A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee has approved a measure that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with greenhouse-gas regulations under the Clean Air Act. The bill, sponsored by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), cleared a subcommittee of his panel on March 10. In the Senate, James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has introduced a companion bill.
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.