Photo Courtesy of PCL Construction Enterprises Inc. PCL, an early adopter of ethics compliance programs, built the USAF training facility in Colorado Springs. Photo Courtesy of PCL Construction Enterprises Inc. Granite Construction is building a $126-million spillway at Folsom Dam in Northern California for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Related Links: Univ. of Ill. Voids Design Contract After Ethics Review Terminated, Then Penalized? What Federal Agencies Can and Can't Do Widespread use of internal compliance and ethics programs by contractors is in its infancy, but many industry insiders believe that, like safety programs, they're here to stay. These programs
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.