Energy Performance Contracts are increasing in popularity as a way of delivering large-scale energy savings in existing buildings
The construction activity index strengthened slightly after falling into negative territory last month, but the order index worsened for the second successive month in a row
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output remained flat over the quarter, but registered above levels recorded for the same period last year. Experian Economics reports
Construction Market Review
Oman’s strategic Vision 2020 couples social reform with economic diversification. With five years left to deliver the vision’s ambitious objectives, EC Harris explores Oman’s competitive construction market
Labour prices continue to be the main driver behind cost inflation in the third quarter of the year
The UK is a world leader in scientific research and those involved are demanding ever more sophisticated laboratory buildings in which to conduct their work
Firm’s contract wins last month include share of Hinkley Point C enabling works and Highland Main Line project
With demand outstripping supply, selectivity was the dominant theme for contractors this year. And a failure to attract tenderers led to more creative approaches to procurement. But will these changes be lasting or is this just the current stage of a cyclical process?
This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.