Related Links: Short-seller Takes Aim at Construction Software Maker Textura Wows Wall Street With Cloud Collaboration The argument between a promising software maker for construction firms, Textura Corp., and a short-seller, Andrew Left, has entered a contentious second phase. Retail stock analysts defended the cloud company and characterized Left's recent profanity-laced report, which accuses Textura of fraud, as a gross distortion.In addition, Textura's top managers expanded on their prepared statement calling claims by Left's firm, Citron Research, which published the report, as unfounded and false. Textura suggests Citron's accusations made in Citron's newsletter and website were designed only to drive
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.