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The 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual – Bidding as Usual

By on May 16, 2016 |

When I learned Chapter 6 in the Office of State Engineer’s Manual for the Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements Part II went from 20 pages in the 2011 edition to 17 pages in the 2015 edition, I expected to see significant changes between the two editions. However, the changes are only skin deep,… Read more

OSHA electronic injury reporting rule incoming

By on May 12, 2016 |

Construction Dive has an interesting article up this morning regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rule regarding the electronic transmission of injury and illness data for all construction industry employees with 20 employees or more.  The rule goes into effect on August 10, 2016, and the data reported will be made available to… Read more

Liquidated Damages Under the 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual

By on May 11, 2016 |

How many of you have had projects where there are quite a few smaller change order requests but the architect wants to wait until the end of the project to write one big change order to cover everything at once? (Yeah, we all know it is not supposed to be done that way, but it… Read more

The 2015 South Carolina OSE Manual: More Paperwork Required to Tear it Down

By on May 9, 2016 |

The State Engineer has to approve the demolition of any state-owned building or other improvement to real property. In 2011, the OSE Manual required the agency to provide four pieces of information when the agency requests approval for demolition. In the 2015 OSE Manual update, the necessary information has doubled. Previously the agency had to… Read more

The South Carolina OSE Manual – an Introduction to the 2015 Edition

By on May 5, 2016 |

This post is the first in a series of posts by Elmore Goldsmith attorney Leslie Sullivan, which will examine recent changes to the 2015 edition of the South Carolina Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements.  The manual can be found in its entirety here. I started my career as an on-site manager for… Read more

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