Although the demand for specific projects, like data centers, is on the rise, so is the call for other distinct building ventures around the nation. Construction recruiters are looking for the best candidates to erect everything from information warehouses to underground transportation tunnels.
New Data Centers
Facebook, Apple, Google and Oracle are just a few of the companies that are investing significant sums of money toward the construction of new data centers.
- Facebook – Social media giant Facebook will build a $1 billion data center in Henrico County, VA, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Of that investment, $750 million will go toward construction and the remaining $250 million will be used for solar facilities to power the center, CNN reported.
- Google – Planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company’s total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion.
- Oracle – Oracle made the announcement at its Oracle CloudWorld New York event Monday, saying it will build six new data centers in Asia, with locations in China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea; two in Europe, that will be set up in Amsterdam and Switzerland; two in Canada; and two in the United States that will support Department of Defense workloads.
- Apple – Apple Inc will build its second data center in China at Ulanqab City in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Unique Construction Projects
There are also a variety of other unique construction endeavors being studied, or planned around the nation as well including:
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials said they will conduct a $10 million feasibility study for a second $12 billion to $15 billion transportation tunnel under San Francisco Bay, according to KTVU.
- The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. have announced plans to build a 360-foot-tall, 500-foot-wide, 18,000-seat spherical arena on the Las Vegas Strip, according to the Las Vegas Sun. The Sands is providing $75 million toward construction costs.
Construction Booming in Alabama
The State of Alabama would be an ideal place to start for anybody searching for construction careers. A recent economic impact study commissioned by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama indicated that the industry is a $12 billion business, employing almost 156,000 people full-time and generating a payroll of more than $6 billion a year. Governor Kay Ivey said, “Alabama’s commercial construction industry, with its $12 billion impact on our economy, continues to play a vital role in moving our state forward. I am committed to workforce development efforts, which prepare Alabamians for the jobs of today and of tomorrow and provides employers with the trained workers they need.” There are several general contractors based in Alabama that even conduct business nationally and internationally. Alabama-based Caddell Construction was awarded a $943 million contract to build the U.S. embassy in Mexico City.
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