“Exciting and bittersweet” is how Anthony Buhl, CEO of EnergX, a contractor at the U.S. Energy Dept’s Oak Ridge nuclear waste cleanup site near Knoxville, Tenn., describes his portion of the complex’s stimulus infusion gained early this year. Oak Ridge, Tenn. Photo: Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau / Wescott Production since the 1940s has left nuclear waste stores and tainted buildings to be cleared. Photo: U.S. Energy Dept. New hire training lasted three months and is critical to executing Oak Ridge’s ARA-funded cleanup. Related Links: Stimulus: A Snapshot of Top Shovel-, Wrench- and Pencil-Ready Projects About $125 million of
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.