DBIA Design-Build Insight
Oct. 21, 2010

2010 National Design-Build Award Winners
This year's award-winning projects were honored Oct. 18 at the 2010 Design-Build Conference and Expo. There will be a more complete write-up in the December issue of Design-Build Dateline. More

University of Maryland to build $200 million proton cancer center
Baltimore Business Journal
A new $200 million cancer treatment facility is planned for the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore. The University of Maryland School of Medicine said recently it is partnering with Nevada-based Advanced Particle Therapy LLC to open the advanced radiation technology cancer treatment facility.More

Gresham, Ore., City Hall energy project sees the light - the sun
The Gresham Outlook
The city was awarded $900,000 in federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funds earlier this year and the U.S. Department of Energy has approved the use of $500,000 of those funds to install a renewable energy project with a significant solar component on city property around City Hall, which includes the old building, that houses police, fire and the Gresham-Barlow School District offices. The City Council recently approved a resolution that will allow staff to go forward with the design-build process for the project as an alternative to the competitive, lowest bidding process.More

Measure J: A better way of building in Anaheim, Calif.
The Orange County Register
Given the scandals in Bell and other Califorinia cities, the public, media and watchdogs need to keep an eye on everything government does. But cities also need to find innovative ways to save money, which is what Measure J, on the Nov. 2 ballot in Anaheim, is supposed to do, according to advocates.More

California law clears path for toll lanes on 91 Freeway
Land Line
A new law in California is intended to clear any legal hurdles for Riverside County's project to build toll lanes on California's 91 Freeway. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that allows the Riverside County Transportation Commission to use a new way to complete major expansion on state Route 91. The project will replace the car pool lanes with two toll lanes and a general use lane in both directions from the Orange County line to Interstate 15. The project was approved for a process called "design-build" by the California Transportation Commission in the spring.More

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American Water Summit - new environment, new directions
Nov. 3-4, Dulles Westin Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Global Water Intelligence, in partnership with Steve Maxwell and Debra Coy, are running their first American water and investment conference in November in Washington this year. Following the sold-out conference in Paris, this event will provide an even greater opportunity to focus on the unique characteristics and opportunities in the U.S. water market with the people who will make it happen.

As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America you are warmly invited to join us – your views and perspective will be much appreciated. To encourage your attendance DBIA has negotiated a special discount for you, so save $100 by registering now. Simply type DBIA into the discount code box provided for you on the "Purchase Summary" page.More

Upcoming courses
Nov. 4-5, Post-Award Design-Build, Bethesda, Md.
Nov. 15-18, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Nov. 18-19, Design-Build Sustainability, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 29, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.

Registration for 2011 Education Tour courses and the 2011 specialty conferences will begin later this month. More

Think Green: Design-build and sustainable design
The October issue of Design-Build Dateline is on our website. See "Building Blocks of Sustainability," about a sustainable brick factory that won a 2009 design-build award.More

Region events
Oct. 26, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners' Forum: Design-Build Lessons Learned
Oct. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
Oct. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, October Happy Hour
Oct. 28, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Awards Banquet
Nov. 1, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Awards submittals due
Nov. 5-6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Strategic Planning
Nov. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Program, "Transportation Success"
Nov. 16-17, DBIA-Florida Annual Conference, All Aboard with Design-Build 2010
Nov. 17, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Chapter, Rethinking Business: Value Engineering
Nov. 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program
Nov. 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Nov. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting and Holiday Dinner
Nov. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast ProgramMore

Project leads
RFP to solicit competitive bids and proposals for design and construction (of roads) (Manatee County, Fla.)
CDCR issues RFQ for $600 million prison hospital (Calif.)
Officials release revised Graterford RFP More