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“It’s impossible to understate the vital role design-build plays in New York’s new infrastructure era. From Newark and LaGuardia Airports to the Goethals, Kosciuszko and Tappan Zee Bridges, design-build has saved the state billions of dollars and many years in project delivery time. The Tappan Zee alone came in $1 billion less than what the state had projected it would cost. Design-build delivers in New York. Imagine what other state agencies and the City could do if granted full design-build authority?” … Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO
Florida Construction News
The successful completion of the Jacksonville-area Sisters Creek Bridge replacement project has been selected for awards from both national and statewide industry groups.
The project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Two was built by Archer Western (Walsh Group) and designed by RS&H. HNTB Corporation served as the state’s project oversight representative, providing construction, engineering and inspection services.
You might say that there’s a lot wrong with the water industry — problems including infrastructure, financing, and scarcity — but there’s also a lot going right. In this Q&A, Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner is a source of insight and optimism.
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Sep. 6, Deadline for Student Competition Team Registration
Sep. 12-14, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
SOLD OUT Sep. 18-20, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 19, Design Management Fundamentals, Denver, Colo.
Sep. 22, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sep. 25-27, Certification workshop, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Oct. 2-4, Certification Workshop, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 6, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 11, Conceptual Estimating, Fairfax, Va.
Oct. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 16-18, Certification Workshop, Greenwood, Village, Colo.
Oct. 24, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Raleigh, N.C.
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao directed the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Tuesday to immediately release $25 million in emergency relief funds to Texas so the state can start to restore critically damaged roads, bridges and highways.
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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has completed the state’s first diverging diamond interchange located at the junction of Interstate 70 and Route 19.
The cheers started before the ink was even dry as Governor Kate Brown signed a $5.3 billion transportation package Tuesday afternoon. A one-tenth of one percent payroll tax will increase public transit funding across the state. The bulk of the estimated $100 million per year will go to TriMet, which serves the Portland metro region.
Leidos is seeking interested bidders for the Antarctic Infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) project, with an RFP anticipated in October. Read a Q&A with the project manager to learn what it’s like to do construction in Antarctica and request bid prequalification materials today.
Daily Commercial News
The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming medical and educational construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.
KDOT’s Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 project has been named one of the Top 12 national finalists in the 2017 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The $288 million project, the first and largest design-build transportation project completed in Kansas, emerged as a finalist out of a record 92 project nominations from 38 states. The Johnson County Gateway project will now compete for the grand prize and the People’s Choice Award.
Confidence in forecasts for increased U.S. infrastructure spending will push the pace of mergers and acquisitions among engineering and construction firms, according to a recently released study by FMI Capital Advisors.
That trend already is evidenced by the nearly 50 deals announced in the global engineering-and-construction sector during the second quarter of 2017, including SNC Lavalin’s purchase of WS Atkins and AECOM’s acquisition of Shimmick Construction.
New York Daily News
Our hardhats are off to the 7,000 skilled union workers who turned raw American-made steel into the gleaming new Tappan Zee Bridge, which opens to traffic this weekend. The $4 billion span, pushed by Gov. Cuomo after decades of inaction, took four years to complete and came in under budget thanks to an innovative design-build approach.
Healthcare Design Magazine
Barbara Wagner is senior vice president at Clark Construction Group-California (Irvine, Calif.). Here, Wagner shares her thoughts on tapping the wisdom of focus groups, the growing need for speed in bringing new healthcare facilities online, and how resiliency considerations can turn design on its head.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) has selected Kiewit Meridiam Partners (KMP) as the preferred proposer to design, build and finance the reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Denver, as well as operate and maintain Central 70 for 30 years.
“The contracts approved by the Tollway today not only invest our funds to ensure well-maintained, reliable roadways for our customers, but they also are serving as investments in local business growth and development,” says Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov. “More than half of these contracts include Partnering For Growth Program relationships with experienced firms mentoring new, up-and-coming firms as they work together to deliver engineering services to the Tollway.”
For many developers, the days of the design-bid-build project delivery method seem like ancient history. The design-build model and design-assist model allow developers to mitigate risks, deliver faster and have more cost certainty. Panelists at Bisnow’s Dallas Construction & Development Forum on Thursday agreed those factors make the methods a no-brainer for many projects.
Construction has thrived on innovation and technological breakthroughs for millennia. Now is no different. Firms that embrace today’s cutting-edge technology and techniques can shorten project timelines, cut construction costs and promote a cleaner, more sustainable industry. … Here are some of trends we’re seeing that are making a big impact on the industry.
Contractors should immediately begin communicating with their contracting officers about the impacts of a potential government shutdown this fall, former executive branch officials and industry experts warned on Monday.
As illustrated by the case described, herein, there are two sets of rules for determining whether a public facility complies with the accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Public facilities in which construction was completed prior to the effective date of the ADA (January 26, 1992) are subject to less stringent program accessibility requirements than ADA accessibility standards for new construction and alterations to existing facilities.
Halifax County IDA Eyes 2 New Buildings at Southern Virginia Technology Park
The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority is seeking licensed Virginia contractors to submit requests for proposals to prequalify for design-build of two new buildings. … The IDA office will accept separate sealed prequalification proposals at the Southern Virginia Technology Park until 2 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Chemquest Technology Institute building and the IDA shell building.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
DBIA's National Design-Build Student Competition provides young design-builders the opportunity to create a project as a team, present it to some of the industry's leading pros and earn national recognition for their hard work. Student teams first compete on a Regional level with first-place winners moving to the second phase of the competition. Teams earning a spot at the National Competition receive $1,500 in support of travel and expenses, including complimentary conference registration, to attend the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Philadelphia in November.
This year's National Design-Build Student Competition project is a student health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus in the Northwestern United States. Registration has been extended until September 10 – register here today!
The Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held in Philadelphia this November 8-10, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery. The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges and/or emerging trends. Register by Monday, September 25, at 11:00 p.m. Eastern to receive the Early Bird rate – a savings of up to $100 per full conference registration. Visit http://www.dbia.org/Conferences/expo/Pages/register.aspx to complete your registration today!
Warren Higginbotham, DBIA
Oklahoma Military Department
Oklahoma City, Okla.
William Myers, DBIA
Chemung Contracting Corporation
Jeffrey Stump, PLA, LEED Green Associate, DBIA
Floura Teeter Landscape Architects
Douglas Allen, AIA, Assoc. DBIA
KYA Design Group
Kevin Dragon, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
WA State Department of Enterprise Services
Joseph S. Lytwyn, Assoc. DBIA
University of Colorado at Boulder
Justin Merriman, LEED Green Assoc., Assoc. DBIA
DBIA Contact: Certification
Sep. 12, Gulf Coast Chapter: Environmental Boot Camp for Real Estate Professionals Phase I & II ESA Investigations
Oct. 12-13, Design-Build 2017 Conference
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 21, Progressive Design-Build vs. Design-Build vs. CMC
Oct. 12, Clay Shoot
Sep. 13, Kansas City Chapter Program: Federal Panel
Sep. 21, Iowa Chapter 9th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 22, 2017 Clay and Trap Shoot
Oct. 19, 2017 Region Awards Celebration
Sep. 15, Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 25, Progressive Design-Build Luncheon with Mike Loulakis
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Sep. 20, Annual Owners’ Forum
Oct. 10, P3 101: They When, Why and How
DBIA-South Central Region
Sep. 19, 2017 MEGA Meeting (with SMPS in Birmingham)
Sep. 19, 2017 MEGA Meeting (with SMPS in Atlanta)
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sep. 1, Hawaii Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 6, Owners Council Webinar, Design-Build with Your Eyes Open – How an Underground GIS Helps Solve Complex Design-Build Challenges
Sep. 11, Sacramento Chapter Golf Tournament
Sep. 14, San Diego Chapter Lunch Program, San Diego: The Innovation Economy’s Next Frontier (with SMPS)
Sep. 20, LA/OC Chapter Young Professionals Kick-Off and Networking Event
Sep. 21, LA/OC Chapter Breakfast Program, Public-Private Partnerships: Developer Panel
Sep. 25, Bay Area Young Professionals Event – End of Summer Site Visit and Mixer
Oct. 5, Southern California Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 18, Nevada Chapter 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
DBIA Contact: Membership
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