BP is fighting battles on multiple fronts. It’s battling the oil gushing out of the well after the April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Related Links: Oil-Spill Battlefront Spreads From Gulf to Washington, D.C. Setting Oil Spill Liability Limit: Is $10 Billiion Too High? Resentment Flares Against Dutch Proposal To Mobilize Huge Dredging Fleet in Gulf It’s fighting what it claims is misinformation about the oil spill’s extent and environmental impacts. And in the latest skirmish, BP is defending itself against claims that its engineering documentation may have led to the blast
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.