Market Features

  • AECOM cost prices Q2 2017
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    Cost update Q2 2017

    2017-09-12T11:32:00Z

    Materials cost inflation continues to rise, although the effects of sterling’s weakness are filtering out slightly and the increase in input costs has slowed.

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    Market review: Looking downwards

    2017-08-31T12:18:00Z

    Construction activity has declined during the second quarter, despite overall UK growth, and contract values are decreasing

  • Aecom indices for market forecast 28 August issue
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    Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

    2017-08-08T07:00:00Z

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

  • Theresa May and Arlene Foster
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    DUP: Done deal?

    2017-08-03T10:06:00Z

    With the Conservatives and DUP agreeing increased funding for the region, and a sizeable chunk of it going to infrastructure projects, Northern Ireland looked to be the big winner from June’s election. But does ongoing political turmoil put much of this construction work at risk?

  • Market review
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    Market review: Picking up

    2017-07-26T15:18:00Z

    Despite mixed messages it looks likely that growth in the UK economy will pick up in the second quarter. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic Construction Market Review

  • Philip Hammond Mansion House
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    Show us the money, Mr Hammond

    2017-07-07T06:00:00Z

    When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

  • Cranes
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    Market review: Crawling along

    2017-06-27T06:00:00Z

    Macroeconomic signals have been mixed over the past month and the economy had the slowest rate of growth of any G7 economy in Q1

  • Eugenie Bliah
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    How Brexit got personal

    2017-06-23T06:00:00Z

    The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

  • Border
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    ‘Projects won’t be delivered’

    2017-06-22T06:00:00Z

    With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous

  • Bridge
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    Executive pay: Scrutiny on the bounty

    2017-06-15T06:00:00Z

    Last month’s shareholder rebellion at Balfour Beatty’s AGM shows investors are now more willing to challenge large pay packets for the industry’s executives