Artwork by Eddy Rojas Related Links: Imagining Construction's Future President Rodriguez stood at her podium in the East Room of the White House. To her left, my friend and mentor, Julian Lewis, stood awaiting his reception of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His seventy-year-old face showed the creases of countless days and nights of hard work and dedication, and his composure revealed his equanimity even in the face of such an honor.“When Julian Lewis introduced Semi-Autonomous Manufacturing Robots to electrical construction 40 years ago,” said President Rodriguez, her resonant voice filling the room, “he transformed the construction site forever. SAMBots
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.