Introducing the 2021 Autodesk Construction Outlook  

construction outlook report 2021

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a year no one expected.  

The construction industry is navigating a new world and more than ever, we want to arm our customers with the insights and analysis they need to make the best possible business decisions. 

To help achieve this goal, our BuildingConnected analytics team worked with Edward R. Zarenski from Construction Analytics to develop the 2021 Autodesk Construction Outlook. This report combines external economic data from sources such as Dodge Data & Analytics with Autodesk’s own aggregated, anonymized BuildingConnected product data to uncover the evolving state of the industry. For instance, what does the bidding activity from Autodesk’s Builders Network of over 1 million construction professionals say about subcontractor backlog? How does the volume of RFIs and change orders on a project affect its success? 

We hope that the insights contained in this report will help you stay resilient in 2021. Even more, we hope they will help you uncover new areas of opportunity for your business. Construction is known for developing creative solutions to difficult problems, and we believe the challenges we are currently up against are no different. You can continue to turn to Autodesk as you tackle those challenges head-on.  

Will 2021 look like years past? Certainly not. The construction industry has been forever changed, and many of those changes will help us become more nimble, more efficient, and more connected than before. Together – armed with the right tools and insights – we can imagine a new possible.  

McKenzie Gregory

McKenzie Gregory was a Content Marketing Manager at Autodesk Construction Solutions.