A Knoxville, Tenn., engineering firm is investigating the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant where two workers died on April 5 after an equalization basin wall collapsed and more than 2 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Little Pigeon River. Photo: By AP Worldwide An equalization basin wall collapsed on April 5 at a wastewater treatment plant in Gatlinburg, Tenn., following heavy rainfall. Photo: By AP Worldwide Two workers employed by plant operator Veolia Water North America were crushed to death. Construction Engineering Consultants is investigating the cause of the structural failure. Gatlinburg city officials on April 8 hired Construction
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.