The commercial construction industry can often suffer during tough economic times. Sights of stranded cranes on the horizon of big cities after global recessions are images that show the despair of the situation. However, big projects tend to revitalize the industry, bringing hope for similar investments.
One such project is the Mary Miller Center in Danville, Illinois. The projected $5.2 million project was partially funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, noted The Commercial News.
The two phases of the construction of the center will take between 18 months and two years to complete, according to the news source. This type of long-term project will employ workers for the entire period in all aspects of the process, reports the news provider.
Another lengthy construction venture was recently started in Colorado. The $2.3 billion Southern Delivery System, a 62-mile pipeline system that will pump water up north from the Pueblo Reservoir, will take years to complete and will employ hundreds of new workers, Summit Daily News reported.