Arthur G. Witters, among the first construction program graduates of the University of Florida, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a key figure in managing design, construction and early operation of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., died on April 16 in Orlando at age 91. The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, says Richard C. Witters, his son and president of design firm Witters & Bank, an Arlington, Va., engineering firm. Witters (center) shows model to Lt. Gen. Hubert Harmon (right), the academy’s first superintendent, and Dwight Eisenhower in 1954. WITTERS After earning his degree in 1941 and
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.