The construction industry is turning a corner – especially utility construction. Every construction-related sector needs the help of underground infrastructure, and there are definitely markets poised for impressive growth in 2012 and 13. Contractors just need a little insider info on these up-and-coming opportunities.
For example, in July President Obama signed a two-year, $105 billion transportation bill, bringing an end to a three-year fight over road and transit spending. Residential construction is coming back led by 30-plus percent growth in multi-family housing. Healthcare, energy and communications construction are all on the rise, and these niche surges are giving utility contractors new types of opportunities.
To help identify these emerging markets, as well as to provide tools and strategies to be successful in these areas, Benjamin Media Inc. is hosting the Opportunities in Utility Construction Conference in conjunction with its Trenchless Technology Road Show Oct. 9-10 in Wilmington, Ohio.
The regional conference is dedicated to helping contractors in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia discuss market opportunities in utility construction. New business opportunities to be explored include shale drilling, solar power construction, wind power construction, geothermal construction, microtrenching, undergrounding of utilities, site prep and more. In addition, tracks on equipment and management strategies will be presented to help contractors achieve optimal efficiency.
The Trenchless Technology Road Show, presented as a track with the Opportunities in Utility Construction Conference, features topics covering pipe relining, manhole repair, grouting, horizontal directional drilling, microtunneling, pipe inspection and more -- all presented by recognized industry experts. The trenchless market for repairing and installing underground utilities, particularly sewer and water pipelines, has been a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy construction market. Trenchless techniques have continued to improve and gain market share vs. open-cut techniques.
For more than 15 years, the Trenchless Technology Road Shows have provided presentations on trenchless processes that keep vital infrastructure up and running with minimal disruption. For additional information on the Opportunities in Utility Construction Conference, contact Benjamin Media at (330) 467-7588 or visit www.oucconference.com.