Photo by AP Wideworld/Joe Woolhead Related Links: Federal Safety Regulators To Boost Tower-Crane Checks Enforcing the New Crane Safety Rule In New York City, construction photographer Joe Woolhead's captivating shot of a sky-high crane inspection atop One World Trade Center went viral in late July. The crew works for Tim Barry (at far right), operations manager for CAN-USA Inc., an industrial ropes access firm.Working at such extreme heights is "like looking at a movie," Barry tells ENR. "You block it out in a surreal way and just get on with your work." Some news reports got it wrong by saying
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.