Join DBIA Liberty’s newest chapter on Thursday, April 5th at The Chadwick in Wexford, PA for an evening of networking and celebration. The DBIA Liberty Alleghenies Chapter is hosting the event, which kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Learn more about the organization and listen to panel discussions on local design-build efforts, and receive professional credits for your participation. Hope to see you there! Upcoming Events
This year DBIA celebrates its 25th anniversary with a variety of events and programs throughout the year. Visit the anniversary website for a sample of things to come, including new design-build market research, DBIA Fellow Status program and a new video series.
Join DBIA Liberty’s Upstate NY Chapter on January 30th, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rochester for a hearty breakfast and an enlightening review of the largest D-B project in New York State to-date. Robert Allen, PE Production Manager on the Tappan Zee Replacement Bridge (renamed the “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge”) will discuss the ins and outs of all phases of this $3.9 billion Design-Build project. Allen, who has more than fifteen years of experience in design and construction project management for multiple infrastructure projects across the country, will talk about the project scope, environmental constraints, innovative design and ongoing construction efforts from the perspective of the Design-Build delivery techniques that made the project a success.DBIA Presents_ Tappan Zee Bridge
Noting that 2017 was a strong year in the construction industry, Construction Dive predicts an even stronger 2018. With construction companies reporting planned staffing increases, the government promising more funding for infrastructure projects, and large corporations investing in new construction and significant expansions of existing sites, the future looks bright. Offsite fabrication, modular construction, reliance on new technologies, and increased focus on resiliency are just a few of the issues Dodge Data & Analytics expect will impact the industry in the coming year. Read More:
Construction on the long-awaited Hudson Tunnel Project, which will keep Amtrak running safely through the Northeast Corridor’s (NEC) Hudson River rail crossing between New Jersey and New York, is anticipated to start as early as March 2018. This $13 billion project is a significant component of the projected $30 billion Gateway Program, which will ease rail congestion by increasing track, tunnel, bridge, and station capacity between Penn Station and Newark, NJ. Although the project is not yet fully funded, supporters are actively pursuing private sector support. Skanska, a member of the Joint Venture team working on these infrastructure improvements, has invested in the mammoth Design-Build effort, which is the largest single contract the company has ever held. Read More