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Top 10 largest construction project starts in the U.S. – December 2015

January 18th, 2016 by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at ConstructConnect

Article source: CMDGroup

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in the U.S. in December 2015.

There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, they highlight geographically where major construction projects are proceeding.

Also, total construction activity is comprised of many small and medium-sized projects and a limited number of large developments. But the largest projects, simply by their nature, can dramatically affect total dollar and square footage volumes. In other words, the timing and size of these projects have an exaggerated influence on market forecasts.

Top 10 largest construction project starts in the U.S. – December 2015

(East to
Sq. Ft.
Boston Residential Filenes Project Millennium Tower            1,000 $221
(1 structure; 40 stories) 426 Washington St
Millenium Partners Boston
New York
New York Commercial 401 9th Ave Commercial Building            1,645 $317
(1 structure; 69 stories) 401 9th Ave
Brookfield Properties
Glen Cove Residential Garvies Point Phase 1            2,200 $1,000
(Long Island) (1,010 units) 1 Garvies Point Rd
RXR Construction and Development
West Virginia
Randolph County Engineering/Civil WVDOT US 219 Connector  * $209
US 219
West Virginia Dept of Transportation
Reston Residential Reston Town Center Block 4            1,200 $204
(4 structures; 21 stories; 540 units) Freedom Drive
Boston Properties
Chattanooga Industrial Volkswagen Sport Utility Manufacturing Facility            4,580 $600
(1 structure; 1story) 8001 Volkswagen Dr
Volkswagen Group of America
Aurora Commercial Gaylord Rocky Mountain Hotel & Convention Center            2,000 $800
(5 structures; 5 stories) High Point Boulevard
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc
Provo Institutional IHC Utah Valley Hospital               470 $300
(1 structure; 12 stories) 1034 N 500 W
Intermountain Healthcare
Los Angeles Engineering/Civil Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Wet Weather Erosion Control  * $217
various locations
Los Angeles – Water & Power Dept
Los Angeles County Engineering/Civil CADOT Various Bridges  * $172
various locations
California Dept of Transportation
TOTALS: 13,095 $4,040
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering/civil work.
Data source and table: CMD.

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