Like the weather across much of the country, construction is heating up this summer with good indicators for sustained growth. There’s no question that the last decade has been tumultuous for the construction sector. Both residential and non-residential building have had several ups and downs on the road to recovery from the recent recession. But with new opportunities on the horizon, there are several signs that construction is staged to come back strong in the second half of 2017 and beyond.
Perhaps the greatest indicator of growth is the Architecture Billings Index. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), June topped five consecutive months of increasing demand for architectural services. This initial activity suggests that more projects [Read more…] about 2017 Construction Mid-Year Outlook