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The DBIA National Board of Directors invites you to nominate DBIA members in good standing to the 2019 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who understand and support DBIA’s mission and goals and who are committed to advancing the understanding and use of design-build project delivery across all sectors and markets. In filling board vacancies, DBIA strives to represent diverse segments of the industry, diverse geographic regions, as well as to ensure gender and racial diversity. Such broad diversity will help ensure a cross section of unique skills, wide-ranging expertise, and the varied perspectives needed to help DBIA achieve its strategic goals.
We’re expecting a terrific turnout for the 2018 Design-Build Water/Wastewater and Transportation Conferences. In fact, our hotel blocks are selling out, so we’re adding another for our DBIA attendees! Have you registered? Don’t miss out on more than 20 educational programs and networking opportunities – all geared to help you save time, money and improve the quality of our nation’s transportation and water/wastewater projects through Design-Build Done RightTM. This year's conference also marks DBIA's 25th Anniversary and we hope you'll join us for our Celebration of Collaboration. Get more information and register for Water/Wastewater, Transportation or both conferences online at dbia.org.
Effective communication is the single most powerful tool for successful leaders. In part two of DBIA’s “Leadership Matters” series, Barbara Jackson Ph.D., DBIA, will discuss communications from three perspectives: the human perspective, the technical perspective and the spiritual perspective. This webinar is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. You can listen to the first part of this series here.
Feb. 21, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: The Power of Communication, the Leadership Matters Series
Feb. 26-28, Certification Workshop, San Francisco, Calif.
Feb. 27-Mar. 1, Certification Workshop, Bellevue, Wash.
Feb. 28, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of Progressive Design-Build, Part 1 – The Procurement
Mar. 2, Conceptual Estimating, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mar. 5-7, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 7-9, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.
Mar. 8, Design Management Fundamentals, Rochester, N.Y.
Mar. 12-14, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Mar. 13, Conceptual Estimating, Spokane, Wash.
Mar. 14, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Inspiring Leadership, The Leadership Matters Series
Mar. 15, BIM Execution Planning, Oakland, Calif.
Mar. 16, Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Worcester, Mass.
Mar. 19-21, Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 21-23, Design-Build in Transportation Conference, Portland, Ore.
Mar. 28, 1:30-3:00pm (Eastern), Webinar: Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations
A complete schedule for 2017 through 2018 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
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The 53-page document lays out his vision: To turn $200 billion in federal money into $1.5 trillion for fixing America's infrastructure by leveraging local and state tax dollars and private investment.
"For too long, lawmakers have invested in infrastructure inefficiently, ignored critical needs, and allowed it to deteriorate. As a result, the United States has fallen further and further behind other countries," Trump's message read. "It is time to give Americans the working, modern infrastructure they deserve." Here's what we know about the president's plan.
An infrastructure investment blueprint unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday would expand the use of tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs), while lifting a cap on issuance of the debt. ... The PABs provision is aimed at increasing the leveraging of federal funds to allow for more efficient infrastructure improvements, according to the president’s legislative outline for rebuilding infrastructure.
The federal tax exemption for a type of debt refunding used by U.S. states, cities, schools and other issuers to lower borrowing costs would be restored under a new bipartisan bill in Congress, two of its sponsors said on Tuesday. The sweeping tax bill signed into law by President Donald Trump in December ended the federal tax break for new advance refunding bonds, which are used to refund outstanding debt beyond 90 days of its call date to take advantage of lower interest rates in the municipal market.
ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced today the release of its Spring 2018 Forecast Quarterly Report. From 2019 through 2022, the total construction starts forecast remains unchanged with an almost +5.0% average annual rise...The forecast which combines ConstructConnect's proprietary data with macroeconomic factors and Oxford Economics’ econometric expertise, highlighted three trending reasons that will influence new construction in 2018.
Jay Stenklyft, MIFAB Inc.
Siphonic education session to explain the possible benefits of siphonic drainage on the roof and on parking decks. Take advantage of this educational session that we have offered through our DBIA partnership to educate you and your team on a state-of-the-art software program. READ MORE
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San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco officials have reached an important milestone in a long-running effort to build a high-pressure water network needed to bring vital firefighting capabilities to the Richmond and Sunset districts — two neighborhoods that have historically lacked direct access to such a system. After years of planning and deliberations, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the city’s Fire Department have finally picked a design for a new auxiliary water supply system that can supply firefighters with large volumes of high-pressure water needed to put out rampant blazes that could result from earthquakes or other major emergencies. And in what city water and fire officials say is an added benefit, the proposed 9.75-mile-long system will also be built to carry drinking water, helping to ensure that more potable water is available after an earthquake.
Los Angeles Times
Officials say the $8-billion project north of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains would relieve anticipated traffic congestion in the fast-growing region by creating a link between State Route 14 and Interstate 15, and reduce gridlock on Los Angeles-area roads including the 210, 10 and 60 freeways. But like its predecessor, it’s already raising questions about its environmental toll, impact on communities and funding.
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has received four proposals to design, build, finance and maintain an express rail line to O'Hare International Airport.
The Alabama Department of Transportation today announced the shortlist of three project teams to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project, which will provide relief to one of the region’s most congested areas. … The project will be completed with the use of a Public-Private Partnership (P3), which is a way to use public and private funds to accelerate the delivery of the project. P3 financing allows ALDOT to utilize private sector technical, management and additional financial resources to help achieve the project’s objectives.
Two proposed light rail extensions west of Seattle include major infrastructure needs. The West Seattle Link Extension, proposed for 2030, includes a new fixed bridge, while the 2035 Ballard Link Extension requires both a new downtown Seattle light rail tunnel and a movable bridge. As both projects come into view, Sound Transit has started “early scoping” on the projects, providing a chance for the public to weigh in on route and station locations as the agency aims to reach a consensus preferred alternative route by early 2019.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Best practices, followed diligently, will help your commercial construction projects stay focused, on time and on budget to maximize potential for growth for the rest of the year and beyond.
Failure to follow these practices, however, can lead to scattershot projects that will likely come in late and over budget with plenty of headaches along the way.
Here are five time and money wasters to avoid at all costs.
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Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories — modular construction will build new momentum in 2018. However, the industry is battling with significant skills shortages and must manage increasing globalization.
A hotel renovation has a unique end goal — generate enough appeal so potential guests want to take up residence, whether that's for a day or a week or more. The major hotel chains are refreshing their units with a wide array of features and amenities patrons now expect, like work spaces, upscale retail shops and keyless room entry. “When [hotels] take on a renovation, they're trying to replicate the trends we're seeing in new hotel construction to the extent possible,” said Nathan Gundrum, vice president real estate development at Mortenson.
But general contractors don’t just delegate the responsibility of getting the work done when they engage subcontractors. They also pass on the burden of scheduling, securing the lines of credit necessary to supply materials and equipment, staffing the project and paying wages until they receive their first progress payment. For the biggest subcontractors, this could mean fronting millions of dollars in payroll and other expenses each month.
Timothy Babich, P.E., DBIA
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Patricia Esposito, AIA, DBIA
El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Keith Gardner, DBIA
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
Tomasz Kubicz, P.E., DBIA
Century Engineering, Inc.
Hunt Valley, Md.
Crystal Lucas, P.E., DBIA
Turner Construction Company
Peter Palko, DBIA
CES Consulting LLC
Jason Pollock, P.E., DBIA
Maryland State Highway Administration
Kyle Robbins, DBIA
Bruce Salonen, DBIA
Saunders Construction Inc.
Louise Sweeney, DBIA
Washington State University
Richard Zimmerman, DBIA
American Bridge Company
Overland Park, Kan.
Brandon Astudillo, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Los Angeles, Calif.
Joshua Goldman, Assoc. DBIA
Cornerstone General Contractors
Jacqueline Gonzalez, Assoc. DBIA
Austin Bridge & Road, LP
Sami Kabir, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeff Mills, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Las Vegas, Nev.
Anthony Noll, Assoc. DBIA
The PENTA Building Group
Las Vegas, Nev.
Samantha R. Surath, Assoc. DBIA, AIA
Catherine Swan, Assoc. DBIA
West Hills, Calif.
Danielle York, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
DBIA Contact: Certification
Feb. 21, Gulf Coast Chapter Networking Event
Apr. 26, 8th Annual UNF Clay Shoot - Jacksonville
Feb. 28, Nebraska Chapter Breakfast Program, MCC New Construction Building Tour
Mar. 1-2, Kansas Chapter, Kan-Struct: Building Tomorrow’s Kansas Together
Mar. 7, Kansas City Chapter Evening Program, DBIA Standard Forms for RFQ/RFPs
Apr. 5, 2018 Regional Conference
Apr. 11, Missouri Design-Build Delivery Education Session
Feb. 22, Young Professionals Spring Social
June 8, Annual Golf Tournament
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Feb. 22, Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour
Mar. 20, Design-Build Done Right Best Practices Series Part 2: Contracting for Design-Build Services
Apr. 26-27, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Mar. 21, 10th Annual Design-Build Project Awards Ceremony
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Feb. 22, LA/OC Chapter Young Professionals Evening Event, Clark Construction – Long Beach Civic Center Project Tour
Mar. 13, Bay Chapter Luncheon Program, Design-Build in Higher Education and the Comparisons between the Different Agencies
Apr. 5, Deadline for submitting applications for 2018 DBIA-Western Pacific Region Design-Build College Scholarship Program
Apr. 26, San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament
May 17, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
DBIA Contact: Membership
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