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Tampa Bay Water and Veolia Water North America complete largest design-build-operate water treatment facility in US history
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Sustainability and exceptional water quality delivered to citizens; $80 million in savings generated. A new 120 million-gallons-per-day water treatment plant, among the world's most sophisticated water treatment facilities, is now providing Tampa Bay Water customers in Tampa, Fla., with drinking water that exceeds federal and state drinking water quality standards. Thanks to an innovative approach taken by Tampa Bay Water, a public regional wholesale water provider, the new plant - designed, built and operated by Veolia Water North America - is the largest design-build-operate drinking water project in U.S. history, representing a potential model for other cities facing growing populations, tight budgets and water resource challenges. More

CKC Construction tackles Arizona Department of Transportation design-build project
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As the design-build method grows in popularity around the country, many state departments of transportation (like Arizona Department of Transportation) are turning to this process for roadway projects. The Safford ADOT District in Southern Arizona decided to try it out on 4 mile (6.4 km) of the U.S. 191 Corridor Project. This section, known as Segment 5, is part of a larger scope of work to create a 35-mile (56.3 km) corridor along US 191. More

Brigade and Battalion Headquarters building work completed
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Mortenson Construction and STV have finished a design-build project for the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based, Brigade and Battalion Headquarters in order to back the Infantry Combat Brigade Team. This is the first time that one building has been conceptualized and built to accommodate six battalion commands and a brigade command structure. More

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Loop 202 closures, restrictions in works as project wraps up in Chandler, Ariz.
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Construction at Loop 101 and 202 in Chandler, Ariz., is expected to be completed by mid-October. Motorists in high-occupancy-vehicle lanes will be able to drive seamlessly from the westbound Santan Freeway portion of 202 to northbound Loop 101 and from southbound Loop 101 to eastbound Loop 202. The direct connections will be allowed because of the new elevated ramps at the intersection, part of a larger, yearlong project to add 12 miles of HOV lanes along Loop 202 between Gilbert Road and Interstate 10. More


Why design-build is so good
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We're often asked about the advantages of design-build over the conventional system of architect and general contractor. It's a great question and with over a decade of design-build experience under our belts, we feel like it's a good time to call out our top ten reasons why the design-build system is so good. More

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Member News

Latest member news
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Scott Conrad to lead Swinerton's Colorado division
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Water issues facing leaders 
In a session entitled "Water Pressures" on July 6 at Singapore International Week featuring speakers from Black & Veatch, pressures from policy, innovation and the public are three of the most challenging issues facing water leaders today. For details, see the white paper released earlier.

Swain to head IUVA 
Paul Swain, vice president, senior principal technologist and global technology leader for water treatment with CH2M HILL, has been named president of the International Ultraviolet Association. Elected in 2009, Mr. Swain served two years as president-elect before taking office as president.

B&V expands expertise 
With the addition of Brian Jewett as principal consultant, Black & Veatch has expanded upon its expertise in utility finance and rate analysis capabilities in the water and wastewater industry.

Lifton promoted
With more than 20 years of experience in utility management, Gareth Lifton, P.Eng., has been selected as CH2M HILL's global leader for asset management.

News from DBIA

2011 National Design-Build Award Winners to be announced Oct. 20
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Join us on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Orlando, Fla., as we recognize the recipients of the 2011 National Design-Build Awards, celebrate the convocation of the Designated Design-Build Professional™ Class of 2011, and pay tribute to the this year's Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. After a conference packed with educational opportunities, networking and just plain fun, attending the Awards Dinner with new and established colleagues is a fitting end to a busy conference. More

Is your DBIA profile up to date?
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As a member organization that strives to provide the best service and most relevant information to our members, it is critical for us to have your current information. DBIA is asking you to log into your member profile on to review and update your information. Should you have any questions or need your password to log into your profile please contact the Membership Department at or by calling 202-682-0110.

IQ Survey
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Earlier this year, DBIA began a new quarterly magazine, Integration Quarterly. In order to serve you better, we'd like you to take a survey and let us know what you're interested in and how you're using the information. We ask you to take a brief - 12 questions – survey. More

Building Intelligence By Chief
Technology is rapidly changing in the Metal Building Industry, and Chief Buildings is leading the way with Scope. BIM is one of the features which enables and encourages communication throughout your construction project. Chief’s Scope system gives you the tools that increase efficiency and accuracy from quote to construction. more

epipeline for DBIA members
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An important DBIA member benefit is access to epipeline - a source of information for federal, state and local contracts. Contact Sean Campbell at epipeline,, for information on getting access. More

IP Members - Do you have an owner you'd like to encourage?
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DBIA offers all Industry Partner member contacts, benefit recipients and additional contacts the opportunity to nominate one owner for a free one-year individual membership. They'll receive Insight every week, as well as other DBIA communications. This is a good way to encourage an owner who appreciates the benefits of design-build or educate one who's still undecided. See the details of this – and other IP member benefits - on our website.

Integrated Marine Solutions: Engineering through Construction
The Castle Group combines the knowledge and skill of a leading structural & marine engineering firm with the know-how of an underwater contractor. From design & analysis to repair & construction, we offer the most comprehensive design/build solutions. MORE

The Design-Build Institute of America reminds you of another 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
• FedEx Ground®: 8 percent on select services
• FedEx Freight®: Up to 70 percent
• YRC Transportation: At least 70 percent
• 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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Sept. 16, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 19-23, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Seattle
Sept. 26-30, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Oct. 3, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Salt Lake City
Oct. 3-7, Certification Workshop, Minneapolis
Oct. 13, Super-Charged Source Selection, Honolulu
Oct. 14, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Honolulu
Oct. 18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Orlando, Fla.
Oct. 18, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Orlando, Fla.
Oct. 19-21, 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 14, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Atlanta
Nov. 18, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Norfolk, Va.


Region events
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Sept. 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, George Mason University Student Night ESPC Presentation
Sept. 21, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Regional Conference
Sept. 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, The Current State/Use of Design-Build for Minnesota Governmental Agencies
Sept. 26, DBIA-New England, Golf Tournament
Sept. 27, DBIA-Northwest Region, Owners' Forum
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Oakland Lunch Program: Anxiety and Design-Build from the Owner's Perspective
Oct. 3, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 4, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Virginia Tech Student Night in conjunction with Career Fair
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 25, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program, Southern California 
Nov. 1-3, DBIA-Liberty Northeast Region, "DBIA Knows Public-Private Partnerships"
Nov. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Water/Waste Water

DBIA knows public-private partnerships
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Join the Liberty Northeast Region on Nov. 1-3 in Atlantic City, N.J., for a conference dedicated to helping understand what public-private partnerships are, how they will improve the outlook for construction and engineering projects and teach you what businesses need to know to take advantage of the opportunity they offer. More

Industry Events Calendar
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We also have an Industry Events Calendar for events from other associations.

Project Leads

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

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