NEW JERSEY (December 7, 2020)—The Dodge Momentum Index fell 2.6% in November to 123.3 from the revised October reading of 126.5. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2020)—Like most of the economy, construction, and therefore construction employment, was hit hard by the spread of COVID-19 and measures to limit the pandemic.
WASHINGTON (December 1, 2020)—National nonresidential construction spending was virtually unchanged in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the United States Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, spending totaled $792.4 billion for the month.
WASHINGTON (December 1, 2020)—The construction industry’s fortunes continued to diverge in October, as residential construction expanded again while nonresidential construction remained largely unchanged from a month ago and is down compared to last year, according to an analysis of new federal construction spending data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released several items containing guidance related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans—specifically for businesses planning to seek forgiveness for the loans.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., (Nov.
WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2020)—While architectural billings failed to show much progress during October, signs of improving business conditions at firms have emerged, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
NEW JERSEY (Nov. 16, 2020)—Total construction starts rose 12% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $787.9 billon. While sizeable, the increase does not erase September’s substantial pullback in starts. All three major categories moved higher over the month, nonbuilding starts rose 25%, nonresidential buildings increased 19%, while residential activity gained 2%.
SAN RAFAEL, California (Nov.
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 16, 2020)—AECOM reported fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2020 results.
Full Year Fiscal 2020 Accomplishments
PHILADELPHIA—The astonishing toll of overrunning costs and schedules on major engineering and construction projects worldwide is laid bare in an analysis of claims and disputes published recently by HKA.
CRUX Insight 2020 is the product of investigations into more than 1,100 projects across 88 countries by HKA, construction and engineering industry specialists in consulting, expert and advisory services.
NEW JERSEY (Nov. 6, 2020)—The Dodge Momentum Index fell 1.8% in October to 127.5 from the revised September reading of 129.8. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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.
NEW JERSEY (November 10, 2020)—Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook. The report predicts that total United States construction starts will increase 4% in 2021, to $771 billion.
NATIONAL—Skanska released a ninth-month report recording results from January through September 2020. The Swedish construction firm reported a decline in third-quarter profits of 29%, a number which beat earlier analyst expectations for the quarter. The company recorded an operating profit of $174.3 million, or 1.53 billion Swedish krona.
WATSONVILLE, California-—Granite Construction Incorporated provided a business update and third quarter 2020 preliminary select financial information.
WASHINGTON (November 10, 2020)—Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded to 7.7 months in October, an increase of 0.2 months from September’s reading, according to an ABC member survey conducted from October 20 to November 5. Backlog is 1.2 months lower than in October 2019.
NATIONAL (Nov. 6, 2020)—Construction employment increased by 84,000 jobs in October, with jobs added in both nonresidential and residential categories, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.
WASHINGTON (November 3, 2020)—Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 47% lower in the third quarter compared to a year ago, and increased 12% from the second quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations.