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Aviation improvements squeeze into San Diego
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With space at such a premium that a parking lot was converted into a construction staging site, two design-build teams are squeezing improvements and a new terminal into San Diego International Airport, one of the world's busiest single-runway airports. More

AECOM awarded water treatment and reuse project
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AECOM Technology will design and build a 6-million-gallon-per-day brackish water membrane treatment plant as well as a 3.5-MGD membrane water reclamation facility. The project also includes a new utility office for the town, a series of five raw water wells, two deep injection wells and reuse of the reclaimed water. The facility is scheduled to be completed during 2013. More

Gensler-designed San Francisco Airport Terminal 2 renovation is first LEED Gold airport in US
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Gensler's sustainable renovation of San Francisco International Airport has achieved LEED Gold certification making it the first airport in the US to be awarded the title. Opened to the public in April 2011 the regeneration of the existing 640,000 sq ft Terminal 2 (SFO T2) building is not only environmentally-friendly in the services it provides but looks to educate the six million passengers that pass through annually on issues of sustainability. More

How to handle liability insurance for contractors
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The implementation of design-assist in the project delivery process has brought the glazing contractor on board the design team early in the game; however, it also has him paying for professional liability insurance for contractors. More

Member News

McCarthy completes Miramar College parking structure and LEED Platinum-designed police substation
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McCarthy, one of the nation's leading education and parking builders, has completed construction of the new 270,000-square-foot, 828-space parking structure and adjacent 5,108-square-foot police substation at San Diego Miramar College, located at 10440 Black Mountain Road in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Calif. 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

Construction of deep tunnel will reduce overflows and energy consumption
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Site work has begun on an underground tunnel and pipeline designed by Black & Veatch for Johnson County Wastewater's Mill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shawnee, Kan. It will carry as much as 180 million gallons per day of treated wastewater nearly two miles, relying on gravity, to a discharge point downstream of a water intake on the Kansas River. When completed in late 2013, the tunnel will reduce the county's operating costs by eliminating the current need for electricity to pump the effluent.


House postpones action on Federal Transportation Bill to late January
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Representative John Mica, chair of the Transportation Committee, announced recently that his committee, and subsequently the full House, would not act on the bill in December as previously announced. More

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Owner scholarships available 2012 Water and Transportation Conferences
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DBIA is now offering scholarships for the 2012 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater and Design-Build in Transportation Conferences being held in late April in Phoenix. These scholarships provide owners with complimentary registration and/or travel funds. For additional details, restrictions and deadlines please visit their website.

Construction Project Log Book
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Get a head start on 2012! This book helps you organize all your daily work records and provides a source of documentation for your work. It comes with a CD-ROM which includes PDF project management forms. Use this link to automatically get your 10 percent member discount. More

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

The DBIA Sustainability Committee seeks to expand its membership base for 2012
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All DBIA members are welcome to participate, including students. The monthly call occurs the third Monday of each month, and dial-in information will be sent to those who express interest. If you are interested in joining, please email so you can be included on the next call.

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.

A new membership benefit
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DBIA is proud to partner with GiftBridge to offer a great new member benefit. GiftBridge cards are unique themed rewards cards that provide an ideal way to say thank you to a client, reward and recognize employees, wow customers at trade shows, give for the holidays and much more. In addition, your purchases on GiftBridge support DBIA's work. 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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Jan. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Seattle
Jan. 27, Performance Requirements: Keys to Effective RFPs, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30-February 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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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)

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

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

RFI: Potential Request for Private Financing Proposals for Dulles Corridor Rail Project Phase 2 
Description: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to obtain input on the potential merits and viability of requesting project financing proposals as part of the design-build solicitation for the construction of the Extension to Dulles Airport/Route 772, Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. 
Due Date for Submissions: Dec. 12, 2011 
For additional Information and RFI Documents: 

I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge
$125 million project for right of way, utilities and design-build of a new
I-64 Missouri River bridge between St. Louis and St. Charles counties; Project website = Project Director Jim Gremaud at email

Route 364 Page Extension Phase 3
$100 million project for right of way, utilities and Design-Build for 8 mile roadway of the Page Avenue extension in St. Charles County; Project website = Project Director Mike Castro at email

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