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Columbus, Ohio council weighs design-build, CM at risk
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Design-build and construction manager at-risk would be new contract options available to the city for public projects under a resolution to be considered at the Columbus City Council meeting in Ohio. Resolution No. R11-05 establishes policies and procedures for use of these methods, as prepared by former City Engineer Merlin Lindahl. The methods would be considered for qualifying city projects excluding infrastructure improvements such as paving, sewer and water line extensions or work at the wastewater treatment plant. More

Clark Construction joint venture wins $272 million LAX contract
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Clark/McCarthy, a joint venture between Clark Construction Group and McCarthy Building Companies, has been awarded a $272 million design-build contract to replace the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)'s central utility plant (CUP). The joint venture team completed the $723.5 million Tom Bradley International Terminal Improvements and Baggage Screening Systems Project at the airport in 2010. More

Prescott, Ariz., eyes new approach on sewer expansion
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In preparation for a $41.6 million expansion scheduled to take place over the next four years at Prescott's Airport Wastewater Treatment Plant in Arizona, the city appears poised to use an alternative approach to project bidding and management. At their recent workshop, Prescott City Council members heard a report on the "construction-manager-at-risk" approach, which would put the mammoth project on a different course than the conventional "design-bid-build" approach. More

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Pro Con, Inc. completes Alta at Indian Woods - 154-unit apartment community
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Pro Con, Inc. of Manchester, N.H., recently completed the final phase of Alta at Indian Woods a new residential apartment community on Stagecoach Rd. Wood Partners a national apartment real estate firm with local offices in Concord, Mass., was the developer and PCI was the architect and general contractor for the $13.5 million design-build project. More

Sonoma Valley Hospital in California retrofit expands
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Plans to bring Sonoma Valley Hospital in California into compliance with state seismic codes grew last week as the Sonoma Valley Health Care District board approved a measure to provide an additional $5.7 million in funding for the expanded project. More

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Haskell awarded design-build contract to complete Jupiter Medical Center and additions in Florida
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The Haskell Company has been awarded the design-build contract to complete $44.2 million in additions and renovations to Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla. Haskell will design and build the Florence A. De George Pavilion, a three-story, 75,000-square-foot hospital addition to be added to the existing hospital as well as renovate more than 50,000 square feet of the hospital on multiple floors and departments. More


Amtrak, NJ senators propose new Hudson Rail Tunnel
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Amtrak and New Jersey's two U.S. senators think they have a way to add a rail link to New York City that will spread the cost around and prove more popular, among commuters and politicians alike, than the project Gov. Chris Christie killed last year. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez and railroad officials proposed two tunnels under the Hudson River as a $13.5 billion alternative to the "Access to the Region's Core" plan, which Christie refused to approve because his state would have been on the hook for cost overruns. More

Seattle council vote maintains momentum on Waterfront Tunnel
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The Seattle City Council voted recently to cooperate with the state on Highway 99 tunnel design, utility and right-of-way issues, sustaining political momentum for the controversial project. Construction cannot begin until at least late summer, assuming the federal government approves the environmental-impact statement then. Council members voted 8-1 to approve three agreements with the state Department of Transportation, with Mike O'Brien the sole opponent. More

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2011 early bird registration ends next week
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Save $200 by taking advantage of the early bird registration rates for the 2011 Transportation and 2011 Water/Wastewater Conferences. The deadline to receive these rates is Friday, Feb. 18. Register Now!

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Only 10 days left! The 2011 Federal Project Delivery Symposium call for presentations submissions deadline is Monday, Feb. 21
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DBIA and SAME encourage submissions covering various aspects of the design and construction process, ranging from topics on acquisition strategies to post-award and operations. Exploration of best practices and lessons learned by use of case studies and discussion of why things worked well or failed to meet expectations are encouraged. Submissions that explore these projects from the various stakeholders' perspectives, including the federal owner, architect and builder are encouraged. More

The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce a new member benefit!
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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
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• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
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• 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 If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.

Upcoming events
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Feb. 17, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 23-25, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
Feb. 28, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Irvine, Calif.
Feb. 28, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Exton, Penn.
March 7-11, Certification Workshop, Seattle
March 11, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, St. Louis

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Region events
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Feb. 15, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Vertical and Horizontal Design-Build Case Studies: DBIA and ICC Projects
Feb. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Central Indiana Chapter, Indiana's Public Design-Build Statute
Feb. 17, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Design-Build with the Kentucky National Guard
Feb. 23, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program: U.S. Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building
Feb. 24, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Ninth Annual Kick-Off Event

Project leads
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Design-build services for the Seco Grant solar array project at Fire Station #6, McKinney, Texas (amendment)

Small business design-build and construction multiple award task order contract for the states of Colorado and Wyoming (modification)

Social Security Administration National Support Center, Md. (final location undecided)

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