KAMINETZKY Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering and founding partner and 30-year president of New York City engineer Feld, Kaminetzky and Cohen (FKC), died on July 17 after a long illness. He was 83. Widely known for his expertise in structural failures, he authored “Design and Construction Failures—Lessons From Forensic Investigations,” published in 1992 by The McGraw-Hill Cos., the parent of ENR. Kaminetzky also was structural engineer on such New York City landmarks as the Guggenheim Museum and the North River water pollution-control plant, both in Manhattan, and an adjunct professor at City University of New York’s graduate engineering
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.