Photo courtesy of AP Worldwide Some in the construction industry are waiting for more information on Romney's plans. Related Links: GOP Platform Romney Energy Plan Would Ramp Up Domestic Production News Analysis: A Mitt Romney administration would knock down regulatory hurdles that get in the way of contractors and depart from President Obama's policies on labor and taxes. But how much a Romney administration would cut transportation and water infrastructure spending remains something of an open question, several sources say."I don't think anybody knows. The truth of the matter is, there is not a specific plank in either candidate's platform"
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.