Reforms to Ohio's public construction laws will take effect Sept. 30, but their full impact will not be apparent until the state's Department of Administrative Services creates related rules. Among other changes, the reforms will expand the permitted types of contracting methods for public authorities working on public improvement projects to include manager-at-risk, design-build and single-prime contracting. The law will also require construction manager at risk companies and design-build firms to secure surety bonds.

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