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With low oil prices still a nagging factor in the global economy, construction executives and researchers shared strategies for project delivery and business success in markets that are increasingly difficult to predict and more controlled by tightening costs.
U.K.-based design firm Atkins names industry veteran George Nash to run its North America unit, replacing exec who resigned; U. of California-Berkeley academic taught and researched for multiple decades.
In an election in which the two presidential candidates are presenting starkly different views about governing approaches, many construction groups are keeping low profiles in the top contest, focusing attention—and resources—on congressional races.
Three miles southeast of Block Island, R.I., the nation’s first offshore wind farm has emerged after months of hard work by dozens of contractors, including a small team of highly skilled commercial divers.
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.