Related Links: Pipeline Opponents Say Project Is No Longer Economically Justifiable PSB halts Vermont Gas pipeline project along VELCO route Vermont Gas's contentious natural-gas pipeline extension to connect service areas in Chittenden and Franklin counties is temporarily on hold. The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) on July 25 ordered the utility to halt construction until it filed a soil management plan.Opponents allege construction in VELCO's transmission-line corridor could possibly release hazardous chemicals present in the soil. Pentachlorophenol (PCP), a wood preservative used to treat utility poles, has been detected near the pipeline route in a Monkton resident's well, according to
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.