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DBIA will be taking a peek into the future to see what the next two to five years hold for the design and construction industry, and presenting this information during the Design-Build Conference & Expo on November 2-4 in Las Vegas. In addition to looking at macro drivers influencing the market, DBIA will explore forecasts for key markets, assess areas of growth and decline, and take a look at how the emerging talent market is changing how the industry does business. We will also take a close look at the future of design-build, based both on industry data, as well as on feedback from industry leaders such as you.
Please take a moment to complete this short survey so that your input is considered as part of this presentation. Results will be used in aggregate form only and will help us provide greater insight to conference attendees about the future of design-build. The survey will take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Let students know that registrations for the 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition are due Friday, September 9. The two-phase competition brings together teams consisting of five students from diverse fields of study (two students must be from a design, architecture or engineering program) collaborating on Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a parking facility on a liberal arts college campus in the United States. Finalists will then respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the top three shortlisted teams will present in person at DBIA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, click here.
Sept. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sept. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Sep. 19 – Cut-off for the Early Bird registration rate for the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo
A complete list of educational and region events are below the news items, so keep scrolling for more information.
Signed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on July 1st, House Bill 2376 allows local Missouri public agencies to use the design-build process for everything from roads and bridges to water and wastewater infrastructure. That makes Missouri the 25th U.S. state to fully authorize the delivery method for all agencies for all types of design and construction (only three states have severe limitations). The Missouri bill has received lots of coverage:
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) that includes $70.19 billion in projects over a 10-year period.
The 2017 UTP is more than double the previous plan that included roughly $33 billion in projects.
American Water Works Association
Even before the Flint crisis focused North America’s attention on lead service lines, pipes where top of mind for the water sector. Water infrastructure ranks as top concern in the 2016 State of the Water Industry Report.
Construction technology leaders and software developers are preparing for a massive storm of innovation as the industry moves its data and processes to the cloud. The trend is breaking down data silos and opening company operations to penetrating, real-time analysis of the rivers of data flowing from traditional software processes, as well as newer ones supported by an explosion of field-collected data and mobile devices. The data is revealing how construction actually works and how projects really get built. “In the next five years, the industry is going to be transformed through data. It’s an unprecedented, perfect storm of cloud, mobility and an incredible amount of collectors and data science converging together,” says Pat Keaney, director of BIM 360 Enterprise Products at Autodesk. “It’s really going to move the needle in ways we couldn’t have dreamed of five years ago.”
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From several different angles, the video shows how Manafort Construction Co. demolished and replaced the Lindley Street bridge on the southbound side of Route 8/25. The CtPost reports that the video shows design/build construction that allowed CTDOT to demolish and replace four bridges in just one summer, rather than two years.
Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company’s advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
Building solutions...one relationship at a time.
The N.C. Board of Transportation is set to award the contract for the renovation of Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem, although the part of the work shutting down the highway isn’t expected to start until 2018, state highway officials said. Pat Ivey, the engineer for N.C. Department of Transportation Division 9, said that with a low bid in hand the transportation board would this week consider awarding the construction contract to two companies that would work jointly on the project: Flatiron Constructors Inc. and Blythe Development Co. Ivey said that it’s good news that the low bid came in under the estimate. Once the contract is awarded, Ivey said, work will start on the design process, since the road is being built as a design-build project in which both design and construction are included in one contract.
“Once a preferred bidder is decided upon by the Council, the administration and the City’s consultants will negotiate and finalize the contract with that bidder,” Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt advises the council. “Our ability to get the best terms for the City would be compromised if the selected bidder knows the strengths and weaknesses of its bid as compared to its competitors, therefore, until a final contract with the selected bidder is signed, it is critically important to keep all aspects (not only pricing) of the evaluation confidential.”...Three companies – all with global profiles in public utilities development – responded to the city’s request for proposals, which was issued more than a year ago. They were Veolia/Hart/Wright-Pierce; Suez/AECOM/Nickerson; and CH2M Hill – the same company that already operates the city’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Minus costs, each company’s offer is ranked in the redacted version of the bulky procurement summary the administration will deliver to the council. Each offer is ranked in four categories – 1) management and organization; 2) operations and maintenance of the proposed plant; 3) design and construction; and 4) professional qualifications.
All four factors are driven largely by the nature of the contract the city wants to sign with the successful bidder. After substantial debate prior to the issuance of the request for proposals, the city opted for a one-stop shopping strategy that calls for a single bidder to design, build and staff the operations of the plant for a fixed, long-term period – a process also known as design-build-operate, or DBO.
JD Supra Business
On Aug. 24, 2016, the Obama administration published the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s final rule and the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) guidance implementing the July 31, 2014 "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order 13673. Failure to fulfill these obligations and exhibit compliance with all applicable federal and state labor laws will now expose contractors to the prospects of contract disqualification, suspension or debarment as well as decreased leverage in addressing and litigating alleged violations with federal enforcement agencies.
On Aug. 24, the Department of Labor issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose violations of 14 federal labor laws and state law equivalents, when bidding on a government contract...Bloomberg BNA interviewed H. Juanita Beecher, a management attorney with Fortney & Scott, LLC in Washington, D.C., where she discussed how certain provisions under the sex discrimination regulations may affect federal contractors’ workplace policies.
JD Supra Business Advisor
While acquisition reform has garnered a great deal of attention in Congress and the Federal Executive Branch, small business contracting statutes and implementing regulations are significantly altering the federal acquisition environment in 2016. Many of these changes are significant for large businesses, small businesses and those participating in Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) contracts, Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) contracts, HUBZone contracts, 8(a) Business Development contracts, and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) contracts. This bulletin highlights five recent developments that every government contractor should know.
Opportunities for upcoming projects and some agency sites are on the member-only page on the DBIA website. Log on to the site for access.
RFQ: San Francisco, Calif., Project
California Department of General Services is constructing a new academic building for UC Hastings. The eProcure event ID is 0000002645. For information contact Alonzo Arreola (firstname.lastname@example.org) (deadline 9/15/2016)
Toronto's West Park Healthcare Centre Seeks Developer to Build, Maintain Its Expansion
Infrastructure Ontario and West Park Healthcare Centre issued a request for qualifications Thursday, Sept. 1 for a team to design, build, finance and maintain the facility’s hospital development project.
DBIA Contact: Todd Rich
The 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-4, 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 19, 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!
Mark Gajda, AIA, DBIA
Robert Hamill, DBIA
Eric Hammerschmidt, CCM, CMAA, PMP, DBIA
Fall Church, Va.
Nathaniel Herron, P.E., CMAA, LEED AP, PMP, MASc, DBIA
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii
Mark McClintock, PE, LEED AP, DBIA
Michael Natenzon, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
Systra Consulting, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Joseph Swank, LEED AP, RA, DBIA
Justin Chapman, Assoc. DBIA
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Caitlin Dzikowski, AIA, CCM, Assoc. DBIA
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Keith Gardner, Assoc. DBIA
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
Phillip Greany, Assoc. DBIA
Susan Mattioli-Higgins, Assoc. DBIA
MTA Bridges & Tunnels
New York, N.Y.
Christopher Pick, Assoc. DBIA
Systra Consulting, Inc.
Allen Snyder, P.E., Assoc. DBIA
Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC
DBIA Contact: Certification
Industry Partner member firm
Individual and Industry Partner representative members
- City and Borough of Sitka
New member listing as of Sept. 6, 2016.
- Andrew Assman
Opus Design Build, LLC
- Kristine Barr
- Jason Bell
RG Group Global
- Craig Covil
New York, N.Y.
- Evan Jansen
- Yu-Ju Liu
Spurlock Landscape Architects
San Diego, Calif.
- Jeffrey Sturla
DBIA Contact: Membership
Sep. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sep. 19, Conceptual Estimating, Lakewood, Colo.
Sep. 19-21, Certification Workshop, San Diego, Calif.
Sep. 21-22, Offsite Construction Expo, Washington, D.C.
Sep. 23, High Performance Incentive Contracting, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep. 26-28, Certification Workshop, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 10-13, Cal Poly Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 17-19, Certification Workshop, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 1, Design Management Fundamentals, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 2-4, 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 14-16, Certification Workshop, Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 16, Performance Requirements: The Key to Effective RFPs, Worcester, Mass.
Dec. 5-7, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
NEW! Dec. 7, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Honolulu, Hawaii
DBIA Contact: Mihisha Henderson
Oct. 13-14, Design-Build 2016
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Sep. 19, Clay Shoot Event in Fortville, Ind.
Sep. 13, Iowa Chapter, 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Sep. 21, St. Louis Chapter, Design-Build Legislation Update: Design-Build is Growing Nationally and Locally
Sep. 23, Annual IRON MAN Clay and Trap Shoot
DBIA –Northwest Region
Sept. 14, DBIA-Northwest Region, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program
DBIA-South Central Region
Sep. 19, AEC MEGA Group Meeting
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Sep. 21, Roseville, Minn., Breakfast Event, A Guide to Early Phase Energy Modeling
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Sep. 9, Anaheim Luncheon Program for Project Owners and Public Agencies (owners only may attend, webinar is open to all), Maximize Success in Integrated Project Delivery - An Owner's Guide
Sep. 12, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Sep. 15, San Diego Luncheon Program, Design-Build Risk Management: Avoid, Accept, Reduce, Transfer
Sep. 22, Orange County Luncheon Program, Design-Build - Future/Trends, Hot Topics Being Discussed in the OC/LA Public Works Agencies (with APWA)
Oct. 6, Southern California (Irvine) Golf Tournament
Nov. 1, Proposals for presentations at the 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference Due
Nov. 1, Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament
May 18, 2017, 1st Annual Design-Build Regional Conference
DBIA Contact: Membership
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063