Georgia Legislature Passes Additional Procurement Rules

On May 3, 2018, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 899 into law, officially making it Act 389. Act 389 modifies O.C.G.A. § 13-10-4 and § 36-91-23 relating to public works bidding and contracts of state and local governments, respectively. Both …

Part I: Key Provisions of School Facility Construction & Design Contracts

The following is part one of a two part series originally published online in School Construction News on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

While there are many precautions a school facility manager may take in school construction, one of the best

County Sovereign Immunity Invokes Change-Order Ordinance

The recent case of Fulton County v. Soco Contracting Company, Inc. addresses two very interesting questions for local government attorneys.  First, can a county ordinance bolster a defense of sovereign immunity against a contractor’s claims?  Second, can a county waive …

Preparing the Next Generation of Skilled Construction Workers: AGC Workforce Development Plan

AHC Law obtained permission from AGC to publish the links to the results of The Construction Workforce Shortage Survey and the Workforce Development Plan.

In August, Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Autodesk released the results of their 2017 Construction

Cobb County Board approves $462 million GMP for new Braves stadium

bravesIn May, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium at $462.2 million. Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said that this price was “where we expected it to be,” …

Survey on the Benefits of Construction Estimating Software

This guest post is from Derek Singleton of Software Advice.

Contractors rely on a variety of methods to estimate their project costs. Some prefer to create their project estimates by hand using pen and paper while others rely on construction-specific …