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Market forecast: On the slide?

2018-05-18T11:37:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Brexit looms ever larger, with no answers as yet, while output continues a gradual decline and firms struggle to turn rising input cost pressures into higher market selling prices

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Market forecast: Maintaining margins

2018-02-14T06:30:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now

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Market forecast: Holding steady?

2017-11-16T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now

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Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

2017-08-08T07:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Construction data – both hard and soft – remains consistently inconsistent. Overall construction activity is slowing, but this doesn’t tell the full story

New work output - sector changes indexed to Q2 2010

Market forecast: Carry on regardless

2017-05-16T06:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

The UK construction industry maintained notable growth rates and posted high output numbers but uncertainty endures on both the domestic and international stage

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

2017-02-14T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

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Market forecast: Medium term limbo

2016-11-17T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Brexit continues to cause uncertainty, with increasingly mixed views about the medium-to-long-term emerging across the market. But as Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports, for now, business is looking good

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Market forecast: Not the whole story

2016-08-08T12:47:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

As we look at the Q2 figures, people are ready to blame Brexit for plunging the UK construction economy into a darker period. But the reality is more complex. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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Construction growth prospects downgraded again by Experian

2016-07-11T07:40:00+01:00By

Experian publishes chastening set of forecasts - before it’s even estimated likely impact of Brexit

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Infrastructure: Land regeneration for housing

2016-07-07T06:00:00+01:00By Ciara Walker and Katy Baker

We consider the complex, multidisciplinary nature of land regeneration and how housing need and government policy are driving increased demand

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Market forecast: Certain uncertainty

2016-05-17T10:29:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Q1 sees the UK construction industry with a more uncertain outlook but it’s not all down to the EU referendum – there are a number of complex factors at play

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Brexit fears prompt further Experian downgrades

2016-04-22T11:56:00+01:00By Yoosof Farah

Construction ouput forecasts for next two years

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Market forecast: Pressure drop

2016-02-16T15:42:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Market conditions remain positive across the country, but boosts to regional activity put the squeeze on local supply chains and tender prices

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Market forecast: A change of mood

2015-10-29T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

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?

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Construction output to grow by 3.6% in 2016

2015-10-15T14:27:00+01:00By Yoosof Farah

Latest forecast from Experian show output for all construction work to hit £142bn in 2017

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Economics: Market forecast

2015-07-15T07:01:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Revised figures for Q1 2015 saw market pricing volatility increase, with a project’s attractiveness playing a crucial role in this current trend. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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Market forecast: Growing pains

2015-04-15T06:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Strong output demand has stretched the industry across the supply chain, with increased tender prices triggered by capacity constraints only the most salient sign of strain. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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Market forecast: Speed shift

2015-01-29T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard and John O’Neill

The recovery rolls on with expectations of tender price increases still firm. But a change of pace in activity is expected to emerge this year. Michael Hubbard and John O’Neill of Aecom report

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Market forecast: Rolling on

2014-10-30T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard and Robert Bliss

Rising price levels still reflect an industry in relatively rude health, despite ongoing capacity issues and question marks over the global economy

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Market forecast: Overall improvement

2014-07-15T10:24:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Q2 2014 saw tender prices and overall activity pick up the pace, largely due to the housing sector. While the demand for skilled trades has led to increases in day rates and wages

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