Related Links: ASCE Codes-Standards Committee Application Economics Nuclear Work Provides Spark For April Construction Starts The dollar value of total construction starts through the first four months of this year is up 4% over the same period a year ago, says McGraw-Hill Construction. The April starts received a big boost from $8.5 billion for a nuclear powerplant in South Carolina. This contract follows a multibillion-dollar start for a nuclear plant in Georgia in March. Both helped to push non-building construction through the first four months of this year 25% above the same period of 2011. Non-residential building markets are a
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.