AP Rep. James Oberstar, elected to 18 terms in Congress, chaired the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Related Links: Au Revoir, Mr. Oberstar (ENR blog on his 2010 farewell press conference) 11/19/2010 ENR Q&A with Oberstar on the stimulus, one year after enactment (enr.com 2/12/2010) [subscription] Former House Transportation Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar, who built a record over more than 30 years as one of the staunchest congressional advocates of highways, transit and other public works, died on May 3 in Potomac, Md. He was 79.A statement from Oberstar's family said he died in his sleep but gave no
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.