2014 Construction Outlook

2014 Construction Outlook

The way forward isn’t crystal clear, but momentum should carry the industry cautiously into next year. Given the climb from the depths, however, maybe that’s good news.

It’s been five years since the financial crisis and crippling recession froze new construction in its tracks. Today, the U.S. economy continues to mend in a patchwork fashion, producing confidence that a slow and steady rebound in construction activity three years in the making can be sustained into 2014.

The consensus among industry analysts is that total construction growth in 2014 will again be modest, but possibly more evenly distributed than in past years. Forecasts general

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