A Matter of Oversight We applaud the selection of Joe Collins as one of ENR’s 2010 “Top Newsmakers” (“Hoisting Hero Sent Clear Message to Industry When Voting for Higher Safety,” 1/12/2011) for his vote of conscience during negotiations that ultimately led to inclusion of third-party certification for crane operators in OSHA’s 2010 Crane and Derrick Standard. It was Joe’s knowledge and integrity that led to his nomination to represent the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on the negotiated rule making committee. However, as someone who was involved in the entire process, I take umbrage with ENR’s assertion that
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.