The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

CIM 3-2017 Definition of Contract Amount

From the Alabama Road Builders Association:

See the attachment for CIM 3-2017 clarifying the definition of Contract
Amount.  While the specifications have addressed this for years, our
practice to document in our various records and systems has not by omitting
force account figures from consideration until the final estimate.  This
also includes the quarterly reports from the sureties requesting an update
on the work performed and the change orders approved.  

Hopefully, this clarifies the matter and will get our records consistent
with our specifications and policies. 

This went into effect this morning with changes made in CAMMS that were
released into production.  Since this is only being sent out electronically,
please distribute to your personnel. 

Thanks for your cooperation, and if you have any questions, please let me

Skip Powe, P.E.
State Construction Engineer
Alabama Department of Transportation
Construction Bureau
(334) 242-6209