The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update on the current legislation that is proposing to impact Design Build regulations in New York State. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E. NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.
Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you:
- [0:00] Intro and topic overview.
- [0:36] Kriss describes the current status of legislation since 2011 — including what agencies are permitted to utilize the Design-Build Methodology.
- [1:58] Kriss describes how this current legislation proposes to allow the expanded use of Design Build by permitting additional agencies to utilize this delivery process.
- [2:55] Kriss gives NYSSPE’s perspective and concerns about Design Build.
- [3:16] Fasano reinforces NYSSPE’s positive position on Design Build and under what circumstances NYSSPE supports Design Build.
- [3:44] Fasano mentions members emailing complaints in about Design Build projects gone bad.
- [4:07] Kriss gives specific examples of the current proposal and which of NYSSPE’s requests have been included in the legislation like QBS as well as how and when the Design-Build team members can be changed. He also mentions one safeguard that wasn’t included.
- [5:34] Kriss gives an overall assessment of the Governor’s current Design Build proposal. He speaks specifically about the design engineer communicating with the owner or the owner’s representative.
- [6:23] Fasano gives a closing summary and discusses the general legislative process and how NYSSPE approaches different pieces of legislation.
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