Many of the students that graduate from the Sac State Construction Management Department want to stay in the Sacramento area. I don't blame them, I like this area. However, if current trends persist, then for those students that want to pursue a career in commercial building construction, their next stops will increasingly be dense urban areas. Companies are ditching the suburbs for city cores, which will require a lot more construction in those metropolitan areas (office, housing, retail, schools and other services).
This will require students to develop skills to work in environments that are difficult for construction. Cities present their own difficulties, and the dense they get, these constraints will continuously escalate.
The entire is a very interesting read in terms of the shift underway from suburban corporate campuses to moving into high-rises. Read the entire article here.