Mike Hill, ENR’s newest blogger, has no training in medicine or psychology but is hoping to help you get a better night’s sleep by demystifying the issues surrounding surety bonds and insurance. A surety bond broker with the Baldwin Cox Agency in North Texas, Hill has many years of industry experience. During that time, he has amassed enough knowledge to know that winter comes every year, rain often follows thunder, and that both rain and snow can make a mess of construction sites, such as the one pictured above in Virginia. Some of the questions that he will be pondering
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.