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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Commercial & Institutional Building Construction

Overview: the U.S. Commercial & Institutional Building Construction Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Commercial & Institutional Building Construction: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Commercial & Institutional Building Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)



Building construction, total


Single-family houses, detached and attached


Single-family houses, detached


Single-family houses, attached


Apartment buildings (2 or more units), such as rentals, apartment type condominiums and cooperatives


Dormitories and barracks


Manufacturing and industrial warehouses


Other manufacturing and light industrial buildings, such as factories, assembly plants, and industrial research laboratories


Hotels, motels, and tourist cabins


Office buildings


Stores, restaurants, automobile service stations, parking garages, and other commercial buildings


Commercial warehouses such as distribution buildings and mini-storage


Religious buildings


Educational buildings


Health care and institutional buildings


Public safety buildings such as prisons, police, and fire stations


Farm buildings, nonresidential


Amusement, social, and recreational buildings


Other building construction


Nonbuilding construction, total


Highways, streets, and related work, such as public sidewalks, curbs, guardrails and signs


Private driveways and parking areas, except garages


Bridges and elevated highways


Sewers, water mains, and related facilities


Sewers, sewer lines, septic systems, and related facilities


Water mains, storage, wells, and related facilities


Power and communication transmission lines, cables, towers, and related facilities


Power plants


Power and cogeneration plants, except hydroelectric


Sewage and water treatment plants


Conservation and development construction, such as dams, drainage canals and flood control projects


Decks, residential type


Other nonbuilding construction


U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Commercial & Institutional Building Construction company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Commercial & Institutional Building Construction industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Commercial & Institutional Building Construction measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 13%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Other Management Occupations 9%
Construction Managers 8%
Construction Managers 8%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 59%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 11%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 11%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 11%
Construction Trades Workers 46%
Carpenters 16%
Carpenters 16%
Construction Laborers 15%
Construction Laborers 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Commercial & Institutional Building Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Synergi trademarks "THINKRAIL" - architectural metalwork - 02/23/2018
  • Blue Cord Design & Construction trademarks "BLUE CORD DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C." - Building construction - 02/02/2018
  • E.w. Howell trademarks "BUILD SIMPLY" - Project management services for others in the field of building construction; Construction program management; construction project management; Building construction services; general construction contracting; consulting in the field of building construction; construction management; construction planning services; Design-Build services - 05/02/2017
  • Lighting Retrofit International raises $5 million in funding. - 11/30/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    E.w. Howell

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • New Construction Starts in November Slide 12 Percent - “Several features stand out about the pattern of construction starts during 2017,” Murray continued. “For nonresidential building, the upward momentum has shifted from commercial building to institutional building, and the manufacturing building ... (01/12/2018)
    • 2018 real estate outlook: Developers still bullish on apartments, warehouses, not so much on office - Developers predict another good year for commercial ... industrial buildings in Fridley under their long-term Northern Stacks plan, which is a 122-acre redevelopment of a Superfund site in the inner-ring suburb The sixth building is under construction ... (01/12/2018)
    • Madisonville Town Council gets oversight of building permits - according to an amendment to the town’s building permits ordinance that was adopted at the council’s meeting on Wednesday. The amended ordinance requires that all applications for commercial or institutional construction permits be submitted to the ... (01/11/2018)
    • Menkes Commences Construction of New Head Office for LCBO on Toronto Waterfront - construction and operation of green buildings. "Job growth in the corporate office sector is driving healthy demand for new, high-quality office space in downtown Toronto," said Peter Menkes, President of the Commercial / Industrial Division of Menkes. (01/11/2018)
    • Canadian Building Permits Down in November - The decline was spread over the three non-residential components (commercial, industrial and institutional ... more in building permits in 2017 compared to the 2016 total, led by higher construction intentions for universities, hospitals and manufacturing ... (01/11/2018)
    • DAILY RECORD: births, fire calls, building permits - Rusholme St., institutional remodel, $796,096. Furniture USA IA LLC, 4800 Elmore Ave., commercial remodel, Bush Construction, $1,100,000. Allen Kraft, 6427 W. 60th St., residential addition, Wick Building Systems, $52,000. (01/11/2018)
    • Economy Watch: Positive Outlook for Nonresidential Construction in 2018 - which lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by about a year. December’s increase was due to an 8.6 percent jump in the institutional component of the Momentum Index, while the commercial component eked out a 0.7 percent gain ... (01/10/2018)
    • Lake County 2017 construction: Crown Point, St. John issue most permits - Building Administrator Joe Cash said construction costs ... of the activity was for commercial development and renovations, almost $19 million was spent in the industrial sector and $10.7 million in the public institution sector, which includes hospitals ... (01/10/2018)
    • Canada building permits fall in November on fewer nonresidential plans - Permits for nonresidential structures declined 12.3 percent, with drops seen across the commercial, industrial and institutional ... pulling residential building permits as a whole down 4.6 percent. Canada saw robust construction activity last year with ... (01/10/2018)
    • India Building and Infrastructure Construction Industry Report 2017 - Market Size & Forecast 2012-2021 - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Building and Infrastructure Construction Industry ... Segments in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Infrastructure Construction" report to ... (02/13/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $16,553,163,932 on Commercial & Institutional Building Construction. It has awarded 50,553 contracts to 3,575 companies, with an average value of $4,630,256 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Health and athletic club construction, Radio station construction, Prefabricated institutional building erection, Hangar construction, Barber shop construction, Amusement facility construction, Railway station construction, Bus shelter construction, Grain elevator construction, Addition, alteration and renovation, commercial warehouse, Speculative builders (i.e., building on own land, for sale), commercial and institutional building, Arena construction, Hospital construction, Recreational facility building construction, Armory construction, alteration and renovation general contractors, hotel and motel, Penitentiary construction, industrial warehouse, Service station construction, Bunkhouse construction, Silo construction, alteration and renovation for-sale builders, Public warehouse construction, Clinic construction, Laboratory construction, Educational building construction, Cinema construction, Television station construction, Ice rink, indoor, construction, Casino construction, Drycleaning plant construction, Parking garage construction, Mausoleum (i.e., building) construction, Shopping mall construction, Animal shelter and clinic construction, Warehouse, commercial and institutional, Motel construction, Museum construction, Fire and flood restoration of commercial and institutional buildings, Garage and service station, commercial, Farm building construction, Bus terminal construction, Airport building construction, Indoor swimming pool construction, Cold storage plant construction, Hatchery construction, Shopping center construction, Stadium and arena construction, Civic center construction, Swimming facility, Store construction, Institutional building construction, Salon construction, Athletic court, Construction management, Prefabricated commercial building erection, Logging camp construction, Broadcasting station construction, Library construction, Hotel construction, Barrack construction, Institutional building construction for-sale builders, Tennis court, Bank building construction, For-sale builders (i.e., Warehouse construction (e.g., industrial, manufacturing, private), Beauty salon construction, Fire station construction, Handyman construction service, Theater construction, School building construction, Truck terminal construction, Institutional building construction general contractors, Prison construction, Restaurant construction, Post office construction, Administration building construction, Religious building (e.g., church, synagogue, mosque, temple) construction, Commercial building construction general contractors, Airport terminal construction, Storage elevator construction, Dormitory construction, Commercial building construction, Commercial building construction for-sale builders, Monument (i.e., Office building construction, Jail construction, Radio and television broadcast studio construction, Auditorium construction, etc.

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