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Glenigan Index: Project Starts Weaken Over Summer Months

Glenigan Index:  Project Starts Weaken Over Summer Months
  • Starts in the three months to August were 10% lower than a year ago
  • Non-residential project starts were 12% down on the same period in 2016, led lower by falls in office, retail, education and health projects
  • Residential starts were 7% lower than a year ago due to a drop in private housing activity
  • Civil engineering starts were 12% lower than a year ago

The value of work starting on site in the three months to August was 10% lower than during the same period a year ago, according to the latest Glenigan Index.   On a seasonally adjusted basis .....

Cable Right to Call for Councils to Build, Says FMB

Cable Right to Call for Councils to Build, Says FMB

Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable is right to call on the Government to allow local councils to borrow to build, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to the Party Leader’s speech at the Liberal Democrats’ Party Conference ....

Eurostat: Production in Construction up by 0.2% in Euro Area

Up by 0.5% in EU28

Eurostat:  Production in Construction up by 0.2% in Euro Area

In July 2017 compared with June 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.   In June 2017, production ......

New Publication - 'The Construction Marketers Guide to PR Measurement'

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New Publication - 'The Construction Marketers Guide to PR Measurement'

PR is no longer about simply securing column inches of coverage.   It’s about storytelling and influencing decision makers through engaging content that is promoted across multiple channels.

In a world where everything is measured, it’s important for a company to know if its PR efforts are successful.   However, .....

Building Thermal Insulation Market - Global Forecast to 2022

New Research by ASD Reports

Building Thermal Insulation Market - Global Forecast to 2022

The market size of building thermal insulation was USD 23.89 billion in 2016, which is projected to reach USD 29.62 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.65% from 2017 to 2022.   The building thermal insulation market is largely driven by the presence of stringent regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in regions such as Europe and North America.   In addition, development of .....

Roofing Market Report UK – 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

The UK Roofing Market Sees Growth of 7% in 2016

Roofing Market Report UK – 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

The overall UK roofing market has grown by 7% in value terms in 2016, according to a new report by AMA Research.   Since 2012, demand for roof coverings has been supported by the growth of housebuilding and domestic RMI, along with increased output in a number of commercial and industrial new build & refurbishment markets.   However, tendering .....

Lack of Land and Lending is Blocking New Homes, Federation of Master Builders Research Reveals

Lack of Land and Lending is Blocking New Homes, Federation of Master Builders Research Reveals

A lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB).

Key results from the FMB’s House Builders’ Survey 2017, the only annual snapshot of SME house builders, include:

Construction in Ireland: Growth of Activity Remains Marked, But Slows to 29-Month Low

Construction in Ireland:  Growth of Activity Remains Marked, But Slows to 29-Month Low

Growth in the Irish construction sector eased again, with slower rises in both activity and new orders recorded.   That said, rates of expansion remained marked and firms upped their rate of job creation.   The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dipped for the third successive month in August, posting ......

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: New Work in Construction Sector Grows at Record Pace in August

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  New Work in Construction Sector Grows at Record Pace in August

Key findings:

  • Fastest rise in new business since survey began in September 1999
  • Construction activity increases at strong, but slower, rate
  • Input price inflation at 65-month high

Construction activity in Germany was supported by a record rise in new business in August, according to the latest PMI® survey data from IHS Markit.   New work increased at the fastest rate since the series began in September 1999, leading to .....

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