VOLUME 4   ISSUE 38   OCTOBER 02, 2015


By Bruce Jervis


As new methods of procuring construction services have evolved in recent decades, the public bidding statutes have been slow to keep up. Now, however, most state procurement laws have been amended to accommodate multiple prime contracts, design/build agreements, construction manager at risk, and other non-traditional contracting arrangements. But the judicial case law interpreting public construction contracts was developed in the context of the traditional design-bid-build model. Read more.


Featured …


This week's blog highlights from across the industry looks at:

  • Government project overruns
  • Two new executive orders affecting federal contractors
  • Diagnosing construction defects
  • BIM workflow
  • CivilBlog covers bricks, stairs, concrete tests, pre-stressed concrete

          Read more.


As reported in a recent ENR blog in August by Tim Newcomb, the damaged front end of the TBM (tunnel boring machine) has been repaired and lowered back into the tunnel.  After assembly and testing, tunneling on the SR99 -- Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project will resume after a 20-month delay.  Read more.






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