WOODMAN Lorrin E. Woodman, co-founder and former CEO of transportation and environmental infrastructure engineer Baxter & Woodman Inc., Crystal Lake, Ill., died on June 13 in Woodstock, Ill., of an undisclosed cause. He was 94. Woodman, who started the firm with fellow civil engineer Richard M. Baxter in 1946, retired in 1975. Baxter & Woodman, now owned by its 200 employees, ranks 352nd on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $29.2 million in 2009 revenue. MATZZIE Donald E. Matzzie, 69, a transportation engineering executive and researcher for 44 years, died on July 5 in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.,
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.