Total Picture Big Gains in Residential Are Forecast to Bring Overall Starts To Near Pre-Downturn Levels Strength in single family, education and health care will more than offset weakness in the non-building sector.
Firms in Focus | Wilson & Co., Engineers & Architects, 4900 Lang Ave., NE Albuquerque
COO: Steven Watt
A very big yard: Wilson & Co. is the prime consultant on the $400-million Strauss Yard, a 2,200-acre facility being constructed near Santa Theresa, N.M., for Union Pacific Railroad.
Roxanne Rivera-Wiest N.M. Chapter President
Associated Builders and Contractors "Although the construction community ... is seeing signs that conditions are improving, backlog is still a problem for our contractors," Rivera-Wiest says. "In addition, because most of the jobs are in the public works arena, we are seeing a number of contractors hurting the overall marketplace by taking work too cheaply." She adds that the governor "will be proposing some economic development initiatives at the legislative session, which, if passed, should result in infrastructure projects."