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Projected U.S. civil engineering construction spending 2011-2022

This graph displays the projected value of civil engineering construction to be put in place in the United States from 2011 to 2019 with projections until 2022. Civil engineering construction spending is expected to come to around 371.6 billion US dollars by 2022.

Heavy construction in the U.S. – additional information

Heavy infrastructure construction revenues in the United States have declined from 47.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2008 to 44 billion U.S. dollars. Under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), the heavy and civil engineering construction subsector refers to establishments that are primarily responsible for the construction of entire engineering projects, such as dams and highways. It is expected that some 112 billion U.S. dollars in value of highway and street construction will be implemented in the country by 2023. The sector also refers to specialty trade contractors that produce specific components of these projects. New work, additions, alterations, and repairs are all included in this subsector. The U.S. government expects civil engineering construction expenditures in the country to grow consistently.

One of the leading domestic heavy contractors in the United States is the Walsh Group. The company generated 2.89 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2018. The Chicago-based company has been in construction since 1898 and operates through two subsidiaries, the Archer Western Contractors and Walsh Construction. Since its foundation, the firm has been a family-held business. The Walsh Group has experience with a wide variety of infrastructure constructing including wastewater and water treatment plants, rapid transit, and highway systems.

Projected U.S. civil engineering construction spending from 2011 to 2022

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* The figures for 2020 to 2022 are projections. Figures prior to 2015 are taken from older editions of this report.
Values in current U.S. dollars.

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