Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the latest version of their set of standard contract documents, covering a wide range of agreements necessary to construction. It includes the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (AIA A201), which governs the relationship between owner and contractor, and is incorporated into its architect agreement. AGC did not endorse this contract.
A new report from 24/7 Wall St. ranks each state's infrastructure from best to worst using criteria such as roads, bridges, dams and highway spending. Kristina Swallow, American Society of Civil Engineers president, says the nation's poor infrastructure is detrimental to the American economy, quality of life and even safety.
Pearland, Texas, and Brazoria County have partnered to design and build frontage roads as part of an upgrade of Texas State Highway 288. The project is estimated to cost $9.9 million, and construction will start in 2019.
The Alabama State Port Authority is in the midst of or on the cusp of a number of projects that could increase its economic contribution to the state, which currently stands at $22.4 billion. Projects include the third phase of the port's container terminal expansion and a $60 million automobile terminal.
The American Society of Civil Engineers named the Allegan riverfront redevelopment project as the 2017 Quality of Life Project of the Year for Michigan. The final phase of the effort, the Perrigo Riverfront Plaza, has started and will include a picnic area, splash pad and a large fire pit.
West Virginia Parkways Authority General Manager Gregg Barr says around 6,000 drivers signed up for E-ZPass accounts in July, wanting to take advantage of a $24 three-year, single-fee discount program. The program goes into effect Sept. 15, and the enrollment rate is above normal.
The Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority has canceled a hearing regarding a proposed 25-cent toll increase on the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, saying it expects to study the idea more. The authority said it will restart the process in 2019.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel gave around 200 people a close look at its progress on Aug. 3. The tour included a review of the tunnel's history and a discussion of construction details.
Sixteen highways in Malaysia have been identified for the installation of radio frequency identification units for toll collection. The pilot phase will begin in September, and full implementation is slated for 2019.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is withholding payments of approximately $1 million from toll collection operator Cubic Transportation Systems, citing contract-delivery failures. The vendor has failed to send invoices in a timely manner for around 8 million transactions, the department reports.