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Eurozone sees 1.8% rise in construction

Eurozone sees 1.8% rise in construction

20 Jun 2018: Construction output was up 1.8% in the year to April in the eurozone and by 0.9% in the overall EU according to initial estimates. more »

Payment delays get worse

Payment delays get worse

18 Jun 2018: Construction businesses are extending delays in paying suppliers, threatening the viability of thousands of companies. more »

Decline in output exposes construction industry's vulnerability

Decline in output exposes construction industry's vulnerability

12 Jun 2018: Following three consecutive months of contraction at the start of 2018, construction output experienced a slight bounceback in April 2018, increasing by 0.5%. more »

Construction growth remains subdued

Construction growth remains subdued

4 Jun 2018: The UK construction industry is entering summer in a distinctly fragile condition, according to indications contained within the latest survey of purchasing managers. more »

Engineering contractors report tricky first quarter

Engineering contractors report tricky first quarter

4 Jun 2018: A significant proportion of building and engineering services contractors saw their workload fall in the first quarter of 2018 but there is widespread confidence that there has been no repetition during the second quarter. more »

Global building costs set to rise

Global building costs set to rise

15 May 2018: Global construction costs are predicted to rise 4.3% this year, according to a new survey, with New York remaining the world’s most expensive place to build in. more »

London build-cost inflation eases

London build-cost inflation eases

15 May 2018: Construction costs in London are set to rise by 2.8% in 2018, according to a study by quantity surveying firm Turner & Townsend. more »

Study predicts rise in international arbitration

Study predicts rise in international arbitration

11 May 2018: A new study says that there is set to be an increase in the use of international arbitration to resolve cross-border construction disputes. more »

Telehandler sales up 27% in Q1

Telehandler sales up 27% in Q1

9 May 2018: Unit sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK grew by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange. more »

Concrete sales figures reveal softening markets

Concrete sales figures reveal softening markets

3 May 2018: First-quarter sales of mineral products were down this year, with the weather being cited as the cause. more »

35% of London construction workers are from overseas

35% of London construction workers are from overseas

20 Jun 2018: Latest government statistics indicate that more than a third of construction workers in London are migrant labour from overseas. more »

Pace of Irish construction growth accelerates

Pace of Irish construction growth accelerates

12 Jun 2018: Construction activity in Ireland has risen at the fastest pace for a year. more »

German construction growth picks up

German construction growth picks up

6 Jun 2018: Growth in Germany’s construction activity picked up speed in May, with total activity showing the steepest increase in four months. more »

Wates tops May's contracts league table

Wates tops May's contracts league table

4 Jun 2018: Wates came out on top of the Builders’ Conference BCLive contracts league in May 2018, with more than £700m-worth of new business signed. more »

Builders' merchants report positive first quarter

Builders' merchants report positive first quarter

21 May 2018: Despite a decline in construction output in the first quarter of 2018, sales at UK builders’ merchants still increased, albeit at a slower rate than before. more »

Expansion in Irish construction accelerates

Expansion in Irish construction accelerates

15 May 2018: Irish construction activity rose at a marked rate in April, with the rate of expansion accelerating to a three-month high. more »

Carillion and snow combine to check construction's growth

Carillion and snow combine to check construction's growth

15 May 2018: There are no surprises in the Construction Products Association’s construction trade survey for the first quarter of 2018: the fall of Carillion and some beastly weather saw construction activity falter. more »

Construction output falls by more than £1bn in first quarter

Construction output falls by more than £1bn in first quarter

10 May 2018: Construction output fell by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2018, according to revised estimates from the Office for National Statistics, making it the biggest three-monthly fall since August 2012. more »

Capacity constraints hamper German rebound

Capacity constraints hamper German rebound

8 May 2018: German construction activity returned to growth in April after the first quarter’s severe weather, but the rebound was only modest amid capacity constraints. more »

April sees modest recovery after melting snow

April sees modest recovery after melting snow

2 May 2018: The monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates an ‘underwhelming’ recovery in construction output following the weather-related disruptions in March. more »

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