The Construction Dive Outlook on 2021

Note from the editor

2021 will certainly be an interesting year in commercial construction as trends that had been on the horizon face challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Economists and industry experts predict that many of the issues contractors dealt with last year will persist into 2021. 

That also means it will be even more important for construction pros to revisit plans as the industry adapts to ongoing changes.

Read on for Construction Dive's exclusive reporting on the trends and topics that will have the greatest impact on commercial construction in 2021.

Jennifer Goodman Lead Editor

2021 outlook: 6 trends that will influence construction this year

Several factors – some positive, some less so – are poised to shape the industry this year.

2021 outlook: Top cities to watch for construction

These five metro areas are destined for a strong showing this year, according to the contractors that work in them.

The 13 construction sectors contractors expect to shrink in 2021

2021 construction projects to watch

Several high-profile jobs are scheduled for completion or are set to hit major milestones soon. Here are some that are sure to make headlines this year.

Post-pandemic: How COVID-19 will change office, hotel and mixed-use design

5 international projects to watch in 2021

From airports to office towers, major contractors are building many high-profile projects in other countries this year.

7 legal, other trends influencing construction in 2021

Court closures, payment disputes and small business bankruptcies are a few of the factors that will influence commercial construction this year, according to two industry experts.

• Published Jan. 19, 2021

The Construction Dive Outlook on 2021

Contractors face multiple factors – some positive, some less so – that are poised to shape construction in 2021. Read on for Construction Dive's exclusive reporting on the trends and topics that will have the greatest impact on commercial construction in 2021.

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  • Top trends that will influence construction this year
  • The cities, projects and construction sectors to watch in 2021
  • How COVID-19 will change office, hotel and mixed-use design
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Produced by our team of award-winning journalists, these Outlooks can help businesses navigate the uncertain road ahead in 2021.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.