About Construction Industry Construction is the second largest industry in the United States with more than $1 trillion in total volume, accounting for approximately 8 percent of the nation’s GDP. It is the industry responsible for constructing the buildings and infrastructure that are so vital to the quality of life. There are many misconceptions and old notions about the construction industry. What today’s construction industry is not… Simple and unsophisticated Boring Unrewarding Routine and repetitive Rather, construction is… Diverse and interesting Fast-paced Challenging Lucrative Construction management is an exciting field and rewarding career choice. Professional construction managers earn excellent salaries and derive great satisfaction working in any one of the many sectors of the construction industry. There is and will be a continuing demand for professional construction managers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 16% during the 2006-16 decade, faster than the average for all occupations with “excellent” employment opportunities because the number of job openings will exceed the number of qualified individuals seeking to enter the occupation.