Photo courtesy of CB&I The massive project maintained an excellent safety record. Related Links: View the 2013 Best of the Best Projects Winners ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Safety Award: John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant CB&I and Babcock & Wilcox joined forces to build the 620-megawatt John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant, with work spanning from April 2007 to December 2012. The entire project team, including the owners, contractors and subcontractors, recorded 12.8 million man-hours on the $1.7-billion facility. More than five million linear ft of cable, 200,000 linear ft of pipe, and 66,000 cu yd of concrete were
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.