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£3 billion: The Real Cost of Winning Work

Inefficient bid processes are massively reducing profit margins

£3 billion: The Real Cost of Winning Work

Research conducted by MarketingWorks and Reading University uncovered the real cost of the bidding process in the construction industry as almost £3 billion.

myConsole, recently announced as the procurement partner for Digital Construction Week, will be holding a webinar to show the industry how .....

Panel Builders Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

Modest Growth Forecast for the UK Panel Builders Market

Panel Builders Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

The UK panel builders’ market has been increasing since 2013, reflecting a strong performance in a number of product and end use sectors.   Market value saw particularly strong growth of 8% by value in 2015, as a result of the robust performance of the infrastructure and industrial sectors during the year.   Current indications are .....

Ireland Construction Market Review of 2016 - New Report from Construction Information Services (CIS)

The complimentary report provides an analysis of activity in the construction sector for the first quarter of 2017 and a comparative analysis against the corresponding period in 2016

Ireland Construction Market Review of 2016 -  New Report from Construction Information Services (CIS)

The overall level of construction activity in the first quarter of 2017 was down when compared to the same period in 2016.   The number of planning applications lodged (excluding self-build and residential extensions) was almost static at -0.6%, while the construction values were down -29.3%, due to the scale and mixed of projects involved.   Projects granted planning permission decreased by -16.7% in volume terms and -15.7% in construction value.   The number of developments commencing on-site also remained static.   However in value terms .....

Construction Barometer Shows Signs of Sales Improvements

Sales expectations in the construction sector over the next 6 months have recovered from the low seen in October 2016

Construction Barometer Shows Signs of Sales Improvements

The April 2017 Construction Industry Barometer, completed by senior executives from across the construction supply chain, is published by construction market research specialists Leading Edge, in association with CIMCIG (The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Interest Group) and Construction News.

In terms of sales performance, the average sales increase over the last 6 months (October 2016 to March 2017) compared to a year earlier was .....

2016 Saw 6% Rise in Home Improvement Work Requiring Planning Permission

2016 Saw 6% Rise in Home Improvement Work Requiring Planning Permission

With many households having just undertaken a spring clean over Easter, home improvement figures continued to increase in popularity across 2016, as planning applications saw an upsurge in every region & country in Great Britain, except for Scotland.

The ‘Home Improvers of Great Britain 2017’ report, compiled by construction industry analysts Barbour ABI in collaboration with the Federation of Master Builders, shows that .....

NBS Survey Shows Specifications Remain Essential But Are Evolving in Today’s Digital Landscape

The results are in from NBS’s latest survey into specifications, and after receiving over 500 responses, it provides some true insight into the current role and future of specifications

NBS Survey Shows Specifications Remain Essential But Are Evolving in Today’s Digital Landscape

Key findings include:

• 4 out of 5 specifiers say they are very or quite confident in their specification writing knowledge and skills
• 6 out of 10 rush the specification writing process, but do respondents consider them a chore?
• Specification difficulties are increasing – 94% have experienced difficulties when producing or using specifications

Rise in Private Housing Activity Drives Construction Starts - Glenigan Index

Rise in Private Housing Activity Drives Construction Starts - Glenigan Index

• Starts in the three months to April were 6% higher than a year ago.
• Residential starts were 26% higher than a year ago, with growth driven by a sharp rise in private housing starts.
• Non-residential project starts were 7% down on the same period in 2016, as a weakening in office, education and community & amenity work offset growth in industrial and health projects.
• Civil engineering starts were 7% lower than a year ago .......

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