Related Links: Accusations Against Contractor on New Orleans Terminal Team Controversial Contractor Drops Out of New Orleans Airport Construction Bidding In a bid process hit by controversy, the New Orleans Aviation Board has scrapped recent proposals to build a new $546-million terminal at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport. One of the competing teams has re-formed with a different lineup for the new competition.The first round of the competition ended with two joint ventures receiving identical scores from the board review committee. The "tie-breaker round" named a joint venture of Parsons Corp. and Odebrecht USA the winner. The competing Hunt
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.