PHOTO COURTESY OF J.F. White / Stephen SetteDucati The bridge replacement contracting joint venture used quick-setting concrete to speed work on 14 bridges. Related Links: List of Bridges Video of the Fast 14 weekend demolition/construction work Mass. Governor Talks About the Innovative Bridge Replacement Program In just 10 weekends last summer, a joint- venture contractor demolished and replaced 14 bridges on I-93 north of Boston. Using conventional methods, the work could have taken four years.The $98.1-million design-build project—called the "93 Fast 14"—was part of the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation's Accelerated Bridge Program. The 2010 blowout of two bridge decks, which
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.