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For public construction projects the General Assembly requires cities, towns, and the state to use multi-prime contracting (separate bids on heating, plumbing, etc.) or single-prime (one bid for all construction work).
For public construction projects the General Assembly requires cities, towns, and the state to use multi-prime contracting (separate bids for heating, plumbing, etc.) or single-prime (one bid for all construction work).
Successful construction projects adhere both to deadlines and budgets. Many experts believe that the key to the success of a construction project is the process by which it is organized and managed, or the \"project-delivery method.\" Historically, state laws restricted public owners to using a project-delivery method called design-bid-build. In 2001, three more methods were added to the North Carolina General Statutes. Riecke discusses the implication to the construction industry of each method.
Griffin Todd details how his experiences working a contracting job repairing concrete sidewalks at East Carolina University reflect the racial bias in public projects. Todd and other black contractors cite a culture of racism in the construction industry which is often played out through complex contract negotiations. This prevents authorities from stepping in and taking action. Todd and others discuss how larger contractors who hire their smaller firms often target them to make up for lost costs and how the state’s university system should better monitor the big firms who are taking advantage of them.
This legislative report focused on a fiscal fallout, where the construction of new buildings is concerned, taking place with NC universities. Or at least the fallout is being felt by campus constituents paying for buildings that take into account fashion more than function. As the author suggested, paying more for less leads to less in a lot of ways for students covering the exorbitant construction prices of new campus buildings.