Rhode Island: First State to Adopt IGCC

By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP In a November 17, 2009 blog post here, we commented on Rhode Island’s adoption of its Green Buildings Act, which imposed energy efficiency and sustainable design requirements on all new public projects in that state.  Now, Rhode… Read More >

DSV to Move to the Carmel City Center

By: Daniel M. Drewry DSV recently announced that we are relocating our headquarters to the Carmel City Center in January 2011 and further expanding by opening an office in downtown Indianapolis.  (http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=43598)  Although any move offers some degree of trepidation and excitement, we are… Read More >

BIM Mandate – OH to join WI and TX in requiring BIM?

By: Daniel M. Drewry Since 2008, the debate over the cost/benefits of Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) has reached a fever pitch.  What was once easier to categorize as a technology or innovation with only limited practical application outside of the large scale or institutional… Read More >

Bid Protest Statistics for 2009

By: Andrew C. Briscoe On January 25, 2010, the United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released its annual compilation of bid protest statistics for the 2009 fiscal year.  The statistics revealed that contractors filed 1,989 protests, a 20% increase from the prior fiscal year,… Read More >

Construction outlook appears strong in Evansville, Indiana

By: Andrew C. Briscoe The Evansville, Indiana area is experiencing a period of previously unseen growth in the construction sector.  Currently, four high-profile construction projects are underway, including the new municipal arena, museum expansion and renovation, North High School and Junior School campus, and… Read More >

IU Set to Move Forward with Major Building Initiative

By: Sean T. Devenney A recent announcement by Indiana University President Michael McRobbie suggests that IU intends to move forward on significant building projects at its IU Indy and Bloomington campuses in the near future.  This should come as good news for contractors and… Read More >

Illiana Expressway Passes out of House Committee

By: Joseph M. Leone, LEEP AP Senate Bill 0382, which authorizes the State to undertake the development of the Illiana Expressway, passed out of the House Roads and Transportation Committee on a 10-2 vote.  The Committee added amendments which may help overcome the Bill’s failure… Read More >