U.S. Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report card on the health of infrastructure in America on a four year cycle. The 2017 report was just released and the overall score was “D+” on an A to F scale, the same score as the previous report. There are 16 categories that the ASCE [...]

Dodge Momentum Index

The Dodge momentum bounced back in May, up 5.4 points or 4.0% month on month. On a 12 month moving average (12MMA), basis the index scored 136.2, up 1.2%. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for [...]

Dodge Momentum Index

The Dodge momentum index three month moving average (3MMA) rolled back up 2.6 points or 1.8% in April. The index has advanced in five of the previous six months. The index predicts non-residential construction activity approximately 12 months out. The 3MMA institutional sub-index fell 1.6% after reaching its all-time high of 138.3 in March. The [...]

Construction Put-in-Place (CPIP) March 2017

Construction put-in-place (CPIP), March 2017: March CPIP data released today (May 1st), yielded mixed results. Overall total construction posted positive growth. Private expenditures showed positive growth, however, State & Local spending continued to contract. The data presented in this report are not seasonally adjusted (NSA) and are in constant 2009 dollars. Total Construction: Total construction [...]

U.S. Infrastructure

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report card on the health of infrastructure in America. The full 2017 detailed report is not yet available but the overall score was D+ on an A to F scale, the same score as the previous report. Referencing the ASCE report card; Members [...]