Senior Vice President, New England Division/Rhode Island Business Unit Leader
Gilbane Building Co.
Rhode Island is committing “ample” resources to the blue economy, “meaning investing in the sustainable use of our abundant ocean resources as a lever for spurring economic growth and improved livelihoods,” Duvel says.
While the K-12 market is consistent, “we are seeing some increased opportunities in higher education, residential and mixed-use and industrial sectors,” he says.
Housing needs remain high in Providence. “Continued investment will help to drive new product to market with the support of private and public entities,” Duvel says. “Heading into 2023 and beyond, we anticipate that Providence will see a level of construction activity not seen in a very long time.”
Owners and designers are engaging in solving supply chain challenges during preconstruction more than ever, he says. “Together, we’re creating strategies to address price and material volatility, compress timelines and bring more efficient and sustainable outcomes into the construction process,” Duvel says.