ConstructConnect announced today that January’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $29.3 billion. The fact that some of the monthly starts numbers can display wild swings is confirmed by the following. January 2018’s volume of starts relative to December 2017’s level was +35.8%; but January 2018 compared with January 2017 was -22.6%. The […]

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for December 2017. 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, […]

ConstructConnect announced today that December’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $21.1 billion. The month-to-month change versus November 2017 was -21.5%. The usual November-to-December pullback in starts, due to seasonality (i.e., the onset of winter weather), is -5.0%. December 2017 compared with December 2016 was -27.8%. The latest month’s weakness notwithstanding, ConstructConnect’s 2017 […]

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for November 2017. 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, […]

ConstructConnect announced today that November’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $25.8 billion. The month-to-month change versus October was -27.8%. Compared with November of 2016, though, this year’s latest month was about even, -0.7%. The latest month’s starts included three mega projects of more than a billion dollars each totaling $4.3 billion. But […]