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specification.expert - the newly relaunched and rebranded ecoSHOWCASE

specification.expert - the newly relaunched and rebranded ecoSHOWCASE

Business event organisers Framework Media have announced that their leading roadshow will be relaunched and rebranded as specification.expert with its first event in April this year, having provided product manufacturers access to specification audiences through the regional roadshows for over 10 years.

Whilst the eco theme and sustainability is still at the forefront of the message, the new event will appeal to .....

New: South East Construction Awards

Sponsorship opportunities available

New:  South East Construction Awards

South East Construction Expo is introducing its new awards for 2019, taking place on 26th September at the South of England Event Centre, Ardingly.   There are sponsorship options to suit all budgets and South East Construction Expo is hoping to make these Awards special for construction companies in the South East .....

Contribute to the NBS National BIM Survey

Contribute to the NBS National BIM Survey

NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK.

As much as the 2018 report showed some frustrations around the speed of the adoption of BIM, and its perceived lack of enforcement from Government, there were positives to take from it.

2018 saw the biggest year-on-year growth on ......

Construction in Ireland: Construction Activity Growth Reaches Four-Month High in December

Construction in Ireland:  Construction Activity Growth Reaches Four-Month High in December

At 56.3 in December, up from 55.5 in November, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – signalled a stronger expansion of Irish construction activity.   Furthermore ......

Kitchen Market Set for £50m Boost in 2019 - New Report from MTW Research

Kitchen Market Set for £50m Boost in 2019 - New Report from MTW Research

A new report by MTW Research on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million in 2019, despite ongoing challenges for the £3bn kitchen products industry.

Based on kitchen suppliers data, the research found that higher value rigid kitchen cabinets, cooking appliances, premium taps and dishwashers are outperforming the kitchen market.   However, the mid market continues .....

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: Strong Rise in Housing Activity Lifts Construction PMI to Seven-Month High in December

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  Strong Rise in Housing Activity Lifts Construction PMI to Seven-Month High in December

Key findings:

  • Activity, new orders and employment all rise at faster rates
  • Housing activity is strongest-performing sub-sector
  • Cost pressures remain elevated

Germany's construction sector ended 2018 on a stronger footing, according to the year's final PMI® data, with an upturn in homebuilding driving the steepest rise in total industry activity for seven months.   The improved performance was further supported by ......

Construction Plastics Market - Global Forecast to 2023 - New Survey from ASD Reports

Construction Plastics Market - Global Forecast to 2023 - New Survey from ASD Reports

The construction plastics market is estimated to be USD 75.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 105.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.9%.   The growth in consumption of lightweight materials, such as plastics is driving the demand for construction plastics.   The low cost of plastics compared with other substitute materials is also a driving factor for the growth of construction plastics market.   However, volatile prices .....

What is the Future for Construction in 2019?

Whether it’s because of the potential results of a disorderly Brexit, the possible effects of a full blown China-USA trade war, or an escalation in geo-political tensions, there can be little doubt that the prospect of a downturn or recession is becoming an ever greater concern for businesses in all industries, construction as much as any other.

Any such nervousness is perfectly understandable, since the increase in the mainstream media's references to 1) Brexit 2) a possible recession 3) more Brexit and 4) even more Brexit have been escalating at such a level that by now almost all other news has been drowned out, leaving us (OK maybe just some of us) with a negative expectation for UK construction output in 2019.   But is this right?   It may be stating the obvious, but it is safe to say that .....

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®: Slower Rise in Commercial Work Weighs on Construction Growth at the End of 2018

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®:  Slower Rise in Commercial Work Weighs on Construction Growth at the End of 2018

Key Findings:

  • Business activity expands at weakest pace for three months
  • Softest rise in commercial work since May 2018
  • Rebound in business optimism amid hopes of infrastructure boost in 2019

UK construction firms indicated a disappointing end to 2018 as business activity growth eased to a three-month low and new orders expanded at a relatively subdued pace.   The main bright spot was .....

Construction in the High-Rise Buildings Market Report - UK 2018-2025 - New Report from AMA

Construction in the High-Rise Buildings Market Report - UK 2018-2025 - New Report from AMA

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of high-rise buildings proposed and approved for construction in the UK, particularly in London, but also in the Birmingham and Greater Manchester.   In terms of the geographical location of high-rise schemes, the majority of high-rise buildings are in London.   The rest are .....

MRA Marketing Launches New Research Website

MRA Marketing Launches New Research Website

MRA Marketing, the full-service marketing agency specialising in the construction and home improvement markets, has launched a new website dedicated to its specialist research division, MRA Research.

Although the company is best known within the construction industry for helping companies grow and its fact-based marketing and PR work, many big brands .....

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