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
The Design-Build Conference & Expo, which will be held in Philadelphia this November 8-10, attracts over 2,000 industry professionals spanning the entire A/E/C community, including owners both new to and experienced in design-build project delivery. The conference is the only industry event that provides a platform for experienced, knowledgeable and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges and/or emerging trends. 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!
DBIA invites all members to “Increase Your Expertise – Build Your Business – Make Industry Connections” at this year’s Design-Build Conference and Expo, being held November 8th-10th at the Philadelphia Conference Center in downtown Philadelphia, PA. Owners and design-build professionals from across the nation come together to attend three days of workshops, panel discussions and keynotes by industry leaders that address real-world challenges America’s design-build teams and owners face across all sectors. To register, find lodging, and plan your conference itinerary, click here:
OP-ED by Jon O’Brien, Keystone Contractors Association – In this article published 7 March in the York Dispatch, Mr. O’Brien discusses why he believes it is time to modernize the 100 year-old Separations Act. This Multiple Prime Delivery System, which requires separate prime contractors for one public construction project in the areas of general construction, electrical, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, forces the public owner to serve as the General Contractor for a project and each of the primes to contract directly to the public owner. Citing Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper’s testimony at the Pennsylvania State Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, Mr. O’Brien explains how the Separations Act effectively precludes the use of Design-Build in Pennsylvania. Read More