Rendering Courtesy of NBBJ Amazon's "Rufus" headquarters project commands three city blocks in downtown Seattle and features three interconnected glass-and-steel domes. Related Links: Industry Catches a Ride on Seattle's Big Tech Wave Annual IT Report for Designers and Planners Projects Lower IT Spend After five years of slow or no growth across many construction sectors, the technology industry's demand for new building stands out. While most markets are only gradually digging their way toward recovery, office starts in many regions are taking off, thanks in part to tech firms seeking more space for operations such as administration and data storage.Much
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.