Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. – October 2017

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for October 2017.

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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 – October 2017 PDF.

Click here for the October 2017 Industry Snapshot article, Thanks to Mega Projects, ConstructConnect’s October Year-to-date Starts +10.2%.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – October 2017.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. – October 2017
LOCATION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s*
Dollars
000,000s
Pennsylvania
Monaca Industrial Shell Petrochemical Ethane Cracker Plant  *  $6,000
(3 structures) 441 and 445 Frankfort Rd
Shell Oil Corporate
 
Philadelphia Residential View II At Montgomery Mixed-Use               470 $199
(2 structures;  18 stories; 462 units) 1101-1137 Cecil B Moore Ave
The Goldenberg Group
         
Virginia
Cape Charles Engineering/Civil Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project  *  $756
Lankford Hwy
Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District
         
Florida
Orlando Engineering/Civil South Terminal C – Airside Concourse and Taxiway – Orlando International Airport               822 $650
(1 structure) 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA)
 
Miami Residential Aston Martin Residences               900 $247
(3 structures; 66 stories; 391 units) 300 Biscayne Blvd
Property Markets Group – Miami
         
Michigan
Allen Park Industrial Ford Aerodynamic Testing & Wind Tunnel Complex               135 $200
(1 structure) Enterprise Dr
Ford Motor Land Development Corporation
         
Minnesota
Saint Paul Commercial Terminal 1-Lindbergh Parking Expansion Parking Structure and RAC Facility            2,508 $229
(7 structures) 4300 Glumack Dr
Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)
         
Texas
Arlington Commercial Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers Stadium)            1,700 $1,100
(1 structure) Stadium Dr
Texas Rangers Ball Club
         
California
Palo Alto Institutional Biomedical Innovations Building – Stanford University School of Medicine               216 $210
(1 structure; 4 stories) 240 Pasteur Dr
Stanford University Medical Center
         
Hawaii
Kihei Residential Maui Research and Technology Park, Housing, etc.          10,744 $1,400
(1250 units) Piilani Hwy
Woodridge Capital
 
TOTALS:     17,495 $10,991
*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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