U.S. Public Construction - Statistics & Facts

U.S. Public Construction - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Facts about Public Construction in the U.S.

In 2014, public construction spending in the United States came to around 274 billion U.S. dollars. With just under 270 billion U.S. dollars, the bulk of this money went to non-residential construction projects, predominantly to the transportation industry, where some 84 billion U.S. dollars were spent on highway and street projects.

Based on 2012 revenue, Kiewit Corporation was ranked among the leading U.S. contractors in the highway and street construction market. The Nebraska-based Fortune 500 contractor generated about 1.1 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from projects in the highway and street construction sector, and around 571 million U.S. dollars from bridge construction projects. The construction company is one of North America’s largest transportation contractors and has worked on projects in several fields, including the upgrading of the Sea-to-Sky Highway in British Columbia.

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