Market Features

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    Market review: Contract values fall

    2017-01-26T06:00:00Z

    Despite the vote to leave the European Union, construction output remained healthy in 2016, but the value of contract awards declined over the year

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    The sky’s the limit

    2017-01-20T06:00:00Z

    New York is home to some of the most pioneering modern engineering feats - a 7,000-ton hovering stadium roof, impossibly skinny skyscrapers and a mammoth flood defence system disguised as a park

  • Economic Construction Market Review - December 2016
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    Market review: A bumpy ride

    2017-01-04T11:08:00Z

    The Autumn Statement put its money behind infrastructure projects - but forecasts warn that difficult times lie ahead

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    2016 untangled - part two

    2016-12-19T06:00:00Z

    Even people who like surprises are likely to end 2016 wondering if there isn’t something to be said for ‘boring and predictable’. The Building team reports on the rollercoaster highs and lows of one of the weirdest years on record

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    2016 untangled - part one

    2016-12-16T06:00:00Z

    Even people who like surprises are likely to end 2016 wondering if there isn’t something to be said for ‘boring and predictable’. The Building team reports on the rollercoaster highs and lows of one of the weirdest years on record

  • Economic Construction Market Review - November 2016
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    Market review: Better than expected

    2016-11-29T06:00:00Z

    The economy has lost some momentum since the summer’s Brexit vote, but is doing better than analysts had forecast

  • Pound hidden under cups
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    Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

    2016-11-18T06:00:00Z

    Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

  • Aecom Indices
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    Market forecast: Medium term limbo

    2016-11-17T06:00:00Z

    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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    What Trump's victory means for construction

    2016-11-09T11:08:00Z

    Back in October we asked industry experts what a Trump victory would mean for UK construction firms, here’s what they said …

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    Spain: End of the affair?

    2016-11-03T06:00:00Z

    With Spain’s economy in recovery and its construction industry bouncing back, ties between Spain and the UK have been strengthening. But after the Brexit vote, will the mutually beneficial relationship continue?