NATIONAL UTILITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
Contract Documents & Specifications Committee
Monday May 18, 2009
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Present for all or part of the meeting were:
Members: Virginia DiCristofaro, Casey Dillon, Glenn Ely, Florentino Gregorio, Chad Reed,
Guests: Steven Boyce, Robert Kalbach, Kevin Lange, Ron Nash, Tony Raposo, Mark Reisinger,
Travis Riley, Andy Wolf.
NUCA Staff: Kay Belisle
I. Call to Order and Introductions
The meeting was called to order.
II. Approval of Minutes
The March 2009 committee minutes were approved.
III. NUCA Contracts Risk Management Manual
Charles Surasky gave a brief description of the 1st 3 chapters. We informed the group the
manual is available to NUCA Members on the website. We discussed the possibilities on a
subject matter for future chapters, cost escalations, change orders, schedules in contracts (who
owns the float), and damage for delay. Charles will determine which he will work on next.
IV. Standard Specifications Task Force Report/Update
Jason Morgan of Utility Contractors Magazine is in the process of writing an article comparing
the AIA, AGC & the EJCDC contract documents specifications. James Giannelli is planning to
attend the next EJCDC meeting which will be held in DC on June 12th & 13th, in hopes of further
building a relationship with the engineering community. We believe that the engineer our
starting to listen to our concerns and that we may be able to influent the language in the next
V. New/Old Business
We discussed the fact that the bulletin board is not being used and ways to change it to be more
V. Next Meeting Date
The next meeting is September 23-25, 2009 Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada. (Passport Needed)
A motion to adjourn was seconded and approved.