Denver’s rapid growth is no secret. With cranes speckling the skyline and rental properties being scooped up minutes after they’re listed, the city’s growth seems to have no end in sight. From job opportunities, to major capital expenditures on large projects, to interactive maps letting you explore what’s happening, Denver construction has a major impact on the City and it’s residents.
The construction industry in Denver is abundant with job opportunities. Jobs range from entry-level, to those that require light training or apprenticeship certifications such as electricians, or pipefitters, all the way up to degree level jobs such as architects and civil engineers.
The state’s industry employs about 175,000 workers according to the Associated General Contractors of Colorado. That’s slightly more than the pre-Great Recession peak in 2007. But a Colorado State University study has projected the industry will need to fill 14,000 more positions in the next five years, a figure that equates to hiring 30,000 new workers, once baby boomers’ retirements and other attrition are factored in. (Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/25/denver-construction-job-training/)
With upwards of 4 billion dollars set to be spent on construction projects in Denver alone, “construction employment, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, saw the biggest monthly gain, 2,000 jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities with 1,900 and manufacturing with 1,300,” states Aldo Svaldi of The Denver Post.
Just look at Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or Craigslist and you will see over 4,000 open construction jobs, with the average annual salary between $26,000 and $42,000. “Construction needs skilled workers, and they can’t hit the job market quickly enough,” states Erin Douglas of The Denver Post.
Denver’s Major Upcoming Construction Projects
Interested in the big players on scene? Check out these links to major Denver construction projects happening now.
Great article on one of the largest new facilities to be constructed in the City.
Learn about DIA’s $3.5 billion, five-year capital improvement plan spanning 2018-2022.
Check out the plans for this new urban district written around the rediscovery and revitalization of the South Platte.
Construction doesn’t just have to do with buildings. Here is everything you need to know about I-70’s 1.2 billion dollar overhaul that will start at the end of the year.
Up-to-Date Information on All New Denver Construction Projects
Interested in keeping up to date with all of these new projects? Check out this awesome map Denver Crane Watch, an interactive map showcasing metro Denver developments and Denver construction projects. Each project is indicated by a graphic corresponding to the type of project and can be clicked on for a photo of the project as well as a description. The description includes the name of the project, the location, a description of the project, the owner/developer, the cost, the status, the estimated completion, and a link for more information.
Another savvy interactive website is Denver Infill. A blog style site, it features all ongoing projects in icon view, and gives updates on recent project developments every few days. You can also search through the site by project name, category, or location to find specific information. In addition you can access interactive maps, renderings of future skylines, and check out current project photographs.
For Business Owners in Construction
Are you a business owner leading Denver’s construction boom? Perhaps you are struggling to find employees and could benefit from specialized IT services for the Denver construction industry? Check out what Cloud Colorado can offer including: Remote Desktop, Cloud Based Solutions, and Managed IT services to help mitigate the labor shortages and keep your projects on track to completion.