Trophy Jobs Shine in a Sluggish Market

"Recent reports suggest the full year will continue to bring mixed news for construction. Multi-family construction will keep expanding and single-family homebuilding should do well in most regions. Private nonresidential spending will be very uneven and public construction spending remains threatened.” -Ken Simonson, economist, Associated General Contractors

While most industry observers are looking to the residential market for growth these days, there’s a surprising number of giant commercial, institutional and industrial projects that have either recently broken ground or are now on the drawing boards. The projects include major port and rail line expansion, factories, hospitals, downtown redevelopment projects, office towers, mixed-use projects, airports and mass transit expansion.

While a quick glance at all of the $100 m

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