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Opportunity Corridor Section 2 Workforce & Business Development Kick-Off

Jul 6, 2016

The Great Lakes Construction Company in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be hosting a kick-off event for section 2 of the Opportunity Corridor project. The July 14 event, which is free, will take place from 5:00-7:30pm at Cleveland’s historic Karamu House, Montrie Rucker Adams of Visibility Marketing reports. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify future entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Access job/career opportunities in the construction industry.
  • Network with industry experts and professionals in the transportation sector.

All organizations exist to make people’s lives better... By way of this project, ODOT and our Design-Build partners are working together to create sustainable employment opportunities.” -Jerry Wray, Ohio Dept. of Transportation Director

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Ohio Department of Transportation Receives Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting

Jun 18, 2015

Price Builders Press Release

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Ohio Department of Transportation received The Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting for 2014 for emergency repairs to the roof of its District 4 headquarters bui!ding in Akron, OH. ODOT and Price Builders & Developers, Inc ., the general contractor on the project, were honored for innovative use of Gordian ezIQC®, a Ieading indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity construction procurement system.

Within two hours of being notified of the roof structure's failure, the contractor assembled a team of licensed engineers and contractors and began analyzing the problem . The bottom chord, or lowest Iateral support in the structure of the roof trusses, had failed. The failure meant the roof could collapse onto floors below if it was not stabilized immediately and then repIaced.

As ODOT workers were evacuated from the building's second floor, engineers and contractors determined how to temporarily shore up the bottom of the trusses. That work in part required removal of office furniture and the ceiling grid. Shoring posts and scaffolding were installed to transfer the weight of !he roof trusses to the building's structure.

Once Price Builders & Developers secured the building for use, the contractor worked wilh engineers to determine how to replace the entire roof truss system . Work to replace the roof truss system in sections began in the winter of 2014 and included a $1.4-million interior remodel, as well. The remodel allowed the building to be occupied by ODOT personnel.

The ezIQC system allowed ODOT to secure qualified, local contractors in a fast-paced manner, while following state procurement laws and revised codes. It also ensured unit prices were firm.

The annual industry award program recognizes excellent and innovative uses of Job Order Contracting (JOC). Judging for the annual awards program was conducted by project managers, contractors and consultants who are considered experts in JOC. Previous winners were judges as well.

The Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting  program was established in 2008 and is awarded annually. It recognizes excellence in using Job Order Contracting principles and practices while identifying unique and innovative ways the process can function in construction, repair and renovation work. It is sponsored by The Gordian Group. Through its founder, JOC inventor Harry H. Mellon, the company created Job Order Contractmg ezIQC, and a number of related construction-procurement systems.

Job Order Contractmg is a competitively bid procurement process that building and infrastructure owners use to save money by fast-tracking repair and alteration projects based on locally priced construction tasks and competitively awarded contracts.