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    Texas’ construction market boomed in 2014

    texas flagMajor metropolitan markets in Texas showed there were more than 7,400 construction projects released for bid during 2014, with a total contract value of more than $35 billion, according to a new report from BidClerk.

    This compares to more than $20 billion in total contract value reported in 2013.

    Chicago-based BidClerk included data from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso for its BidClerk Construction Index.

    The company specializes in prodiving construction project data that can be accessed by building project manufacturers, contractors and distributors.

    In the San Antonio metropolitan region, there were 876 new construction projects released for bid in 2014, with a combined contract value of $5.13 billion. The prior year, there were 923 new construction projects released for bid in 2013, with a combined contract value of $3.01 billion.

    In the Austin metropolitan region, there were 939 new construction projects released for bid in 2014, with a combined contract value of $3.39 billion. In the Houston metropolitan region, there were more than 2,400 new construction projects released for bid, with a combined contract value of $5.6 billion. In the Dallas metropolitan region, there were more than 2,700 new construction projects released for bid, with a combined contract value of $7.3 billion.

    However, one of the things we do know is that the Texas chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America that various construction firms have had a hard time keeping with the demand for qualified construction workers to handle all of the projects that took place in 2014. The Texas chapters even set up a website last fall calledtexasconstructioncareers.com to help fill jobs across the state.

    By:   at San Antonio Business Journal

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