• Design, Building Codes and Emergency Strategies All Play Important Role in Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations

    One of the elements of safe residence hall design is proper evacuation of the building. When someone enters a building, eventually they will have to exit, sometimes quickly in the case of an emergency. Building codes, emergency...

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  • Seven Trends That Will Shape Commercial Construction in 2019

    From ConstructionDive:  Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That’s a valid concern in the commercial construction world. For a competitive and fragmented industry that happens to be resistant to some of...

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  • KAI Receives Design-Build Institute of America Award for Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Project

    KAI Design & Build proudly announces that its design-build team has received a Design-Build Institute of America – Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) 2018 Honor Award in the Commercial-Office Buildings category for the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in...

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  • Design-Build to Deliver Almost Half of US Projects by 2021

    From ConstructionDive:  Design-bid-build (DBB) is the most widely used project delivery method in the United States, according to the Lean Construction Institute of America and other groups. Under this method, an owner contracts separately with a designer, who provides...

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  • 3 Intangibles to Design-Build

    From Lawrence Group:  The design-build delivery method can set the stage for a smoother running project. The designer and the constructor sit at the same table with the owner from the beginning, understanding requirements and minimizing lapses...

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  • How Owners Select Project Delivery Methods

    From ConstructionDIVE:  Long before the first shovel-full of dirt is excavated and the first screw is driven, a project’s owner must decide what project delivery method is best suited for the job. There is no shortage of...

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  • Fewer Orange Cones? New MO Law May Speed Up Projects

    From the Kansas City Star:  A new Missouri law that’s expected to save cities, school districts and other political subdivisions money on their construction projects took effect Aug. 28. Gov. Jay Nixon on July 1 signed into...

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  • New Design-Build Legislation in MO

    From PR Newswire:  For two decades, countless lawmakers, municipal and county officials, and engineering and construction professionals have worked behind the scenes to enact legislation that would allow local Missouri public agencies to use the design-build construction...

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  • Fed Owners Forum Reveals Federal Delivery Shortfalls

    The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, and the Society for American Military Engineers (SAME), which works to lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national...

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  • Design-Build Helps MO Bridge Work Exceed Expectations

    From ENR Midwest:  The Missouri Dept. of Transportation had $18 million to replace original voided concrete slab bridges at three locations on Interstate 70 in Columbia. MoDOT got the new bridges—and then some. “Design-build is an animal...

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