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Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. - August 2021 Blog Feature

By: Alex Carrick, Chief Economist on September 16th, 2021

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Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. - August 2021

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the United States for August 2021.

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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 2021 PDF.

Click here for the August 2021 Industry Snapshot article, August's Nonresidential Construction Starts -14% M/M, -11% Y/Y & -6% YTD.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs - August 2021.

Top 10 project starts in the U.S. - August 2021
(East to
Sq. Ft.
South Carolina        
Greenville Residential Greenville County Square Project            1,100 $1,100
    (6 structures; 1137 units) 302 University Ridge    
    KDS Properties    
Kansas City Commercial Google Data Center "Project Shale" - Hunt Midwest Business Center                475 $600
    (1 structure) N Arlington Ave & NE Parvin Rd    
    Hunt Midwest Enterprises Inc.    
Kansas City Residential Twin Creeks Village Mixed-Use             2,712 $375
    (7 structures; 4 stories; 1362 units) 9400 N Platte Purchase Dr    
    MD Management    
Sweeny Industrial Chevron Phillips Chemical 1-Hexene Sweeny/Old Ocean  *  $400
    (1 structure) 21441 Loop 419    
    Chevron Phillips Chemical    
Mesa Commercial Facebook Data Center - Phase 1               970 $800
    (1 structure) E Elliot Rd & S Ellsworth Rd    
    Facebook Inc. - Corporate Headquarters    
Portland Residential SOWA Willamette Blocks 41 Through 45 Mixed-Use 1,200 $452
    (3 structures; 1232 units) SW Bond Ave    
    Alamo Manhattan LLC    
Prineville Commercial Facebook Inc. Data Center Expansion - Buildings 10 & 11               900 $380
    (1 structure) 735 SW Connect Way    
    Facebook Inc. - Corporate Headquarters    
Portland Institutional Benson High School Modernization CM/GC               165 $330
    (1 structure; 2 stories) 546 NE 12th Ave    
    Portland Public Schools    
Los Angeles Civil/Engineering I-5 North Capacity Enhancement Project  *  $390
    (1 structure) Multiple Locations    
    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority    
Palm Desert Commercial Coachella Valley Arena               300 $290
    (3 structures; 10,000 seats) Cook St & Varner Rd    
    Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians    
TOTALS:     7,822 $5,117
*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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About Alex Carrick, Chief Economist

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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