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General Counsel, Tom Porter, JD, DBIA released a new book on the business of construction and design-build.
DBIA launches new website
Coming soon! DBIA will have a new – and improved - website online. We'll still be at www.dbia.org, but we'll have a fresh look and better access to information. Please note: while we'll still have the same domain address, the URLs for specific pages will have changed; check any bookmarks you may have to make sure they'll still link to the new pages.
Two decades of DBIA ... The start of DBIA's federal advocacy
The federal government's use of design-build is a direct result of the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA's) first major advocacy effort. Shortly after the formation of DBIA, Jeff Beard was hired to be the inaugural Executive Director. Previously, Beard had done government affairs for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), making him the perfect person to lead DBIA's efforts to authorize federal use of design-build. An incredibly active board that included Preston Haskell of The Haskell Company, Jim Gray of Gray Construction, Kraig C. Kreikemeyer of Sverdrup Facilities, Inc., Rick Kunnath of Charles Pankow Builders Ltd. and Don Warren of Suitt Construction worked with Beard and his assistant, Lisa-Marie Castaldi, around the clock to achieve DBIA's mission.
Bill Clinton wants Congress to 'look again' at infrastructure bank
Former President Clinton recently called for Congress to revive the idea of creating a national infrastructure bank.
"I think and hope if the Congress takes up this tax reform issue, particularly on corporate tax reform, that they will look again at the infrastructure bank," Clinton said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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New York Mayor Bloomberg seeks to redo building code in Sandy's wake
The New York Times
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently proposed major changes to New York City's building code, saying Hurricane Sandy showed that both commercial and residential properties needed additional safeguards against severe weather.
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Pennsylvania Senate passes $2.5 billion transportation bill
The state Senate approved a $2.5 billion transportation-funding bill recently, aimed at repairing thousands of aging bridges and miles of roads while pumping more money into transit, setting the stage for a fight over the bill's fate in the House.
DBIA Owner Hotline
As a feature of DBIA's commitment to making access to information easy, we are introducing our Owner Hotline. The Hotline will give public agencies and private owners quick, direct access to information on design-build project delivery. See the DBIA website for details.
Balfour plans build of $31 million New University of Iowa graduate housing
National Real Estate Investor
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions LLC has agreed to design, build, finance, own and operate a $31 million new graduate student housing property at the University of Iowa here, replacing the current 1960's-era Hawkeye Court complex.
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Sustainable winery building opens at UC Davis
Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered recently at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building. This $4 million state-of-the art structure, when fully equipped, will enable the adjacent teaching and research winery, brewery and food-processing facility to operate in a self-sustainable manner through onsite capture of energy and water. It was made possible by a $3 million pledge from the late Jess Jackson and his wife, Barbara Banke, proprietor of Jackson Family Wines.
Unconventional design for West Virginia Bridge
When the West Virginia Department of Transportation set out to construct a new bridge across the Shenandoah River in the state's panhandle, it had a conventional deck truss structure in mind. But when bidders began considering alternatives, an unlikely design was deemed to be at once more visually striking and more cost effective: a long-span steel delta frame bridge.
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Falcons stadium contractor selected, pending contract
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Falcons have selected a partnership of Arizona-based Hunt Construction Group and Atlanta-based Holder Construction as general contractor to build the planned retractable-roof stadium downtown, a Falcons official confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning.
Crews begin pouring concrete for Daniel Boone Bridge expansion in Missouri
St. Louis Business-Journal
Breckenridge Material Co. has started pouring the first of an estimated 60,000 cubic yards of concrete for the 510-foot Daniel Boone Bridge expansion. Replacing the westbound lanes of the Daniel Boone Bridge, which connects St. Louis and St. Charles counties via Interstate 64/U.S. Route 40, began with a groundbreaking in January. The $111 million project is scheduled for completion in December 2015.
Federal Bureau of Prisons' first LEED Silver FCI in Aliceville, Ala.
The design of the Federal Bureau of Prison (FBOP)'s first federal correctional institution (FCI) and federal prison camp (FPC) to be certified LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council under LEED-NC version 2 is a women's medium-security facility located on a 307-acre greenfield site in Aliceville, Ala.
Event Centre unveiled in Medicine Hat, Alberta
Medicine Hat News
The proposal to build an Event Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta, is heading back to city council for a vote after a city committee endorsed a design build plan and recommended the City accept a bid by PCL Construction recently.
Mansell, a Balfour Beatty brand, to build new 23.6 million pounds hospital
Mansell, a Balfour Beatty brand, has been appointed through the Liftco Framework to undertake the design, build and fit out of a new £23.6 million hospital in Welwyn Garden City. The new QEII healthcare facility will provide a local A&E, outpatient, diagnostic and therapy services, improving healthcare provision in Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas.
2013 Federal Symposium Owner Scholarship applications due TODAY
DBIA is accepting applications for the 2013 Federal Symposium Owner Scholarship Fund. Applicants are eligible to receive complimentary registration and/or partial travel costs to the 2013 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium being held this Aug. 20-22. All applications must be completed online today.
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July 9, Design Management Fundamentals, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, St. Louis, Mo.
July 15-19, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
July 22-26, Certification Workshop, St. Paul, Minn.
July 26, Conceptual Estimating, Bethesda, Md.
Aug. 6, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 12-16, Certification Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 19, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 19, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, National Harbor, Md.
Aug. 20-22, Federal Project Delivery Symposium, National Harbor, Md.
Sept. 9-13, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 13, Design Management Fundamentals, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 16-20, Certification Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 20, BIM Execution Planning for Design-Build Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 30-October 4, Cal Poly State University Boot Camp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Nov. 4-6, 2013 Design-Build Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.
Nov.15, Design Management, Biloxi, Miss.
Nov. 18-22, Certification Workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. 22, Design Management Fundamentals, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 22, Conceptual Estimating, St. Louis, Mo.
June 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 11th Annual Golf Tournament
June 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program, IPD for Design-Build
July 10, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Kansas City Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Update
July 16, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Healthcare Projects and Lean in Design-Build
July 16, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
July 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Project Tour and Program
July 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Golf Tournament
July 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Bay Area Lunch Program
July 24, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Aug. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sept. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Golf Tournament
Sept. 9, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Transportation
Sept. 12, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter 5th Annual Nine-Hole Golf Tournament
Sept. 17, DBIA-Great Lakes Region, Annual Awards and Golf Outing
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners Only: Design-Build Transportation Forum
Sept. 17, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Transportation
Sept. 17, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Sept. 18, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Sept. 23, DBIA-Southeast Region, Golf Tournament and Evening Social
Oct. 3, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Iowa State University Networking Event and New Facility Tour
Oct. 3, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Atlanta Hot Projects
Oct. 7, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Southern California Golf Tournament
Oct. 8, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Fall Fundraiser, Golf
Oct. 10, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer
Oct. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Golf Tournament
Oct. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Lunch Program
Oct. 30, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Lunch Program, Water/Wastewater
Nov. 7, DBIA-Southeast Region, Breakfast and Panel Session, Owners' Panel/Emerging Markets
Nov. 12, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Diego Luncheon/Mixer
Nov. 19, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Monthly Program, Design-Build in Renovations and Design-Build in Energy/Utility Projects
Nov. 19, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Los Angeles Breakfast Program
Nov. 20, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program, Regional Meeting
Nov. 21, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Sacramento Evening Mixer
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-America Region, Iowa Chapter, Revised Energy Code and Project Rebates
Dec. 5, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Business Meeting: Design-Build in Education, Design-Build Awards, 2014 Elections
Dec. 5, DBIA-Southeast Region, Luncheon and Annual Project Awards Ceremony
Dec. 5, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Evening Mixer
Dec. 6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Board/Annual Membership Meeting (Bay Area)
Dec. 12, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
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