Dodge Construction Network Construction Starts and Forecasts

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 ]

Starts for the month of August

Total #construction starts fell 9% in August, following a massive surge in July. Despite this dip, total construction continues to grow in 2022  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index for the month of August

The #DodgeMomentumIndex dropped 1.2% in August, despite continued commercial gains.  [ watch video ]

Dodge Momentum Index for the month of July

Following a 14-year high in June, the #DodgeMomentumIndex increase 2.9% in July, showing resilience amidst recession fears.  [ watch video ]