CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 27, 2018 – NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2018, and now includes construction outlook information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2018, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of the year and beyond.
Integrators continuously ask about market conditions and trends. NSCA has followed and reported on industry conditions for more than 21 years, knowing that new construction is the best indicator of the future business climate. Understanding construction put-in-place totals allows NSCA to predict patterns of slowdowns, recoveries, and market/geographic changes.
Overall, the forecast for 2018 construction put in place calls for a 6% increase this year, in comparison to the 4% growth rate of 2017. Looking ahead to 2019, FMI forecasts a 5% increase in total construction spending over 2018. The even better news: All construction segments, as compared to 2017, are predicted to grow at least with the rate of inflation (and are considered stable as a result).
In the Summer 2018 edition, the Electronic Systems Outlook report provides an updated view of construction data by market and electronic system/technology, providing details on:
- Markets that are posed to do the best
- Construction forecasts for 2018 and beyond
- Technologies that are growing in demand
- Developing a focused sales approach
- Keeping tabs on new business opportunities
“Construction numbers seem to be heating up, which is always positive for NSCA members,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “That trend is expected next year as well. The challenge for integrators will be in finding more staff members to help them keep up. This is one of the reasons NSCA founded the IGNITE program – to bring new talent into the industry.”
The NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook is free for NSCA Gold and Platinum members, and available for purchase at $199 for Bronze and Silver members. It can be purchased by non-members for $399. Non-member integrators can become NSCA members for $595 and receive this report as part of their membership package, which offers access to discounted education and training opportunities, updates on regional and national government affairs issues, free monthly industry webinars, and other exclusive industry research.
For more information about the Electronic Systems Outlook Summer 2018 report, to see a preview of the report, or to join NSCA, visit www.nsca.org or call (800) 446-NSCA.
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.