Dodge Construction Network Construction Starts and Forecasts

Dodge Momentum Index in October

While education planning activity slowed, October saw an overall increase in the Dodge Momentum Index including heightened momentum in warehouse planning.  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of September

Total construction starts fell 6% in September with declines in all three major sectors - nonresidential, residential, and non-building.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index in September

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 3% in September supported by an uptick in demand for data centers, life science labs and hospitals.  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of August

Despite a 6% gain in August's construction starts, “the construction sector is still running uphill” warns Richard Branch, Chief Economist at Dodge Construction Network.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index in August

Overall activity remains above historical norms, but weaker market fundamentals continue to undermine planning growth,” said Sarah Martin, associate director of forecasting for Dodge Construction Network of August's Dodge Momentum Index.  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of July

Total construction starts showed double digit gains (17%) in July, with nonbuilding starts driving the increase. Watch our Chief Economist Richard Branch discuss sector trends as the year progresses.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index in July

Planning falls in July, but underlying trends point to market split; Over the month, the commercial component of the DMI remained relatively flat, ticking down 0.2%, while the institutional component fell 1.9%.  [ watch video ]