Contractors Roundtable

January 2002
Shopping Center World;Jan2002, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p40
Trade Publication
Shares insights of retail contractors who participated in the roundtable discussion regarding the future of retail construction in the U.S. Impact of the slowing economy on retail construction; Factors affecting construction costs; Relation with subcontractors.


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