CPP Inc. The researcher-practitioner, 89, whose innovative wind tunnel at Colorado State University attracted many visitors such as artist Andy Warhol (right) in 1971, pioneered wind-resistant design techniques that are standard today. Related Links: A Career Tribute to Jack E. Cermak by Wind Engineer Ahsan Kareem Colorado State University Slide Show on the Work of Jack E. Cermak Engineer Jack E. Cermak, who was dubbed the "father of wind engineering," and was a pioneer in the study and testing of the impact of extreme wind forces on engineered structures, died in his sleep on Aug. 21 in Fort Collins, Colo.,
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.