Mountain States Specialty Contractors Looking Ahead to Better Times
Despite forecasts for modest gains in construction activity and employment in Utah and Colorado next year, the region's top specialty contractors remain only "cautiously optimistic." They are hoping for the best and doing what they can to prepare for whatever lies ahead while they deal with lower margins and less work.
Six Companies to Watch
With many industry economists predicting slow but steady improvement for construction this year and next, firms may see more work coming their way. But as stimulus funding runs out and the industry faces uncertain infrastructure funding from Congress and overburdened state governments, few contractors and designers can rest easy.
Solving the Human Equation
The first two projects to be built under the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are under construction, with one project slated for completion in the fall and the other about halfway done.
Top Mountain States Projects of 2010
Welcome to ENR Mountain States’s annual ranking of the Mountain States’ and Plains’ regions biggest projects completed in this calendar year, plus a list of new projects that have broken or will break ground in 2010.
Colorado Owner of the Year
Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health-care provider, has contributed significantly to the health and well-being of Colorado’s residents and the economic vitality of the state in managing 12 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, numerous medical clinics, hospices and home-care services.
Top Mountain States Building Contractors
This issue of ENR Mountain States contains our annual ranking of the region?s largest building (vertical work only) contractors, called Top Mountain States CM/GC Firms.
2010 Forecast: A Tough Year Ahead
After three years of declines, the construction market may be eyeing a rebound in 2010 thanks to a much-improved residential market, but for designers and contractors in other building sectors, it could be too soon to celebrate.
Intermountain Best of 2009
The annual Best of is a competition to determine the best projects completed by firms in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Firms involved in any aspect of the project could submit entries, and there is no charge for submissions.