Dodge Momentum Index Gained In February

March 8, 2021

Dodge Momentum Index Gained In February

The Dodge Momentum Index gained by 7.1% in February, moving to 149.0. This was up from the revised January reading of 139.1. The commercial component of the index was up only 0.1% while the institutional component increased by a whopping 26.3%.

Feb-21 Jan-20 % Change
Dodge Momentum Index 149.0 139.1 7.1%
Commercial Building 184.2 184.1 0.1%
Institutional Building 105.4 83.5 26.3%

Describing the sizable increase last month, Dodge Data & Analytics stated, “February’s Momentum Index marked the highest levels in nearly three years as a result of a surge in large projects that entered planning. It remains to be seen if this level of activity, especially in the institutional sector, is sustainable given the tenuous economic recovery and rising material prices. Institutional planning projects in February were concentrated in large hospitals and labs, while commercial planning projects primarily included data centers, warehouses, and office projects. Compared to a year ago, the overall Momentum Index was up 9.2%; the commercial component was 15.2% higher, while the institutional component was down 3.3%”