A 32-year veteran of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., one of the industry�s oldest and most prestigious firms, Hawksworth was named CEO in January, 2008, succeeding Thomas J. O�Neill. ENR business editors Debra K. Rubin and Richard Korman sat down recently with Hawksworth in PB�s Manhattan headquarters and talked about how the engineer and program manager is reorganizing and restrategizing. Among the topics covered: a recent merger deal PB seriously considered; the company�s push for improved marketing; the ramifications of the financial crisis and the legacy of the Big Dig. Keith J. Hawksworth Related Links: Video: Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Future O'Neill Sheds CEO
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.