Photo courtesy of La DOTD Data cables and sensors join rebar and hand tools as elements of the construction landscape on the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Photo courtesy of Geocomp Rebar cages for columns on the M19 pier are laced with cables and sensors, which were put to early use in a load test to simulate the 1.8-million-lb lateral load of a ship collision. Related Links: How Sensors on I-10 Twin Span Bridge Reduce Unknowns When the power is activated on the new 5.4-mile-long, $803-million I-10 Twin Span Bridge outside of New Orleans in October, it will transform an icon
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.