Design Build Reminder
The following Press Release, a reminder about the Design Build Conference this weekend.
May 14, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barbara Jackson
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Leading Experts on Design-Build Present Full-Day Seminar at
Cal Poly’s University Union, Saturday, May 17
SAN LUIS OBISPO ‑ Cal Poly is hosting a design-build seminar on water and wastewater projects Saturday, May 17th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Union.
Titled “Discover the Possibilities: Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects,” the seminar is being presented by Cal Poly’s California Center for Construction Education (CCCE) and the Design-Build Institute of America. A pre-seminar networking reception will be held the evening before at the Edna Valley Winery, Friday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free to seminar participants.
Design-build is an integrated design and construction approach where engineers, architects and contractors work as a collaborative team with agency officials to deliver a project from start to finish. Design-build projects have been approximately 6 percent less costly and delivered 33 percent faster than projects delivered under the traditional low-bid approach. This is especially important for California, where public officials are faced with the burden of repairing and upgrading aging systems, complicated by an economic downturn and budget shortfalls.
Designed to educate public officials, and professional practitioners at utility agencies and in private practice, the seminar will feature many of the nation’s leading experts in the area of design-build for public projects.
For more information, please contact Barbara Jackson at (805)756-1723 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, call (805)756-6381 or visit http://www.construction.calpoly.edu/welcome/welcome_current.html.
And If You Can’t Make The Conference, Don’t Worry. The World Will End Shortly
The California State Supreme court has ruled that gay people can get married, which means the world will end shortly because, God knows, we do not want a government that believes “An individual’s sexual orientation – like a person’s race or gender – does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”
Gee, ya think?
Well, not to worry. While Rome burns – war, global warming, economic crashes, lost jobs, increasing poverty and hunger, healthcare off into the ditch, the country sinking into a morass of HUGE problems – we can now drop everything and all turn our attention to the good old fear mongering God/Gays/Guns and get busy to get the California Constitution amended so we can once again re-create a two tiered system – First Class Citizens, with full rights and responsibilities, and Second Class citizens, i.e. those Gay People who need to get to the back of the bus.
Even our own State Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee supports this division. It’s o.k. by him to be the representative of a two tier system – full rights for his straight constituents and second-class citizenship for his gay constituents. Like God intended.
Frankly, I think the States should get out of the “Holy” matrimony business altogether. Since the States have a vested interest in certain property and child welfare issues, they need to establish and have the legal right to oversee “Civil” marriage for all citizens wishing to get “married” Then the “Holy” part of “marriage” can be decided by each person according to his or her religious beliefs and each church or synagogue or mosque can set their own rules as to who they will or will not “marry.”
Then we can get on with far more pressing issues.