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Gov. Schwarzenegger authorizes design-build contract to accelerate highway project
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Earlier this week, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed CA Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) and Senate Bill 1371 (SB 1371), authorizing design-build contracting for the SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project. According to a news wire post at, "[w]ithout the best-value design-build project delivery method, this improvement project would be delayed by three to five years, causing a lost opportunity to create thousands of jobs and putting taxpayers at risk of paying more to ease congestion on the SR-91." More

McGraw-Hill Construction selects California's Best of 2010 winners
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The Mineta San José International Airport Terminal Area Improvement Program was selected as the Best Overall Top Project and as the best Transportation Project in Northern California for 2010 by California Construction magazine during its annual statewide competition that recognizes construction and design excellence. The project represents the first major airport design-build project in California and includes design and construction of a new terminal, access and roadway improvements, parking facilities, tenant relocations, demolition of existing facilities, and improvements to other airport facilities. More

Cuomo's economic plan whispers sweet transportation nothings
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When Andrew Cuomo released his "New York Works" economic development plan earlier this week, much attention was paid to the fact that he did it in Carl Paladino's backyard. But there's also a full chapter on rebuilding New York State's infrastructure, particularly its transportation system, buried in that document. More

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Flatiron-Parsons JV bags design-build contract for Oakland airport connector in California
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A joint venture of Flatiron and Parsons, with Doppelmayr Cable Car as technology supplier and Turner Construction Company as a major subcontractor, has been awarded a contract by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District in California for the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) Design-Build/Operate and Maintain project. More than 25 years in planning, the $361 million automated people mover project will provide a 3.2-mile connection between the Coliseum BART Station and the Oakland Airport. More

C.S. McCrossan/Edward Kraemer and Sons apparent winner of $125 million design-build competition with MnDOT
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to lead the national trend toward design-build in the transportation sector. Most recently, the C.S. McCrossan/Edward Kraemer and Sons joint venture submitted the apparent best value proposal for the $125 million 169/494 Interchange Project. More

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Are you maximizing your Member Benefits?
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Visit the member benefits page of DBIA to learn about all that membership has to offer!

Have you renewed your membership?
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If you need to renew and are an Individual Member, log in using the "Login" link at the upper right of any page on the DBIA website. Then go to "View Profile" and select "My Dues." If you don't have your login information, contact the Membership Department,, or call 202-682-0110.

If you are an Industry Partner member, please contact Michelle Johnson, or 202-454-7511, to renew your membership. All DBIA membership dues are non-refundable.

American Water Summit - New environment, new directions
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Nov. 3-4, 2010, Dulles Westin Hotel, Washington D.C.

Global Water Intelligence, in partnership with Steve Maxwell and Debra Coy, are running their first American water and investment conference in November in Washington this year. Following the sold-out conference in Paris, this event will provide an even greater opportunity to focus on the unique characteristics and opportunities in the U.S. water market with the people who will make it happen.

As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America you are warmly invited to join us - your views and perspective will be much appreciated. To encourage your attendance DBIA has negotiated a special discount for you, so save $100 by registering now. Simply type DBIA into the discount code box provided for you on the "Purchase Summary" page.

Design-Build has you Covered
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This story in the September Design-Build Dateline is about the award-winning overhead coverage system protecting troops in Iraq. More
Sagewood at Desert Ridge, a senior living community in Scottsdale, AZ, was looking to create chic "town center/clubhouse" at the heart of its property. Door Engineering worked closely with Sagewood’s architects to design custom vertical lift doors that were similar in design to double-hung windows to surround the "town center." During the day, the doors could be raised and closed in the evening. MORE
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Upcoming Courses
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Oct. 13, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 17, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 17-18, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov. 4-5, Post-Award Design-Build, Bethesda, Md.
Nov. 15-18, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Nov. 18-19, Design-Build Sustainability, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 29, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.

Registration for 2011 Education Tour courses and the 2011 specialty conferences will begin later this month.

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Region Events
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Oct. 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Third Annual Regional Fundraiser Golf Event
Oct. 13, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast, "Economic Outlook"
Oct. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Leadership Conference
Oct. 20, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Chapter, Doing Business with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Veterans Administration Hard Hat Tour Membership Drive
Oct. 21, DBIA-Florida Region, Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
Oct. 21, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Smart Grid: How Smart Is It?
Oct. 26, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners' Forum: Design-Build Lessons Learned
Oct. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
Oct. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, October Happy Hour
Oct. 28, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Region Awards Banquet
Nov. 1, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Awards submittals due
Nov. 5-6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Strategic Planning

DBIA-Florida Annual Conference - "All Aboard with Design-Build 2010" - will take place Nov. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla.

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RFP: design-build Angeles National Forest supervisor's office

RFP: design-build fire station headquarters in Connecticut (expires Oct. 13)

RFQ: gateway and wayfinding signage design-build services (Ohio; expires Oct. 22)

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