Q2 2019 USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index

The Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic indicator designed to gauge what drives the commercial construction industry and its leaders, based on research conducted with contractors. Topics covered include the three factors from which the Index is derived—backlog levels, new business opportunities and revenue forecasts—and additional market drivers such as workforce, financing, and materials and equipment trends. The Index also features a quarterly spotlight on revolving construction industry topics.

  • The Q2 CCI is 74, an increase of two points from the Q1 index number.
  • The ratio of average backlog to the average ideal is the highest it has been since the CCI launched.
  • This quarter’s spotlight is on sustainability, looking at the green practices they employ on their projects, the share of green buildings out of their total work and the influence of green attributes on their product and equipment purchases.