The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has released a draft plan that seeks to ensure adequate U.S. freshwater supplies in light of the expected effects of climate change. The plan, released on June 2, recommends a new vulnerability index to help managers of drinking-water facilities set priorities for adapting their infrastructure to the effects of climate change. CEQ’s draft is open for comment until mid-July.
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.