Photo Courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Proposal would alter list of what qualifies as "waters of the U.S.," which require federal permits for construction near them. Related Links: Text of EPA-Corps of Engineers proposed rule An Environmental Protection Agency-Army Corps of Engineers proposal to redefine which bodies of water are federally regulated has stirred up a storm of criticism from construction groups that contend the new definition is far too broad.The proposed rule, released on March 25, would have a big impact on construction because it changes when firms must get a Corps Clean Water
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.