On February 3, 2012, the Ohio State Architect’s Office published the necessary contract documents for the construction manager at risk project delivery method on Ohio public construction projects. This release comes as part of the ongoing implementation of the laws and regulations making up the Ohio Construction Reform (OCR) and will be of great interest to the Buckeye State’s construction industry.
Ohio enacted the laws creating and initiating the OCR on June 30, 2011, which has been a hot topic since. The importance of the OCR to the industry cannot easily be overstated, as it has revolutionized the project delivery methodologies available on public projects in Ohio. For the previous 134 years Ohio had permitted only the multiple-prime design-bid-build project delivery method on its public projects.
Many would say the state lagged behind as new delivery methods had long developed within the industry at-large. Those methodologies, including construction manager at risk, allow for more flexible and efficient construction in many circumstances. The construction manager at risk method involves the construction manager (CM) holding the subcontracts and assuming the risk of cost overruns.
The newly published construction manager at risk documents are available for download. You can also sign up on the OCR website to receive updates and stay informed as to developments within the OCR, such as future contract document releases.Back to news