Founded in 1964-National Building News was founded in 1964 by a manufacturer who wanted to “beat the competition” by reaching the architect/engineer before they started “plans and specs.”
He soon found he could do even better if he reached the owner while the project was a mere “twinkle in his eye.” That way he found he could become owner-preferred for all his buildings, whether new or existing.
It wasn’t long before he realized architects themselves, as well as their consultants and contractors wanted to reach the owner at this early pre-design stage. Not only to avoid the expensive bidding process but to get involved in the renovation of his existing buildings, which in many cases proved to be an even bigger opportunity.
What is Design Opportunities?
As the name implies, we are a lead service for designers and consultants needed for all types of new and renovation building projects.
What information does Design Opportunities provide?
RFP on 1st Day of Issue-For designers, consultants & contractors who need RFP details on first day of issue.
(3) Stages of Development-"DO" is published in PDF format, Tuesday-Friday each week. Under the heading STATUS it includes projects in (3) Stages of Development:
(1) Pre-Design-projects prior to an RFP being issued.
(2) RFP Currently Available
(3) Under Design-an architect has been selected.
Color Coded for Speed Reading-To save time, the project status is color coded.
Status (1) is Green
Status (2) is Red
Status (3) is Blue
Data Included-Data includes the project city, state, value, title, owner, contact, email, phone, fax, address and a "live" link to the RFP document. Projects UNDER DESIGN also include the architect contact information. (see examples below)
Example of Stage (1) Report
NEW YORK, Saratoga County, Glens Falls
New: YEAR ROUND FARMERS MARKET ON SOUTH STREET
stories: 1-2, sq. ft.: N/A......$1,000,000 (est.)
OWNER: City of Glens Falls, c/o Deborah Vaughn
518 761-3817 Fax 518 792-1198
42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
NBN Ref#: 1809403-P-1
STATUS: Pre-Design-The city expects to issue an RFQ for an architect Fall 2018.
What information does Design Opportunities provide? (cont'd)
Example of Stage (2) Report
TENNESSEE, Davidson County, Nashville
New: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM
stories: 1-2, sq. ft.: 500,000......$190,000,000
OWNER: Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, c/o Terri Troup
615 862-6669 Fax 615 862-6179
P.O. Box 196300, Nashville, TN 37219
NBN Ref#: 1803349-P-1
STATUS: RFP currently available- RFP(#1033670,3) due 3/30/2018.
Example of Stage (3) Report
HAWAII, Honolulu County, Kaneohe
New: HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL PATIENT FACILITY
& LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
stories: 1-2, sq. ft.: N/A......$140,000,000
OWNER: Hawaii State Hospital, Procurement,
c/o Anthony Fraiola
45-710 Kea’ahala Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744
STATUS: Under Design
ARCH: Group 70 International Inc.
808 523-5866 Fax 808 523-5874
925 Bethel Street, 5th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
DESIGN/BUILD: Hensel Phelps, c/o Andrew Low
841 Bishop Street, Suite 2001, Honolulu, HI 96813
NBN Ref#: 1705183-A-1
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