes when completed.More

SAIC Celebrates Launch as a New Company
Science Applications International Corporation announced recently that it completed its first week of operations following a successful spin-off transaction separating from Leidos Holdings, Inc. The separation transaction was completed on Sept. 27, marking a new beginning of the "restarted" company.More

Parsons' Carlson Presents on the Effects of Climate Change
Parsons announced that David Carlson, vice president and director of sustainable development for its transportation group, participated as a panelist in the 2013 ACI-NA (Airports Council International – North America) Annual Conference & Exhibition, which took place in San Jose, Calif., from Sept. 22–25.More

Black & Veatch Teams with Honeywell's UOP to Deliver Natural Gas Fueling Solutions in North America
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch and Honeywell's UOP will make it more cost effective for North American companies in the transportation sector to make the switch to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The two companies have created an alliance to market and implement Black & Veatch's PRICO E Pack plant, a standardized LNG production facility, for the rail, on-road, off-road and marine industries.More

Legislation Could Save JPA Project $40 Million
Elk Grove Citizen
Legislation awaiting the California governor's signature could trim $40 million in costs for the Capital SouthEast Connector that would run through Elk Grove to ultimately connect Interstate 5 to El Dorado County.More

Texas Begins $4.8 Billion Expansion of I-35E
Land Line
The Texas Department of Transportation and its chosen contractor broke ground Friday, Oct. 4, on a 28-mile expansion of Interstate 35 through eight cities in Denton and Dallas counties. Dubbing the $4.8 billion project the 35Express, TxDOT says the expansion through Denton, Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Lewisville, Carrollton and Farmers Branch could save motorists 1.7 million hours per year.More

New Report Identifies Options for Building a New Ohio River Bridge
The Lane Report
A study of options for a new Ohio River bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky identifies two plans Kentucky and Ohio could consider as they hammer out a funding plan for building a new bridge. The analysis, released recently by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, examined four procurement methods in terms of cost factors, schedule benefits and market conditions, among others.More

Construction Spending Figures Anyone's Guess During Government Shutdown
Phoenix Business Journal
One month after construction spending nationwide hit a four-year high of $901 billion, the latest figure for August is... anyone's guess. That's right. The Associated General Contractors of America was supposed to come out with its monthly spending report today, but instead released a statement saying the August figure is unknown because the U.S. Census Bureau didn't disclose the figures as a result of the federal government shutdown that kicked in at midnight.More

Don't Start Work Until a Contract is in Place
Idaho Business Review
Karl Oles writes, "After moving to my current law firm several years ago, one of my first assignments was to review a client's high-rise building project. Although excavation had been completed and work was beginning on the underground garage levels, no contract had been signed with the contractor. We got to work and negotiated a comprehensive contract before the work got back up to street level. Fortunately, no major crises appeared to throw the negotiations off track."More

Companies Receive $600 Million Shared Contract for Energy Project Support
Digital Journal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Sept. 30 awarded contracts to 11 companies who will provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects worldwide.More

History of the Term, Design-Build
In 1993, the founders of DBIA settled on the term design-build as the official name for the integrated project delivery method their companies had been using. Design-build had been used for thousands of years, however, under a few different names.More

A List of Shutdown Resources
In light of the federal government shutdown, here are some resources you might find useful regarding the impact on the design and construction industry. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.More

General Sessions at the 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo Address 'Design-Build Done Right'
Join DBIA Thought Leaders Diana Hoag, DBIA, and Mike Loulakis, Esq., DBIA, on Tuesday, November 5, from 8:00am to 9:30am for a lively discussion as we try to answer the question: What are Design-Build Best Practices? Check Out the recently released best practices document found online to get a leg up on the session:

Detailed Square-Foot Cost Breakdowns - 2014 Edition
The 2014 Architects Square Foot Costbook provides a wealth of detailed square-foot building costs with a special emphasis on tenant built-outs and healthcare facilities. Use the link or coupon code EI01 to purchase the book at a 10 percent discount.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

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

Upcoming Events
Oct. 15, Webinar – Get DBIA Certified Now!
Oct. 22, Webinar – “Proposed Solution Does Not Equal Problem Solved” - Problem-Based Contracting
Oct. 29, Webinar – Developing Procurement Documents for Progressive Design-Build Projects
Nov. 3, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 12, Webinar – DBIA Contract Focus on The Prime Relationship: Communication Between the Owner and Design-Builder
Nov. 15, , Design Management Fundamentals, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
New! Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, DBIA National Headquarters, Washington, DC
New! Dec. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, CAMore

Region Events Calendar
DBIA-Florida Region
Oct. 17, Design-Build Risk Allocation and Legal Lessons Learned
Oct. 23, The Future of Port Canaveral

DBIA-Mid-America Region
Dec. 5, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates

DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region
Nov. 19, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Dec. 5, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections

DBIA-New England Region
Oct. 17, 2013 Design-Build Project Award entries due
Oct. 24, Controlling Project Costs in Design-Build for Project Success

DBIA-Northwest Region
Dec. 10, Oregon Breakfast Series, Case Study: TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge
Feb. 11, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series, DBIA Oregon Annual Owners' Forum
April 8, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series, Lean Construction
June 10, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series Event
Aug. 12, 2014, Oregon Breakfast Series Event

DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Oct. 30, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Dec. 12, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

DBIA-Southeast Region
Nov. 7, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Dec. 5, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony

DBIA-Southwest Region
Oct. 16, Dallas Fort Worth Chapter Networking Mixer

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Nov. 20, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting

DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Oct. 10, Bay Area Networking Cruise
Oct. 10, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, Sacramento Lunch Program
Nov. 12, San Diego Evening Mixer
Nov. 14, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 21, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)More

Project Leads
DBIA members – sign in on our new website to see members-only content, including project leads, in the Resources section.More