VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 142   JANUARY 20, 2012

 

By Bruce Jervis

In public contracting, a bidder must be deemed “responsible” in order to be eligible for contract award. Bidder responsibility relates to financial resources, managerial capability and past experience. Some of these considerations can be stated clearly and measured objectively. Some cannot. Performance on prior projects is one of the more problematic factors. ... Read more.


 

By Steve Rizer

The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) recently declared that its membership base has been able to weather the economic storm of recent years. “Despite difficult economic times, [we have] managed to maintain most of [our] membership base, unlike many other trade associations,” according to CMRA. The group attributed the stability to the work it has been doing in serving construction and demolition (C&D) recyclers. ... Read more.


 

By Steve Rizer

 

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) has introduced legislation that is designed in part to promote building information modeling (BIM) and integrated design processes. His High-Performance Buildings bill (H.R. 3371) would require the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) to study and report on the use of integrated design processes and BIM for the design and construction of federal buildings. ... Read more.


 

 

 

 

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