House Passes Alternative Public Works Reauthorization

The House unanimously passed Second Substitute House Bill 1506 reauthorizing the state’s alternative public works laws. These laws allow certain government agencies to use design-build, general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) and job order contracting. The bill would allow additional agencies to use design-build and GC/CM under strict supervision by a new “Project Review Committee.” The AIA/WA worked as part of a stakeholder process for nearly two years on the reauthorization to make improvements to the laws.