Posted on 11/30/2016 7:40 AM By Joanna Masterson
As the industry enters a more mature phase of its expansion, the 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook forecasts total U.S. construction starts will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent in2016.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:18 AM By Bernard Markstein
The first half of 2016 was disappointingly slow, but signs of improvement for the second half have appeared. Employment continues to grow at a slow, but steady, pace. The overall outlook is for continued, albeit slow, expansion in the economy and the construction industry.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:06 AM By Anirban Basu
For now, it’s tempting to maintain a somewhat pessimistic outlook. A combination of debt accumulation and low interest rates appears to have taken asset prices above levels supported by economic fundamentals. This renders the macro-economy and that of the nation’s nonresidential construction sector somewhat vulnerable to asset price adjustments.
Posted on 11/2/2016 10:54 AM By Anirban Basu
P3s are the only conceivable financial solution to America’s infrastructure deficits.
Posted on 9/23/2016 6:12 AM By Joanna Masterson
The NAIOP Research Foundation forecasts accelerated construction spending, with gains in fixed investment in office, retail, health care and distribution facilities being partially offset by cutbacks in energy-related construction expenditures.
Posted on 9/21/2016 6:15 AM By Joanna Masterson
Nonresidential construction spending growth will continue into the next year with an estimated increase in the range of 3 percent to 4 percent.
Posted on 7/7/2016 7:15 PM By Anirban Basu
While nonresidential construction spending growth struggles to maintain momentum, the balance of 2016 should prove a rewarding period for many construction companies. America’s consumer-led economic recovery remains in place, and construction backlog remains at elevated levels.
Posted on 5/2/2016 7:59 AM By Anirban Basu
Firms with better safety records are less exposed to lawsuits and claims for workers’ compensation. Trained workers are more likely to stay on the job. Better safety means fewer expenses to repair damaged equipment and reputation. And, safe companies eliminate the costs of investigation, potential workplace interruptions and impacts on morale.
Posted on 4/22/2016 9:27 AM By Joanna Masterson
The gypsum market, which is currently valued at $1.49 billion, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 9.9 percent to reach nearly $2.4 billion by 2018 and $3.8 billion by 2026
Posted on 3/29/2016 4:36 AM By Anirban Basu
Technology that renders the worker more productive may allow for increased flex time, engender more interest in the work and support higher retention. That technology also may produce greater precision, fewer delays and bolster recruitment of highly capable young workers who seek to be in an ultra-modern environment. But this technology also may prove expensive, which means that well-capitalized construction firms have the advantage over time.