Related Links: Read a Reply to This Commentary by a Top Construction Attorney A long time ago, when I was a young project manager, I had the temerity to complain that accountants were trying to run my job. As a professional engineer, I believed my technical education and abilities counted for more than theirs should on the construction site.However, I was confident that I knew how best to manage my own project and, therefore, had the confidence to proceed accordingly.WELLSBut things change, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. Now, with the American construction industry being run by lawyers, today's
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.