Work to Resume on Water Plant

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Work will likely resume soon on the nearly completed McLean County Regional Water Plant project, two months after the bankruptcy of Evansville contractors Peyronnin Construction brought most of the work at the Calhoun site to a standstill. Bill Quisenberry, attorney for the McLean County Regional Water Commission, said when Peyronnin filed bankruptcy Jan. 9, a trustee was appointed by a …

Federal and State Transportation Programs Favoring DBEs Found Constitutional

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Introduction In 1983, in recognition of the historical impact of discrimination on the ability of racial and minority-owned businesses to contract with the government, the federal government passed a federal disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) programme which has been reauthorised as recently as 2015 in Section 1101(b) of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Pub L 114-94. The purpose of the …

Apartment Building Developers Face Shortage of Construction Workers

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Apartment building developers have a lot to worry about. So many new developments are under construction, they are likely to compete with each other and not just for residents. Developers are also competing to find construction workers to build their projects. “A very tight construction labor market is going to get even worse,” says Bill McDonald, president and chief investment …

Federal Court in Oklahoma Rules Bond Issued on Sovereign Tribal Construction Project is not a Miller Act Bond

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In May 2014 the Cherokee Nation issued a bid notice for bridge and roadway construction in Mayes County, Oklahoma (the “Project”). Funding was authorized pursuant to the Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of the Interior’s Tribal Transportation Program, 23 U.S.C. – 202, by which federal funding is offered to Native American tribal governments to pay the costs of certain transportation …

VA Taps P3 Project Structure for $460M Highway

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that the state will use a $460 million public-private partnership to add more high-occupancy toll lanes to the Alexandria-to-DC portion of Interstate 395, according to WAMU. Read the full article >>>