Non Residential Housing Construction Up

By Dodge Data & Analytics, Special for USDR

The Dodge Momentum Index took another step forward in June, increasing 1.1% to 141.1 (2000=100) from its revised May reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. June’s lift was due to a 4.8% advance by the institutional component of the Momentum Index, while the commercial component fell 1.3%. The Momentum Index has exhibited substantial strength since mid-2016, with the institutional and commercial components trading off as the driver of growth almost on a month-to-month basis. Although the commercial component of the Momentum Index declined in the latest month it is 11.8% higher than it was in June 2016, while the institutional component is 9.5% above a year ago. The overall rising trend for both sectors continues to suggest that construction activity will remain healthy through the end of the year.

In June, seven projects entered planning each with a value of $100 million or more. For the institutional building sector, the leading projects were the $150 million Legacy Sports Complex in Glendale AZ and the $100 million Highmark Health Cancer Facility in Pittsburgh PA. The leading commercial building projects were the $300 million Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas NV and a $200 million office/warehouse building in American Canyon CA.

“Dodge Momentum Index
(Year 2000=100)”
 

Jun-17 

May-17

 May-17

Dodge Momentum Index 

141.1

139.6

1.1%

Commercial Building

150.9

153.0

-1.3%

Institutional Building

129.0

123.1

4.8%

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics

About Dodge Data & Analytics: Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of analytics and software-based workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities and execute on those opportunities for enhanced business performance. Whether it’s on a local, regional or national level, Dodge makes the hidden obvious, empowering its clients to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue those opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its 100-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future.  To learn more, visit  www.construction.com.

SOURCE Dodge Data & Analytics

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