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Housebuilding Contracts Worth Over £2 billion in October

According to Barbour ABI

Housebuilding Contracts Worth Over £2 billion in October

The value of new construction contracts in October reached £5.4 billion, a 3.8 per cent decrease compared to September, as housebuilding continues to prop up the industry with £2 billion worth of contract value.

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI highlights levels of construction contract values awarded across Great Britain.   The largest project in October was .....

Welcoming Vision to Futurebuild in 2019

Welcoming Vision to Futurebuild in 2019

Vision and Futurebuild are joining forces for 2019 in a partnership that will address the key issues facing the architecture and construction industry today.

A dedicated seminar programme will take place in the Vision Seminar theatre, surrounded by an exhibition of brands looking to improve our built environment and public spaces through new technologies, products and services.   Alongside this is ......

Glenigan Index: Rise in Commercial and Industry Projects Support Construction Starts

Glenigan Index:  Rise in Commercial and Industry Projects Support Construction Starts
  • Starts in the three months to October were 1% up on a year ago and unchanged on the preceding three months.

  • Residential starts were 10% lower than a year ago and 4% down on the preceding three months.

  • Non-residential project starts were 18% higher than a year ago with growth driven by increases in industrial, offices, retail hotel & leisure and health starts.

  • Civil engineering was 19% lower than a year ago and 27% down on the preceding three months.

The value of work starting on site in the three months to October was .....

RIBA Future Trends Survey: Architects’ Confidence in the North of England Dips Significantly

RIBA Future Trends Survey:  Architects’ Confidence in the North of England Dips Significantly

In September 2018, the RIBA Future Trends Workload Index dropped slightly to +7, down from +11 in August.    The gap between London and the rest of the UK has narrowed significantly this month,with the previously upbeat North of England seeing a reduction down to +12, from +41 last month.

Practices in the South of England, by contrast, were .....

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: Construction Sector Posts Rare Decline in Activity in October

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  Construction Sector Posts Rare Decline in Activity in October

Key findings:

  • October sees falls in both housing and commercial activity
  • New orders rise the most in five months ...
  • ... but employment growth slows to 29-month low

Activity in Germany's construction sector fell in October, to mark only the third such decline in over four years.   The slight drop in total industry activity reflected ......

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®: UK Construction Output Increases at Sharper Rate but Outlook Deteriorates

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®:  UK Construction Output Increases at Sharper Rate but Outlook Deteriorates

Key Findings:

  • Fastest growth in civil engineering since July 2017
  • Slower rise in new projects at construction companies
  • Business optimism weakest in nearly six years

UK construction companies indicated a sustained increase in business activity during October.   The overall rate of expansion improved slightly since September and was the second-strongest in 16 months.   This mainly reflected a rebound in .....

Stoic Brit Self-Builders and Home Renovators Defy Brexit Uncertainty

Stoic Brit Self-Builders and Home Renovators Defy Brexit Uncertainty

While business leaders across the UK are putting off major decisions because of Brexit, Britain’s growing army of self-builders and home renovators are remaining completely unfazed by the biggest political story in decades, preferring to adopt a ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ mindset.

As a result, industry sectors including .....

Construction Marketing Awards Gala Dinner - Book Now

Construction Marketing Awards Gala Dinner - Book Now

Construct UK is delighted to be supporting the Construction Marketing Awards once again. Showcasing the construction industry’s effectiveness in marketing, the awards help raise the profile of marketing professionals by highlighting their achievements.   The 2018 event is just around the corner and .....

Research Shows that 78% of Architects Prefer to Attend CPD Seminars at their Premises

Research Shows that 78% of Architects Prefer to Attend CPD Seminars at their Premises

In recent research for their new report, entitled 'How Architectural Practices Engage with CPD', construction marketing specialists, Competitive Advantage, found that 78% of architects prefer to attend CPD seminars at their premises.

Additionally, the report's authors demonstrate that a key aspect of getting your construction seminar selected by a practice is .....

Construction Growth Slows, says FMB

Construction Growth Slows, says FMB

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, include:

•   Construction SME workloads remained positive in Q3 2018 but grew at a slower rate than they did in the second quarter of 2018

•   86% of builders reported increasing material prices in Q3 2018, up from 76% in Q2 2018

•   More than two-thirds (68%) of construction SMEs are struggling to hire bricklayers and 59% are struggling to hire carpenters and joiners

•   More than half (58%) of construction SMEs expect salaries and wages to increase over the next six months .....

Finalists Announced for the Construction Marketing Awards 2018

Finalists Announced for the Construction Marketing Awards 2018

The judges have met, scored the entries and now the full list of finalists for the Construction Marketing Awards 2018 has been announced.

Just being a finalist for these awards is an achievement.   Those on the list have beaten off stiff competition from a record set of entries.   But who will win?   Find out at the Gala Dinner Presentation on .....

Electronic Security Systems Market Report - UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

Technological Developments Drive Growth in the UK Electronic Security Products Market

Electronic Security Systems Market Report - UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products - electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed circuit television (CCTV) - and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35bn in 2017.   This was an increase of around 5% during the year, and followed two years of strong growth in 2015 and 2016.   Growth was driven by .....

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