The Keystone XL pipeline—an approximately $7-billion project that complements the original Keystone Pipeline and nearly doubles the size and capacity of the system with an extension to the Gulf Coast—has been in the planning stages since 2008. This additional energy source from our North American Free Trade Agreementneighbor should be built. One of the key objectives to securing the nation's long-term economic security is the need to expand our access to safe, secure and sustainable sources of energy. The security of the U.S. and other leading economies in the world will remain threatened as long as we continue to derive
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.