VOLUME 4   ISSUE 49   DECEMBER 18, 2015


By Bruce Jervis


Sealed bidding in the public sector demands strict adherence to the requirements of the bid solicitation. Failure to do so may result in rejection of a bid as “nonresponsive.” But not all requirements are “material.” Not all aspects of a bid solicitation relate to the bidder’s commitment and ability to perform in accordance with the terms of the contract. How does one make this distinction?  Read more...


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While the public awaits the FAA’s proposed new rules easing restrictions on using drones, the number of construction companies applying for and receiving FAA’s “333” exemptions under the current regulations continues to rise. The fact that this exemption requires the operator to have a pilot’s license demonstrates that the value from using drones is worth the trouble and cost. A closer look at the exemption applications themselves (available at the FAA website) shows the major use for the construction industry to be aerial photography for documentation, data collection (including surveying) and inspection.


In a peer-reviewed paper first presented at the 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, ConstructionPro Network’s Publisher Paul Levin provides an in-depth look at drone evolution, how they work and more than 30 current usage functions in both construction and project controls support. Read more...


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