Top Project Starts: Southwest Contractors' Annual Roundup of the Region's Largest Projects
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.?