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The number of total construction projects breaking ground increased 3 percent in May to $595.1 billion.

The increase was largely due to several large-scale nonresidential projects starting in May – if the projects were removed from the data, the construction industry would have seen no change in the start of building projects in the last year. From March to April, the industry saw a 25 percent decline in construction starts. The data from Dodge Data & Analytics suggest the industry has yet to see complete recovery.

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Pearl Wu

Pearl Wu is the editorial Recognition Desk Manager at ALM Media.

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