DBIA Announces 2016 National Design-Build Project, Team Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in Design-Build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in Design-Build project delivery. The 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase Design-Build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and Design-Build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. Following are the 2016 winners are (click their names for a photo, project information, team members and the challenge Design-Build project delivery addressed). Aviation Los Angeles International Airport Central Utility Plant Replacement Los … Read more

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The Salvation Army Breaks Ground on New Center of Hope Campus in North Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham recently broke ground on The Salvation Army Center of Hope in Birmingham, Alabama. Salvation Army Leadership were joined by elected officials, donors and local community partners at the construction site for formal groundbreaking ceremony, and spoke about the dramatic difference the new Center of Hope will have on the lives of thousands of individuals, as well as the community and the city. The Center of Hope will be funded by the Building Hope Capital Campaign initiative, which is a $15.1-million capital campaign. The 4.1-acre campus will have a 119,000-square-foot building complex … Read more

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New Construction Starts in June Drop 7 Percent

NEW YORK, N.Y. – New construction starts in June decreased 7 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $595.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The non-building construction sector (public works and electric utilities) fell sharply after being lifted in May by the start of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline in the upper Midwest and seven large power plant projects totaling $4.3 billion. Residential building in June edged down with reduced activity reported for both single family and multifamily housing. At the same time, nonresidential building registered moderate growth in June after sliding back … Read more

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October is Careers in Construction Month

ALACHUA, Fla. – NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative are once again declaring October as Careers in Construction Month. Throughout the month, industry and education partner locally to host events that introduce students to rewarding construction careers. So far, 15 states and the District of Columbia have filed proclamations declaring October 2016 as Careers in Construction Month. Any state resident can file a proclamation for his or her governor to sign. To simplify the process, BYF.org provides each state’s guidelines and a sample proclamation. Once filed, it can take anywhere from two weeks to over two months for the … Read more

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