Construction industry consultant firm FMI stated in its “2015 U.S. Markets Construction Overview” that 2014 will end with an estimated 7% growth in construction put in place. FMI researchers predict that this rate of growth will continue with a total CPIP of $1.04 trillion in 2015.

Highlights of the report include:

• The North American oil and gas industry is driving growth in the industrial market, but could be draining talent and resources from other sectors.

• Finding and retaining effective leaders, craftsmen and workers remains a challenge, with the marketplace seeking solutions through increased productivity, improved business practices, aggressive recruiting and succession planning.

• Funding for needed heavy civil projects will continue to be challenging.

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