As contractors mobilized to berm Louisiana’s shoreline to protect its wetlands from oil gushing out of a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, the nation focused on the plan’s chances for success, the disaster’s economic and environmental consequences, and the future of the region’s offshore oil industry. A computer modeling study released on June 3 suggests the oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico may extend up the Atlantic coast and into open ocean as early as this summer. Crews mobilize heavy equipment to build oil-blocking berms on Dauphin Island, Ala. var so = new FlashObject("http://natalie.feedroom.com/construction/natoneclip/Player.swf","Player", "300",
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.