Author Archives: Jeremy Vermilyea

Highway Administration’s interpretation of Buy America Act rejected (access required)

The Federal Highway Administration has long held that the federal government’s so-called “Buy America” requirements apply neither to steel and iron manufactured products with less than 90 percent steel or iron, nor to other “miscellaneous” manufactured products. The FHWA had ...

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You’re in a lawsuit. Now what? (access required)

Construction contracting is an adversarial process. Three principal players, multiple contractual relationships and profit motives can and often do lead to conflicts. These conflicts generally center around money, time and scope. The advent of alternative delivery methods, increased focus on ...

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Keeping up with federal labor laws (access required)

As the public has come to understand in the post-election flurry of political maneuvering, the president of the United States has (arguably) broad power to act via executive order so long as it does not violate the Constitution or statutory ...

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