The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the LEED regional credits as part of LEED 2009, the new version of the LEED Green Building Rating System. These LEED credits encourage specific regional environmental priorities be addressed when it comes to the design, construction and operations of buildings in different geographic locations.
An Ohio court has ruled that when a public project owner violated competitive bidding statutes, a disappointed bidder, while not entitled to lost profit on the contract, could seek recovery of bid preparation costs and attorney fees.
Background: The University of Akron issued a solicitation for four bid packages involving construction of a football stadium. Three bid packages were for stand-alone trade contracts: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and fire protection. The fourth bid was inclusive of all three individual