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Signing + Sealing Roadway Construction Plans: From 2-D Wet Ink to 3-D Blockchain

Recently I was asked to opine about the legal pitfalls surrounding the signing and sealing of 3-D plans; a technology platform for construction project documents that Ohio government entities like ODOT may soon embrace. Signing documents electronically is nothing new. For more than 20 years, it has been the law in Ohio to allow “electronic” […]

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 […]