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A Mixed Picture in Seattle - A dip in institutional starts adds to a drop in transportation work, reducing total starts for 2012.

City Grill

David D'Hondt

Executive Vice President

AGC of Washington

D'Hondt says Washington state contractors are keeping a close eye on Washington, D.C., to gauge what the market could look like in 2013. "We've been bouncing along the bottom for a while now, but things could get better or worse depending on how Congress and President Obama handle the fiscal cliff," he says. Based on McGraw-Hill Construction data, D'Hondt says he projects that the state could see nearly a double-digit improvement—or contraction—next year, depending on the outcome of "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Firms in Focus

KPFF Consulting Engineers

01601 5th Ave.


Seattle, WA 98101

chairman: Jefferson Asher

Founded: 1960