Tag: GAO


GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Expedited Border Wall Contracts

June 22, 2021

Via: ENR

In a rush to build more than 450 miles of barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expedited construction using a contracting approach that boosted the risk of higher project costs, […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

12 contractors shortlisted for $5B of border wall contracts

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In addition to winning a spot on this latest prequalified bidders list, Fisher Sand & Gravel also scored another victory this month in regard to protests it filed against previous Army Corps border wall contract awards, according to the Washington […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Critics blame NYC’s scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

August 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While insurance costs have increased during the life of the project, there are other factors at play that would account for the $10 billion of extra costs the tunnel budget has accumulated since it was first discussed in the 1990s. […]