Nonresidential construction planning continued to increase in August thanks to a bump in the commercial sector, according to the latest Dodge Momentum Index.

Dodge Momentum Index Sept 2015 -  Aug DataThe index improved to 128.3 in August, up 2.8 from its July reading of 124.8. The index, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning.

Commercial buildings were up 8.4 from July, while the institutional building sector contracted 5.2 percent following a surge of planning activity in July. On a year-over-year basis, commercial planning is 20.6 percent higher, while institutional planning is up 5.1 percent.

There were a total of 10 projects entering planning in August that exceeded $100 million in value—eight commercial and two institutional.