Construction of a new, $107-million United States District Courthouse building on a long-dormant block in rapidly redeveloping downtown Austin will soon get under way thanks to federal stimulus funds. Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act also allowed the project’s original construction timetable to be moved up. Rendering courtesy of White Construction Co. U.S. Courthouse site in downtown Austin was abandoned by Intel in 2001. White Construction Co. of Austin signed on in March 2004 as construction-manager-as-constructor for the design and preconstruction phase on the seven-story, 211,590-sq-ft structure (with one level of underground parking). “We were told at 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.