Photo by Tony Illia for ENR Flaking antimicrobial coating, which was possibly misapplied, has required project rework and a delay. Related Links: New Perch Being Readied for McCarran's Air Traffic Controllers McCarran Prepped for $2.4B Terminal 3 Grand Opening The nation's second-tallest federal air-traffic control tower, under construction at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, faces at least a one-year delay after an antimicrobial coating, which may have been improperly applied, flaked off from ductwork and became airborne. Project participants are staying mum about the problem and its origin, but legal observers speculate that corrective repairs could be expensive and
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.