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Construction Put In Place to Grow 8% in 2015


Raleigh, N.C. — March 24, 2015 — Total construction put in place for 2015 is predicted to grow 8 percent, according to the latest report from FMI. 

This supports earlier FMI predictions that CPIP (Construction Put In Place) will top $1 trillion in 2015, something the market has not seen since 2008. This indicates that the economy is on track for a resilient recovery.

“The current growth cycle appears to be broad-based and sustainable,” said Randy Giggard, managing director of research services for FMI. “Most of the new construction activity is in the private sector. Projects dependent on government spending, especially those involving infrastructure, continue to be at the mercy of politics.”

Geographically, larger cities are experiencing strong construction growth due in part to increases in rents and declining inventory for housing and office space. The sectors expected to experience the highest growth rate are:

• Lodging construction – 16 percent CPIP growth

• Commercial construction – 15 CPIP growth

• Manufacturing construction – 11 CPIP growth

• Office construction – 11 CPIP growth

• Residential construction – 9 percent CPIP growth

To download a copy of the current Construction Outlook, click here.

To receive the report on a quarterly basis, please email outlook@fminet.com.

About FMI: FMI is the leading provider of management consulting, investment banking, and people development services to the engineering and construction industry. FMI services all segments of the industry.


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