Top 25 Metro Markets All Saw Concrete Construction Grow in 2012

Portland-Vancouver market tops list with 44.5 percent growth.

BidClerk Construction Index will release full details at World of Concrete.

BidClerk, which provides construction project data and marketing tools to manufacturers, contractors, and distributors – announced today that an analysis of the top 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) by the BidClerk Construction Index (BCI) showed every MSA experiencing increases in the number of 2012 construction concrete contracts over 2011 figures. The data was generated for actively bidding commercial construction.

According to the BCI, the combined 25 MSAs (full list below) show a 2012 year-over-year increase of 18.6% in number of concrete contracts.

Just six of the 25 MSAs analyzed by the BCI showed single-digit increases, year-over-year. Nineteen MSAs showed double-digit increases in concrete contracts, including remarkable increases in the MSA for:

  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, with a 44.5% increase;
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA, MSA with a 39.6% increase;
  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA with a 34.2% increase.

The BCI analysis also revealed strong increases in the number of concrete contracts for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA, with a 32.3% increase. The MSA for Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX, showed a 30.0% increase, and the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA showed a 29.3% increase.

The 2012 average value per concrete contract was $3,241,168.45.

Full results of the BCI analysis will be released to journalists and other interested parties who drop by the BidClerk booth at the World of Concrete trade show, February 5-8, 2013 in Las Vegas. BidClerk’s booth is C4028. When visiting the BidClerk booth, any trade show attendee can register to win an Apple iPad Mini or a free 90-day banner ad on

Today’s construction data was released by BidClerk, a leading provider of construction project data and marketing tools for building product manufacturers, contractors, and distributors. The BCI is a quarterly data service offered at no cost to media outlets that cover construction news. At any time, members of the media may request custom BCI reports for specific counties, regions, and states by contacting BidClerk:

Here is a list of the 25 MSAs surveyed by the BCI, in alphabetical order.

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
  • Baltimore-Towson, MD
  • Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
  • Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
  • New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  • Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  • St. Louis, MO-IL
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

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