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Construction PMI at 56

Activity in the UK’s construction sector beat forecasts for the second month in a row in May, according to a key survey of the sector which suggests growth is picking up after a weak start to the year. ... read more

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London's architecture sector bolsters nation's industry

A new report on the importance of the architecture sector to London’s economy has found it is generating an annual £1.7 billion and growing at more than 7% a year. The economy in Lon... read more

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Housing White Paper Means Changes for Construction Industry

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government published a housing white paper, “Fixing our broken housing market”, looking at the issues behind the housing crisis and steps to address it. ... read more

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The Future of Architecture After Brexit

Seven months after Britain voted out, firmer details of what the UK’s post Brexit priorities will be are starting to become clearer. The architectural industry continues to look with interest, and some trepidation, on how things will look bey... read more

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BESA to facilitate open-sharing of industry best practice for tall buildings

A shared knowledge-base, or ‘wiki’, has been set up by the Building Services Engineering Association (BESA) for technical guidance and standards for systems in tall buildings. The wi... read more

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Industry reacts to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement earlier this week, predicting a 2.1% growth for 2016 slowing to 1.4% for 2017. Here we look specifically at Hammond’s comment on in... read more

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Increasing robotic equipment in construction industry

With the shrinking Japanese birth rate, construction companies in the country will have a staff shortage in the coming years. Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has created a division which builds automated excavators and dozers, eliminating the ... read more

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Advocates argue infrastructure industry will boost post-Brexit UK economy