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April 19, 2024

Electronic Systems Outlook Summer 2023: U.S. New Construction Spending Forecast to End 2023 Up 15% in Nonresidential Segments

NSCA and FMI forecast new construction starts for last half of 2023 and beyond in the Electronic Systems Outlook Summer 2023 report.

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NSCA and FMI forecast new construction starts for last half of 2023 and beyond.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Aug. 23, 2023 – NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industry, has updated its biannual Electronic Systems Outlook report for Summer 2023. It includes new construction outlook information for United States and Canada based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2023, as well as a forecast for the remainder of 2023, 2024, and beyond.

Overall, total U.S. engineering and new construction spending is forecast to end 2023 up 3% compared to up 11% in 2022. Spending in reported target nonresidential building segments—corporate, education, government, healthcare, houses of worship, lodging, manufacturing, and retail—is forecast to end 2023 up 15% from 2022, compared to up 13% between 2022 and 2021.

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In the Summer 2023 edition, the Electronic Systems Outlook report provides an updated view of:

  • Top markets for renovation and new construction
  • New construction forecasts for 2023 and beyond
  • In-demand technologies and where that growth is occurring
  • Focused sales approaches
  • New business opportunity potential

The information in this report helps integrators adjust their sales and marketing strategies. Understanding the most recent construction put-in-place totals helps them stay on top of slowdowns, recoveries, and market/geographic changes.

“Strong, double-digit investment growth in target building segments, including lodging, manufacturing, and retail, could drive increased spending through 2023,” says NSCA Executive Director Tom LeBlanc. “For the first time in many years, no targeted segments are predicted to have a ‘down’ year. Instead, nearly all are expected to realize investment growth exceeding 4%, which outpaces historical rates of inflation by year-end.”

Knowing that new construction is the best indicator of the future business climate for integrators, NSCA has followed and reported on industry conditions for more than two decades. The Electronic Systems Outlook report was initially established as a response to member questions about market conditions and trends, outlining vertical market outlooks, construction outlook summaries, and technology/systems outlooks in specific markets.

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The NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook is free for NSCA members to download. For more information about the Electronic Systems Outlook Summer 202e report, or to join NSCA and get a free copy of the report, visit www.nsca.org or call (800) 446-NSCA.

Data from NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook Summer 2023

About NSCA

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industries. The National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate for all who work in the integration 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.

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