Construction boom in N.D. presents challenges for builders, suppliers

10/17/2013 | Engineering News-Record

There's a construction boom underway in North Dakota, thanks to the fast-growing oil industry. The state already has 600 projects worth an estimated $630 million in the works, and more projects are planned. The boom is an economic boost for contractors and construction-material suppliers alike, but there are challenges, such as the rising cost of aggregate materials, the shortened construction season due to the onset of winter, and weight restrictions on some roads.

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