March construction starts up 8% on public works, utilities

Apr 22, 2013 | 09:55 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  construction, McGraw-Hill Construction, public works, utilities, nonbuilding construction, nonresidential building, housing, Robert Murray frank haflich

LOS ANGELES — Public works and utilities led an 8-percent gain in U.S. construction starts in March despite a fallback in housing and other nonresidential building sectors, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.

Nonbuilding construction, which includes public works projects and electric utilities, rose 42.3 percent from February to an annual rate of $139.87 billion, pushing total construction starts to an annual rate of $475.68 billion, the....

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