Photo by AP/Wideworld Only charred steel and scaffolding remain after a San Francisco construction-site fire. Photo by AP/Wideworld Related Links: California Crews Scramble To Repair Busy Route After Fire Sandy Blamed for Boardwalk Fire at the New Jersey Shore A five-alarm fire at a construction site in San Francisco pulled in over 150 firefighters on March 11. The crews battled flames spewing from a 172-unit apartment complex owned by BRE Properties and successfully prevented the fire from jumping to other construction projects in the growing Mission Bay area of the city.Though, immediately afterward, the site remained too dangerous for investigators
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.