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Delaware's Indian River Inlet Bridge construction reaches milestone
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The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that the last section of main span deck concrete was poured for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge recently. The final concrete deck pour links the north and south side of the bridge together over the inlet waterway. This event represents an historic milestone in the bridge's construction. More

SAIC awarded $11 million contract by HollyFrontier Corporation
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Science Applications International Corporation announced recently it was awarded a prime contract by HollyFrontier Corporation to provide design-build services in support of the construction of a new Benzene Saturation Unit to meet Environmental Protection Agency regulatory requirements. The single-award contract has a value of approximately $11 million, and the new facility is expected to be in operation in June 2012. Work will be performed primarily in Woods Cross, Utah. More

Unique design-build engineering partnership helps launch Southern Delivery System construction
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Major construction of the Southern Delivery System has now commenced. The project's initiation marks the culmination of more than a decade of planning, studies, public discussion and regulatory review that found SDS to be the most cost-effective, environmentally responsible and dependable solution to deliver a long-term water supply to the growing populations in the Colorado Springs, Colo., region. More

Less time to a new Memorial Bridge is good news
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The Memorial Bridge replacement project in Portsmouth, N.H., got off to a roaring start recently as the winning design build proposal came in under budget and with a timetable that would see the bridge reopened in July 2013, a full year ahead of schedule. More

Court rejects Pennsylvania Department of Transportation bidding policy
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The Commonwealth Court has issued a permanent injunction barring Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from using a short-list process and a "best-value" assessment method in procuring builders for construction contracts. The decision follows a 2009 preliminary injunction Commonwealth Court issued against PennDOT on the matter, which the state Supreme Court affirmed. The court said PennDOT's best-value system violated Section 512 of the procurement code, which requires contracts go to the "lowest responsible bidder." More

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

DLR Group selected for Evans Army Community Hospital renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colorado architecture firm DLR Group was recently awarded design services for the Evans Army Community Hospital Alterations project located at Fort Carson, Colo. The renovations will take place within the surgical and behavioral health inpatient units at the hospital which serves U.S. Army soldiers and their families. DLR Group is teamed with their design-build partner Bryan Construction who will carry out the construction phase of the project. Both companies are local to the Colorado Springs area and have had a long history of successful projects completed at Fort Carson. More

Construction completes on LEED-designed Los Angeles County, Calif.'s Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
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The design-build team of McCarthy and TAYLOR recently completed construction of the $20 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health, located on the north end of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Campus in Los Angeles. The new building replaces the existing South Health Center, which was originally constructed in the 1950s. The first building to kick off the community redevelopment plan in the Willowbrook area, the new center provides an additional 12,000 square feet of space for public health programs and services. More

Parsons Project recognized by ASCE as 2010 Region 8 Major Project of the Year
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Parsons is pleased to announce that the American Society of Civil Engineers has recognized the SR 532 Design-Build Corridor Improvement Project in Snohomish and Island Counties, Wash., as a 2010 Region 8 Major Project of the Year Honorable Mention. In February 2009, the Washington State Department of Transportation awarded a Parsons-led joint venture a design-build contract for this $54 million project, which included the addition of turn lanes, truck-climbing lanes, wet and dry utility improvements, roadway resurfacing and retaining walls, and the replacement and widening of the 60-year-old seismically deficient General Mark W. Clark Bridge (later renamed the Camano Gateway Bridge). More

Construction clock set to start on Flagler Bridge in Palm Beach, Fla.
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With the design approval process winding down, Palm Beach, Floridians have three years of construction to look forward to as the Flagler Memorial Bridge replacement project shifts into gear. Providing the approval process stays on course, crews with PCL Civil Constructors are scheduled to begin mobilizing barges and cranes in mid-November, prior to drilling two test shafts, according to Mark Siegenthaler of New Millennium Engineering, a Florida Department of Transportation consultant. More

Gransberg becomes third faculty member to receive Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award
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Design-build project management has been an important part of the life of Douglas D. Gransberg, Iowa State professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering. Emerging in the market as Gransberg was beginning his career as an engineer, design-build's nontraditional way of delivering construction projects has given him many opportunities in industry, academia, and research. After many years of experience in these areas and involvement in the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Gransberg was named the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award at this year's Design-Build Conference & Expo. More

New bridges over Ahoskie Creek in North Carolina opens
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Ahoskie, N.C., officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the reopening of the U.S. 13 bridges over Ahoskie Creek. The old bridges were replaces with two new bridges using the design-build method. The contractors, Sanford Contracting and Wetherill Engineering, finished the project ahead of schedule. The bridge project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

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Skanska USA hires Joseph Breen as senior vice president for its Boston office
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Skanska USA, a leading provider of construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services, announced that its Building business unit in Boston has hired Joseph Breen as senior vice president. In his new role at Skanska, Breen will utilize his 25 years of experience in construction to provide expertise and assistance with Skanska's projects in the New England area. His responsibilities include overseeing all of the construction management aspects of each job, ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget and through the most sustainable means. More

Contractor chosen for new prison project in Southeastern Pennsylvania
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A contractor has been selected to build a new, multi-use state correctional facility in Montgomery County, Penn., officials announced recently. Secretary of General Services Sheri Phillips, along with state Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel, announced the selection recently of a joint venture between Walsh Construction and Heery International, with a bid of $315,797,000 for the design-build project. More

Stellar to present overview of design-build approach at PROCESS EXPO 2011
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Stellar, a construction, design, engineering and mechanical services firm, is part of a distinguished line-up of industry experts presenting at PROCESS EXPO 2011. The session, titled "An Integrated Approach to Process Facility Design, Engineering, and Construction," will take place Nov. 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Siemens Theater at Chicago's McCormick Place. More

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Report from the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo
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This year's conference, in addition to the annual opportunities for education and networking, brought additional focus to the importance of design in the design-build process. We have a summary on the DBIA website. And if you'd like to see scenes from the conference, we have photos as well.

DBIA 2012 Design-Build Education Tour
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With 33 individual courses, nine Certification Workshops, six Boot Camps and in-house training, find education that suits your needs. 

• NEW in 2012! Design Management Fundamentals course 
• New Online learning courses available Jan. 1, 2012 
• In-House Training – optimize the learning experience with training customized to your organization

Congratulations to the Class of 2011!
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Recognizing their dedication and hard work, we're pleased to present those who have earned their DBIA and Assoc. DBIA so far this year. A number of them earned their certification and graduated at the 2011 Design-Build Conference and Expo. 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.

Boost your IQ - Are you a member of DBIA's LinkedIn group?
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During the summer, we watched excitedly as DBIA's LinkedIn Group reached a membership milestone of 3,000 and continued to grow. Because membership in this group isn't restricted to DBIA members, we are able to reach those in the A/E/C community who are interested in design-build project delivery but have not joined DBIA to let them know about DBIA news, products and services. 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.

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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The schedule for the 2012 Education Tour has been finalized - and includes our new Design Management Fundamentals course. 

Nov. 14, Post Award Design-Build, Atlanta
Nov. 18, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Norfolk, Va.
Jan. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Seattle
Jan. 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30-Feb. 3, Certification Workshop, Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 10, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Philadelphia
Feb. 13-17, Certification Workshop, Denver
Feb. 17, Conceptual Estimating, Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 27, Conceptual Estimating, Cincinnati
Feb. 27-March 2, Certification Workshop, Orlando, Fla.

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Region events
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Nov. 9, DBIA-Northwest Region, Seattle Breakfast Meeting: Transportation
Nov. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program: Water/Waste Water
Nov. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Evening Mixer in San Diego
Nov. 12, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Hampton Roads Chapter, Getting Social for a Cause - Stall Ball
Nov. 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Winning Strategies with the GSA
Nov. 16, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Achieving Sustainability through the Design-Build Delivery Method
Nov. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting and Dinner, Regional Awards presentation
Nov. 22, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program, Northern California
Nov. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Utah Lunch Program: Public Funds for Design-Build Projects
Dec. 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Meeting: Southern California 
Dec. 1, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Holiday Mixer, San Francisco 
Dec. 13, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owner and Practitioner Round Table Forum 
Dec. 14, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Annual Members' Meeting (with awards presentation)

DBIA-Upper Midwest Region award competition
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The DBIA-Upper Midwest Region award competition has opened; entries must be received by Jan. 27, 2012. The Call for Entries is on their website.

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

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


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