Courtesy of Harvey Mudd College Known for sticking to core markets, MATT construction tried a new way to build a concrete slab. Related Links: BubbleDeck Technology Systems Main Story: Market Picture Begins to Clear for Top 400 Contractors Bubble-Filled Concrete Deck Debuts At Wisconsin Hockey Arena MATT Construction is one contractor that has not scrambled to find the next hot market. "Our strategy has always been to stay with our core competencies and core markets," says Marvin Wheat, president. "Schools, museums and non-profits that we serve have tended to retain funding for their projects."This strategy has secured the contractor some
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.