High Court upholds I-35W bridge contract in Minnesota Finance & Commerce Share Good news for the builders of the span that replaced the collapsed I-35W bridge - the state Supreme Court has ruled that the construction contract was valid.
The high court affirmed a couple of lower court rulings in favor of the bridge contractor, Flatiron-Manson, but declined to clarify the legal question regarding the correct standard to apply in determining if a bidder has complied with a request for proposal in a design-build best-value bidding process.More
Building design teams like cables Core77 Share Core77 contributor Michael DiTullo and a few other designers at frog had the pleasure of sitting down with some folks from Art Center College of Design (ACCD), including Karen Hofmann, the new Chair of Product Design and Lorne Buchman, newly appointed president of ACCD. DiTullo says he loves that the designers are engaging the professional design community to investigate what changes are happening at the forefront of the industry.
He believes those that read the discussion boards know design is not an academic activity, but it does require an academic foundation. He says this relationship leads to a natural disconnect between what is happening in the professional and academic worlds.More
169/494 interchange contract in Minnesota to be awarded soon Shakopee Valley News Share By mid-November, more details will likely be emerging on the construction timeline of the Highway 169/Interstate Highway 494 interchange reconstruction project in Minnesota. The project, which includes
the removal of stoplights on Highway 169 and the reconstruction of exit ramps at the intersection of the highway and I-494, received funding this spring after more than a decade of delay.More
Georgia Department of Corrections looks to lockdown energy usage Correctional News Share Work has begun on a new design-build retro-commissioning project for the Georgia Department of Corrections across the state. The $5.8 million project, under contract with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, is the second largest of 135 energy-efficiency projects being coordinated by GEFA as a result of the $63.1 million the state received through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.More
California veteran's home under construction KRCR-TV Share The Northstate's first veteran's home is in the very early stages of construction and is expected to be finished in Spring 2012. The Northern California Veteran's Home construction located on Knighton Road in Redding, started last June with funding from the California Department of Veteran's Affair and the Federal Government. Ron Weisbecker of Clark Design/Build says he hopes to lay down the foundation and get the underground
plumbing and wiring done before the rainy season begins.More
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A breath of fresh air: Natural ventilation Designbuild-network Share For many buildings, especially commercial and academic structures, which accumulate heat quickly through body heat and the low hum of dozens of personal computers, regulating temperature and indoor air
quality is vital to comfort and productivity. But this requirement has to be balanced with now-established concerns for the environment and the need to incorporate energy saving aspects into building design. More
Proposals to design and build SR 99 bored tunnel come within budget in Alaska Washington State Department of Transportation Share Gov. Chris Gregoire recently announced a significant step forward in the replacement of the seismically unsafe Alaskan Way Viaduct. Both bids submitted yesterday to design and build the SR 99 bored
tunnel were at or below the contract price limit. The submittals were from two teams of national and international tunneling firms, who spent months of design work and cost analysis to produce the extensive proposals.More
Revisions to US building codes to see dramatic changes in energy usage World Architecture News Share Local and state building code officials recently approved a package of revisions to the commercial section of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that represent the largest single-step efficiency increase in the history of the national, model energy code. The changes mean that new and renovated buildings constructed in jurisdictions that follow the 2012 IECC will use 30 percent less energy than those built to
Arizona's Cottonwood Council hears plans for Riverfront Park sewer plant Verde Independent Share The Cottonwood City Council in Arizona probably wishes it could get such a good audience for most of its regular business. But the audience seats in the Council Chambers one afternoon were filled by consultants, all hoping to snare a Cottonwood contract to build a new wastewater system. More
Jim Gray elected mayor of Lexington, Ky. Lexington Herald-Leader Share Lexington, Ky., voters turned out incumbent Mayor Jim Newberry, opting for a fresh start with millionaire Jim Gray. Gray, 57, a construction company executive who has been Lexington's vice mayor for
four years, defeated Newberry, a 54-year-old lawyer, by a solid margin.More
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