Several Big Construction Projects in Planning Push Dodge Momentum to Its Highest Point in 14 Years

Value of nonresidential building projects entering the planning stage is making a solid recovery this fall, with 20 projects valued at $100 million or more lifting the Momentum Index 10% in October The Dodge Momentum Index increased 10% in October to 181.2 (2000=100), from the revised September reading of 164.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In October, commercial planning rose 14% and institutional gained 3%. The value of nonresidential building projects entering planning has staged a solid recovery this fall. It has lifted the Momentum Index to its highest level in nearly 14 years, following a near-moribund summer of activity. The commercial sector has shown strength, having reached its highest level since the inception of the Index. READ FULL ARTICLE>>