Photo by Fitlow The team logged 1.5 million worker hours without a lost-time accident. Related Links: See all of the Best of the Best Projects 2012 Winners Headquarters Tower Gets Complete Makeover Entries for ENR's First Global Best Projects Competition Are Due Feb. 28 Gilbane Building Co. renovated more than one million sq ft of El Paso Corp.'s state-of-the-art, LEED Gold high-rise, completing work on the 32-story, 45-year-old headquarters in downtown Houston in September 2011.No exterior hoists were used on this project, resulting in $1.5 million in cost savings. Freight elevators moved all materials and crews.Asbestos abatement was conducted while
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.