As a construction attorney, I have been on both the sending side and receiving side of a request for a time extension. In the construction world of competitive bidding, however, the request for an extension can create problems. Today’s post illustrates one of those problems.
Continue Reading Formal and Informal Bid Extensions on a Construction Project

I received an email last week from Kent Starwalt of the Tennessee Road Builders Association about the applicability of E-Verify, which varies by jurisdiction, and the recent changes to the law in Tennessee. Today’s post reviews those changes and reminds you to check your particular state’s law on the issue…
Continue Reading Tennessee Adopts E-Verify in Stages and with Safe Harbor Changes

A recent ENR headline caught my attention: “Structural Engineers Learn Lessons From Failures Through Digital Databases.” The article by Nadine Post discussed a new digital database—similar to YouTube, SharePoint and Wikipedia—being developed by structural engineers to “harness knowledge” to avoid future loses.  

As noted in Post’s article, “[w]ith global engineering research, knowledge and failure

Last month, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) suspended all current bridge construction projects by Britton Bridge, LLC and related companies until they performed an independent review of their safety procedures.  This action came as a result of a second on-the-job fatality of a worker at the Henley Bridge project in Knoxville, TN, since January 2011.