A McGraw-Hill Construction forecast projects the U.S. construction industry will start to recover in 2011. The value of new construction projects starting next year is predicted to rise $445.5 billion, which would be up 8 percent from the low this year.

Although single-family housing is the sector expected to see the largest rebound in 2011, commercial buildings such as offices, stores and warehouses should see a 16 percent gain next year after dropping 17 percent this year and 43 percent in 2009. Additionally, bconstruction-starts hit a 50-year lowb this year, according to this article in The Wall Street Journal, so naturally the recovery is expected to be slow.

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