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Home   Membership   Conferences   Education   Certification   Advocacy May. 17, 2012


Ohio seeks sewer design-build services
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The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is contracting for design-build services for the Oakley Station Separation Sewer Project. The project consists of using preliminary design plans to prepare detailed design plans, obtaining all necessary regulatory permits, and constructing large and small diameter sewers using trenchless and open-cut construction techniques associated with the separation of combined sewers. More

Call for Entries: 2012 Design/Build Awards (for commercial HVAC)
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What's your specialty? Energy efficient chillers? State-of-the-art controls? Superb indoor air quality systems? Or overall commercial HVAC project excellence? We want to hear about how you make your specialties shine in commercial HVAC. More

Design-build upgrades
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For more than 10 years, the Design-Build Institute of America has maintained that the U.S. infrastructure market will see more than 50 percent of its infrastructure, including water and wastewater facilities, delivered using design-build. DBIA's forecast is now a reality, as more municipalities are applying this method to execute infrastructure improvements. More

Design-build success story in the making
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Design Build in the state of Virginia via the Public Private Partnership is an alternate project delivery method that allows owners to truly reduce cost and save time on their wastewater treatment and other related public works projects while also generating competitive and innovative solutions. In contrast to a conventional Design-Bid-Build process, Design Build delivery is an integrated approach that will offer substantial value to the Owner in terms of guaranteed/lump sum price, no contractor change orders, overall reduced risk, reduced cost, streamlined process, and an accelerated design and construction schedule for the proposed project. More

High-speed rail's competing visions
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As roads become more crowded each year, transportation planners have been looking for a game-changer that can reduce congestion and efficiently move millions of people. Enter rail - a centuries-old mode that may be a shining savior to those hoping to push the United States into a new way of getting people around at high speeds. But it won't work everywhere - a lot depends on simple geography. More

Minimum wage, CI-CDA merger fall by wayside
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The 2012 legislative session was dominated by the education reform debate, but business owners across a spectrum of industries were still holding their breath as several controversial measures surfaced that had major implications on their bottom lines. More

Valley Metro to use design-build approach for Central Mesa light-rail extension
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Valley Metro in Phoenix plans to use a design-build construction method for a 3.1-mile extension to the Central Mesa light-rail system. The method is a departure from the system's typical project delivery approach, but "works in favor of building a quality product in this economy and in such a way that is supportive of the business community," Valley metro officials said in a prepared statement. More

Passenger rail expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth: Transit agencies work together to plan and build passenger rail in North Texas
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Dallas native Jim Cline recalls the days before the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system existed. It was the early 1980s, and expressways were under rapid construction to accommodate the Dallas-Fort Worth region's sprawling growth. As a solution to the increasingly heavy traffic congestion, DART launched the first phase of suburban bus service in spring 1984; by September of that year, DART's board began developing plans to introduce rail service to the region. More


House and Senate member press immediate need for action at first transportation bill conference
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Conferees from both the House and Senate expressed cautious optimism in passing a surface transportation bill during the first meeting of the Transportation Bill Conference Committee. Conferees from the Senate touted MAP-21, the two-year $109 billion surface transportation bill passed mid-March. The House conferees focused on HR 4348, their proposed 90-day extension of the current surface transportation authorization with the Keystone XL pipeline provisions passed April 18. More

Design-build bill awaits Gov. Malloy's signature
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When the federal stimulus was rushed into law amid the frozen markets of early 2009, Connecticut was ill-prepared to act with its slow-moving processes for approving projects in place. Builders can expect a thaw in any new opportunities, promises Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Once I sign this bill, Connecticut will join 46 other states that have implemented 'design-build,' making us more competitive in the quest for federal money," Malloy said. "But more importantly, this bill will give us the ability to make long overdue investments in our infrastructure, all while lowering the cost and improving the quality of construction projects." More

Connecticut Gov. Malloy's joint session closing remarks
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Gov. Malloy writes in his address, "Lt. Governor Wyman, Mr. Speaker, Senator Williams, Representative Cafero, Sen. McKinney. Thank you. It's always an honor for me to address this chamber. I'll be brief in my remarks tonight, but there are a few things that I'd like to say. Over the course of the last 16 months we have pushed more change through these two chambers than has occurred in Connecticut in a long, long time." More

Department of Transportation stretched thin out west
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Department of Transportation director Francis Ziegler told the interim Transportation Committee the DOT is facing a number of challenges in western North Dakota. Housing and retaining employees in the DOT's Williston District has been one of the larger challenges, he said. "Our operators are leaving us left and right," Ziegler said.  More

Member News

Design-build contract awarded for Ranney Station Water Treatment Plant in New Jersey
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New Jersey American Water has awarded a design-build contract for the construction of the new Ranney Station Water Treatment Plant to the DB team of Bowen Engineering (construction contractor) and Hatch Mott MacDonald (designer). More

Just listed: Delano church project seeks balance
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Adding on to a historic church with beautiful architectural detail can be a delicate task. Just ask John Williams, vice president of Opus Design Build. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based firm has been awarded the $1.2 million contract to construct a 7,000-square-foot addition to the Church of St. Peter in Delano, Minn., which will include a multipurpose banquet facility that will seat about 120 people. The two-story add-on will replace the 99-year-old church's basement kitchen and cafeteria. The project also includes an open staircase, an elevator, new restrooms and features to make it accessible to the handicapped. More

Rosendin Electric begins Phase 2 of a major data center build-out in Virginia
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The Mid-Atlantic office of Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100 percent employee-owned company, announced that the company has been awarded the second phase of a major data center build-out in the Northern Virginia High-Tech Corridor. Rosendin Electric is subcontracting to DPR Construction to complete the data center design and construction project for an unnamed data colocation service. More

Two business openings coming in June in Galesburg, Ill.
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Two major construction projects on the north side of Galesburg will be completed at about the same time next month. The new main office of IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union is expected to be ready for its "soft" opening June 18, with the tentative opening of Galesburg Toyota set for June 15. More

News from DBIA

Owner Scholarship available for 2012 Federal and 2012 Annual Conferences
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DBIA is currently accepting applications for our Owner Education and Travel Fund. The goal of these funds is to advance awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible. Recipients will be awarded with complimentary conference registration and/or travel costs. Applications and deadlines can be found online at More

Do we have your current information?
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In order for you to receive the information so vital to our membership, we need to have your current (and correct) contact information. If you've moved, been promoted or had any other change in this information, let us know – check your member profile online by logging into the DBIA website and making any changes. If you have a problem, or need your login information, contact the Membership Department at or call 202-682-0110.

Do you know about all your member benefits?
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As a member, you're probably aware of the information we send out – this e-newsletter is one source and our journal, Integration Quarterly, another. One especially useful benefit gives you discounted shipping with select FedEx, UPS and YRC. If you'd like to compare the discounted rates with your current costs, read more about how to get an estimate.

A recent addition to DBIA's member benefits is GiftBridge. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that give you a way to say thank-you to a client, reward and recognize employees, impress customers at trade shows and much more.

Upcoming events
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May 21, Conceptual Estimating, Denver
May 25, Design Management Fundamentals, San Diego
June 4-8, Certification Workshop, Dallas
June 8, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Fairfax, Va.
June 15, Post Award Design-Build, San Diego
June 25-29, Certification Workshop, Atlantic City, N.J.
July 13, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-18, Owner Boot Camp, Bethesda, Md.
July 16-20, Cal Poly University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Atlanta
Aug. 6-10, Certification Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Fairfax
Aug. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 21-23, 2012 Design-Build Federal Sector Conference, Arlington, Va.
Aug. 27-31, Penn State University Boot Camp, State College, Pa.
Aug. 31, Post Award Design-Build, Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 10, Post Award Design-Build, Pittsford, N.Y.
Sept. 17-21, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 27, Fundamentals of Project Delivery, Honolulu
Sept. 28, Design Management Fundamentals, Honolulu

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Region events
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May 22, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2012 Regional Conference: Design-Build – Full Speed Ahead
May 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
May 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Awards Banquet
May 25, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Deadline for submitting projects for the Regional Awards competition
June 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Oregon Chapter Breakfast Meeting
June 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program
June 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Golf Tournament
June 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Water/Wastewater
June 21, DBIA-Northwest Region, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
June 27, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 28, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
July 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: Health Care
July 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program
July 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Lunch Program
Aug. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Sept. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, 2nd Annual DBIA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Sept. 12-13, DBIA-Florida Region, Annual Conference
Sept. 13, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Lunch Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Meeting: GMU Student Night
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Breakfast Program 
Sept. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Northern California Breakfast Program 
Sept. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Lunch Program

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have a calendar of Industry Events.

Project Leads

Project leads
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Remember to check out our Project Leads page - available to members only.

Design-build services of a new food service facility at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center (New York)

Federal government issues RFP for Alaska Highway (British Columbia)

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build for eight-mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County. Solicitation for Letters of Interest and issuing of Request for Qualification is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. Design-build contractor will be selected in early 2013. Construction could begin as early as spring 2013 and completed by December 2014. Project website =; contact Project Director Mike Castro at email

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