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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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A Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Industry Recovery: Part 2

The residential segment is positioned for growth in 2020 and 2021 despite a pullback in multifamily starts. However, a shakier recovery is expected for the commercial and institutional segments, according to Dodge Data & Analytics chief economist Richard Branch, who … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Industry Recovery

This time last year, economists at the 81st Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference didn’t expect a recession to occur within the next 12 months. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed the global economic landscape. At the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 Virtual … Continue reading

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Construction Starts Show Additional Gains in June

Total construction starts increased 6% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $641.4 billion. This marks the second consecutive monthly gain in construction starts following the COVID-19 induced declines in March and April. In June nonresidential building starts … Continue reading

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