Each year, ENR Southwest ranks the largest projects to start construction during the previous year in the states of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

As ENR Southwest correspondent David Brown recently reported, large manufacturing projects have become a driving force in the region, with new contract announcements a regular occurrence the last several years. Those include Intel’s $20-billion Fab 52 and 62 semiconductor plants, scheduled to open in Chandler, Ariz., in 2024, and the $12-billion TSMC semiconductor factory in north Phoenix, also anticipated for 2024.

And while those projects are now closer to completion, the manufacturing sector is still generating additional new "starts," as represented in the preliminary "preview" version of the yet-to-be finalized Southwest Top Starts ranking.

ENR Southwest uses a variety of sources, including information from Dodge Data & Analytics, as well as news reports from Engineering News-Record and other media publications. If your firm started construction on a major project of $100 million or more during 2022, it's not too late to let us know so we can possibly add it to this year's Top Starts ranking. To do this, simply email me, Scott Judy, at judys@enr.com.

  • $1.3B Gemini Solar Project, Las Vegas, Nev. — Kiewit Power Constructors
  • $800M Facebook Data Center Bldgs. 7 and 8, Los Lunas, N.M. — Fortis Construction; Facebook / Meta
  • $600M Linde Industrial Gas Plant, Phoenix — Linde plc (contractor and owner)
  • $550M Intel Manufacturing Facility Interior Upgrades — GCON Inc.; Intel Corp.
  • $505 Switch SuperNap Data Center Tahoe Reno, Phase 2 — c/o Owner Switch Supernap
  • $420 Dream Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas — McCarthy Building Cos.; Dream Hotel Group
  • $460M Park 303 Phase 2, Glendale, Ariz. — Layton Construction Co.; Lincoln Property Co.
  • $400M Novva Data Center Complex, North Las Vegas, Nev. — Owner Novva Inc.
  • $345M 601 N. Central Ave. Mixed-Use Building, Phoenix — Layton Construction Co.; LG Development Group
  • $331M Interstate 17/Anthem Way Interchange, Phoenix — Kiewit-Fann JV; Arizona DOT
  • $300M Durango Station Hotel/Casino, Phase 1, Las Vegas — W.A. Richardson Builders; Station Casinos Inc.
  • $300M Kohler Manufacturing Facility, Casa Grande, Ariz. — M.A. Mortenson Co.; Kohler Manufacturing
  • $250M Cameron Solar Generation Plant, Cameron, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Project Development Dept.
  • $237M North Water Treatment Plant Facility Upgrades and Reconstruction, Gilbert, Ariz. — Sundt/PCL Construction Inc. JV; Town of Gilbert, Ariz.
  • $231M Central Transit Station Redevelopment, Phoenix — Layton Construction Co.; City of Phoenix
  • $224M The Hub @202 Speculative Industrial Complex, Mesa, Ariz. — Layton Construction Co.; Wharton Properties
  • $200M Eastmark Center of Industry, Mesa, Ariz. — Layton Construction Co.; Indicap
  • $193M Superstition Vistas Infrastructure Improvement Project, Apache Junction, Ariz. — Garney Construction
  • $184M Saiya Residential Tower, Phoenix — JE Dunn; Hatteras Sky
  • $180M CapRock West 202 Logistics Phase 1 — Willmeng Construction; CapRock Partners
  • $156M X Phoenix II Apartments, Phoenix — Clayco; X Living
  • $138.4M — La Posada at Pusch Ridge Senior-Living Facility, Oro Valley, Ariz. — Sundt
  • $91.4M  — The Global Ambassador, Phoenix — Okland Construction