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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

  • WSP Cantor Seinuk was the structural engineer on Frank Gehry’s stainless steel-clad brain health centre in Las Vegas. The rise in steel prices has now begun to ease

    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

  • Will Bank of England governor Mervyn King cut interest rates to zero?

    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

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    Market forecast: Going down


    Continuing work has helped the industry survive so far, but that is about to change.

  • Global concern: world stock markets have plummeted

    Market forecast: Cut-throat times


    Soaring materials costs have driven up building costs and tender prices, but the economic slowdown is set to apply the brakes. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon reports

  • More than 34,000 jobs have gone on Wall Street during the credit crunch

    Market forecast: Growth slips


    Tender prices are rising less rapidly as new orders slow, while growth could fall below 1% this year, warn Peter Fordham and Máren Bauldauf of Davis Langdon

  • Rainy days: the Bank of England says commercial property is a serious risk

    Market forecast: Orders holding up


    Despite the pessimism all around, most contractors have strong order books and there are few reports of projects being cancelled or delayed. Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon reports

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    Market forecast: Credit crunch ahead


    Full order books mean the industry is likely to remain busy into 2008 but the impact of the credit crunch on new developments remains to be seen

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    Market forecast: Tender prices head up


    Tender prices are continuing to soar, especially in London, but the rise in the cost of building is set to slow over the next year

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    Market forecast: Olympics swell boom


    The industry is booming, and with Olympics projects, retail work and office developments in the pipeline, there’s further growth in store

  • Activity is rising in London, as demonstrated by New Street Square

    Market forecast: Buoyant mood


    Last year ended with the construction industry in a buoyant mood and all signs point to further growth in 2007

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    Market forecast: Gearing up for 2012


    Last year’s slight downturn in workload has reversed in 2006. But, says Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, construction inflation can only keep growing as we gear up for the Olympics

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    Market forecast: Output recovering


    In the latest quarterly focus on industry trends, Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon reveals that after a slow 2005, output is climbing back up – and prices with it. Plus, a look behind curtain walls

  • Architect EDAW’s impression of the proposed bridge linking Stratford City to the main stadium, part of its Olympic masterplan

    Market forecast: Looking up


    This quarter, Davis Langdon reports on an optimistic construction market, with prices accordingly on the rise … Plus a look at the effects of the Finance Bill, and the latest materials price trends

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    Market forecast: Cause for caution


    In its quarterly look at market trends, Davis Langdon reports on a fall in output that has led to cautious forecasts for 2006. Plus how the pre-Budget report affects the industry and the latest materials prices overleaf