Training Perspectives


October total construction starts climbed about 72 percent from September. That puts October’s total above those reported for March, April , May and August . October residential construction was up 16 percent from September. Nonresidential construction more than doubled resource from September. Year to date, total October construction starts fell 27 percent, year-over-year, to $7.9 billion. Nonresidential construction starts fell 35 percent to $3.4 billion. Residential construction starts fell 20 percent to $4.5 billion. Nationwide, total construction starts rose 12 percent, year-over-year in October. Nonresidential building increased 19 percent and residential activity gained 2 percent, according to Dodge.