A preoccupation with health and fitness is no longer just for Januarys, it is becoming ever present in the way buildings are designed and constructed
The construction and activity index expanded by 10 points, recovering from the November’s low and hitting positive territory for the first time in five months
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output dropped across the quarter, but is marginally up on a year ago
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
Wates’ £376m-worth of contract wins includes a £200m housing deal with Birmingham City council
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.