A parking-deck structure under construction partially collapsed Feb. 14 in San Antonio, injuring two construction workers at the University Health System’s University Hospital site. Related Links: Contractor Sounds Evacuation Alarm Prior to Texas Parking Deck Collapse OSHA investigators yesterday began examining the site, and UHS is in the process of hiring a engineering forensics team to help determine the cause of the accident, says Mark Webb, president of facilities development and project management for UHS. Footage from a nearby security camera caught the entire collapse as it occurred. It appeared to happen as two events, one immediately after the other,
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.