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Construction-Put-In-Place Could Top $1 Trillion in 2014
FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of its 2013 U.S. Markets Construction Overview. With construction-put-in-place (CPIP) at the end of 2012 expected to be between $826 to $884 billion, researchers at FMI predict CPIP growth rates to be slightly ahead of GDP in 2013 and 2014. This would place the CPIP at more than $1 trillion by the end of 2014, nearly 6 percent of GDP.
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However, in 2013 commercial buildings, offices, manufacturing facilities, communications systems and lodging CPIP are expected to continue to underperform at an average of 60 percent of 2008 levels, off by more than $115 billion. By 2016 these sectors are predicted to only reach 70 percent of 2008 CPIP. In addition, excitement over the double-digit growth in residential construction is also balanced with the disappointment that by 2016 residential CPIP will still only be at 65 percent ($200 billion behind) the record high in 2006.
Private equity investors increased attraction to smaller deals. Half of all deals in 2012 are valued at less than $50 million and about 95% of deals are less than $500 million.
|Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 17:52|