Related Links: Section-by-section summary of Sanders-McCain VA Bill Text of Sanders-McCain VA Bill A bipartisan Senate bill to revamp the Dept. of Veterans Affairs would establish a panel to review and recommend improvements in the VA's construction program. The bill, introduced on June 9, results from a deal between Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).For the construction industry, the package's key item is a 13-member commission to examine VA construction, which "has been an ongoing problem" with the department, Sanders said.The bill directs the panel to review current VA medical-facility construction projects and
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.