Industries & Practices
Construction procurement training
Present internal client training to key organization representatives, project managers and in-house counsel relating to construction bidding and procurement laws and best practices.
Long-term care certificate of occupancy issue
On behalf of a large long-term care client, kept a large transaction on schedule, solving a complex certificate of occupancy issue for an older nursing home facility.
Phased renovation and expansion healthcare projects
Assisted private and public health care systems in negotiating and preparing design professional and construction manager at risk agreements for phased renovation and expansion projects with budgets ranging from $1 million to $15 million.
OFCC K-12 Project on State University Campus
Served as counsel for a recently consolidated school district for a $42 million K-12 OFCC (state) co-funded project on the campus of a state university, with the local share bonds sold to the USDA.
International manufacturer facility in central Ohio
Retained by an Italian-based company to provide all legal services in the construction and development of a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. One of the main aspects of the site selection involved the environmental conditions of the site and environmental permitting issues in the project’s development. In this engagement, the firm assisted with various real estate, environmental and tax matters, including the negotiation of a variety of easements. The PUCO has approved energy efficiency rebates for the company’s combined heat and power systems which will result in significant cost savings and operational benefits.
Task order construction manager at risk agreement
Prepared the requests for qualifications, requests for proposals and specialized contract documents for task order construction manager at risk arrangements for public and private entities including hospital systems and library systems.
Library system renovation and new construction projects
Prepared procurement documents and negotiated contract documents for architect agreement construction manager at risk contracts for renovation and new construction projects for multiple county library system branches. Construction values ranged from $1 to $9 million.
County jail renovation and new construction projects
Assisted with the selection of project delivery models and prepared request for qualifications, request for proposals, design professional agreements and construction contract documents for a variety of new build and renovation projects for county jails. Project delivery models included construction manager at risk, design-build and general contractor. Project values ranged from $3 to $50 million.
$1.3 billion health system construction projects
Advise and assist Indiana's largest private, not-for-profit health system with three projects that are among the largest construction projects the system has ever undertaken, with total costs expected to exceed $1.3 billion over several years. The first project involves construction of a new campus location in the downtown area. The second project involves a new facility on a university campus. The third project involves renovating 150,000 square feet of the vacated children’s hospital to create a maternity hospital. Bricker’s role is to provide the legal services specific to the construction of health care facilities, while Indiana co-counsel is expected to provide more general construction advice.
Favorable verdict on behalf of a public client
On behalf of an Ohio municipality, obtained a favorable verdict in a construction-related litigation suit that had a value of over $2.5 million. The city is also entitled to recover its attorney fees.
Water infiltration issues
Retained by a city to help identify the cause of the water infiltration issues over the natatorium area of its recreation center. Destructive testing was scheduled, and based upon the forensic report prepared by a consultant, it was determined that sections of the roof needed to be replaced. We prepared contract documents and assisted the city with the bid process for a contractor to perform the remedial work and are working with the city to schedule mediation with the design professional and original contractors.
Construction and procurement assistance
Worked with a local school district on construction and other procurement matters, providing assistance with selection of project teams, preparing professional agreements and contract documents, and working through project issues.