Architect Conflict Gets Builder Booted From NJ School Project

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Friday ruled that the state's School Development Authority rightly disqualified a construction company’s bid for an elementary school project after discovering its designated architect helped prepare bridging documents for the project while employed by the authority.

Patock Construction and SSP Architectural Group Inc. had argued that SSP employee Craig A. Slater had not been directly and substantially involved with the project and that, even if he was disqualified, the company should be permitted to substitute another architect.

But the authority...
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