Photo by Keith Meehan Idaho engineer performed the cable rig design to enable aerialist Nik Wallenda to cross a Grand Canyon gorge last summer. Related Links: 2014 ENR Top 500 Design Firms Overview: A Recovery in Need of Speed Industry Aids First-Ever Wallenda High-Wire Walk at Niagara Falls Daredevil aerialist Nik Wallenda safely crossed 1,250 ft above a Grand Canyon gorge last June, thanks to the cable-rigging design prowess of POWER Engineers Inc. But the Hailey, Idaho, power-sector engineer also did some high flying of its own in 2013.With core work in transmission and delivery and acquisitions boosting diversification, POWER's
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.