All Market forecast articles – Page 5

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    Market forecast: Infrastructure explosion

    2005-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Davis Langdon looks at the state of the construction economy, including energy price rises, the Olympics, current public spending and the exploding infrastructure sector. Plus, why everybody’s talking about oil …

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    Market forecast: Tender price turnaround?

    2005-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Tender prices may be falling, but that could all change in the not-too-distant future … Plus the state of the market in the northern regions and an analysis of what everybody’s talking about

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    Market forecast: Steady on up

    2005-05-13T00:00:00Z

    In this quarter’s overview of the construction market, Davis Langdon reports a continued growth in output, orders, tender prices and material costs. Plus, this month’s hot topic is public spending

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    Market forecast: Onwards and upwards

    2005-02-04T00:00:00Z

    In this quarter’s overview of the construction economy, Davis Langdon reports that output and orders are rising steadily for now – as are tender prices and materials costs. Plus, we hone in on another hot topic

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    Tender price forecast: Sunny outlook

    2004-08-13T00:00:00Z

    With the office market tip-toeing towards recovery, the spending review making investment promises and demand at an all-time high, the outlook is warm and sunny, says Davis Langdon

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    Tender price forecast: Racing upward

    2004-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The good news is that demand for construction services is going to remain strong for the next few years, and prices are going to rise rapidly. The bad news is that labour shortages and China’s astonishing boom will push up suppliers’ costs, too. Davis Langdon and Everest reports

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    Tender price forecast: London lags behind

    2004-02-06T00:00:00Z

    London’s office developers are in hibernation and are likely to remain so for at least another year. This is dampening inflation in the capital – but in other areas, such as Wales and north-west England, the market is booming and costs are rising. Davis Langdon & Everest presents the big ...

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    Tender price forecast: North-west leads the way

    2003-11-07T00:00:00Z

    London is still suffering from the office sector slump, according to Davis Langdon & Everest, which is dampening inflation and keeping tender price increases to a minimum. But UK output as a whole has continued its steady increase – especially in the booming North-west

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    Tender price forecast: Varied prospects

    2003-08-08T00:00:00Z

    London is feeling the pinch as the office market dries up, but prospects are good in many of the regions. The first quarter’s decline in output does not spell doom and gloom, but housebuilders and the public sector will hold the purse strings

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    Tender price forecast: All good, bar London

    2003-05-02T00:00:00Z

    Tender prices and workload are to continue to grow in the country as a whole, despite the consequences of the invasion of Iraq. But, as we point out, the outlook is not so good in the capital, where an ailing office market has caused a slump in work output.

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    Tender price forecast: Haze across the horizon

    2003-02-14T00:00:00Z

    With a war looming, shares prices plummeting and the office market in London freezing, it’s all but impossible to know what will happen next. But building tender prices and workload are still likely to continue their steady rise

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    Tender price forecast: Remaining immune

    2002-11-08T00:00:00Z

    The UK stock market slumped in May and then launched itself on a rollercoaster ride. But this hasn’t affected building tender prices or new orders, which on the whole are continuing their inexorable rise. Davis Langdon & Everest explains why, and what will happen next

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    Tender price forecast: Back on track

    2002-08-09T00:00:00Z

    Despite a dip in orders at the end of last year, the sector is back on track with new workload spurred by generous infrastructure spending, reports Davis Langdon & Everest – but resourcing problems may undermine the sector’s attempts to sustain current levels of output

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    Tender price forecast: Hope amid uncertainty

    2002-05-03T00:00:00Z

    A mood of uncertainty prevails, with modest rises in tender prices and new orders, lower housing starts and a decline in infrastructure work. But the Budget, reports Davis Langdon & Everest, has strengthened hopes for robust recovery

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    Tender price forecast: Maintaining balance

    2002-01-25T00:00:00Z

    So, how has the industry fared since the tumultuous events of 11 September? Surprisingly well, in fact. Despite continuing uncertainty, Davis Langdon & Everest reports that tender prices are still on the up, new orders are holding up and the private commercial sector is still leading robust growth

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    Tender price forecast: Storm warning

    2001-10-26T00:00:00Z

    Hold on to your hats: although tender prices are still on the up and output is entering a sixth consecutive year of growth, the outlook is gloomy, especially in the commercial new-build, retail and leisure sectors.

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    Tender price forecast

    2001-08-03T00:00:00Z

    The ups and downs at a glance Current trendsup - Tender prices rose 2% over the past three months and 7.5% over the past yearup - Construction activity expanded for the 29th consecutive month in Juneup - Output in 2000 rose for a fifth consecutive year, reaching £69.53bn, or ...

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    Tender price forecast

    2001-04-27T00:00:00Z

    The ups and downs at a glance Current trends A fall in tender prices of 0.5% last quarter ends the run of five successive rises Demand for labour has stabilised and supply is easing in most areas Construction output rose 1.5% last year and is 10% higher than ...

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    Tender price forecast

    2001-02-02T00:00:00Z

    How the indices are calculated Mechanical cost indexThe MCI is based on labour rates agreed by the mechanical industry’s wage body, the JCCHVDEI, and materials prices from the Office for National Statistics. Electrical cost indexThe ECI is compiled from materials data from the Office for National Statistics and labour ...