Big Government Projects Picking Up But U.S. Construction Market Remains Soft

While construction is still in the doldrums, some signs of recovery are starting to shine through the wreckage.

Robert Murray, vice president of economic affairs for McGraw-Hill Construction, New York, and author of his company’s annual construction forecast, said a lift in public works construction is in line with his 2009 forecast and that public works will help to cushion the weakness that he still expects for overall construction activity.

“The public works sector in March

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