The construction industry has been thrown many curves in recent years. From sudden slowdowns and cautiously optimistic upturns to transitions between hard-bid and design/build – many contractors have had to form new strategies to keep up with a dynamic market.

The Colorado DOT has put the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project  on the fast-track. The 10-mile project includes five bridge replacements, the widening of three existing bridges, a new high-occupancy vehicle managed lane in each direction, and a complete reconstruction of the existing roadway, including interchanges. CDOT awarded the $310 million dollar project to the Ames-Granite Joint Venture team in April 2012.  Construction is slated to be completed by spring 2015.

Will Noffke is living proof that when a company treats its employees well, its retention rates tend to hover close to 100 percent. Not only has Noffke served as the vice president of TL Wallace Construction Inc.’s heavy civil division for 24 years, but he oversees numerous employees who have turned down overtures from rival construction companies throughout the state of Mississippi to stay with TL Wallace.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines knew it had an access problem for many years. Fortunately, that problem is in the midst of being solved thanks to International Airport Development Company (IADC) Ltd. and the development of Argyle International Airport.

With the cost of fuel rising and budgets shrinking, Bill Frey, vice president of operations at G.W. Peoples Contracting Company Inc., says that U.S. cities are making investments in public transit and railroad projects.

Flagger Force may have a stock of cones, electronic signs and other traffic safety devices at its disposal, but the company’s true value to customers comes from another resource.

After 56 years, Dennis’ 7 Dees remains successful by maintaining an environment that nurtures employee retention, President David Snodgrass says. “When I look around, one of [our] biggest rewards and accomplishments is that people stay [here],” he says.

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