Although the Southwest states are lagging behind the rest of the nation in construction growth — as evidenced mainly by an uptick in year-to-year construction employment in Arizona and particularly Nevada — light is appearing on the horizon.
ENR Southwest will publish a ranked listing of the region’s Top Construction Starts in its March edition. To compile the list, we've not only referenced information from Dodge Data & Analytics, but our ongoing coverage of projects in the region. We’ve targeted projects with a valuation of at least $40 million in our research.
Our preliminary list in alphabetical order is below.
To ensure the list is as complete as possible, we invite you to submit notable regional projects not seen below — from the three-state region of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico — that broke ground last year and are valued at more than $40 million, to When suggesting a project, please indicate the name, location, construction cost, construction start date (month/year), owner and builder, as well as the project's projected finish date. Please submit the information no later than Feb. 12.

Apple Fort Churchill Solar Array Energy Facility, Fort Churchill, Nev.
Arizona State University, Freshman Residence Hall, Tempe, Ariz.
Banner Good Samaritan Emergency Dept., Phoenix
Border Security Towers, Cochise County, Ariz.
Caesar's Palace, Julius Tower, Las Vegas
Clark County Wastewater Treatment Plant, Las Vegas
Entertainment Theater At Monte Carlo, Las Vegas
I-10 and SR 303L Traffic Interchange, Goodyear, Ariz.
I-11 Boulder City Bypass (Phase 2), Boulder City, Nev.
I-215 Beltway Airport Connector, Las Vegas
Lake Mead Intake 3 Low Level Pumping Station, Boulder City, Nev.
Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
The Motley Apartments, Tempe, Ariz.
Muse Apartments, Phoenix
Ocotillo Water Reclamation Expansion, Chandler, Ariz.
Portland on the Park II, Phoenix
Red Horse 2 Wind/Solar Facility, Willcox, Ariz.
Resorts World Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Renewable Energy Generation Facility, Boulder City, Nev.
Roadway Improvement, US 491, McKinley County, N.M.
Roosevelt County Wind Ranch, between Elida and Dora, N.M.
Sandstone Solar Power Facility, Florence, Ariz.
Southeast Connector Project (Phase II), Washoe County, Nev.
State Route 439, Storey and Lyon counties, Nevada
Sun Devil Stadium Improvements, Tempe, Ariz.
Switch SUPERNAP Colocation Data Center Building 1, McCarran, Nev.
University of Arizona - Bioscience Research Laboratories, Phoenix
Valley Health System Henderson Hospital @ Union Village, Henderson, Nev.
Western Clark County 215 Bruce Woodbury Beltway Project, Las Vegas, Nev.