Things continue to be on the up in the housing construction market, according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) recently released 2014/2015 U.S. industry statistical review and forecast.

According to the report, total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains, particularly in the multifamily segment, which was up 14 percent. The overall new housing market is expected to continue at a strong level of growth through 2017, and single family starts are expected to take the lead in 2015 and experience a 21 percent increase.

“While the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. have experienced stronger growth since 2012, the South and West are expected to be more dynamic over the next three years,” a release from AAMA reads.

In 2014, nonresidential construction activity experienced strong growth, as volume reflected a 10-percent rate of increase compared to 2013. Looking forward, growth is expected to continue at a slower pace of five percent in 2015 before accelerating again in 2016, according to the report.

Residential skylights closed the year with a growth rate of more than four percent over the 2013 volume. “New construction skylight activity was up five percent, though slower than initial expectations, while remodeling and replacement skylight activity was up four percent versus 2013 totals,” the release reads.