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2010 National Design-Build Award Winners
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This year's award-winning projects were honored Oct. 18 at the 2010 Design-Build Conference and Expo. There will be a more complete write-up in the December issue of Design-Build Dateline. More

University of Maryland to build $200 million proton cancer center
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A new $200 million cancer treatment facility is planned for the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore. The University of Maryland School of Medicine said recently it is partnering with Nevada-based Advanced Particle Therapy LLC to open the advanced radiation technology cancer treatment facility. More

Gresham, Ore., City Hall energy project sees the light - the sun
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The city was awarded $900,000 in federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funds earlier this year and the U.S. Department of Energy has approved the use of $500,000 of those funds to install a renewable energy project with a significant solar component on city property around City Hall, which includes the old building, that houses police, fire and the Gresham-Barlow School District offices. The City Council recently approved a resolution that will allow staff to go forward with the design-build process for the project as an alternative to the competitive, lowest bidding process. More

TXI ES&C announces intraCure™

TXI ES&C is proud to announce intraCure™, the practical solution to concrete shrinkage. Learn more and read about related TXI ES&C projects.

Measure J: A better way of building in Anaheim, Calif.
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Given the scandals in Bell and other Califorinia cities, the public, media and watchdogs need to keep an eye on everything government does. But cities also need to find innovative ways to save money, which is what Measure J, on the Nov. 2 ballot in Anaheim, is supposed to do, according to advocates. More

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California law clears path for toll lanes on 91 Freeway
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A new law in California is intended to clear any legal hurdles for Riverside County's project to build toll lanes on California's 91 Freeway. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that allows the Riverside County Transportation Commission to use a new way to complete major expansion on state Route 91. The project will replace the car pool lanes with two toll lanes and a general use lane in both directions from the Orange County line to Interstate 15. The project was approved for a process called "design-build" by the California Transportation Commission in the spring. More

News from DBIA

Are you maximizing your Member Benefits?
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Visit the member benefits page of DBIA to learn about all that membership has to offer!

Have you renewed your membership?
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If you need to renew and are an Individual Member, log in using the "Login" link at the upper right of any page on the DBIA website. Then go to "View Profile" and select "My Dues." If you don’t have your login information, contact the Membership Department,, or call 202-682-0110.

If you are an Industry Partner member, please contact Michelle Johnson, or 202-454-7511, to renew your membership. All DBIA membership dues are non-refundable.

American Water Summit - new environment, new directions
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Nov. 3-4, Dulles Westin Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Global Water Intelligence, in partnership with Steve Maxwell and Debra Coy, are running their first American water and investment conference in November in Washington this year. Following the sold-out conference in Paris, this event will provide an even greater opportunity to focus on the unique characteristics and opportunities in the U.S. water market with the people who will make it happen.

As a member of the Design-Build Institute of America you are warmly invited to join us – your views and perspective will be much appreciated. To encourage your attendance DBIA has negotiated a special discount for you, so save $100 by registering now. Simply type DBIA into the discount code box provided for you on the "Purchase Summary" page.
Door Engineering is excited to announce its Pre-Engineered Aviation Hangar Doors now available in our two most popular series! The T-Series, TP600, our canopy style hangar door and our H-Series, HB600, bottom rolling hangar door, are both designed to fit all aircrafts up to the Gulfstream 5. Contact Door Engineering to discuss your product or request a quote. Contact us:
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Structal lightweight stadium risers:
A winning construction solution
Thank you for taking the time to visit the STRUCTAL-Heavy Steel Construction booth at the Design-Build Conference & Expo. We are impressed by the enthusiastic response to our lightweight stadium riser. If you have any questions or would like more information on this new product, do not hesitate to contact Christian Deveau or visit our website.
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Upcoming courses
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Nov. 4-5, Post-Award Design-Build, Bethesda, Md.
Nov. 15-18, Certification Workshop, Virginia Beach, Va.
Nov. 18-19, Design-Build Sustainability, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 29, Design-Build Contract and Risk Management, Oakland, Calif.

Registration for 2011 Education Tour courses and the 2011 specialty conferences will begin later this month.

Think Green: Design-build and sustainable design
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The October issue of Design-Build Dateline is on our website. See "Building Blocks of Sustainability," about a sustainable brick factory that won a 2009 design-build award. More

Project Leads

Region events
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Oct. 26, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Owners' Forum: Design-Build Lessons Learned
Oct. 26, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Lunch Program
Oct. 27, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, October Happy Hour
Oct. 28, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, Awards Banquet
Nov. 1, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Awards submittals due
Nov. 5-6, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Strategic Planning
Nov. 10, DBIA-Northwest Region, Breakfast Program, "Transportation Success"
Nov. 16-17, DBIA-Florida Annual Conference, All Aboard with Design-Build 2010
Nov. 17, DBIA-Mid-America Region, St. Louis Chapter, Rethinking Business: Value Engineering
Nov. 17, DBIA-Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Chapter Program
Nov. 17, DBIA-Upper Midwest Region, Breakfast Program
Nov. 18, DBIA-Mid-Atlantic Region, Annual Meeting and Holiday Dinner
Nov. 24, DBIA-Western Pacific Region, Breakfast Program

Project Leads

Project leads
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RFP to solicit competitive bids and proposals for design and construction (of roads) (Manatee County, Fla.)
CDCR issues RFQ for $600 million prison hospital (Calif.)
Officials release revised Graterford RFP

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