For the First Time in Forever: Dodge’s chief economist anticipates brighter days ahead, with a little help from Anna and Elsa

    I’m not a huge Disney fan…honestly…I’m not. But these lines stick out to me from the Frozen song I used as a title for this piece: There’ll be actual real live peopleIt’ll be totally strangeBut wow, am I so ready for this change! Our latest national and regional forecast was released to customers at the end of April. On the surface, our forecast for total construction starts is little changed relative to the version released in early February. However, the… Read More »For the First Time in Forever: Dodge’s chief economist anticipates brighter days ahead, with a little help from Anna and Elsa


      The Drive Toward Digital Twin Technology Use in Civil Construction

      Written by Dodge Data & Analytics on April 21, 2021 In a reversal of the infrastructure sector’s initial general hesitance to switch from two-dimensional drawings to BIM, the last couple of years have seen a growing client appetite for taking BIM to the next level through data- and analytics-driven digital twins, according to Cory Dippold, a vice president in Mott MacDonald’s New York office who heads the company’s new Digital Twin solutions group in North America. “We’re pushing against an… Read More »The Drive Toward Digital Twin Technology Use in Civil Construction

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        The Age of Data in Construction

        As a civilization, we are most definitely in the age of data. For the construction industry, with its many unique projects and data flows from hundreds of sources, mastery of large-scale data col­lection and analytics still eludes many. Nonetheless, it is a task worth undertaking in order to exert more effective control, be more predictive, and produce best outcomes for everyone involved. But this is a challenging task. There is so much project data available that patterns are often lost… Read More »The Age of Data in Construction

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          Heavy Civil Construction 2020: Business Conditions, e-Bidding Panel, and More

          How are contractors coping with the pandemic’s effects on the infrastructure construction business and what technology is the industry embracing to adapt and overcome? Join us for a data-focused webinar that dives into the state of the industry in 2020. We’ll break down the latest data from contractors and engineers with our panel of experts. In addition, we will discuss owners’ perspectives on e-bidding, a key tech strategy to manage the new challenges faced by owners and contractors alike. The… Read More »Heavy Civil Construction 2020: Business Conditions, e-Bidding Panel, and More

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            Q2 2020 USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index

            The Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic indicator designed to gauge what drives the commercial construction industry and its leaders, based on research conducted with contractors. Topics covered include the three factors from which the Index is derived—backlog levels, new business opportunities and revenue forecasts—and additional market drivers such as workforce, financing, and materials and equipment trends. The Index also features a quarterly spotlight on revolving construction industry topics. The Q2 CCI is 56, a major drop of… Read More »Q2 2020 USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index

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              Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

              Written by Dodge Research on June 1, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in North America many news articles pertaining to COVID-19 and its impact upon the construction industry and construction projects are being published. To help you stay on top of this rapidly evolving situation, we’re monitoring news outlets and providing links to these stories for reference. As new stories break, we’ll be posting links to those stories on this page. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ARTICLES 06/01 – MA… Read More »Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

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                Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes 2020 – A Survey

                Since 2006, Dodge Data & Analytics and the National Association of Home Builders have teamed up to survey home builders about their level of green building activity. This new SmartMarket Brief, fourth in this series of studies, reveals the depth and breadth of the green building and sustainable development market for single family and multifamily homes. The report features: Green market building activity, including the top reasons why builders currently engage in green projects Data on marketing activity, including how… Read More »Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes 2020 – A Survey

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                  Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020

                  Prefabrication and modular construction are poised to transform several sectors of the construction industry. This SmartMarket Report examines the frequency of use of these methods, the benefits of using them and the drivers and obstacles for wider use of them in the future. Key findings include: Prefabricated multi-trade assemblies, which involve the work of several trades combined together (such as a corridor rack in a hospital) will be used by 58% of those doing prefabrication in general—up from the 33%… Read More »Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020

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                    2020 Dodge Construction Outlook – Market Forecast and Trends | Construction Webinars

                    This on-demand Dodge Construction Outlook 2020 webinar will provide you the construction market trends and insights you need to plan for business success in 2020 and beyond. Presented by Dodge Data & Analytics’ Chief Economist Richard Branch, this 50-minute webinar highlights construction starts and market trends across several project types, along with the major construction trends affecting construction today. Click the button below to get access to the full Dodge Construction Outlook 2020 webinar.

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                      Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2020

                      This SmartMarket Report is the fourth in a series that examines safety management in the construction industry, which reveals the value contractors gain from their investments in safety, the importance of jobsite workers and supervisors to a strong safety management program, top practices used to promote safety and current trends in training and communication about safety. Some top findings include: Jobsite workers and supervisors dominate the four factors selected by the highest percentage of contractors as essential aspects of a… Read More »Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2020

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