Despite the toughest market in a generation, shrinking pay raises and numerous layoffs in the industry, many construction firms remain a great place to work, according to Fortune Magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For.” The list, published in Fortune’s Feb. 7 issue, is based on extensive employee surveys, analyses of company personnel policies and benefits as well as a “culture audit.” Highest ranking among industry firms is Redwood City, Calif.-based contractor DPR Construction, which ranked No. 22, moving up from No. 57 last year. Other general contractors and construction managers to make the list were Denver-based
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.