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Marie Wilkerson

Miami, FL, United States

Member since February 09, 2013

  • Understanding The Fate Of Housing Construction In Mexico

    Communication, Industrial Design

    The economies of many countries have been hit hard by the recession that began several years ago. Many industries, such as retail, have suffered greatly and are having a difficult time fighting their way back. There are some areas, like construction in Mexico, that have continued to show a steady recovery with future results projected to be equally positive.

    Mexico is a nation that has serious plans to promote their construction industry and to use it as a catalyst in order to promote other areas such as tourism, recreation, transportation, communication and utilities. The increase in economic growth brings with it the creation of permanent job positions in all the affected fields. The goal is to make the top 30 list of the World Economic Forum's Infrastructure Index.

    This is a country that currently has a need for over five million additional habitable homes throughout the nation. The government has mandated that housing and all projects related to it, be considered high priority. Whether federal or independent, all agencies with initiatives in this field are actively seeking private investment partners to assist in reaching their ratings and provisional goals.

    It is going to be necessary to seek alliances with outside investors from other countries in order to become the success that the industry strives to be. An international pairing of construction based firms is sure to be of mutual benefit. The Mexicans can receive the needed financial backing and the foreign nation will reap the knowledge and experience in all aspects of how business is conducted locally.

    American companies are especially being sought out for these endeavors. A firm based in the United States that has an interest in building or investing in Mexico, will be able to do so in any one of several ways. The most recommended and secured method is to sign a joint venture agreement with an established local housing developer or outfit that has a current and favorable work history.

    As with many of the leading nations in the worldwide field of development, Mexico has decided to take their building practices in a more environmentally sound direction. By studying and learning from the varied successes and failures of the top Canadian, American and European firm, they hope to achieve a more green way of working. They are only at the beginning of their journey, but this is a nation determined to improve.

    Each of these nations can learn a lot from each other. The Mexican way of building has always been one of simple design and moderate cost, mostly out of necessity, but when used in conjunction with green methods, more efficient processes may be developed. There are many projects that are awaiting certification for ecological sound construction, though only a few have been approved at this time.

    The overall outlook for construction in Mexico is very positive as it continues on its steady upward projection. There is a sound plan in place and goals that are being reached for, that will help propel this country higher on the list of leading nations in the housing development field. They are willing to learn and improve and to even partner with foreign firms that can assist them in succeeding.

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