The 44 projects featured in the following pages are among the largest projects that broke ground in 2009 and beyond. In total, these projects will provide over $3.5-billion in construction activity for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada over the coming years.
Top starts from the past six years, as well as an electronic version of this year�s ranking, are available on our web site at www.southwest.construction.com.
The projects are ranked by construction costs, in some cases estimated.
Arizona�s largest project start is the $500-million Coolidge Generating Station, being built by The Industrial Co. for TransCanada. Also ranking high was the $252.5-million Maricopa County Court Tower. Several Arizona Dept. of Transportation highway projects also made the list.
Nevada�s top starts include the Smith Center for Performing Arts and the Interstate 15 South, Blue Diamond Road to Tropicana Avenue, together adding $500-million in work to the hard-hit Las Vegas market. The project sizes fall sharply from there, making this year�s top starts the smallest in years.
Starts in New Mexico are topped by the multi-faceted Spaceport America project and a new hospital in Rio Rancho.
Information on many of these projects was supplied by the building teams or via a questionnaire on our web site. If you would like to participate in future surveys, please check our web site for announcements. Supplemental data was provided by the McGraw-Hill Construction Network, public records and press releases. All information is presented as up-to-date as possible at press time.?