Photo by Robert Hernandez, courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue The five-story structure at Miami Dade College, estimated to have been 90% complete, suffered a sudden progressive collapse near midday of Oct. 10. Photo by Robert Hernandez, courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Crews with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue discovered the last buried worker five days after the building collapse. Related Links: News Blog: Fourth Body Found at Miami Garage Collapse Site Bad Design Cited in Collapse of Jacksonville, Fla., Parking Garage Building Sequence Probed at Cincinnati Casino Collapse A section of a $22.5-million parking garage project under construction near Miami collapsed without warning on
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.