Related Links: See who else has moved up, or moved on, in the AEC sector BelechakJoseph G. Belechak has been promoted to chief operating officer, a new position, at Pittsburgh-based contractor dck Worldwide LLC. Since joining last September, he has been senior vice president of strategy and operational excellence. Belechak formerly is a senior vice president of nuclear fuels at Westinghouse Electric Co. and chief operating officer at Duquesne Light. He also was president of a consulting firm, Transformation Services. dck Worldwide ranks at No. 172 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors, with $315 million in 2011
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.