College projects lifeline for construction cos.

HIGHER GROUND: The new Ruane Center for the Humanities, which was scheduled to be completed July 17, is set to become PC’s signature academic building. / COURTESY S/L/A/M COLLABORATIVE/DONGIK LEE
HIGHER GROUND: The new Ruane Center for the Humanities, which was scheduled to be completed July 17, is set to become PC’s signature academic building. / COURTESY S/L/A/M COLLABORATIVE/DONGIK LEE
(Corrected, 4:20 p.m.) Nearly five years after the U.S. economy first spiraled into recession, the local construction industry, like much of Rhode Island’s labor force, is still struggling to get to its feet. But there are a few bright spots for local trades, and as higher education continues to be one of the greatest drivers…
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