Call it a sidewalk shed or bridge: pedestrian protection by any name is viewed as a Big Apple eyesore to many, including local building officials and the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Through a design competition, they are trying to improve the covers, which they say number 6,000 and add up to more than 1 million linear ft of unsightliness. Photo: Sawyer / ENR There are more than 6,000 sidewalk sheds in New York City that many consider ugly. Photo: Sawyer / ENR Competition may boost protection. On Aug. 13, the New York City Dept. of
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.