Total Construction Starts Increase in October; Highway Starts Soar

Total construction starts rose 8% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.12 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. In October, nonresidential building starts gained 9%, and nonbuilding starts rose 26%; however, residential starts fell by 3%. Highway and bridge starts rose a startling 57%. Year-to-date, total construction was 16% higher in the first 10 months of 2022…

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Construction Starts Tumble in September; Up Year-to-Date

Total construction starts decreased 19% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.02 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. In September, nonresidential building starts dropped 23%, residential starts fell 11%, and nonbuilding starts declined by 25%. Highway and bridge starts dropped 31%. Year-to-date, total construction was 16% higher in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the…

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Total Construction Starts Fall in August

Total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.25 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The decline, however, comes on the heels of a massive increase in July that saw the start of three large manufacturing plants and two LNG export facilities. In August, nonresidential building starts rose 7%, residential starts were 1% higher,…

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Total Construction Starts Slide 5% in June

Total construction starts fell 5% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $932.3 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts lost 14% during the month and residential was 6% lower. On the contrary, nonbuilding starts gained 13% in June due to the start of several large solar projects. Highway and bridge starts declined 6%. Year-to-date, total…

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Total Construction Starts Increase in May

Total construction starts rose 4% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $979.5 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 20%, while residential starts fell by 4% and nonbuilding lost 2% during the month. Highway and bridge starts were up slightly. Year-to-date, total construction was 6% higher in the first five months of 2022 compared…

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Total Construction Starts Inch Higher in April; Highways Down

Total construction starts rose 3% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.8 billion, according to the Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building and residential starts rose 6%, and residential starts increased by 4%, while nonbuilding starts fell 4%.  Starts for highway and bridge projects fell 14%. Total construction was 6% higher in the first four months of 2022…

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Total Construction Starts Decline in March

Total construction starts fell 12% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $903.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts lost 29%, in part due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities in the prior month. When those three large projects are removed, nonresidential starts in March would have risen 10%. Residential starts also fell…

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Total Construction Starts Increase in February; Highways Flat

Total construction starts rose 9% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.013 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts swelled 32% due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities. By contrast, residential starts fell 3%, and nonbuilding starts fell by less than 1%. Without the three large manufacturing projects, total construction would have declined…

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Total Construction Starts Increase in January

Total construction starts increased 4% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $923.4 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Regionally, total construction starts in January rose in the Northeast, South Central and West, but fell in the Midwest and South Atlantic. Compared to one year ago, total construction was 8% higher in January 2022 than in January 2021.…

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