Construction starts are set to increase just 0.2% in the coming year, says Dodge Chief Economist Robert Murray.
Material prices also are expected to remain at a higher rate through 2019.
An FMI Corp. market forecast predicts next year’s total construction put-in-place to increase 5.6% to $1.4 trillion, roughly the same as this year’s escalation of 5.5%. Its outlook also calls for an increase of 6.2% in non-residential construction, up from last year’s 5.3% rise.
Housing will experience a 2% downturn in 2019, with multifamily housing dropping 6% and single family construction staying flat.
PCA forecasts a 2.4% boost in public works in 2019, followed by smaller bumps of 1.2% and 0.2% in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Association (ARTBA) reports a 4.6% increase in highway work in 2018, to be followed by a 4.9% increase in 2019. After a 2.2% drop this year, bridge work is expected to increase 1.6% in 2019.
In 2019, overall commercial starts will drop 3%, with a 6% decline in the hotel sector generating the largest loss.
Institutional building is expected to rise 3% in 2019, following a 1% increase in 2018.
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