Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in the U.S. – May 2016

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in the U.S. in May 2016.

2016-06-20-Top-10-US-Projects-May-2016There 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.

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.

Click here to download the Construction Industry Snapshot Package – May 2016 PDF.

Click here for the May 2016 Industry Snapshot article, ConstructConnect’s Increase in May Starts Stuck to the Seasonal Pattern.

Top 10 largest construction project starts in the U.S. – May 2016
(East to
Sq. Ft.
Pittsburgh Commercial Nova Place 1,200 $150
(1 structure) 116 Allegheny Center Mall
Faros Properties
New York
New York Residential Victoria Theater Redevelopment 1,311 $164
(4 structures; 439 units; 26 stories) 233 W 125th St
Harlem Community Development Corp
Binghamton Engineering/Civil NY 17/I81 Interchange Reconstruction, Phase 2 * $152
New York State Department of Transportation
Vestal Engineering/Civil Binghamton & Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant * $150
4480 Vestal Rd
City of Binghamton
Miami Beach Commercial Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation and Expansion Project 560 $592
(2 structures) 1901 Convention Center Dr
City of Miami Beach
Northlake Commercial Office & Distribution Center 500 $115
135W & Hwy 114
Farmer Brothers Co.
Denver Residential Greystar – Speer Blvd 810 $170
(2 structures; 300 units; 16 stories) Speer Blvd and Bannock St
Greystar – Houston
Liberty Lake Residential Trutina 1,998 $250
(5 structures; 663 units; 3 stories) I-90 and Harvard Rd
Greenstone Homes
Fontana Industrial Citrus Commerce Center 1,837 $200
(1 structure) 16720 Jurupa Ave
Alere Property Group LLC
Pinole Institutional Pinole Valley High School New Campus 827 $130
(1 structure) 2900 Pinole Valley Rd
West Contra Costa Unified School District
TOTALS: 9,043 $2,073
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering/civil work.
Data source and table: ConstructConnect.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in the U.S. – May 2016

  1. I am surprised that the biggest construction project isn’t in Utah, because that state always has big projects going on. However, Denver is close enough to there and the Greystar project looks pretty big. Do you know whether or not both structures will be 16 stories high or if that is the combined amount of stories?

    1. Hi Faylinn, Thanks for the interesting comment. We don’t combine story heights, so it’s either both towers at 16 stories each … or one tower at 16 stories with a lower-rise structure (maybe comprised of townhouses) nearby.

  2. Intresting to see Liberty Lake being the highest construction project in Washington. Especially since devlopement in Seattle is skyrocketing.

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