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Doug Tessitor: Gold Line transports gold to region
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From the Rose Bowl to the Fairplex, the San Gabriel Valley in California is home to public venues and projects that create jobs and generate much-needed economic activity for the entire Los Angeles region. With the recent approval of a distinctive final design for a Gold Line bridge over the 210 Freeway, another of these job-generating projects will soon be visible to the public and will provide a new "Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley." More

City of Leominster, Mass., and Veolia Water North America win award for city's water infrastructure
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The City of Leominster, Mass., and Veolia Water North America, the world leader in water and wastewater services, have received a design-build recognition award from the Design-Build Institute of America, New England Region (DBIA). More

Tulane to build $60 million football stadium
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Tulane University believes a home-field advantage will make all the difference. The school recently announced plans to build a $60 million football stadium on campus. "After all this time, we're going back to the future," a jubilant president Scott Cowen said during the announcement. More

Sustainable design elevates UC Irvine Humanities Gateway to LEED Platinum
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The design-build team of Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Company are excited to announce that the UC Irvine Humanities Gateway building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, scoring well above the minimum requirement for that status. A signature gateway to the School of Humanities, Fentress Architects' design honors the master plan created by architect William Pereira while incorporating highly innovative and effective sustainable features. 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

Utah Orthopedics receives award for environmental sustainability efforts
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Utah Orthopedics has announced completion of its medical office building recently. The medical office is situated in Ogden and Big-D Construction built it through the design-build delivery method along with GSBS Architects. More

National Research Council expert explains fact and fallacies of building information modeling
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As site owners contract more projects using the design-build-maintain model, the use of building information modeling (BIM) software is changing, according to a construction technologies expert with the National Research Council. More

One lane of Tye River bridge to open before Christmas in Virginia
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The new U.S. 29 North bridge over the Tye River near the border of Amherst and Nelson counties in Virginia is expected to open before Christmas, well ahead of the estimated September 2012 completion date. Its design-build method allowed for the earlier completion date, said Paula Jones, a public affairs manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation. More

DART awards design-build contract for DFW Airport connection
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Recently, Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) board awarded a design-build contract to a joint venture between Kiewit, Stacy and Witbeck, Reyes and Parsons (KSWRP) for the construction of a 5.2-mile extension of the Orange Line from the future Belt Line Station to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal A. More

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New leadership for DBIA-GLR Michigan
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The Michigan Chapter of DBIA's Great Lakes Region has elected its leadership team for 2012. The new chapter president is John Raimondo, a professional engineer and director of Roncelli, Inc.; president-elect is John Tocco, an attorney and assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University; and current president, Tom Porter of Tom Porter Services LLC, will serve as immediate past president. Other members of the executive committee are Doug Guldan, Aon Risk Services; David Lick, Foster Swift law firm; Jerome Rock, Jerome Rock Law; and Lori Swanson, Michigan Department of Transportation. The board of directors consists of these seven plus: Don Garon, Barton Malow; Verne Garrard, Limbach; Angela Jeruzal, Soil and Material Engineers; Kendal Kuneman, formerly at Energy Works Michigan; Jeff Ledy, Bergmann Associates; Bryn Paajanen, Lawrence Tech; Kevin Pastoor, Aon Risk Services; Dennis Schultz, Butzel Long; Deanna Swisher, Foster Swift; and Don Webb, Berkeley Research Group.

Energy outlook
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Black & Veatch's year-end Energy Market Perspective identifies the outlook for the future. Among the trends identified were a drastic increase in renewable energy capacity and the possibility that natural gas could overtake coal for energy generation. More

Prison design changes
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Corrections departments are recognizing that women's detention facilities need to serve needs that are not included in men's. Recognizing this, two new facilities by DBIA members have been designed with the needs specific to women. One, the Naval Consolidated Brig addition to NAVFAC's Miramar, Calif., facility by Clark Construction and KMD Architects, has a women's housing unit designed specifically with those needs in mind. The other, the San Diego County Women's Detention Facility by Balfour Beatty/Barnhart, KMD Architects and HMC Architects, does this putting new principles for detention into practice.

News from DBIA

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.

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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Jan. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Sustainability and Integrated Teams
Jan. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Demands of the New Owner: A Guide to Forming Design-Build Teams that Win and Deliver – Consistently
Jan. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, award entries due

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

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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