MARSCHALL Rear Adm. Albert R. “Mike” Marschall, third commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and an industry and government construction executive, died on Nov. 18 in Alexandria, Va. He was 87. A Naval Academy graduate, he was NAVFAC commander and chief of civil engineers from 1973 until he retired in 1977 after 36 years in the Navy. Marschall also was a vice president at George Hyman Construction Co., Washington, D.C., and a commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Building Service. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and was a national president of the Society
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.