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Non-Residential Construction Starts Increase as Projects Enter Backlog

Construction starts are forecast to rise 9% in 2022, prompting Richard Branch, chief economist with Dodge Construction Network, to say he feels “reasonably positive” about the industry’s trajectory. But with many projects just now entering backlogs, some sectors may have … Continue reading

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Total Construction Starts Inch Higher in April

The Dodge Construction Network reports that total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion. The same report shows nonresidential building starts rose 6% and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuilding starts … Continue reading

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March Sees Decline in Construction Starts

The Dodge Construction Network reported that total construction starts fell 12% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $903.8 billion. Nonresidential building starts dropped 29%, according to the report, indicating it was in part due to the start … Continue reading

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Total Construction Starts Soar in October

The Dodge Construction Network reports that total construction starts pushed 16% higher in October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.01 trillion. Nonresidential building starts gained 29% and nonbuilding moved 52% higher in October, while residential starts lost 8%. … Continue reading

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February Clocks Further Decline in National Construction Starts

Dodge Data & Analytics’ latest Construction Starts release shows total construction starts fell 2% in February, putting them at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $797.3 billion. Nonbuilding construction starts posted a solid gain after rebounding from a weak January, … Continue reading

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