This week, an Iowa judge approved a construction contract presented by a Chicago construction company for the building of a new maximum-security prison to be build outside of Fort Madison. The judge upheld a previous decision from the state to allow a $116.9 million contract with Walsh Construction.
Walsh Construction’s contract came under question from an Des Moines construction company, the Weitz Co., and a construction trade company, Master Builders of Iowa. The two companies accused Walsh Construction of turning in incorrect bidding forms when establishing its contract.
Officials have not said whether or not the Iowa construction companies will once again appeal the decision. Construction on the prison is currently scheduled to end in the summer of 2013.
Contact the Des Moines construction litigation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600 if you have questions about any legal matters concerning construction and construction contracts.