News Archive

State of the Construction Industry: Current Trends + What’s to Come

On September 21, our construction team welcomed clients in-person and virtually via livestream for a presentation on the current and forecasted state of the construction industry in Ohio. With more than 50 professionals from the local construction scene in attendance, our attorneys covered all the crucial topics at play in today’s building ecosystem. Don Gregory discussed […]

The Infrastructure Act: What $380K of Spending Per Page Looks Like

If you’re involved with any part of the transportation industry in the U.S., you have likely already read many news articles about the pending federal infrastructure bill. It’s currently going by several names, such as the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (or the “IIJA”). Google the IIJA […]

Government Smart Contracts: Another Opportunity Created by HB177

Currently, the Ohio House is debating HB177 [i], which will allow Ohio government at all levels to use distributed ledger technology or “blockchains.” Blockchain technology has been in the news of late, not only for its use in Bitcoin, but also due to some controversial concerns raised by privacy advocates in Europe [ii] and elsewhere […]

ODOT Changes the Rules on Prequalification

On January 8, 2021, ODOT held a hearing to notify the public of its intent to change its rules regarding contractor prequalification. Notice and copies of that rule change can be found here. Essentially, ODOT modified 5501:2-3-03 and 05 to “lower” the amount a contractor can bid on ODOT construction projects by lowering the dollar […]

Does the AIA A201 Provide Monetary Relief in the Coronavirus Emergency?

The coronavirus has affected every aspect of construction projects. Additional health and safety efforts, lower productivity, disruptions to the supply chain, and labor absenteeism/shortages are all now commonplace. Contractors are wise to track these costs and any associated extraordinary efforts to mitigate the coronavirus. While most agree that the unforeseeable impacts of the current pandemic […]