HQ Construction, the Tennessee Department of Transportations new monthly newsletter, recently highlighted in its June 2015 issue an instance when a road builder discovered what appeared to be an underground storage tank (UST).  That can certainly disrupt construction, right?

HQ Construction (June 2015)
HQ Construction (June 2015)

During excavation activities of the

In anticipation of what could be an influx of wintry weather, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has made arrangements to ensure the state’s roadways stay clear. According to the Johnson City Press, TDOT has distributed more than 200,000 tons of salt and 2 million gallons of brine to stations in each of the state’s

Last week, I received an alert from Deborah Luter, TDOT’s Program Director for the Small Business Development Office (SBDP) regarding DBE participation credits.

CRO_logo_smallMany prime contractors may be unaware that subcontracting to a DBE on a TDOT contract does not necessarily mean DBE goal participation credit will be awarded. To receive credit for utilizing a

Contractor licensing is a specialized area of construction law that can have significant consequences to the parties involved.  Whether you are an out-of-state contractor bidding on an in-state public project, an electrical contractor on a commercial project, or a joint-venture partnership performing general contracting services, you need to check your state’s laws on licensing. 

For

Words matter. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Tennessee released its decision in a construction dispute between Ray Bell Construction Company and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.  Where the contractor won the first two rounds at the trial court and intermediate appellate court levels, TDOT prevailed in the final appeal.

The Dispute.  The primary issue in