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Report: Construction starts down in August

September 22, 2022By

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36 percent, nonresidential increased 7 percent and residential gained 1 percent in the month.

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Dodge Momentum Index continues growth in July

August 15, 2022By

The Dodge Momentum Index grew 2.9 percent in July, with commercial planning gaining 5.5 percent while institutional planning fell 2 percent in the month.

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Although dealers are trying to ramp up their inventory, they must aim to strike the right balance so they aren’t sitting on too much equipment and parts next year and beyond. Photo: P&Q Staff

Commercial, multifamily construction starts up on the year

July 27, 2022By

Unfortunately, Dodge Construction Network chief economist Richard Branch says starts could stall as 2023 gets underway.

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Dodge: Total construction starts down in June

July 20, 2022By

Dodge Construction Network reports that total construction starts were down 5 percent in June, despite gains in nonbuilding construction starts.

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Dodge Momentum Index reaches 14-year high

July 12, 2022By

The monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning grew by less than a percentage point in June, moving the index to a 14-year high.

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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

Optimistic outlook for construction in coming months

June 23, 2022By

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch expects a bounceback second quarter and remainder of 2022 despite continued headwinds.

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Dodge: Construction starts up 4 percent in May

June 17, 2022By

Total construction starts rose in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $979.5 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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The National Association of Home Builders expects residential construction to expand this year, despite significant headwinds. Photo: Michael Warren / IStock / Getty Images/Getty Images Plus

Dodge: Construction starts up 3 percent in April

May 17, 2022By

Total construction starts rose last month, with nonresidential and residential building starts growing and nonbuilding falling.

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Despite a drop in total construction starts in March, following a large gain in February, optimism remains for 2022, according to Dodge Construction Network. Photo: oksanaphoto/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Dodge: Total construction starts decline in March 2022

April 19, 2022By

Despite the dip following a strong February, Dodge Construction Network says there is still plenty of optimism for 2022 overall.

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