All Economics articles – Page 4

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    News

    Materials firms report lowest growth for two years

    2016-01-22T15:11:00Z

    Manufacturers’ group says rate of growth falling but confidence remains high

  • Markthal, Amsterdam
    Features

    Global city focus: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    2016-01-07T06:00:00Z

    Rotterdam’s dramatic skyline highlights its transformation from its blue collar, port city roots to a modern high-rise metropolis connected to the largest harbour in Europe

  • Fit-out taking place in Crossrail Thames Tunnel
    Features

    Infrastructure: Tunnelling

    2015-12-08T15:05:00Z

    Significant investment in rail, water and energy infrastructure will drive a strong pipeline in tunnelling for the next decade across the UK. The design and engineering of tunnels can mitigate their impact and optimise construction

  • A Pirbright Institute scientist working inside a high-containment laboratory in the institute’s Plowright Building
    Features

    Cost model: Laboratories

    2015-11-17T14:56:00Z

    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

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    Features

    Market forecast: A change of mood

    2015-10-29T06:00:00Z

    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?

  • Jeddah
    Features

    Global city focus: Jeddah

    2015-10-16T13:01:00Z

    Jeddah, the Bride of the Red Sea, is a city steeped in history and culture, capitalising on its heritage as a regional hub to place itself as a leading city of the Middle East

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    News

    Construction output to grow by 3.6% in 2016

    2015-10-15T14:27:00Z

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

  • London office
    Features

    Cost model: London offices

    2015-09-23T11:06:00Z

    Strong growth in central London’s office market is now driving developers to look to locations they may not previously have considered

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    News

    Commercial construction at highest level in five months

    2015-09-02T10:41:00Z

    Latest Markit/CIPS survey shows commercial output highest since March

  • Manchester Victoria
    Features

    Procurement update: BIM

    2015-08-18T11:30:00Z

    As the 2016 deadline for the UK government’s mandate gets closer, the take-up of BIM on projects and programmes is accelerating

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    Features

    Cost model: Higher education refurb

    2015-08-03T13:15:00Z

    When UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture outgrew its building a decision was needed on whether to demolish and rebuild, or radically refurbish it. The latter course was chosen

  • offshore wind
    Features

    Infrastructure: Offshore wind

    2015-07-10T06:00:00Z

    Reduced costs and the ability to attract finance are critical to the viability of the UK wind industry, and with the government recently withdrawing onshore subsidies, the focus on offshore has never been greater

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    Features

    Cost model: Car parks

    2015-06-09T10:27:00Z

    While a concept relatively unchanged over the past 50 years, car parks can still have a dramatic impact on commercial space around them

  • Liverpool Street station
    Features

    International infrastructure totex

    2015-05-19T06:00:00Z

    When considering the cost of a building, it is vital to look at the total in-use and maintenance costs as well as capital investment

  • New York
    Features

    Global city focus: New York

    2015-05-13T06:00:00Z

    New York is a city at the crossroads of global influence. How can it translate its economic and political strength into investment in infrastructure and affordable housing for its population?

  • Hong Kong
    Features

    Global city focus: Hong Kong

    2015-03-10T10:41:00Z

    How is Hong Kong to maintain its competitive edge with the rise of the emerging Asian cities? Barbra Carlisle of EC Harris, Constance Lau and Tim Robinson of Langdon Seah explore its unique positioning

  • Data centres
    Features

    Cost model: Data centres

    2015-02-18T10:00:00Z

    Demand for data centres continues to reflect the growing and changing needs of a connected world. Aecom’s Luke Kubicki (engineering lead), Amy Daniell (strategy director) and Giles Scott (development director) examine the latest trends in low-energy data centre design

  • Doha 7
    Features

    Global city focus: Doha

    2015-01-06T10:32:00Z

    As the growth potential of countries becomes increasingly reliant on key cities, EC Harris looks at how Doha is driving Qatar’s vision of economic diversity

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    Features

    Cost model: Part L

    2014-11-20T10:15:00Z

    Will MacDonald of Aecom examines the challenges posed by the 2014 revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, which form part of the government’s strategy to cut carbon emissions from buildings

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    Features

    Procurement update

    2014-08-18T10:10:00Z

    Construction is now 12 months into its recovery and project procurement has become much more challenging - even in the regions. SImon Rawlinson of EC Harris takes soundings from projects and considers the best options in a fast-moving market