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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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

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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

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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DOT Drone TV

Construction Equipment

. . 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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Dotted Line: Cultivating bid-winning relationships with public agencies

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

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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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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

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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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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.

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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DOT Releases $1.5B for 26 Infrastructure Projects

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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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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 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

EPA, DOT Toughen Trucks' Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

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

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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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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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 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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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.

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: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Construction Dive

The most effective partners possess unique skill sets, have extensive lists of contacts and stay aligned with the project's overall goals

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The Dotted Line: How to make sure a contract protects your money

Construction Dive

Contractors shouldn't hesitate to try to strike a better deal for things like change orders and retainage during contract negotiations

State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones: AASHTO

Construction Equipment

The results were published in its March survey of state DOT's use of drones

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Florida DOT plans $2.3B, 40-mile Interstate 4 'signature' corridor

Construction Dive

Each of the expansion's current six segments is in various stages of planning, but the end result will expand the area's safety, mobility and connectivity

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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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Appropriators Press DOT's Chao to Fund Transit Projects

ENR Construction

Appropriators zero in on transit capital grants, which got a 10% hike in the 2018 omnibus spending measure

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Michigan DOT awards final $1.4B stretch of I-75 to local group

Construction Dive

Using a group to design, build and finance the project will shave 10 years off the original schedule, the agency said

U.S. DOT Releases 30-Year Transportation Outlook

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Department of Transportation (DOT) outlining the trends that are likely to shape the needs of the nation''s transportation system over the next three decades. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled Beyond Traffic , a new forward-looking analysis from the U.S.

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North Carolina DOT Worker Hit & Killed by Vehicle (VIDEO)

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. . North Carolina troopers are urging drivers to slow down in work zones, the day after a DOT worker was hit and killed, working in the median of U.S. William “Grey” Bailey, 36, was an engineering technician who had been with the DOT since 2010.

State DOTs' Aerial Drone Use Is on the Rise

ENR Construction

More state transportation agencies are using aerial drones, and overall commercial use of the devices is expected to continue to climb, though not as dramatically as predicted in 2017, recent reports say

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NJ Taps Veteran to Run DOT; Obituary: Architect-Developer John Portman

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Diane Gutierrez-Scacchetti returns to state from Florida DOT role; Maverick design-builder helped restore urban cores around the world

DOT Test Program Could Widen Construction Drone Use

ENR Construction

Industry officials hope tests will lead to easing restrictions on flights beyond line of sight and over people

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Edgewater Faucets win prestigious Red Dot Award for product design

Constructor Magazine

The Edgewater collection of pull-down kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard was recognized with the Red Dot Award, an international price for excellence in design.

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State DOTs Receive $3.1B in 'Bonus' Highway Funds

ENR Construction

FHWA redistributes unused TIFIA, FAST Act grants' obligation authority

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Is it Legal for Iowa's DOT to Write Tickets?

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Peyton Atzen, a 16-year old student at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, decided to fight a speeding ticket he received from an Iowa DOT officer, citing a 70-year old Iowa Supreme Court case that said DOT officers have limited ticketing authority that does not include speeding or arrests

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US DOT Revamps, Delays FAST Act Grants

ENR Construction

The U.S. of Transportation is revising a $4.5-billion grant program for highway and other freight-related projects

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Georgia DOT Steps Up to Meet Infrastructure Challenge

ENR Construction

In multiple ways, the state transportation agency elevated its performance in 2017

The Dotted Line: How to prepare for a construction project audit

Construction Dive

Project finances might be the first thing that comes to mind when it's time for a project audit, but they only represent one element of a comprehensive review. Here's a look at the big picture

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Navy: California DOT owes $11M for bridge cleanup

Construction Dive

California Department of Transportation officials said cleanup of the landfill on Yerba Buena Island near the $6.6 billion Bay Bridge is the Navy's responsibility