Glenville elementary school in Greenwich, Conn., had been living for almost 30 years with a noisy open-plan design and a lack of natural light and fresh air, problems that put it high on the school board’s list for renovation. Greenwich, Conn. Photo: Turner Construction Elementary school solar plan was brought back to life with energy retrofit funds from ARA. Photo: Courtesy of Solyndra Cylindrical shape of solar array allows light from any direction to be captured and converted. Related Links: Stimulus: A Snapshot of Top Shovel-, Wrench- and Pencil-Ready Projects Planners also hoped to demonstrate energy conservation and efficiency by
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.