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By: Alex Carrick on June 11th, 2020

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Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. - May 2020

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The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for May 2020.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. - May 2020 Graphic

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 2020 PDF.

Click here for the May 2020 Industry Snapshot article, May Nonresidential ‘Starts’ Almost Even M/M, but -1/2 Y/Y & -1/4 YTD.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs - May 2020.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. - May 2020
(East to
Sq. Ft.
College Park Residential College Park Southern Gateway Project               337 $150
    (3 structures; 6 stories; 393 units) 7200 Baltimore Ave    
    Terrapin Development Company    
Virginia Beach Civil/Engineering Virginia OffShore Wind Technology Advancement Project  *  $300
    Rifle Range Rd    
    Dominion Power - Corporate Office    
North Carolina        
McLeansville Industrial Publix Distribution Center / Jefferson (Greensboro)               940 $400
    (1 structure; 1 story) US-70 & Birch Creek Rd    
    Carroll Companies    
Jacksonville Institutional Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Expansion               120 $144
    (2 structures; 6 stories) 4500 San Pablo Rd S    
    Mayo Clinic - Campus Planning & Projects - Jacksonville    
Minneapolis Commercial Minneapolis Bus Garage               576 $120
    (2 structures) 812 N 7th St    
    Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)    
Taft Industrial Steel Dynamics Steel Mill / Sinton            1,000 $1,800
    (1 structure) US-181 & TX-89    
    Steel Dynamics, Inc.    
Sealy Civil/Engineering Widen Freeway  *  $185
    (2 structures) I-10    
    Texas Department of Transportation / Austin    
Federal Way Civil/Engineering Federal Way Link Extension (FWLE) Design Build  *  $2,500
    (1 structure) Multiple Locations    
    Sound Transit    
Calexico Civil/Engineering Modernization and Expansion of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry Phase 2A  *  $191
    (6 structures) 200 E 1st St    
    US General Services Administration - Pacific Rim Region (9)    
Chula Vista Residential Santa Venetia St Apartments               810 $112
    (3 structures; 297 units) 1627 Santa Venetia St    
    Baldwin & Sons      
TOTALS:     3,783 $5,902
*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.

About Alex Carrick

Alex Carrick is Chief Economist for ConstructConnect. He has delivered presentations throughout North America on the U.S., Canadian and world construction outlooks. Mr. Carrick has been with the company since 1985.

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