Excluding the energy industry, construction growth is forecasted to expand 6-7% according to a number of economists and industry groups. (Several massive energy projects in 2015 had 2015 new starts growing at 13%.)

For a comprehensive summary of the ENR’s Outlook 2016 we recommend this article.

The article also has a direct link to the full report. The report is a survey of economists who cover the construction industry. Here’s a brief excerpt from the article:

Construction next year will continue to be propped up by strong economic fundamentals, and the overall economy continues to register job growth, low inflation, easing money-lending standards, increased local and state funding, and relatively low long-term interest rates


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