Compared to all construction workplace safety penalties, the number of safety-related criminal prosecutions in the industry is small. Such cases force prosecutors out of their familiar territory of thieves, drug dealers and killers into the technical and organizational complexities of the jobsite. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES / MATT CARDY GUILTY Peter Eaton (middle), the principal of engineering firm Cotswold Geotechnical, leaves court. His firm was convicted under Englands corporate homicide law. Related Links: Charges Filed Against California Construction Foreman Prosecutor's Reasons for Indicting Cotswold Geotechnical Testimony by OSHA Official Requesting Right to Seek More Prison Penalties But if the civil
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.