|Oct. 30, 2014|
Design-Build Institute of America Honors Two McCarthy Projects for Exemplary Collaboration
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is proud to announce two of the firm’s healthcare projects have been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery. The California Health Care Facility in Stockton, California, was selected as America's best healthcare project, winning the 2014 Healthcare National Award of Excellence. In addition, the Naval Replacement Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton received a Healthcare Merit Award for the team's outstanding efforts. Both awards were presented during the DBIA Conference & Expo recently in Dallas.More
California Takes Significant Strides Toward Design-Build
JD Supra Business Advisor
The adoption of Senate Bill 785 signifies strong movement toward authorizing design-build procurement in California at the state and local agency levels. SB 785, effective Jan. 1, repeals several design-build statutes previously adopted by the Legislature for the purpose of testing the effectiveness and viability of design-build procurement in California. The new law resolves various problems and inconsistencies with these prior statutes by providing consolidated design-build authorization under a single source of law.More
House Majority Leader McCarthy: GOP Will Build Off Highway, Port Funding Bills
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, said that Republicans would build off a 2012 highway funding and 2014 port spending measure to implement more reforms of government programs if they maintain the majority of the House in next month's elections. Transportation advocates have lamented the lack of long-term extension of the 2012 highway bill, which expired in September of this year.More
Albuquerque, Other U.S. Communities Need More Federal Investment in Safety, Opportunity
US Department of Transportation
When you have an Interstate Highway project that will enhance safety, relieve congestion and the extra emissions associated with traffic jams, improve access to jobs and create new ones, and improve local commuting routes for residents of nearby communities, something like that ought to be easy to get accomplished.More
Virginia Board Proposes Tighter P3 Rules
The Bond Buyer
Virginia officials would have to notify lawmakers and the public of potential risks to the state from any new transportation public-private partnership under revised procurement guidelines proposed by the director of the commonwealth's transportation P3 office.More
An Investment Perspective on Green Building Market Transformation
The Huffington Post
Rick Fedrizzi writes, "Recently the Green Building Certification Institute - the independent certification organization for LEED, WELL, PEER and other sustainability standards, announced that it has acquired the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). As CEO of this organization as well as of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), I'm excited to now have Nils Kok on our team as he continues in his role as CEO of GRESB. He and I are both deeply excited, about bringing together these two platforms, as we believe that GRESB's investment perspective on green building will spur the transformation of the built environment to become more efficient and sustainable."More
Federal Center in Lakewood, Colo., Saves Millions Through Green Initiatives
The Denver Post
The General Services Administration is increasingly focused on environmental innovation while also saving taxpayer dollars, and the 624-acre Federal Center in Lakewood has become a testing ground for sustainable technologies. The GSA-run Green Proving Ground program has seen innovations in solar, wind and water save millions of dollars and reduce greenhouse emissions by thousands of tons at the Federal Center alone.More
Inside LEED v4: The View from the MEP Engineering Seats
Building Design + Construction
Much of the spirited discussion around LEED v4 has been centered on the Materials & Resources Credit, Building Products Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients—especially with regard to building products containing substances that could be toxic to humans or the environment.More
First Look at New Design Ideas Gives Miami Beach Convention Center a Wave for the Future
A wavy white façade dresses the outside of the future Miami Beach Convention Center in an initial round of renderings presented to the City Commission. The city’s elected leadership got its first glimpse at schematic designs of the upcoming $500 million renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, which would add about 70,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting room space, create a 5.8-acre park across Convention Center Drive and feature nearly 900 parking spaces on site.More
Haskell Building $9.1 Million Lakeview Health Expansion in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville Business Journal
The Haskell Co. is doing a $9.1 million expansion of Lakeview Health's campus on Jacksonville's Southside. The Jacksonville design-build contractor received three building permits Oct. 17 for the expansion at 1900 Corporate Square Blvd., including a 10,300-square-foot fitness center and a 3,250-square-foot conference center.More
Cranes Swinging Day and Night on New Vikings Stadium
The high point of the prow is in place. The concrete scissor ramp has been poured. The loading dock leads under the building from the street. The steel skeleton snaps into place more each day on the $1 billion NFL stadium going up in downtown Minneapolis. Down in the dirt pit of the stadium construction site on Monday afternoon, the heavy equipment beeped steadily from all directions, an audible signal of the constant movement of concrete and steel by some 650 workers on a finely calculated path toward opening day in 2016.More
Patton Township Adjusts Waddle Road Interchange Project
Centre Daily Times
The Board of Supervisors approved a design amendment to the Waddle Road interchange project that will see some additional costs to the contract between the township and the Erdman Anthony engineering firm. The project goes out to bid by March, township engineer Doug Erickson said, where it will transition into a design-build project. “The contractor who gets the bid will be responsible for the final engineering,” he said.More
Atkinson Team Gets Top Score for $300 Million East Link Project
Daily Journal of Commerce
Atkinson Construction, in a joint venture with Stacy and Witbeck, is the front-runner to get the first big contract for the East Link light-rail extension. Recently Sound Transit released the final rankings of the top three firms competing for the E335 GC/CM contract that could reach $300 million. The GC/CM will be able to self-perform 50 to 70 percent of the work.More
Fulfill Your CEUs: Only Two DBIA Certification Workshops Left in 2014!
DBIA is offering two additional Certification Workshops in 2014 – Nov. 3-7 in Covington, Ky., and Dec. 8-12 at the DBIA headquarters office in Washington, D.C. These are your last chances to fulfill the requirements for your Designated Design-Build Professional™ or Associate Designated Design-Build Professional™ this year. Sign up today!
If you can't make it to either of these workshops, the DBIA 2015 Education schedule is now available! Mark your calendars with our schedule a glance or refer to the brochure for registration information.More
New Members of the Class of 2014 DBIA Credential Holders
Christine Angleton, LEED AP, DBIA
Michelle Baylor, DBIA
Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
Daniel Coder, DBIA
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
Leslie Crowder, LEED BD + C, DBIA
Michael Baker International
Jason Daley, DBIA
Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Paul Ericson, P.E., LEED AP, DBIA
San Diego, Calif.
John Giachino, DBIA
Barry Goldfarb, CCM, LEED AP, DBIA
Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
Samuel Huckaby, DBIA
San Jose State University
San Jose, Calif.
Suzanne Johnson, NCARB, AIA, LEED BD+C, CDT, DBIA
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Peter Loeb, DBIA
Michael Theilacker, DBIA
La Jolla, Calif.
Erik Winje, LEED AP, P.E., DBIA
James Wurst, DBIA
Charles Davis, Assoc. DBIA
Timothy Dean, P.E., LSIT, Assoc. DBIA
Draper Aden Associates
Newport News, Va.
David Lin, AIA, LEED AP, Assoc. DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Steven Lopez, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Leo Darrell McKinley, Assoc. DBIA
John Smigielski, CPPO, Assoc. DBIA
City of Suffolk
Monique Vutla, LEED, Assoc. DBIA
Nike World Headquarters
DBIA Contact: Mihisha HendersonMore
We would like to welcome our newest members
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
Upcoming "Design-Build Done Right" Webinars
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1:30-3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Preparing for Procuring and Executing a Design-Build Project: An Owner’s Introduction
Speakers: Todd Larson, Mike Cecil, Black & Veatch
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1:30-3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Post-Award for Owners
Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, HENSEL PHELPS
DBIA Contact: Erin Leahy More
Nov. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 13, BIM Execution Planning, Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 8-12, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Seattle, Wash.
Jan. 26-30, Certification Workshop, Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb. 2-6, Certification Workshop, Denver, Colo.
Feb. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Oakland, Calif.
Feb. 27, Design Management Fundamentals, Orange County, Calif.
March 2-6, Certification Workshop, Atlanta, Ga.
March 18-20, Owner Boot Camp, Orange County, Calif.
March 23, BIM Execution Planning, Dallas, Texas
March 25-27, Owner Boot Camp, Oakland, Calif. Mar. 30-April 3, Certification Workshop, Long Beach, Calif.
March 30-April 3, George Mason University Boot Camp, Herndon, Va.
April 6-10, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
April 20-24, Certification Workshop, Spokane, Wash.
April 22, Conceptual Estimating, San Antonio, Texas
April 27-May 1, Certification Workshop, Sacramento, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson More
Region Events Calendar
Nov. 6, Annual Conference, Design-Build 2014
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Dec. 3, Region Annual Meeting
Nov. 18, USACE Program Update, Fort Meade
Nov. 20, Annual Meeting Dinner – PSU Design-Build Study
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Nov. 17, Happy Hour and CHS Field Jobsite Tour
Nov. 19, Regional Meeting and Breakfast Program
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Nov. 4, San Diego Mixer
Dec. 5, Annual Membership Meeting
Dec. 11, Bay Area Holiday Party/Mixer
Jan. 12, 2015, Orange County Mixer
DBIA Contact: Anieca LordMore
Opportunities for upcoming projects are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich More