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|President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors|
Randall D. Avram, James H. Coil, Susan W. Pangborn, Chuck Rice; Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 11478 prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors and construction employers working on federally assisted construction projects from discriminating in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This marks the...
|Ohio’s Vacant (Dinosaur) Buildings are not Extinct-Incentives Available to Create Jurassic Building Parks|
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014When I think of old, vacant industrial buildings, I see opportunities vs. eyesores. Brick and block is a far better insulator than thin-skinned metal siding, and certainly adds character to the exterior appearance as well. Often, floors are 6’’ level concrete, spans (between columns)...
|Congress Passes Water Resources Bill Encouraging Public-Private Partnerships for Water Supply and Treatment Construction Projects|
Kent W. Collier, Lee C. Davis, Nkoyo-Ene Effiong; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014Water infrastructure projects across the nation may soon have access to innovative financing programs and increased public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. House Bill 3080 (2013) or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), passed the U.S. Senate on May 22 by a vote of 91 to 7....
|Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 25, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through March 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La. Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 96.0% complete, procurement is 94.6%, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 37.7% and...
|Wyden Seeks “Fresh Thinking”|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014Newly minted Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) weighed in on infrastructure spending and the highway trust fund this week in a budget hearing with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. In remarks at the hearing, Chairman Wyden said:
|Update Regarding Colorado’s 2014 Legislative Session|
Wood Smith Henning Berman LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014The most recent session of Colorado’s general Assembly began on January 8, 2014. This is a highlight of the bills that have been introduced so far which we thought would be of interest to our construction clients.
|New Iran Sanctions Legislation Would Target Mining and Construction Sectors|
Holland Hart LLP;
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 9, 20142014 may prove to be a landmark year for diplomacy with Iran. Negotiators appear to be putting the final technical touches on the framework agreement reached between Iran and the "P5+1" in November that would require Iran to take a number of steps with respect to its nuclear program, in...
|Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships for Large Infrastructure Projects|
Amber Floyd; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013In a public-private partnership arrangement, often referred to as “PPP” or “P3,” the government and private entities share the risk and responsibility for project or service delivery traditionally provided by the public sector, such as a state agency or local government.
|Recent Developments with (Extra) Development Charges|
Marc P. Kemerer; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013We have previously written on the issue of the unrelenting rise of the rate of development charges in Ontario. Recent actions by a number of municipalities, effectively tracked by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), confirm that this upward trend continues.
|Termination for Default as a Weapon|
Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
July 30, 2013, previously published on July 25, 2013There is no doubt that the government has the right, and even the responsibility, to terminate a contract completely or partially for default “if the contractor fails to (a) make delivery of the supplies or perform the services within the time specified in the contract, (b) perform any other...