The Dotted Line: Putting together the pieces of a modular project contract

Construction Dive

Until then, the dotted line is sometimes a blurred line Despite prefab's popularity, many legal aspects of the dynamic building method are still being sorted out among industry and legal experts.

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The Dotted Line: Mitigating the risks of technology

Construction Dive

It's all about the allocation of risk, legal experts explain. Humans are responsible for computing errors just as they would be for a bulldozer mishap

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Astaldi voluntarily defaults on 4 Florida DOT projects

Construction Dive

The contractor's bonding companies and the agency are working to request new bids, starting with Lane Construction and others that bid originally

Dotted Line: 4 answers to common collaboration hiccups

Construction Dive

Design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative construction processes present myriad challenges, but several experts have outlined steps contractors can take to boost teamwork across stakeholders

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$1.2B Minnesota DOT projects planned in 2019

Construction Dive

Several hundred transit-related projects will kick off this year, but another 500 valued at approximately $18 billion needed during the next 20 years likely won't find funding, an official said

DOT Drone TV

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. . American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) reports 33 state DOTs are involved in studying and testing drones for traffic and construction use, under the watchful eye of the FAA.

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The Dotted Line: Mitigating the risk of unforeseen site conditions

Construction Dive

If a contractor signs a contract stating it's responsible for all conditions before doing its due diligence on site conditions, a contract expert said, it should anticipate schedule-killing litigation

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The Dotted Line: How to effectively manage an underperforming sub

Construction Dive

One bad subcontractor can impact an entire project, so it's important to build protections into the contract and for both the general contractor and sub to know their responsibilities and options

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Dotted Line: How to conduct business in a world of discrimination and harassment claims

Construction Dive

Lawyers offer some practical advice for contractors to prevent and weather these claims, which they say for many companies are inevitable

Dotted Line: Cultivating bid-winning relationships with public agencies

Construction Dive

Effective communication and trust are keys to productive relationships with local and federal officials

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Florida DOT shortlists 3 design-build groups for $814M Tampa bridge project

Construction Dive

The agency is scheduled to select a joint venture in October to construct a new span next to the existing bridge connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg

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State DOTs test sealant that could prevent concrete cracking

Construction Dive

Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota are testing a new sealant created to mitigate the effects of the seasonal expansion and contraction of pavement

Connecticut DOT unveils 5-year, $12B infrastructure plan

Construction Dive

The capital construction program is a near $5-billion increase from the last cycle, but state lawmakers have yet to settle on a source of funding

Louisiana DOT testing precast concrete ramp

Construction Dive

The department says that using precast panels on a nearly $3 million, 1,200-foot highway entrance ramp has significantly reduced road shutdowns

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The Dotted Line: What contractors need to know about construction integrity monitoring

Construction Dive

Owners are protecting their investment by hiring a second set of eyes to watch the project, and contractors just might learn something from the experience

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EPA, DOT Toughen Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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DOT's Foxx says regulation requires 10% greater emissons and fuel-use cuts than 2015 EPA-DOT proposal

Dotted Line: How to manage the risks of delegated design

Construction Dive

Taking responsibility for even a small portion of the design can expose contractors to increased liability. Here's how to limit the risks

DOT awards $1.5B for 91 projects across 49 states and DC

Construction Dive

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program weighed a record 851 submissions based on safety, state of repair, innovation and other criteria

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EPA, DOT Toughen Trucks' Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

ENR Construction

DOT's Foxx says regulation requires 10% greater emissons and fuel-use cuts than 2015 EPA-DOT proposal

DOT Adds 4 More Drugs to Testing List

Construction Equipment

Department of Transportation issued a final rule yesterday that expands DOT's current drug testing panel to include some semi-synthetic opioids; Hydrocodon - Trade names Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, Vicoprofen and Riboxen. The U.S.

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Tennessee DOT mandates use of PlanGrid on public projects

Construction Dive

More states are bucking paper systems for digital and transparent recordkeeping and project management

New State DOT Chiefs Face Tougher Times

ENR Construction

Jack Marchbanks has been named by newly elected Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) as state transportation department director

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DOT announces $617M of FAA airport grants

Construction Dive

The funds span 45 states and four U.S. territories and go toward maintenance, repair and construction of taxiways, terminals and other airport infrastructure

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Proposed Budget Cuts $2.4 Billion from DOT

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The Budget request reflects a streamlined DOT that is focused on performing vital Federal safety oversight functions and investing in nationally and regionally significant transportation infrastructure projects," the budget document says

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Few state DOTs impacted by shutdown so far

Construction Dive

The Federal Highway Administration's recent 2019 funding commitment of $45.3 billion, however, could be reduced by new legislation from Congress

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Ransomware Hijacks Colorado DOT Computers

Construction Equipment

Wednesday morning, a variation of the SamSam ransomwear virus grabbed more than 2,000 employee computers in the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Illinois DOT needs at least $39B for transportation and infrastructure work

Construction Dive

The funding request includes up to $15 billion during the next 10 years for highway maintenance alone

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Proceed Wisely, Ninja Contractor, Because Suing Your DOT May Have Limitations

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For you Ninja contractors, it’s a good thing to fully understand your potential recovery before you spend countless months and thousands of dollars pursuing a claim against your state DOT for breach of contract, misrepresentation or other cause of action.

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AASHTO Report: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ( AASHTO) has released the results of it March survey of state DOTs use of drones.

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EPA, DOT Toughen Trucks' Fuel-Use and Emissions Standards

ENR Construction

DOT's Foxx says regulation requires 10% greater emissons and fuel-use cuts than 2015 EPA-DOT proposal

DOT Releases $1.5B for 26 Infrastructure Projects

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding on Wednesday which will be used to pay for 26 projects under the federal Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) program.

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Arizona DOT Thwarts Graffiti Artists

Construction Equipment

Spray paint used to tag the signs can make the words difficult to read at night, and cleaning and replacing the signs is a hazardous task for DOT workers. Graffiti is an ongoing threat to interstate freeway signs on Arizona overpasses. ADOT Interstate Signing Supervisor Dudley Heller developed a shield that makes it difficult for vandals to reach the sign.

U.S. DOT Awards $1.5B in 'BUILD' Infrastructure Grants

ENR Construction

Highway and bridge project dominated the list of winners, snaring more than $1 billion of total funding

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The Dotted Line: A successful project closeout 'starts at the beginning'

Construction Dive

Planning and organization go a long way in keeping punch list items to a minimum and closeout documents organized

Manufacturing Best Project: Dot Foods Greenfield Cold Storage Warehouse

ENR Construction

This $23-million warehouse brings cold storage to one of the country’s hottest places

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Iowa DOT orders demo, rebuild of part of $23M bridge

Construction Dive

Officials said the repairs that Minnowa Construction will have to pay for and make include correcting bridge piers and abutments

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DOT's Pipeline Emergency Power Expanded

Construction Equipment

Federal pipeline regulators issued a rule Tuesday to expand their agency’s power to regulate pipelines that pose an imminent threat to public safety or the environment.

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DOT Announces $677 Million in Airport Grants

Construction Equipment

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on Friday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18

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Oklahoma DOT installs railroad bridge built offsite

Construction Dive

By building the bridge offsite and then moving it into place, agency officials said they were able to complete the installation with fewer interstate closures

The Dotted Line: What contractors need to know about arbitration

Construction Dive

When it comes to contract disputes, arbitration is sometimes the answer, even if it does not mean contractors will get an inexpensive and quick resolution

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