Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. – May 2018

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for May 2018.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. - May 2018

There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when jobsite work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, they highlight geographically where major construction projects are proceeding.

Also, total construction activity is comprised of many small and medium-sized projects and a limited number of large developments. But the largest projects, simply by their nature, can dramatically affect total dollar and square footage volumes. In other words, the timing and size of these projects have an exaggerated influence on market forecasts.

Click here to download the Construction Industry Snapshot Package – May 2018 PDF.

Click here for the May 2018 Industry Snapshot article, Boosted by Hotels and Manufacturing, ConstructConnect’s May Starts were +14%.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – May 2018.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. – May 2018
LOCATION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s*
Dollars
000,000s
Massachusetts
Boston Commercial Boston Seaport Omni Hotel Development               789 $550
(6 structures; 21 stories; 1054 units) 440 Summer St
Omni Hotels Design & Construction
 
Boston Residential Garden Garage               907 $410
(4 structures; 44 stories; 1300 units) 35 Lomasney Wy
Equity Residential
         
Florida
Miami Gardens Industrial Bridge Point Commerce Center Phase 1            1,109 $596
(3 structures; 1 story) 3900 NW 215th St
Bridge Development Partners
         
Michigan
Wayne Industrial Ford Motor Company Retool and Expansion / Wayne  *  $850
(1 structure) 38303 Michigan Ave
Ford Motor Company
         
Wisconsin
Mount Pleasant Industrial Foxconn Technology Group Manufacturing Plant          22,000 $10,000
(Racine) (3 structures; 3000 units) Braun Rd, Hwy H, Hwy KR, and I-94
Foxconn Technology Group  
         
Minnesota
Thief River Falls Industrial Digi-Key Electronics Fulfillment Center            2,200 $300
(2 structures; 4 stories) 601 Barzen Ave S
Digi-Key Electronics
         
Texas
Round Rock Commercial Kalahari Resorts and Convention / Round Rock            1,400 $550
(4 structures; 1000 units) E Palm Valley Blvd and S Kenney Fort Blvd
Kalahari Resorts
         
Arizona
Paradise Valley Commercial Ritz-Carlton Resort and Mixed-Use Development / Paradise Valley            1,080 $2,000
(4 structures) Scottsdale Rd and Lincoln Dr
Five Star Development
         
California
Los Angeles Residential Cumulus Transit Oriented Mixed Use Complex            1,900 $466
(4 structures; 32 stories; 1221 units) 3321 La Cienega Blvd
Carmel Partners
 
Elk Grove Engineering/Civil Tertiary Treatment Facilities            * $299
(Sacramento) Alterations
8521 Laguna Station Rd
 
TOTALS:     31,385 $16,021
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration, some forms of industrial (e.g., petrochemical) and engineering/civil work.
Data source and table: ConstructConnect.

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