A White House meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Obama did not produce an agreement to resolve Canada's concerns over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Buy American provisions. Photo: Office of Prime Minister Harper Obama and Canada's Harper say issue is minor in overall bilateral trade picture. Related Links: Canadian Leader to Discuss 'Buy American' Issue with Obama Obama did say the two sides are trying to find ways to ease the problem but he and Harper portrayed the issue as minor compared with what Obama termed the "robust" overall U.S.-Canadian trade picture. Canada has said
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.