Photo AP/Wideworld Bill that Sen. Wyden's panel cleared includes construction-backed provisions. Related Links: Sen. Wyden's opening statement at bill markup House Ways and Means page on comprehensive tax reform Construction and renewable-energy companies found much to like in a Senate Finance Committee-approved tax bill that would provide a two-year extension for incentives that expired at the end of 2013. But chances are slim that the House will pass a similar measure, industry officials say.Liam Donovan, Associated Builders and Contractors director of legislative and political affairs, says, "Unless something changes, I don't see the House passing something that could be reconciled
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.