Related Links: Link to the Perez art museum webcam. Arup and the contracting team on the Jorge M. Perez Art Museum in Miami have exchanged nasty lawsuits over a disputed bolted building canopy connection, the failure of which both sides say caused heavy erected concrete canopy beams to fall in November, 2012. The accident could have badly injured or killed workers but no one was hurt. Expensive repairs were needed.The lawsuit involves Arup USA, the New York City-based unit of the big London-based engineer.At stake are damages sought by the contractors from Arup and money Arup says it is owed
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.