Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Training on New GC/CM Law in Washington State

In 2010, the Washington State Legislature approve Senate Bill 6401, which permits a General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) to select the electrical and/or mechanical subcontractors in a manner very similar to how the GC/CM is selected by the public agency (based on qualifications, certain bid prices, and a negotiated maximum allowable subcontract cost). 

The benefit to the public agency is that these key trades can be brought on board very early in the design process, bringing their preconstruction services expertise and helping to reduce the risk for future claims on the project.

The AGC Education Foundation and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington are sponsoring a four hour training session on the implementation of this new law.

When:  November 17, 2010 (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Where:  Seattle, Washington (AGC Building - Conference Center, 1200 Westlake Avenue North)

  • $50 per person for non-members
  • $25 per person for MCAWW and AGC of WA members
More Information and Registration:  Click here

Additional Resources:  I have developed a summary outline of the new legislation, which is now codified in RCW 39.10.385.

Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog (© 2010 by Michael E. Purdy) 

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