Photo Courtesy of City of Philadelphia Controller's Office Puddles on Taxiway S at Philadelphia International Airport show signs of rutted asphalt. Related Links: Boston First To Use Warm-Mix Asphalt on U.S. Runway Branson, Mo., Runway Collapse Triggers Lawsuit The Philadelphia city controller is at odds with a local contractor and the city's Division of Aviation over a 2009 taxiway repaving project at the Philadelphia International Airport.During an October 2011 closeout walk-through at the airport, the controller's office determined Taxiway S, which had been repaved two years earlier, was rutting. The controller claims the contractor, A.P. Construction, Philadelphia, did not use
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.