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Dodge: Construction starts take a dive in November

December 20, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network says total construction starts declined 15 percent last month, with nonresidential plummeting 29 percent.

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in highway and bridge starts this year. Photo: Alexandr Muşuc/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Dodge: Construction starts slip in October

November 21, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network says total construction starts were down 7 percent in October. Nonbuilding and residential saw declines while nonresidential starts increased.

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Dodge: Construction starts slip downward 6 percent

October 18, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network says fewer megaprojects are moving forward, as construction starts in nonbuilding, nonresidential and residential dropped in September.

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Manufacturing propels construction starts forward

September 20, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network says manufacturing starts skyrocketed 285 percent in August, driving total construction starts upward 6 percent.

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Dodge Construction Network says a growing backlog is supporting positive momentum for construction starts. Photo: ablokhin/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Nonbuilding, residential gains drive construction starts upward in July

August 16, 2023By

Total construction starts gained 17 percent in July thanks, in part, to the start of a large LNG facility in Texas.

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Construction starts drop in June following May bump

July 21, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says the absence of mega projects is one reason why starts are up one month and down the next.

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Dodge: Construction starts increase in May

June 20, 2023By

Total construction starts rose 8 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.11 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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Dodge: On the ‘razor’s edge’ of a recession

May 24, 2023By and

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says while the risk of a recession in 2023 is real, he believes the U.S. will still avoid one this year.

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Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says residential construction starts increased for two consecutive months – something not seen for more than a year. Photo: jhorrocks/E+/Getty images

What to expect in the coming months for construction

May 17, 2023By

Despite ongoing economic pressures, the construction industry remains strong through four-plus months of 2023.

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