IMAGES The Year in Construction

December 2004
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/27/2004, Vol. 253 Issue 25, p20
Trade Publication
This article discusses issues which effected the construction industry of the U.S. in 2004. Every year brings its own set of problems and opportunities. In 2004, construction industry firms struggled with rising insurance rates, price escalation for basic commodities such as steel, cement and lumber, a flood of undocumented workers and the durable devils of accidents and injuries. The industry made ground in dealing with some, lost on others. In the process, it provided work and sometimes inspiration for over 6 million people working in the crafts, professions and technical specialities who make projects come together and function as they are supposed to.


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