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Nonresidential Building Dips in December but Climbs over Year






Nonresidential building in December fell 23 percent to $196.6 billion, following its 32-percent increase in the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For 2014 as a whole, nonresidential building climbed 17 percent to $208.2 billion, following an 11-percent … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Strong in November






Positive November construction statistics raised the Dodge Index to 143, up from a revised 127 for October and marking the strongest month so far in 2014, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $677.8 … Continue reading




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Hotel Construction Continues to Travel Upward

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Much of the commercial buildings construction spotlight has been shining on the office buildings sector because of its large role in green building and overall positive growth. But don’t sleep on hotels. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, total hotel … Continue reading




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Institutional Construction Sector Finally Seeing Growth

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As the construction industry continues on its road to recovery, the institutional sector finally appears to be back in action. According to the recently released 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook by Dodge Data & Analytics, the institutional construction sector has seen … Continue reading




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Multifamily Construction Continues to Cast Shadow over Single-Family Homes

Robert A. Murray, chief economist and vice president at Dodge Data & Analytics, speaks to attendees at Dodge’s 2015 Construction Outlook conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday.





As the construction industry continues its recovery, the single-family and multifamily housing sectors have been in a battle. Because of certain economic and sociological conditions, multifamily has gotten the best of the fight so far. Dodge Data & Analytics released … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Declines Sharply in August






New construction starts in August dropped 9 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.6 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The decline followed July’s elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Starts Dip in May After Jump in April






The upward momentum of construction activity created in March and April saw a slight dip in May. McGraw Hill Construction chief economist Robert A. Murray says that’s no reason to panic. Nonresidential building starts in May fell five percent to … Continue reading




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August Construction Rises Two Percent






At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $490.2 billion, new construction starts in August advanced two percent relative to July, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Residential building stayed on the upward track, while nonresidential … Continue reading




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