Dodge Construction Network Construction Starts and Forecasts

Dodge Momentum Index in December

The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) improved 6.6% (2000=100) in December to 222.2 from the revised November reading of 208.3. In December, the commercial component of the DMI rose 8.4%, and the institutional component ticked up 2.7%.  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of November

Total construction starts fell 18% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $926.3 billion, according to DCN. During the month, nonresidential building starts lost 25%, nonbuilding shed 21%, and residential starts dropped 5%  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index in November

The DMI increased 3.8% (2000=100) in November to 207.2 from the revised October reading of 199.6. During the month, the DMI continued its steady ascent, with the commercial component rising 4.3%, and the institutional component ticking up 2.7%  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of October

Despite higher interest rates, we continue to see total construction starts rise 8% in October. Learn which sectors are feeling the pain and which are hitting their stride.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index in October

The DMI improved 9.6% (2000=100) in October to 199.7 from the revised September reading of 182.2. During the month, the DMI continued its steady ascent, with the commercial component rising 13%, and the institutional component ticking up 2.9%.  [ watch video ]

Starts for the month of September

While a downturn in September's construction starts data may look disheartening, Dodge Construction Network's Chief Economist, Richard Branch, tells us this is a return to normal.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index rises in September

Despite economic uncertainty, September's Dodge Momentum Index shows a bright future for construction with notable increases from data centers and research laboratory projects.  [ watch video ]