Solid Gray=Total Construction; Red=Residential Building; Yellow=Non-Residential Building; Dashed Gray=Non-Building


City Grill

Stephen M. Swarney

Executive Director

AIA Pennsylvania

Swarney says architects have a sense of "guarded optimism" about the Harrisburg market. The public sector is particularly promising, led by opportunities in the education, health care and government buildings sectors, he says. "In late summer and early fall, there were a lot more inquiries coming in," he says. "The people who control the purse strings are looking at projects again." By comparison, he says the private market remains uncertain, particularly as owners await new policies under the administration of incoming Gov. Tom Wolf.

Firm in Focus

Dawood Engineering

2020 Good Hope Rd., Enola, Pa.

ceo:Bony R. Dawood

Employees: 230

Founded: 1992

Big on Campus: Dawood Engineering is part of the design team for the $180-million redevelopment of student housing throughout the Millersville University campus.

Total Construction Starts Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa.
Actual Actual Actual Forecast Forecast
Total Construction 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
($ Millions)$917$736$963$1,198$1,174
Commercial and Manufacturing$233$83$141$327$351
Stores and Shopping Centers$25$13$34$25$22
Office and Bank Buildings$66$4$55$127$198
Hotels and Motels$6$3$8$44$24
Other Commercial Buildings$122$41$28$121$92
Manufacturing Buildings$14$21$15$9$15
Education Buildings$91$46$24$70$88
Health-Care Facilities$20$95$49$84$146
Other Institutional Buildings$93$28$57$90$55
Single Family$172$241$303$219$238
Total Non-building$152$206$336$323$175
Highways and Bridges$111$98$185$215$94
Other Public Works$9$22$45$28$28
Environmental Public Works$29$83$76$78$51
Electric Utilities$3$4$29$2$2

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