The family of Lee Strickland, a PBSJ Corp. engineering manager who was in Haiti during the Jan. 12 earthquake, has turned to the U.S. military for assistance in the recovery effort, according to a company spokeswoman. Strickland, who is transportation planning group manager for the Tampa-based firm’s Orlando business unit, had been in the Haitian capital staying at the Hotel Montana when the magnitude-7.0 quake struck. According to the company, he was set to provide technical advice on proposed development projects in Haiti at a workshop whose participants were to include top U.S. and Haitian government officials. “The decision for
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.