It may be a cliché that middle-aged engineers, saddled with a midlife crisis and perhaps a divorce, return to their youth for inspiration. But Ford Motor Co.’s Power Stroke designers did just that. They found solace in the Scorpions, the German rock band that sang “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” while Ford battled with a longtime engine supplier. The project’s code word, Scorpion, stuck as the unofficial name of Ford’s new 6.7-liter diesel in its F-Series work trucks. Slide Show Photo: Ford Motor Co. Fully dressed, Scorpion fits inside the existing footprint of the previous, 6.4-liter V-8. The new 6.7-liter
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.