Nonresidential construction index reaches record high, reports FMI

According to FMI, the nonresidential construction index reaches 64.9 in first quarter of 2014.

02/18/2014


FMI, a provider of management consulting and investment banking* to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of the 2014 First Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI shows a 7.5 point increase since the 2013 fourth quarter report, as well as a 6.8 point increase from Q1 2013. This is the highest NRCI score to date.

The increase in score comes from an optimistic view of a rising economy, as nearly half of the participants expect construction to grow up to 5% in 2014. With the increase in growth, executives are eagerly searching for talented individuals to assist and manage industry projects. Panelists with a more moderate view of the growth potential cite some additional challenges in 2014:

1.  Hiring talented people
2.  Finding profitable work
3.  Uncertainty in the direction of the government, especially regarding decisions directly affecting the economy

To download a copy of the full report, click here

*Investment banking services provided by FMI Capital Advisors Inc., a registered broker-dealer and wholly owned subsidiary of FMI.



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