Photo by Scott Judy The general contractor and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs remain at odds over when the roughly $300 million Orlando hospital project can be completed. Related Links: VA Threatens to Terminate Builder in Orlando Florida Hospital Project on Target, VA Says Illegal Workers Found Hiding at VA Construction Site Perplexed by continuing problems at a $300-million veterans hospital project in Orlando, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) told officials with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, "I want answers," as he convened a U.S. House field hearing across the street from the troubled job site
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.