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Missouri commission approves funds to complete Page extension
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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently agreed to spend $100 million to build the third and final phase of Highway 364 (Page Avenue extension) in St. Charles County. The commission approved the funding as an amendment to the state's 2012-17 transportation improvement plan. The funding includes $50 million from the county, $25 million from the Missouri Department of Transportation and $25 million from the federal government. More

Virginia takes P3 route for tunnel
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Virginia is using a public-private partnership to put another tunnel under the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. Including improvements to existing tunnels and some surface road building, the project is budgeted at $1.9 billion. More

Speedy bridge repairs in Massachusetts
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Twelve down and two to go. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is currently on track to complete the replacement of 14 structurally deficient bridges on Interstate 93 in Medford by the end of the summer. The project has drawn raves from the Federal Highway Administration for pioneering "one of the most ambitious" ways to speed up a large highway construction project on a busy stretch of road in a very short period of time. The $98 million "93 Fast 14" project is part of the Patrick administration's $3 billion accelerated bridge program to tackle the Bay State's backlog of repairs on structurally deficient bridges. More

High-Tech Facility Design & Lower Energy Usage
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Momentum teams up with to create "Facilities Corner", a free monthly webinar series for credit union executives
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Recently, Momentum, a national design-build firm and, a leading online resource for the credit union industry announced the launch of a monthly webinar series titled, "Facilities Corner." The series will provide insights, trends and best practices on topics such as branch network optimization, strategic growth planning, and interior branch design and merchandising. More

News from DBIA

DBIA hosts block party at Universal Studios' CityWalk
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DBIA will be staging the largest and most exciting party in its history on the opening evening of the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Orlando. DBIA's guests will have private access and full domain of four fabulous night spots and the sidewalk promenade of the world famous Universal CityWalk. Don't miss out on this unique and exciting event! More

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Annual conference "Early Bird" deadline approaching
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Register for the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo by Friday, Aug. 19 and save $100 on a full conference registration. Sending 10 or more to the event? Contact to learn about special group discounts. 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.

Building Intelligence By Chief
Technology is rapidly changing in the Metal Building Industry, and Chief Buildings is leading the way with Scope. BIM is one of the features which enables and encourages communication throughout your construction project. Chief’s Scope system gives you the tools that increase efficiency and accuracy from quote to construction. more

The book of the week for Aug. 16
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Next week's selection is the second edition of Construction Management JumpStart by Barbara Jackson. Written from her hands-on experience, this gives you a good overview on managing a construction project. Use the link to get your 10 percent member discount. More

Boost your IQ
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DBIA's begun a new journal, Integration Quarterly. Read a little about it - we'd like your comments and input as to what we can do to make IQ relevant to your needs and interests. The summer issue is in the mail now. 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

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

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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Aug. 12, Design-Build Contracts and Risk Management, Irvine, Calif.
Aug. 15-19, Penn State University Boot Camp. State College, Pa.
Aug. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, St. Louis
Sept. 16, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.
Sept. 19-23, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Sept. 20, Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery, Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 23, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Texas Sept. 26, Post-Award Design-Build: Managing the Design-Build Process, Seattle
Sept. 26-30, Cal Poly University Bootcamp, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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Region events
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Aug. 16, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Owners' Forum: "Getting to Net Zero" 
Aug. 18, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Hawaii Evening Mixer: Design-Build for the Future
Aug. 23, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region (with SMPS), Introduction to a New Building Process
Aug. 23, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program: Southern California 
Aug. 24-25, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, MEGAvention, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 26, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Sporting Clay Tournament
Aug. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Golf Tournament
Sept. 7, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Meeting: Public Owners Project Pipeline 
Sept. 7, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Water/Waste Water Program 
Sept. 20, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, George Mason University Student Night ESPC Presentation
Sept. 21, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 Regional Conference
Sept. 21, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Sept. 26, DBIA-New England, Golf Tournament
Sept. 27, DBIA-Northwest Region, Owners' Forum
Sept. 27, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program: Northern California

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

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

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