GUSTAFSON WINDMAN Arnold L. Windman, a former top executive of consulting engineer Syska & Hennessy, New York City, and an early advocate of tort and liability reform, died on June 19 in Hilton Head, S.C., of complications from a fall, says his family. He was 83. As a senior engineer, partner, president and vice chairman of the firm, Windman oversaw a number of its key design projects, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the American Hospital in Paris. He retired in 1991. A former president of the society that preceded the American Council of Engineering Companies,
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.