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Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at ConstructConnect
Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at ConstructConnect
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Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. – April 2017

May 22nd, 2017 by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at ConstructConnect

Article source: ConstructConnect

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for April 2017.


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 jobsite 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 project starts in the U.S. – April 2017
(East toWest)
Sq. Ft.
New York
Jamaica Residential The Crossing at Jamaica Station Mixed Use Development               737 $300
(3 structures; 25 stories; 580 units) 147-34 Archer Ave
BRP Development
Queens Commercial Mid-Day Storage Yard for the East Side Access Project            1,522 $291
New York City Transit Bid Reception Desk
New Jersey
Trenton Engineering/Civil Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement  * $396
(2 structures) I-95
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Arlington Commercial Reagan Washington National Airport Renovations  * $1,000
1 Aviation Cir.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Corpus Christi Engineering/Civil Valley Crossing Pipeline  * $1,500
Spectra Energy Corp. – Corporate Headquarters
Austin Commercial ABIA Parking Garage and Administration Building            2,077 $220
(2 structures; 6 stories; 6000 units) 3600 Presidential Blvd
City of Austin
Sugar Land Residential Imperial Market Mixed-Use Development               850 $200
(5 structures; 185 units) US 90 and Hwy 6
Stallion Capital Management
San Antonio Engineering/Civil US 281 – Gr, Strs, Base, Sign, Delin and Pave Mrkrs  * $192
(2 structures) US 281
Texas Dept. of Transportation / Austin
Portland Insititutional Multnomah County Central Courthouse               460 $300
(2 structures; 17 stories) SW 1st Ave and SW Madison St
Multnomah County Facilities & Property Management Division
Seattle Engineering/Civil Seattle Multimodal Terminal Colman Dock  * $177
(3 structures) 801 Alaskan Way
Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division
TOTALS: 5,646 $4,576
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering/civil work.
Data source and table: ConstructConnect.

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