The Orange County (Calif.) Register staffer Jonathan Lansner breaks down the region's surging construction numbers.

It’s been four years since the area has had a down year, according to the latest figures. Lansner writes:

The value of construction starts in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the first 10 months of the year totaled $10.1 billion, up $530 million or 6% compared to 2014, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Leading the upswing are residential projectssingle-family homes and multifamily housing with construction-start values up 8% this year to $5.7 billion.

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