All CIPs construction articles

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    Brexit fears continue to dog industry


    Latest IHS Markit/CIPS report shows civil engineering activity up but fears around Brexit heightened

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    An uphill road to recovery


    Despite welcome news that the UK construction sector is contracting at a slower pace, the industry is still struggling. August saw a reduction in the pace of deterioration. While reduced activity was again largely attributed to dampened demand for new orders, there are a number of issues challenging the ...

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    Is everyone being too positive?


    Apparently, slowing negative is now the new positive. Contraction is passé. The only problem is, that the evidence doesn't appear to suggest that. Just two examples, of many recently, spring to mind. The latest Key Purchasing Managers Index for construction from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) ...

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    Construction orders reveal industry’s pain


    The March figures for construction new orders were only marginally better than those seen in the previous two months and there are still little signs that point to any stabilisation in industry workload. Monthly new order figures can be volatile, so to assess the trend in work volume it is ...