The waiting went on and on as anxious construction industry and state officials watched for months for glimmers of progress in Washington on a bill that they hoped would ease the recession’s tightening grip. On Feb. 17, the long wait ended as President Obama traveled to Denver and signed what he called "the most sweeping economic recovery package in our history," the $787.2-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Photo: AP/Wideworld Obama at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with its solar energy. Related Links: View ENR.com Coverage of Economic Stimulus View Complete Economic Stimulus Special Section AP/Wideworld Obama signs the
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.