Top 5 US construction projects in 2015

Although the construction industry has seen some rough patches the past decade, commercial construction projects in the US are steadily increasing. From high rises to highways and every commercial project in between, large-scale construction is seeing a resurgence all across the country.

Here are a few commercial construction hotspots in the United States:

States with most commercial construction

As US cities continue to expand, commercial construction is keeping up with growing infrastructures. Although cities like Tampa, Baltimore, and San Jose are experiencing a boom in commercial construction with billions of dollars in future projects, there are other US cities that take the construction cake.

According to United States Census Bureau’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas, commercial construction projects in New York, N.Y. exceeded the $20 billion mark in 2014 alone. Tied for second place are Dallas and Houston with $11.1 billion in commercial construction projects. Other notable cities are Los Angeles and Miami, which both exceeded the $6 billion mark in commercial construction projects.

Infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects are rapidly growing in metropolitan areas across the United States. For example, O’Hare International Airport is getting an $8.8 billion facelift in order to better serve the 65 million passengers that fly through the airport each year. The Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. is getting a similar facelift and a new 20-mile transit system to the tune of $6.2 billion.

As for roadways, the Volkert engineering firm signs on for $2.3 billion highway project that is aimed to alleviate traffic on the Interstate 4 stretch between Orlando and Tampa.

The commercial construction project will cover 21 miles of interstate and take an estimated 6.5 years to complete.

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