VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 117   JULY 21, 2011


A bidder on a prime contract necessarily relies on price quotations from prospective trade subcontractors. Can that bidder, if awarded the prime contract, hold those would-be subs to their prices? The financial consequences of repudiated prices can be severe. Yet no binding contract was formed prior to bid submittal.


Changes to the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this month have drawn mixed reviews. Among the organizations weighing in on the controversial moves are the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the National Association of Home Buildings (NAHB) with representatives from both organizations providing Green Building Insider extensive reactions via exclusive interviews.  NCHH's take on EPA's actions are included in this week's edition of Construction Advisor Todaywhile NAHB's response will be featured next week.


Deke Smith, executive director for the National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS) buildingSMART alliance (bSa), has provided Construction Project Controls and BIM Report an update on the development of the National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) Version 2.





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