After failing in court to stop the California Dept. of Transportation from using a public-private partnership contract on the Park Presidio replacement project in San Francisco, the Professional Engineers in California Government union plans to appeal that decision as it prepares for months of political sparring over the state’s budget deficit and the role of public unions. Image: Courtesy Of Presidio Parkway.org San Francisco’s Park Presidio replacement project will be delivered under a public-private partnership, unless a professional engineers’ union successfully appeals an adverse court ruling. On Feb. 18, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne Carvill shot down PECG’s lawsuit,
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.