Marcum Commercial Construction Index: Issue 41 - Third Quarter 2022

Marcum Commercial Construction Index

Third Quarter Construction Update: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Issue 41 - Third Quarter 2022

The third quarter of 2022 saw the construction industry grapple with the same issues that affected it in the first half of the year: labor shortages and extraordinarily elevated materials prices. While those two factors continued to drag on the industry, rapidly rising borrowing costs and a weakening global economy have emerged as potentially greater threats to industry momentum. While certain segments, like manufacturing-related construction, remain strong, the construction outlook continues to deteriorate as recession in 2023 become increasingly likely.