New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the state has selected three design-build teams to bid on a $750 million replacement for the Wadsworth Center Laboratory in Albany, New York. The public health lab project is expected to generate $2.3 billion in economic activity for the region. READ MORE
President Trump is pushing the deadline for his promised steel tariff sanctions on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico to to June 1. Trump did reach preliminary agreements with with Australia, Argentina and Brazil ahead of the Monday night deadline. U.S. trading partners are negotiating to avoid the proposed 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminum by establishing quotas that will restrain imports. South Korea will be exempt from the tariffs, according to the White House. Read More.
The government agency overseeing a $1.2- billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s far West Side bid its two-city-block-size effort as a design-build job. The winning design-build team—led by Turner Construction and Lendlease, with TVS Design as lead design partner, brought their construction professionals together with engineers TVS, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and JBP Engineering, quickly found ways to improve the structure while reducing schedule and costs. Read More.
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 this November 8-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo! The event will draw over 2,000 design-build professionals in the A/E/C community who share the common goal of achieving on-time and on-budget projects. Sessions will focus on a variety of hot topics including the Role of the Owner’s Rep, Progressive Design-Build, P3s and the roll-out of DBIA’s New Standard Form of RFQ and RFP. Register by Monday, September 25, at 11:00 p.m. Eastern to receive the Early Bird rate – a savings of up to $100 per full conference registration. Visit http://www.dbia.org/Conferences/expo/Pages/register.aspx to complete your registration today!
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