Dodge report: Heavy civil work outlook brighter than commercial

A Dodge Data & Analytics survey conducted with support from Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala., and three other technology partners finds that heavy civil contractors, despite Covid-19 staff and project impacts, are generally optimistic about business conditions through 2021. The sentiments of 99 heavy civil practitioners contrast with more cautious views commercial contractors expressed in companion Dodge research conducted in the second quarter.

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MANUFACTURERS – JULY 2020

Hawaiian Cement has unveiled plans for a $6.5 million shipping facility along Pier 2 in Kahului Harbor, doubling cement storage capacity to 6,000 tons. As noted in a Maui News report, the project will carry into 2021 and entail construction of two 90-ft. silos, a 1,750-sq.-ft. warehouse, truck loading area, plus equipment and bagging rooms. Two new underground pipelines will connect the new silos to Pier 3.

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ORGANIZATIONS – OCTOBER 2019

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The National Precast Concrete Association Board has appointed Frederick Grubbe, MBA, CAE, successor to President and CEO Ty Gable, who will cap 25-plus years with the Carmel, Ind. group with a previously announced year-end retirement. Effective January 2020, Grubbe will lead NPCA’s staff, programs and activities to ensure objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs are met. He will participate with directors in developing the strategic plan and maintaining effective internal and external relationships.

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MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2018

Fly ash processor and marketer Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky., has secured an exclusive agreement covering coal combustion products from the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell complex in West Olive, Mich. It will sell the facility’s Class C fly ash to Great Lakes concrete and cement customers, and also move material through its MultiSource terminal network serving Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Mountain and West regions. Charah will also market the generating station’s bottom ash for such applications as Class 1A backfill, cement kiln raw feed, and lightweight aggregate or flowable fill mixtures.

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Dodge economist pegs 2017 construction growth at 5 percent

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York

The 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook sees total U.S. construction starts for 2017 advancing 5 percent to $713 billion, following increases of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent this year. Projected 8 percent gains for both residential and nonresidential building next year will accompany an expected 3 percent drop in nonbuilding construction.

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2017 forecast anchors Dodge Data & Analytics Annual Outlook Conference

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York

The 78th annual Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference is set for October 19-20 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., culminating in Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Robert Murray’s presentation of the 2017 forecast, a leading benchmark.

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Dodge report confirms compounded growth in global green building activity

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, compiled from surveys tracking nearly 70 countries, finds global green building volume is doubling every three years. Authors see expansion continuing in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom, but emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa representing growth engines—their development activity trending two- to six-fold over current green building levels.

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Utility, energy projects spike construction start figures for first half of 2015

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York

Total construction starts on an unadjusted basis reached $336 billion during the first six months of this year, up 23 percent from the same period in 2014, Dodge Data & Analytics reports. Excluding electric utility and gas plant category activity, figures for the first half of 2015 would be up a more moderate 11 percent from the same period a year ago.

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Dodge economist sees 9 percent gain in 2015 construction starts

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York City

The 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in industry forecasting and business planning, projects U.S. residential, nonresidential and nonbuilding work climbing to $612 billion next year, up from the $564 billion estimated for 2014 and high by recent historical standards.

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