Photo Courtesy of Sellar The busy site, crossed by a bus station and adjacent to a rail station, limited foundation locations. Photo Courtesy of Sellar Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the neighboring Shard, which was designed and built by the same firms. Related Links: 2014 Global Best Projects Winners The Place The firms that designed and built The Place were no strangers to each other. They had cut their teeth on the 17-story office building's 306-meter-tall neighbor, The Shard, which was named the Best Large Project of ENR's 2013 Global Best Projects contest (ENR 6/3/13 p. 51).The building-team familiarity bred
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.