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UE $80 Million Campaign

By: Andrew C. Briscoe The University of Evansville recently announced the successful conclusion of its U•Envision 2010 fundraising campaign.  The campaign was launched in September 2007 with the goal of raising $80 million and the purpose of creating a stand-alone Schroeder Family School of… Read More >

Final Rule Issued for PLAs on Federally-Funded Projects

By: Christopher S. Drewry Although the federal government has previously prohibited the requirement that project labor agreements (“PLAs”) be used on federally-funded projects (see Executive Order 13202, signed by President Bush), on February 6, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13502 (“E.O.”), revoking the… 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 >