Key Business Trends for Commercial Contractors

The Key Business Trends for Commercial Contractors Report analyzes the data from the 2017 and 2018 quarterly surveys of contractors conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics that form the basis of the USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Its highly graphical approach provides a succinct overview of the trends, drivers and concerns of hundreds of U.S. contractors.

  • The report shows how backlog and confidence about new business have evolved in this period, along with revenue and profit margin expectations.
  • It also looks at the challenge with workforce shortages, including the trades with the greatest shortages and how contractors are dealing with this issue.
  • It demonstrates the emergence of concerns in 2018 about the cost and availability of products, materials and equipment.