Bill changes GC/CM for heavy civil projects

HB 2208 is legislation that would specifically allow changes to the current self-performance limitations and allow for part of the project to be negotiated when a project is “heavy civil” in nature. The bill changes the current 30 percent limit on negotiated work to 50%. The Capital Projects Rev...
Posted on: 02/03/2014

AGC to Legislature: Restore funding for public works construction

AGC is supporting legislation to restore funding streams to the Public Works Assistance Account which helps fund hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of local construction projects. Local governments and special purpose districts are eligible to apply to the Public Works Board (PWB) for low-int...
Posted on: 01/31/2014

New Seattle Policy has Contractors Acting Like Banks

By Tymon Berger Ashbaugh Beal In the last days of September the city of Seattle announced dramatic changes to the prompt payment terms found in the citys standard contract provisions for public construction work. The city initially appeared ready to release the proposed changes on Oct. 1 for co...
Posted on: 10/07/2013

AGC Supports Member in Court Case against Union and Trust Funds

John Ahlers Ahlers & Cressman PLLC Under Washington’s Public Works Statutes (RCW 39.08 and 60.28) general contractors who perform public works are legally required to post payment bonds and have retainage withheld.  The purpose of these laws is to protect the public entity (owner) from subco...
Posted on: 09/24/2013

Inslee's Executive Order Impacts Contractor-Selection Process

Governor Inslee recently signed an executive order “requiring consideration of lifecycle and operating costs in public-works projects.” The order requires agencies – when hiring an architect engineer GC/CM or Design Build firm for projects funded by the state’s capital budget — to consider the f...
Posted on: 09/09/2013

Sunset Forces Review of GC/CM, D-B, JOC

39.10. Thats the parlance for the states alternative public works contracting procedures reflecting the pertinent chapter in the Revised Code of Washington. But unless the Legislature reauthorizes it 39.10 goes away next year. 39.10 is set to sunset at the end of June 2013 and were it to do so...
Posted on: 10/29/2012

AGC Protests Change to Fringe Calculation on Public Projects

Labor and Industries is proposing to move forward -- outside the normal rule-making process -- with changes on how it calculates employer fringe benefit contributions on prevailing wage jobs. The move would increase payroll costs and taxes for many contractors. AGC is fighting the change. This ...
Posted on: 10/29/2012

Seattle Public Utilities - GCCM Opportunity

PW# 2012-020A Landsburg Facilities & Chlorination GC/CM Preconstruction & Construction Services. The project delivery method for the Project is General Contractor/Construction Management (GC/CM) as defined in Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 39.10.340 -.410. The GC/CM will work with SPU ...
Posted on: 09/11/2012

Seattle Public Utilities Offers Construction Opportunities Workshop

Workshop set for morning of Aug. 22 at Seattle City Hall SEATTLE — Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hosting an August 22 workshop to provide contractors with information about upcoming opportunities to do business with the department before these projects are advertised. View the flyer for thi...
Posted on: 08/21/2012