Total Construction Activity To Increase After a Steep Decline in 2014.
Gains in the non-residential and residential sectors are expected to offset a decline in non-building activity.
Firms in Focus | Woodward Design and Build, 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., New Orleans
President/CEO: Paul Flower
What's new: Woodward will provide design and construction services for an $11-million, 66,000-sq-ft expansion at Elmer Candy Corp.'s Ponchatoula production facility.
Christian Generes Executive Vice President
Landis Construction Co. "Major projects here in town include the New Orleans International Airport, World Trade Center, Phase 4 of the Convention Center and Charity Hospital," Generes says. "The WTC is worth $300 million, and that's going to be started probably in a year. Charity Hospital is 1 million sq ft of existing building that the city is looking for a private partner to redevelop." Meanwhile, K-12 work is ramping down; the Louisiana Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board schools were renovated or rebuilt with a billion dollars in federal funding, he says.