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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, October 30, at 11:00 p.m. Eastern to receive the Advanced 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!
Nov. 1-3, Certification Workshop, Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 7, Design-Build 101 Primer, Philadelphia, Pa. (Pre-Conference Course)
Nov. 8-10, 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Nov. 13-15, Certification Workshop, Miami, Fla.
Dec. 6-8, Certification Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, Developing an Acquisition Strategy in Design-Build, Honolulu, Hawaii
A complete schedule for 2017 is on the DBIA website. Scroll down this newsletter for Region events.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board on Tuesday approved a nearly $410 million contract to design and build a new High Rise Bridge over the Elizabeth River as well as widen Interstate 64 in Chesapeake.
California and Oregon are planning to launch the first interstate pilot program that charges a per-mile fee rather a fuel tax at the pump. Oregon, which led the nation in 2015 with the first pilot of a still-operational road usage charge (RUC) program called OReGO, is teaming up with California, which completed its RUC pilot in March. Now the trick is to find a way that the neighboring states can operate a pilot together so drivers crossing the state line will pay the proper fees to the proper state.
City & State New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made transportation infrastructure a major priority during his tenure, and the successful completion of multiple projects is a key part of his legacy. There have been developments in many of the state’s biggest projects this year – as well as complications. Here are the six most important infrastructure investments in New York this year.
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The University of Texas at Austin's Data Rodeo project aims to corral and synthesize existing transportation data and make it useful for transit agencies, researchers and third parties. The idea for the rodeo came a few years ago when the university's Center for Transportation Research was developing planning models for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Some of the data required for the models came from the city of Austin, some came from surrounding Travis County, and some came from the state.
disconnected public and private data sources, tools and technologies for analyzing transportation data. It has three objectives: data archiving, data analysis and data accessibility, with an ultimate goal of delivering real-time access.
Professional sports mean big bucks for team owners, their sponsors and associated businesses. And there are few better ways to showcase a team and win fan support than to build a brand new stadium with up-to-date features and high-tech amenities. Right now, several of these projects are under way. Check in with some of the most popular stadium projects underway with this Construction Dive progress report.
ConstructConnect announced that September’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $42.8 billion. The month-to-month percentage change vs. August was an outsized +31.5% (or plus nearly one-third). The big improvement in the latest period was thanks to go-aheads for three mega projects combining for a total of $17 billion.
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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is planning to add a third travel lane in each direction along the interstate from the Pendleton exit to the Scatterfield Road exit in Anderson. ... The project will be a design build, which allows the contractor and its design team to finalize the plans for the work, he said. Riggs said a design build allows for a lower cost for the project.
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It is easy to understand why Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County chipped in millions of dollars in early 2015 to help the U.S. Air Force acquire land it needs to maintain its newest aerial refueling tanker. ... Burns & McDonnell provided the master planning to support the KC-46A campus. Designed for LEED Silver certification, this work included risk management activities needed to address extensive phasing for multiple contractors on the site to enable all aspects of work to be synchronized and avoid jeopardizing ongoing base operations.
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A tech start-up recently announced that it has been granted seven U.S. patents for a system that applies a “deep learning” algorithm to examine corporate e-mail databases and flag those with message fields or attachments containing language that might increase risk for a company involved in a federal discrimination lawsuit. The company says its goal is to help businesses avoid litigation by providing corporate counsel with early warning of litigation risk in their documentation troves, so the sources of potential trouble and questionable activities can be addressed before they become fodder for legal opponents.
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Third-party litigation funding is a relatively new tool growing in popularity that can be used to assist owners and contractors in the construction industry in managing the costs and risks associated with significant disputes and claims.
In earthquake-prone Seattle, developer Wright Runstad & Co. announced the start of construction of Rainier Square Tower, an office-residential high-rise that represents the first use of a radically different core structure. Called a coupled steel-plate composite shear wall because its cross-tied plates, like bread slices, are filled with rebar-free concrete, the core is engineered to be simpler, faster and safer to construct than a reinforced-concrete core plagued by rebar congestion, says the job’s structural engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates. General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis plans to build a mock-up of the core to work out the construction details.
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.
As with hurricane season, winter brings the threat of storms and unique safety issues. Yet many of the dangers of winter weather are known quantities. That can make preparation easier compared to what is required for hurricanes, but planning for winter is still critical. We asked the experts what contractors can do now so work can stay on schedule when winter weather hits as well as to ensure workers will be protected from potential cold-induced injuries and illnesses.
Jeremy Erickson, DBIA
M. A. Mortenson Company
Kenneth Kvasnicka, P.E., DBIA
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
David Molamphy, DBIA
St. Louis, Mo.
James Barham, Assoc. DBIA
D.H. Slater & Son, Inc.
Andrew Bullock, Assoc. DBIA
Ronald Conn, Assoc. DBIA
San Juan Unified School District
Jorge De Loera, LEED Green Assoc., Assoc. DBIA
Raymond Harris & Associates Architects
Nathaniel Dobbs, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
Reno Contracting, Inc.
Jon Tanner Dry, Assoc. DBIA
Justin Eckenrod, Assoc. DBIA
D.H. Slater & Son, Inc.
Michael Ernst, Assoc. DBIA
Patrick Farmer, Assoc. DBIA
D.H. Slater & Son, Inc.
Shelby Hankee, Assoc. DBIA
Ronny Kagstrom, Assoc. DBIA
KMM Services, Inc.
Danielle Mendoza, Assoc. DBIA
Posillico Civil, Inc.
William Sermeus, Assoc. DBIA
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Kristen Tessar, Assoc. DBIA
Turner Construction Company
New York, N.Y.
Kristin Trapp, Assoc. DBIA
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
Spencer Yoder, Assoc. DBIA
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Newport Beach, Calif.
DBIA Contact: Certification
Nov. 16, Design-Build Owner Forum
DBIA-Great Lakes Region
Nov. 1, Integration Station: Where Great Ideas and Networking Meet
Nov. 8, Kansas City Chapter Breakfast Program, A Broker’s View of the Market
Nov. 9, Kansas City Chapter Evening Program, Next Gen Kickoff Event
Nov. 15, P3 Initiative and MDTA Nice Bridge Project Luncheon
Nov. 9, Western Washington Chapter Breakfast Program, Sound Transit Program
DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region
Nov. 9, Utah Chapter End of Year Social
Dec. 8, Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Nov. 28, Georgia Chapter Evening Networking Event
Nov. 16, Houston Chapter Luncheon Program, SH 288 - Connecting Houston with Toll Lane Expansion: A Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project
April 26-27, 2018, 2018 Annual Conference
DBIA-Upper Midwest Region
Nov. 15, Breakfast Program, Downtown East – A Public-Private Partnership
Dec. 7, Young Professionals Volunteer Event at Feed My Starving Children
DBIA-Western Pacific Region
Nov. 3, Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament
Nov. 14, Sacramento Chapter Annual Evening Mixer
Nov. 16, San Diego Chapter Mixer
Nov. 28, Arizona Chapter Luncheon Program, University of Arizona South Parking Structure – Why Design-Build Was the Right Solution
Nov. 30, Annual Membership Meeting, with presentation by Geoffrey Neumayr, Progressive Design-Build, an Alternative Look at Design-Build Done Right
Dec. 8, Hawaii Chapter Luncheon Program, An Owner’s Perspective of Design-Build
Dec. 15, Presentation proposals for 2018 Regional Conference due
May 17, 2018, Regional Conference, Removing Barriers and Building Lasting Relationships
DBIA Contact: Membership
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