A decade elapsed during the project, dispute and litigation between the city of Victorville, Calif. and Carter & Burgess/Jacobs Engineering Group. Below is a timeline of 10 critical milestones in the relationship and battle:October 2002—Victorville and Carter & Burgess enter into an agreement on the power plant project. 2003—Carter & Burgess provids initial cost projection of $22 million.August 2006—Victorville stops the project and ceases services from Carter & Burgess, after two rounds of bond offerings valued at an aggregated amount of $63 million.November 2007—Jacobs Engineering acquires Carter & Burgess for an undisclosed amount.March 2008—Carter & Burgess sues Victorville for more
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.