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Construction Products Association Downgrades Growth Forecast for 2019

Amidst Brexit Uncertainty

Construction Products Association Downgrades Growth Forecast for 2019

Growth for the UK's construction sector next year has been downgraded amid signs that Brexit uncertainty and on-going delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects continue to weigh on activity. TheThe Construction Products Association (CPA)’s Autumn Forecasts anticipate growth will .....

Glenigan Index: Rise in Private Sector Work Lifts Construction Starts

Glenigan Index:  Rise in Private Sector Work Lifts Construction Starts
  • Starts in the three months to September were 10% up on a year ago and 12% higher than during the preceding three months.

  • Residential starts were 11% higher than a year ago, supported by a rise in private housing project starts.

  • Non-residential project starts were 13% higher than a year ago with increases in industrial, offices, retail and health starts more than offsetting weakness in other sectors.

  • Civil engineering was 2% lower than a year ago.

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

Plumbers Merchants Market Report - UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

Plumbers’ Merchants Market in the UK Worth Over £4.2bn

Plumbers Merchants Market Report - UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

The plumbers’ merchants market was worth an estimated £4.2bn in 2017, representing growth of around 2% from 2016, according to a new report by AMA Research.   The overall trend in recent years has been positive, and early indications for 2018 are for a continuation of the modest recovery experienced from Q3 2017 onwards, although there is still a degree of restructuring activity, as major players adapt to changing conditions and slowing growth in some key end use sectors.

Although the plumbers’ merchants market has experienced 5 years of growth since construction output recovered in 2013, there has been .....

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: Total Industry Activity Rises Only Fractionally in September

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  Total Industry Activity Rises Only Fractionally in September

Key findings:

  • Housing and commercial activity grow at slower rates, while civil engineering contracts
  • Rate of job creation eases to second-weakest since February 2017
  • Constructors retain broadly optimistic outlook for activity

The German construction sector saw a loss of growth momentum in September, with total industry activity barely rising compared with the month before.   Building companies continued to take on ......

The Future of the Construction Industry

South East Construction Expo 2018 offered exciting new insights

The Future of the Construction Industry

The South East Construction Expo 2018, held in Sussex for the first time, was a huge success, according to organisers of the event at the South of England Showground in Ardingly on September 13.

“We were delighted to welcome over 2,000 leading lights from the region’s construction industry, where they could meet buyers, explore new projects, network with other businesses in the South East and sample the industry’s latest technology,” said Carole Black from South East Construction Expo ......

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®: Weakest Rise in Construction Output for Six Months in September

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®:  Weakest Rise in Construction Output for Six Months in September

Key findings:

  • All three sub-sectors record a loss of momentum since August
  • Solid increases in new work and employment
  • Business optimism at second-lowest level since February 2013

UK construction companies indicated a sustained increase in business activity during September, but the rate of expansion .....

Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit – has the government provided clarity?

New information by law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson

Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit – has the government provided clarity?

The construction industry has already started to feel the impact of Brexit, and has ongoing concerns about, amongst other things, skill and labour shortages, the increasing price of materials, potential import and export tariffs.

Another area of concern for the construction industry has been .....

Meet Leading Buyers at London Construction & Design Event

One-to-one meeting available with buyers and specifiers working on major developments across the UK

Meet Leading Buyers at London Construction & Design Event

Platform Events is holding a two-day meet-the-buyer forum for construction industry suppliers.

To be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, The O2, London, on 3rd and 4th December 2018, the event will bring construction product suppliers together with key specifiers from many leading firms, including ......

Passive Fire Protection Market Report- UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

Modest Growth Forecasts for Passive Fire Protection Products in the UK

Passive Fire Protection Market Report- UK 2018-2022 - New Report from AMA

The UK market for passive fire protection products is estimated to be worth around £650m at manufacturers selling prices - excluding installation.   The market has grown by around 2% in 2017, with forecasts for 2018 at a similar level.   This follows good growth between 2013 and 2015, which represented a period of recovery for the overall construction industry, especially in the education, offices, retail and leisure sectors.   The forecasts indicate .....

Strong Month for Infrastructure as Award Values Exceed £1 Billion

Strong Month for Infrastructure as Award Values Exceed £1 Billion

The value of new contracts across construction reached £6 billion in August, a monthly increase of 28.9 per cent.   This sunnier outlook provides further evidence that the construction industry continues to bounce back from its poor performance in the first quarter of the year.

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI highlights .....

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