Overview

The Value of Construction Put in Place Survey (VIP) provides monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the U.S. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this program. The survey covers construction work done each month on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors. Data estimates include the cost of labor and materials, cost of architectural and engineering work, overhead costs, interest and taxes paid during construction, and contractor's profits. Data collection and estimation activities begin on the first day after the reference month and continue for about three weeks. Reported data and estimates are for activity taking place during the previous calendar month. The survey has been conducted monthly since 1964.

Why isn't the 'total construction' the sum of the other categories? It is! the trick is that the 'residential' and "nonresidential" categories are supposed to be below the 'total construction' level, and the other categories are below those two categories. This example of the data should make it more clear: http://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/tot.pdf.

More information about the nature of the construction projects is also available.

http://www.census.gov/construction/c30/c30index.html

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Index Type Example Value
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Key Type Example Value Comment
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"private" dict { }
"public" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"month name" str "Jan"
[Preview ]
The name of the month that this report was made.
"month" int 1 The numeric month that this report was made. January is 1, February is 2, etc.
"index" int 1 A number representing the index of this report. The first report is 0, the second report is 1, etc.
"period" str "Jan2002"
[Preview ]
The reporting period that this report made in (e.g., "")
"year" int 2002 The year that this report was made in.
Value Count
"Jan" 15
"Oct" 14
"Dec" 14
"Nov" 14
"May" 14
"Jul" 14
"Jun" 14
"Apr" 14
"Sep" 14
"Aug" 14
"Feb" 14
"Mar" 14
Value Count
"Jun2009" 1
"Jun2008" 1
"Jun2005" 1
"Jun2004" 1
"Jun2007" 1
"Jun2006" 1
"Jun2003" 1
"Jun2002" 1
"Apr2014" 1
"Apr2015" 1
"Apr2012" 1
"Apr2013" 1
"Apr2010" 1
"Apr2011" 1
"Oct2011" 1
"Oct2002" 1
"Oct2003" 1
"Oct2004" 1
"Oct2005" 1
"Oct2006" 1
"Oct2007" 1
"Oct2008" 1
"Oct2009" 1
"Jun2012" 1
"Jun2013" 1
"Dec2013" 1
"Dec2012" 1
"Dec2015" 1
"Dec2014" 1
"Jun2014" 1
"Jun2015" 1
"Feb2011" 1
"Dec2011" 1
"Jul2010" 1
"Jul2011" 1
"Dec2010" 1
"Aug2007" 1
"Aug2006" 1
"Aug2005" 1
"Aug2004" 1
"Aug2003" 1
"Aug2002" 1
"Aug2009" 1
"Aug2008" 1
"Sep2015" 1
"Sep2014" 1
"Aug2014" 1
"Aug2015" 1
"Aug2010" 1
"Aug2011" 1
"Aug2012" 1
"Aug2013" 1
"Dec2006" 1
"Dec2007" 1
"Dec2004" 1
"Dec2005" 1
"Dec2002" 1
"Dec2003" 1
"Dec2008" 1
"Dec2009" 1
"Nov2009" 1
"Nov2008" 1
"Oct2013" 1
"Nov2003" 1
"Nov2002" 1
"Nov2007" 1
"Nov2006" 1
"Nov2005" 1
"Nov2004" 1
"Apr2005" 1
"May2009" 1
"May2008" 1
"Sep2011" 1
"Sep2010" 1
"Sep2013" 1
"Sep2012" 1
"May2003" 1
"May2002" 1
"May2005" 1
"May2004" 1
"May2007" 1
"May2006" 1
"Jan2003" 1
"Jan2002" 1
"Jan2005" 1
"Jan2004" 1
"Jan2007" 1
"Jan2006" 1
"Jan2009" 1
"Nov2011" 1
"Nov2012" 1
"Nov2013" 1
"Nov2014" 1
"Nov2015" 1
"May2014" 1
"May2015" 1
"May2012" 1
"May2013" 1
"May2010" 1
"May2011" 1
... ...
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 0 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 4126 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 14243 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 1285 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 273 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 697 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 13844 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 719 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 400 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 637 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 268 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 299 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 826 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 384 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 1127 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 0 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 0 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 0 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 3168 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"current" dict { }
"annual" dict { }
"time" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 972 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 1000 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 45273 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 444 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 3129 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 3066 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 19701 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 609 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 25572 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 0 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 0 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 4588 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 0 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 1629 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 0 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 1414 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 2117 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 667 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 0 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 0 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 58742 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 217321 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 19035 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 3643 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 8964 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 211973 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 10044 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 5348 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 8356 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 3578 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 4282 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 11412 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 4859 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 16077 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 0 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 0 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 0 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 62553 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The public data represents projects undertaken by the government, as opposed to private citizens. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"combined" dict { }
"private" dict { }
"public" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 989 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 5125 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 59516 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 1729 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 3402 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 3763 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 33545 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 1328 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 25972 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 647 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 271 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 4887 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 846 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 2013 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 1150 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 1416 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 2134 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 667 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 3180 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The current data is the information for this month/year, not adjusted for seasonal variation. The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 11862 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 72357 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 858654 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 25547 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 46050 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 49140 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 475704 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 17866 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 382979 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 8468 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 3603 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 68254 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 11760 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 25746 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 16392 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 18873 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 28318 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 8745 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 62723 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The combined data represents both privately and publicly funded projects. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"lodging" int 11669 Lodging includes hotels, motels, resort lodging, tourist courts and cabins, and similar facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"educational" int 13616 Education includes preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, nursing schools, cosmetology and beauty schools, trade schools, military training facilities, schools for the handicapped, and modeling schools. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"total construction" int 641333 This section is the total of all the other categories, and by extension the total of the residential and non-residential categories. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"transportation" int 6512 Transportation involves all the facilities related to air, land, and water travel. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"power" int 42407 Power includes electric, gas, and oil, and also includes distribution structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"office" int 40176 Offices include financial, corporate, television, radio, and even manufacturing site offices. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"nonresidential" int 263731 A categorization including all of the other categories except total and residential. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"amusement and recreation" int 7822 Amusement and recreation includes theme and amusement parks, sports, fitness, performance/meeting center, social centers, parks, camps, movie theaters, studios, and a host of other locations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"residential" int 377631 Residential Buildings are houses, townhouses, apartments, etc. for single families, multi-families, and improvements to existing properties. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"public safety" int 0 Public Safety includes correctional centers, police offices, fire and rescue. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"conservation and development" int 0 Conservation and development includes facilities constructed for dams/leevees, breakwaters/jettys, dredging, irrigation, mine reclamation, fish hatcheries and wetlands. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"commercial" int 63972 Commercial includes buildings and structures used by the retail, wholesale and selected service industries. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"water supply" int 0 Water Supply construction involves plants, wells, lines, pump stations, resevoirs, and tanks/towers. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"health care" int 20888 Health Care includes hospitals, medical buildings, and special care. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"sewage and waste disposal" int 0 This section includes sewage, dry waste, and waste water plants and line/pump stations. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"communication" int 18843 Communication includes telephone, television, and radio, distribution and maintenance buildings and structures. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"manufacturing" int 28116 Manufacturing includes a wide variety of structures, including wood industries, paper industries, food/beverage/tobacco, textiles, printing, plastic, chemical, and much more. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"religious" int 8742 Religious includes houses of worship such as churches, chapels, mosques, and their auxiliary buildings. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.
"highway and street" int 0 Highway and Street includes pavement, lighting, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, tolls/weighs, maintenance buildings, and rest facilities. The annual data represents data for the whole year, adjusted for seasonal variations (i.e. winter usually has less construction). The private data represents projects undertaken by citizens, as opposed to the government. All units are reported in millions of dollars.

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This library has 1 function you can use.
import construction_spending
list_of_spending = construction_spending.get_spending()
Additionally, some of the functions can return a sample of the Big Data using an extra argument. If you use this sampled Big Data, it may be much faster. When you are sure your code is correct, you can remove the argument to use the full dataset.
import construction_spending
# These may be slow!
list_of_spending = construction_spending.get_spending(test=True)

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 construction_spending.get_spending(test=False)

Returns spending data from every year.