All Economics articles – Page 5

  • The Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London
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    Cost model: Stadium construction

    2014-06-12T06:00:00Z

    In a changing landscape for major sporting infrastructure schemes, what does it take to develop and operate stadiums and arenas? Hein le Roux and Eugene Corrigan of Aecom report

  • Cleaning services
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    Sustainability: Facilities efficiency

    2014-04-09T06:00:00Z

    As construction becomes ever more energy efficient, attention is turning to facilities management to deliver greater carbon and cost savings. Phil Birch of Sweett Group examines how the purchasing and management of cleaning and catering operations can reduce a building’s environmental impact

  • Infrastructure: highways maintenance
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    Infrastructure: highways maintenance

    2014-03-21T00:00:00Z

    Damage to UK roads due to flooding has put a spotlight on the condition of our highways, at a time when the maintenance backlog is already estimated to be at least £10bn. Barbra Carlisle and Brian Fitzpatrick of EC Harris examine the key issues

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    Country focus: The Netherlands

    2014-01-09T06:00:00Z

    The Netherlands is one of Europe’s great trading nations but the slowdown in the eurozone has hit the economy hard. Ted Peek of Arcadis and Magda Skalska-Burgess of EC Harris review prospects for the Dutch construction market

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    Construction output grows 1.4% in second quarter

    2013-08-09T10:10:00Z

    Revised official statistics show housing powering growth

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    Infrastructure spending could boost UK economy by £100bn

    2013-05-14T00:01:00Z

    Report recommends government spend 1% of GDP on infrastructure for the next five years

  • Construction worker
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    Construction output flat in November

    2012-01-13T11:21:00Z

    ONS figures show construction output broadly flat in November but down 1.6% on the same period a year ago

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    Cutting VAT on repair work to 5% could create 100,000 jobs, says FMB

    2011-11-28T17:19:00Z

    The Chancellor has been urged to encourage building repair work through incentives in tomorrow’s autumn statement

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    Procurement update

    2011-09-02T00:00:00Z

    With pressure on the construction industry to drive down costs for clients, how can strategic procurement be used to deliver required savings? Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris looks at the options

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    Sustainability: In-use energy performance

    2011-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Clients commission buildings expecting cut-price energy bills once they move in, but too often they are disappointed. Our expert from Cyril Sweett explains how ’Soft Landings’ can provide greater certainty

  • News analysis
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    Construction statistics: Is it really that bad ?

    2011-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Government statistics suggest construction contracted 5% last quarter, but it’s hard to find anyone who believes that is true. Joey Gardiner argues the reality is actually more positive and presents alternative data to back up his case

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    Country focus: India

    2011-04-28T00:00:00Z

    Strong demand for construction activity in India continues, partly due to infrastructure needs and rising expectations of improved living standards

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    Market forecast: Uncertainty rules

    2011-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Tender prices are still falling while material prices and wages are rising, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company. All these bank holidays aren’t helping either

  • Princess University Saudi Arabia
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    Country focus: Saudi Arabia

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Investment opportunities are rife in Saudi Arabia at the moment, thanks to a growing economy and population. Colin Morris from EC Harris, reports

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    Construction sees strongest growth in 8 months

    2011-03-02T10:13:00Z

    A rise in activity during February follows on from growth in January, according to the CIPS/Markit survey

  • Construction site
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    Construction activity bounces back in January

    2011-02-02T10:00:00Z

    All three sub-sectors record increase in activity, reveals PMI

  • Global Capital Investment
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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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    Sustainability: Zeroing In

    2011-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Cyril Sweett reviews the recommendations from the Zero Carbon Hub’s Carbon Compliance Task Group and considers the implications for the definition of a zero-carbon home from 2016

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    House prices fall 1.3%

    2011-01-10T10:59:00Z

    Monthly drop to the end of December brings average house price to £162,435.

  • Investment has come to the secondary cities where investors have seen the potential of commercial developments such as this shopping centre
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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