Photo by John Guzzon for ENR An operator moves a barrel through a slalom course during a competition this month in Las Vegas. Related Links: OSHA To Reopen Controversial Crane and Derrick Rules Viewpoint: OSHA Crane Rules Must Change Viewpoint: OSHA Crane Rules Have Merit Companies that test crane operators disagree with each other on the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration's proposal to push back by three years mandatory certification for these workers. Public comments closed on March 12 for the proposed delay, which OSHA floated earlier in the year after industry groups had asked the safety agency to
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.