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House-building up 10% in October

House-building up 10% in October

28/11/2014: The house-building sector continues to thrive and output reached near 21st-century record levels last month. more »

Irish construction sees fastest rise in new business for a decade

Irish construction sees fastest rise in new business for a decade

11/11/2014: There were near-record rises in the Irish construction sector last month as the recovery gathered pace. more »

Margins come into focus as recovery gains momentum

Margins come into focus as recovery gains momentum

10/11/2014: Construction is now growing at its most sustained level since before the 2008 crash, latest industry surveys confirm. more »

Strong Q3 rise for aggregates sales

Strong Q3 rise for aggregates sales

04/11/2014: There was a strong rise in sales of aggregate materials in the third quarter of 2014, indicating continuing growth in construction activity. more »

Survey shows construction professionals feel good about their work

Survey shows construction professionals feel good about their work

29/10/2014: A survey of more than 700 construction professionals has revealed that only 10% would not recommend working in the industry, while 74% would. more »

CPA revises growth forecasts upwards

CPA revises growth forecasts upwards

20/10/2014: The construction industry is expected to grow 23% by the end of 2018, according to the latest industry forecasts. more »

Quarter of UK commercial property is now foreign owned

Quarter of UK commercial property is now foreign owned

15/10/2014: Overseas investors have for the first time overtaken UK institutions to become the largest owners of UK commercial property, new data from the Property Industry Alliance reveals. more »

Domestic sales still rising for construction products

Domestic sales still rising for construction products

13/10/2014: Latest data from construction products suppliers provide a more upbeat picture of the health of the industry than the latest government figures. more »

Fall in German construction output slows

Fall in German construction output slows

09/10/2014: Overall construction activity in Germany stabilised in September, marking an end to the recent downturn. more »

Analysis: Top 100 Contractors 2014

Analysis: Top 100 Contractors 2014

03/10/2014: In our 2014 look at who’s up & who’s down among UK construction contractors, we find that Dawnus has the best profit margin, Geoffrey Osborne is the highest climber but Thomas Armstrong Group is financially the healthiest. Kier and Galliford Try, however, may need to take action. more »

Output up with strong rises in housing

Output up with strong rises in housing

17/11/2014: UK construction output has continued to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics. more »

London office construction down 17%

London office construction down 17%

11/11/2014: The amount of office space under construction in London has fallen 17%, according to analysis by Deloitte Real Estate. more »

Purchasing managers reveal softening growth rate

Purchasing managers reveal softening growth rate

04/11/2014: A modest slow-down in house-building activity led to construction output growing in October at its slowest rate since May. more »

US rise in construction jobs continues

US rise in construction jobs continues

30/10/2014: Construction employment has increased in more than two thirds of US metropolitan areas in the past year. more »

House-builders at their busiest since 2007

House-builders at their busiest since 2007

23/10/2014: Registration statistics for new homes indicate that house-building is at its highest level since 2007. more »

Plumbers and plasterers join brickies and chippies on construction's most wanted list

Plumbers and plasterers join brickies and chippies on construction's most wanted list

17/10/2014: Latest state of trade survey by the Federation of Master Builders shows continuing growth in most sectors but almost half of firms are struggling to find the skilled labour they need. more »

Sharp rise in housing boosts Irish construction

Sharp rise in housing boosts Irish construction

14/10/2014: Ireland’s construction sector saw a further strong monthly improvement in September, led by the fastest rise in housing activity in the survey’s 14-year history. more »

Output drops off in August as house-building slows

Output drops off in August as house-building slows

13/10/2014: Construction industry output fell in August 2014, with a marginal decline year-on-year but a more pronounced drop on the July 2014 figures. more »

Australia’s construction growth hits nine-year high

Australia’s construction growth hits nine-year high

08/10/2014: Australia’s construction sector is experiencing its strongest pace of expansion in nine years. more »

PMI survey shows growth up again but optimism ebbs a little

PMI survey shows growth up again but optimism ebbs a little

02/10/2014: According to the latest survey of purchasing managers, September saw the sharpest growth in output for the UK construction industry for eight month. more »

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