The table accompanying this article records ConstructConnect’s hospital construction starts in all states of the U.S. and in the provinces and regions of Canada. On the left-hand side of the dividing line in Table 1 are annual average starts levels for the six-year period 2010 to 2015 inclusive, plus the average annual percent changes for […]

The table accompanying this article shows the dollar volumes of roadbuilding starts for all states in the U.S. and all provinces in Canada. The left-hand side of the dividing bar in Table 1 focuses on annual average dollar volume levels for the six-year period 2010 to 2015, also including annual average percentage changes. The right-hand […]

The hottest news concerning the economies north and south of the border these days is being generated by equity prices. U.S. and Canadian stock market indices have been moving from strength to strength. As of January 2017’s month-end closing, the Dow-Jones Industrial index was +21% year over year (y/y) and +28% relative to its 52-week […]

Total construction starts in the US grew by 6.4% in 2016 to reach $609bn, a slowdown from the 8.3% growth posted in 2015. The nonresidential sector provided the main impetus, with growth above 20% in several large categories, including laboratories, retail, parking garages and sports stadiums. New residential construction increased by 5.6%, as a 7.9% […]

At an increase of +48,000 jobs, Canada achieved a second straight month of exceptional employment growth in January. December’s gain had been an almost equally bullish +46,000 positions, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. The year-over-year pickup in jobs has been +276,000 or +23,000 on average per month. The comparable figure from a […]

Through the extensive aid of charts, this report will look at the historical patterns and make-up of housing starts –single-family versus multi-family and combined total − in 18 of America’s largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), based on population. MSA resident counts include those living both in city cores and in nearby suburbs where there are […]

The Census Bureau’s put in place construction statistics, as featured in Table 1, are similar to progress payments as projects proceed. Table 1 takes the investment or capital spending ‘put-in-place’ numbers and, for each type-of-structure, compares the percentage changes of latest-12-months-over-previous-12-months versus latest-three-months-over-previous-three-months (annualized). The background dollar-volume levels are seasonally adjusted. If the three-month percent […]

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in December 2016. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair […]