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Construction in Ireland: Faster Rise in Activity, but New Order Growth Remains Modest

Construction in Ireland:  Faster Rise in Activity, but New Order Growth Remains Modest

Today sees the release of November data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®.   The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by IHS Markit – signalled that growth was maintained in the Northern Ireland private sector in November, with activity rising at a solid pace.   That said, rates of expansion in output and new orders were weaker than seen earlier in the year and business confidence remained relatively muted ......

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: Construction Sector Returns to Growth in November

Amid Accelerating Inflows of New Work

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  Construction Sector Returns to Growth in November

Key findings:

  • Renewed rises in commercial and housing activity
  • New order growth accelerates to strongest in nine months
  • Input price inflation ticks up to 13-month high

Latest PMI® data showed a return to growth of Germany's construction sector in November, following the first drop in building activity for seven months in October.   Supporting the upturn was ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 .....

Tender for New DKK 4.2bn Hospital in Denmark Announced

Invitation issued to tender for the new North Zealand Hospital designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Tender for New DKK 4.2bn Hospital in Denmark Announced

Herzog & de Meuron and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects have designed a new hospital for Denmark.   The New North Zealand Hospital has a budget of DKK 4.2bn, and the invitation to tender as contractor is currently out.   They are looking for a contractor who is .....

Energy Efficient Glass Market - Global Forecast to 2023 - New Survey from ASD Reports

Energy Efficient Glass Market - Global Forecast to 2023 - New Survey from ASD Reports

The global energy efficient glass market is estimated to be USD 25.11 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 32.02 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.0% between 2018 and 2023.   The increasing urbanization, growing population, and new construction activities are expected to fuel the growth of the building & construction industry, which, in turn, is expected to drive the energy efficient glass market.   However, the lack of access .....

Construction in Ireland: August Completes Five Years of Construction Activity Growth

Construction in Ireland:  August Completes Five Years of Construction Activity Growth

Growth remained elevated in the Irish construction sector during August, despite moderating from July.   Activity rose sharply amid strong increases in housing and commercial activity.   Higher workloads led constructors to increase their staffing levels and purchasing activity.   Meanwhile, the rate of input price inflation quickened amid ......

Exhibit at The Big 5 Construction Show With £2,500 Grant Support

Exhibit at The Big 5 Construction Show With £2,500 Grant Support

The Big 5 Dubai is exptected to deliver 65,000 buyers & 2,600 exhibitors in 4 days from 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The show is co -located with HVACR Expo Dubai / Big 5 Solar / Middle East Concrete / Plant Machinery Vehicles Live / Urban Design & Landscaping.

DIT Trade Show Access Programme funding of up to £2,500 is available for eligible UK companies.   With only 10 weeks to go, there is still time to book stand space if you want ......

Construction in Ireland: Activity Increases at Sharper Pace Amid Strengthening Demand

Construction in Ireland:  Activity Increases at Sharper Pace Amid Strengthening Demand

The rate of growth in Irish construction activity quickened in July amid widespread reports of strengthening demand.   New orders continued to increase at a substantial pace and companies raised employment and purchasing activity accordingly.   Meanwhile, the rate of input cost inflation remained ......

Global Construction Outlook 2022 - New Survey from ASD Reports

Global Construction Outlook 2022 - New Survey from ASD Reports

Global economy will continue to post healthy rates of growth in 2018-2019, and investor confidence will remain buoyant.   The expected tightening in monetary policy in major markets in 2018 will start to push up the cost of borrowing, but with interest rates generally at or near historic lows; this process is not expected to have a major impact on construction activity.

Based on the recent research report "Global Construction Outlook to 2022", it is expected that the pace of expansion in the global construction industry will average .....

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