Fixing a looming problem in the Highway Trust Fund--at least for now--President Obama has signed legislation providing a $7-billion infusion for the trust fund's highway account. The additional money, which will be transferred from the general fund, is expected to keep the account solvent through Sept. 30 or perhaps a bit longer. Related Links: After 'Fix,' Trust Fund Still Not Out of the Woods Obama signed the measure on Aug. 7, the day the Senate began a four-week recess. The House's break began on July 31. When lawmakers return after Labor Day, debate is expected to heat up over how
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.