Photo by AP Wideworld Obama's signature ends a long wait for a new transportation statute. It also launches the next stage: converting funds into projects. Related Links: Transportation Bill Negotiations Head to the Wire PDF of MAP-21 Bill As a standing-room-only crowd of lawmakers, construction and transportation officials, and others in the White House's East Room looked on, President Obama on July 6 signed into law a long-overdue $104.4-billion, 27-month highway-and-transit authorization bill. Putting down the last of the 12 pens he used to sign his name, Obama said, "All right. It's done," to a round of applause from the
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.