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Cover Story - June 2009

Top Projects of the Southwest: 60 Sizable Starts of 2008

By Scott Blair and Tom McClure

Southwest Contractor’s Top Projects of the Southwest highlights the largest projects to start construction in 2008 across Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

Southwest Contractor’s Top Projects of the Southwest highlights the largest projects to start construction in 2008 across Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

Top Projects of the Southwest: 60 Sizable Starts of 2008

The 60 projects featured in this section are among the largest projects that broke ground in 2008. In total, these projects will provide over $8.97 billion in construction activity for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada over the coming years. Some projects breaking ground in 2007 but not substantially underway until 2008 have been included on this year’s list.

Rankings from the past five years, as well as an electronic version of this year’s, are available on our website at www.southwest.construction.com.

The projects are ranked by construction costs, in some cases estimated.

Top Projects of the Southwest: 60 Sizable Starts of 2008

Arizona’s largest project was the Transwestern Pipeline at nearly $1 billion. Also ranking high was the $420 million Phoenix Children’s Hospital New Patient Tower and the $400 million Talking Stick Resort. In fact, the Arizona Top 20 was dominated by private work, with the top three projects and six of the top 10 funded privately.

McCarran’s new Terminal 3 tops the Nevada list at $1.2 billion. In fact, five of Nevada’s top 20 projects are located at McCarran International Airport. There were only five privately funded projects in Nevada this year, a dramatic shift from previous years. The list is completely devoid of Las Vegas Strip projects for the first time in many years.

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New Mexico’s largest project is the $216 million publicly funded Buckman Water Diversion project, but close behind is the $200 million Solar Products Manufacturing Complex.

Much of the information was gathered through surveys sent to building teams throughout the region, supplemented using data collected by the McGraw-Hill Construction Network, public records and press releases. All information is presented as up-to-date as possible at press time.

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