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By: Alex Carrick on September 12th, 2019

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Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. - August 2019

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The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for August 2019.

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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 - August 2019 PDF.

Click here for the August 2019 Industry Snapshot article, Industrial and Civil Work Raised August Nonresidential Starts +9% vs July.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs - August 2019.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. - August 2019
LOCATION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s*
Dollars
000,000s
Massachusetts        
Boston Institutional Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inpatient Building         1,759 $534
    (1 structure; 10 stories; 158 beds) 111 Francis St    
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Facilities Department    
         
Virginia        
Alexandria Commercial WMATA Potomac Yard Metro Rail Station            200 $370
    (2 structures; 3 stories) George Washington Memorial Pkwy    
    City of Alexandria - Purchasing    
         
Florida        
Orlando Civil/Engineering Virgin Trains (Formerly The Brightline Express) - Second Phase  *  $4,000
    FL-528    
    All Aboard Florida LLC    
         
Michigan        
Detroit Industrial Fiat Chrysler Assembly Plant            791 $1,600
    (1 structure) 4000 St Jean    
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles    
         
East China Civil/Engineering Blue Water Energy Center / East China Township  *  $1,000
    (natural gas-fired power plant)    
    (1 structure) M-29    
    DTE Energy    
         
Madison Heights Civil/Engineering I-75 Modernization Segment 3  *  $750
    Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) - Metro Office    
         
Illinois        
Chicago Civil/Engineering The Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Phase One  *  $2,100
    Multiple Locations    
    Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)    
         
Iowa        
Des Moines Civil/Engineering Wind XII  *  $922
    Electric Power Generation    
    Midamerican Energy    
         
Texas        
Corpus Christi Industrial ExxonMobil Ethane Cracker Plant  *  $10,000
    (1 structure)    
    SABIC    
         
Nevada        
Reno Industrial North Valleys Commerce Center IV 1,357 $729
    (1 structure) Virginia St & Stead Blvd    
    Panattoni Development    
         
TOTALS:     4,107 $22,005
*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.