E-mail courtesy of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects E-Cards: Firms communicated their status by sending out mass e-cards to their clients and business partners. Related Links: AIA Disaster Assistance Program Temporary Facebook Page of Perkins + Will With NYC Tower Crane Secure, Plan Shifts To Recovery Many design and construction companies affected by Hurricane Sandy harnessed the powers of technology to serve their clients and remain operational in the aftermath of the storm.Investments that paid off the best were virtualization tools and cloud-based private networks, say some firms. To communicate, most firms rerouted e-mail, sent out mass e-cards (see example at
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.