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    Market Forecast: The longest winter


    Tender prices are flat, with nowhere left to fall, and output in January and February was very low. But is the housing sector showing signs of spring? By Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company

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    Market forecast: Mixed messages


    The new year kicked off with fears of a triple-dip recession but with the markets bullish and most companies cautiously optimistic. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Market forecast: Five years on …


    Half a decade since the start of the economic crisis, output is still falling and tender prices continue to head south. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Market forecast: Further to fall


    With the economic outlook worsening, construction activity is expected to keep slowing until the end of 2013, with prices rising slightly

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    Market forecast: Spring hasn’t sprung


    Fears over the eurozone crisis may be subsiding, but construction is still in for a miserable year, with £5.4bn less work than 2011

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    Market forecast: That sinking feeling


    Construction output looks set to fall by 5% in 2012 as new work dries up and the UK, like the rest of Europe, slips back into recession. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, reports

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    Market forecast: Stuck in the mud


    Prices have continued to stagnate in 2011, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company. And with the eurozone crisis and global unease, construction isn’t going anywhere fast

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    Market forecast: Glass half empty


    Things are looking up in London, but the rest of the country is lagging behind, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company. Another difficult year for the construction industry lies ahead

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    Market forecast: Uncertainty rules


    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

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    Country focus: Saudi Arabia


    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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    Market Forecast: Depth Gauge


    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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    Country focus: Poland


    EU funding and infrastructure projects cushioned Poland from the downturn, but the public sector culture of always accepting lowest price tenders needs to change

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    Market forecast the depths of winter


    After the uplift in activity in the first half of this year and the swingeing cuts in the spending review, a long and difficult winter lies ahead, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon

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    Market forecast: On the level


    The brief rise in tender prices is over but so, it seems, are the sharp falls that characterised last year.

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    Market forecast: Chink of light


    Construction prices edged up in the first quarter of the year. So does that mean the industry recession is at an end? Sadly not, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon

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    Market forecast: Another tough year


    Now that 2009 has come into focus, we can clearly see what a disastrous year it was. Unfortunately, the process of recovering from it will not be quick, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon

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    Market forecast: Still a way to go


    Despite signs of recession abating in some quarters, 2010 will remain tough for the building industry, particularly with public sector work likely to shrink

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    Market forecast: A history lesson


    Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon presents the latest news of the blues, and an illuminating comparison between this recession and the previous three

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    Market forecast: Where are we now?


    The plunge in tender prices has ended and costs are falling, but the outlook is still gloomy, thanks in part to the decline in the value of the pound. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon crunches the numbers

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    Market forecast: Two years to go …


    Building prices plummeted 7.5% in the last quarter of 2008, and aren’t set to bottom out until 2011. Peter Fordham and Maren Baldauf-Cunnington of Davis Langdon deliver the latest grim predictions