Thursday, January 27, 2011

Design-Build Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) will hold two back-to-back conferences this spring in Kansas City, Missouri to showcase the benefits of using Design-Build on both transportation and water/wastewater projects.

Design-Build in Transportation (March 28 - 30, 2011):  "Crowded roads in poor repair, aging bridges and overpasses, and a lack of reliable public transportation are issues most Americans face everyday.  The amount of money necessary to maintain and expand our transportation systems is staggering."  Tracks will include:
  • Owners Perspective
  • Lessons Learned
  • Emerging Innovation
  • Contracts & Finance 
Design-Build for Water/Wastewater (March 30 - April 1, 2011):  "Over the next 20 years, the renovation or replacement of wastewater facilities alone will require expenditures of at least $390 billion, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates."  Tracks at the Water/Wastewater portion of the conference will include the following:
  • Legal & Finance
  • Lessons Learned
  • Design-Build How To
  • Innovation & Future Trends
Information and Registration:  Visit DBIA's website for more information about the Transportation and Water/Wastewater conferences.

Design-Build in Washington State:  In Washington State, Design-Build is authorized under chapter 39.10 RCW for public agencies obtaining approval from the Project Review Committee on projects of at least $10 million.  The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has separate design-build legislative authority under RCW 47.20.780 and RCW 47.20.785.
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