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.
Join DBIA Liberty Region’s Upstate Chapter for breakfast Thursday, April 24th at Buta Pub in Rochester. as Kris Kimmel discusses how Building Information Modeling (BIM) can help your customer. Mr. Kimmel will speak about how he has used drafting, data and coordination using advanced design tools to build better, faster, and cheaper. Learn More or to Register in advance email: email@example.com
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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: