No more ‘off season’ in construction

SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­
DESPITE OFTEN DIFFICULT winter conditions, construction employment added 36,000 workers in January on a month-to-month basis to reach the highest level since August 2008, just before the nation plunged into the Great Recession. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

As snow fell on Providence during the first significant storm of the winter, a construction worker in a bright orange lift toiled on windows on a science and technology addition at Lincoln School. Within days, as temperatures plunged, workers piled on the layers at construction sites around the state, and kept going. There was a

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