Design and construction firms were awarded nearly $36 billion in new contracts by state departments of transportation for highway and bridge projects in Fiscal Year 2001 (July 2000-June 2001 for most states). Both design and construction firms saw significant increases in the dollar value of new contract awards in the past year according to a new report from ZweigWhite, The 2001-2004 State DOT Market for Design & Construction Firms. Based on data collected from each state department of transportation, new awards to design and environmental consulting firms topped $3 billion in FY 2001, a 15 percent increase from FY 2000. New bid awards to contractors by state DOTs increased by 8.3 percent in FY 2001, surpassing $32.5 billion. The 2001-2004 State DOT Market for Design & Construction Firms contains primary and secondary research into the state DOT market. The 430-page Zweig Market Intelligence Report provides a detailed national look at the United States highway and bridge market for designers and contractors as well as a state-by-state analysis of the market with each state department of transportation. Each state DOT profile provides data on bid lettings and contract awards, key contact information, requirements for doing business, upcoming project information, a state outlook, and more.