2 The number of years the construction industry will remain in recession, according to a survey published by the Construction Confederation and the Construction Products Association.

15 The number of construction sites near Glasgow raided by the Security Industry Authority in an effort to crack down on unlawful and unlicensed security firms, who extort money from builders.

33.3 The percentage of extra funding requested by UK water firms to upgrade infrastructure to cope with the pressures of climate change and population growth.

40,000 The cost, in pounds, of new compact holiday homes designed by eco-architect Bill Dunster. Each 30m² unit can house up to six people and generates its own power for heating and electricity.

120,000 The total amount, in pounds, contractors Spanclad and Westminster Building were fined after construction worker Darren Handley fell to his death through a missing scaffold rail.

90m The amount, in pounds, the £400m London Olympic media centre is expected to go over budget unless a value engineering programme is successful.

100m The value, in pounds, of Premier Inn’s new-build programme. The hotel chain is targeting sites previously earmarked for office or residential development.

400m The amount, in pounds, the British public will have to plough into the Olympic village after developer Lend Lease failed to secure enough funding for the £1bn project.