Tudor Van Hampton Crane supplier James Lomma. Related Links: N.Y. Crane Collapse Defendant Quietly Changes Plea to Guilty Crane Owner Criminal Trial To Start in November for Fatal Collapse Probers Believe Crane Turntable Weld Had Role in Disaster Jurors Issue Second Acquittal in Deutsche Bank Fire Trial Another high-profile criminal trial linked to fatalities on a New York City construction site began Feb. 21. Prosecutors and defense attorneys offered vastly different views in a Manhattan courtroom about whether equipment rental executive James L. Lomma should be held liable for the damage caused by the collapse of one of his cranes,
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.