Related Links: Uni-Systems LLC Main Story: New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Design More Than a Box With a Lid Structural engineer Bart Riberich, travel mechanism consultant for the New Atlanta Stadium's retractable roof, is no stranger to convertible sports venues. Of the eight completed in the U.S., he has been involved with six.Riberich honed his travel-mechanism design skills while working for Minneapolis-based Uni-Systems LLC. He started there in 1994 and became president in 2006.On Jan. 1, he took on the risk by buying Uni-Systems' kinetic-architecture assets from its founder and CEO, Cyril Silberman. Riberich and his 31 employees are still in
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.