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    International cost comparison 2018

    2018-09-19T10:53:00Z

    Arcadis’ Will Waller analyses the 2018 Arcadis annual survey of global construction costs

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    Sustainability - productive workplace

    2018-01-25T11:36:00Z

    With UK productivity lagging, the workplace environment can be a critical factor in driving improvements. How should you evaluate and improve workplace productivity?

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    Sustainability - office energy saving

    2017-09-27T15:34:00Z

    As the introduction of the MEES regulations draws closer, it can be difficult to know which energy-saving measures offer the best returns in commercial buildings

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    International cost comparison 2017

    2017-09-20T07:44:00Z

    Construction markets around the world are experiencing relatively subdued but steady growth. As construction cost continues to escalate in most places, the relationship between productivity and cost continues to draw scrutiny. William Waller analyses the results of the 2017 Arcadis annual survey of global construction costs

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    Fresh warning over rising cost pressures

    2017-02-09T08:00:00Z

    CPA says growth will suffer as overwhelming majority of contractors and manufacturers report price hikes

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    Infrastructure: Energy transmission

    2015-03-17T10:36:00Z

    The UK’s energy transmission networks need to attract large volumes of investment to respond to a rapidly changing energy market. David Porter and Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris review progress as new regulatory systems bed down

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    Cost update Q1 2013

    2013-05-30T06:00:00Z

    Building costs rose in the first quarter, but consumer inflation is falling, metal prices are sliding and manufactured goods are slowing down. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company reports

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    Tender price recovery pushed out to 2014

    2012-11-26T14:01:00Z

    Stalled workloads and flat material prices impact EC Harris forecasts

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    The tracker: Slim pickings

    2011-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Though activity, orders and employment are down, firms are relatively upbeat about tender prices, which are at a three-year high. Experian Marketing Information Services brings the latest figures

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    Specialist costs: M&E

    2011-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Legislative, economic and technological changes are presenting both challenges and opportunities to M E firms. Erland Rendall of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Cost model: Global manufacturing

    2011-06-24T00:00:00Z

    With manufacturing in many countries showing strong signs of recovery, the development of new manufacturing facilities is required to keep pace with contemporary process and technologies, say Mike Wilcock and Miles Jenkins of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Cost model: City of London offices

    2011-05-06T00:00:00Z

    With uncertain prospects for finance, recovery in office development is likely to remain cautious. Refurbishment and reuse will remain alternatives but the low-carbon agenda will transform both these and new build, say Iain Parker and Graham Jones of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Which domestic renewables incentive is best?

    2011-04-15T00:00:00Z

    Adam Mactavish of Cyril Sweett provides a brief review of the incentive schemes for domestic renewables

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    Cost model: small projects

    2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

    In these difficult economic times, small projects are not to be sniffed at. David Holmes and Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, cost up some of the most common kinds

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    CPA warns on rising costs

    2011-03-01T10:43:00Z

    2011 is shaping up to be a tough year as rising costs can not be passed on to customers

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    Market Forecast: Depth Gauge

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    It’s difficult to say whether we have reached the bottom of the pricing trough, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company. What’s sure is that material prices will rise

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    Country focus: Poland

    2011-01-07T00:00:00Z

    EU funding and infrastructure projects cushioned Poland from the downturn, but the public sector culture of always accepting lowest price tenders needs to change

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    The tracker: That sinking feeling

    2010-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Construction workload is expected to keep falling over the next three months, but the pace of decline should begin to ease, according to Experian Marketing Information Services

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    Building Intelligence Q2 2010: Surprisingly buoyant

    2010-10-15T00:00:00Z

    The gloomy forecast in the Tracker is in stark contrast to a surprisingly buoyant second quarter. Now, the good news, from Experian Marketing Information Services

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    Sustainability: Tax incentives

    2010-10-08T00:00:00Z

    The government wants to encourage energy-efficient investment. Steve Smith and Richard Quartermaine of Cyril Sweett look at what tax incentives are available