Overall Starts Expected to Climb in 2015, Extending Year-Over-Year Gains of the Past Two Years.
Strength in the non-residential and non-building sectors will offset a slight decline in residential activity.
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What's new: The Capital region is experiencing an increase in partnerships between educational institutions and businesses, such as Mohonasen High School's Center for Advanced Technology.
William L. Mack Executive Vice President
LeChase Construction Services"There is very strong activity in the greater Albany region in four key markets, with more than $100 million of work in the medical, higher education, high-tech and commercial sectors," Mack says. LeChase has been construction manager for upgrades of General Electric's 100-year-old Building 53 at its Schenectady plant and now is building a senior apartment complex in Bethlehem for The United Group. "We're looking at $1.4 billion in regional revenue this year, $1.7 billion in 2016 and $1.8 billion in 2018," he says.