Publications for David M. Lick
In the recent decade, governments have begun to utilize a public-private partnership (P3) which by its definition usually requires a design-build methodology of delivery. The design-build concept places the designer and contractor on one team in answer to the government’s request.
Design-build methodology minimizes change orders and cost overruns. When the design-build methodology is coupled with the private sector’s obligation to finance, operate, and maintain the structure, the issues of risk related to best-value procurement and optimum building durability are obtained. When design-build is coupled with private sector obligation to finance, operate, and maintain the project, it is usually described as a public private partnership (P3).
Michigan has joined the growing number of states that have enacted the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. The RUAA includes many important provisions that are intended to improve the efficiencies, and lower the costs, of arbitration. Read about the updates.
For decades, Michigan law has prohibited construction contract language that made one party indemnify or be responsible for another party’s sole negligence. The legislature recently amended this statute.
Any individual or business with a potential claim for damages against the state or a state agency must pay careful attention to the deadline for filing claims or notices of intent.
Municipalities should note a new law just passed that might provide for a workable, creative option to help get funding for public projects.
On December 1, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule establishing Clean Water Act technology-based Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to software capable of creating "live" virtual three-dimensional, "intelligent" parametric models.
Municipalities have been permitted by statute for many years to purchase real and personal property through installment purchase agreements (“IPAs”).