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5 things we learned at The ARA Show
Rental penetration has reached pre-pandemic levels and growth expectations are higher than expected
US backlog higher but ‘instability’ a concern says ABC
More projects were booked to end 2023 but ‘geopolitical instability” drives worry in US.
US construction industry’s 3 biggest worries for 2024
Progress in the US construction industry this year could come with caveats, as contractors across the country prepare for a changing market that may bring both headwinds and tailwinds
Top three international markets for South Korean contractors revealed
In-country construction down, overseas orders are up
Four charts that show the state of construction in Europe
The Construction Briefing examines European construction confidence levels, production volume, costs and bankruptcy registrations up to Q3 2023.
Housebuilding continues to drag down UK construction
Britain’s construction industry shrank for a second month in a row in October, according to a survey of construction buyers.
UK construction sector ‘shrinks by most since pandemic’ amid housebuilding slowdown
Britain’s construction sector shrank at its fastest pace since the start of the Covid pandemic as borrowing costs rose, according to new a survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
House building slump sparks UK construction’s fastest slide since 2020
A sharp downturn in house building activity has led to the fastest slide in construction activity since May 2020, according to a new survey of construction buyers.
Residential construction project cancellations hit new high in Germany
Cancellations of residential construction projects in Germany hit a new high in August as a crisis in the sector there intensifies.
Why European construction could be set for a downturn in 2024
The construction industry in Europe could start to shrink in 2024, according to the latest forecast from economists at Dutch bank ING.
Why recession is looming over German construction industry
Recession is looming over the construction market in Germany, as contractors and developers battle a combination of challenges exerting downward pressure on activity there.
Surge in US housing starts helps to stave off recession fears
US single-family homebuilding surged in July and permits for future construction rose amid an acute shortage of previously owned houses.
Kennards survey highlights contractor confidence in Australia
Smaller contractors happier than large, finds survey
Demolition leader launches labour shortage survey
Help your industry recruit skilled workers: FILL IN THE SURVEY! 
The growing importance of the chief risk officer in construction
Risk management is now so critical to the survival of construction companies that a new trend of appointing a ‘chief risk officer’ has started to emerge.
The five top-performing sectors in construction
A wide-ranging new report into the global construction market has revealed the five top-performing sectors of the industry.
What’s behind the biggest rise in US home construction starts in 30 years?
The number of single-family homebuilding projects breaking ground rose to the highest level in more than three decades in May, according to official figures released earlier this week.
Materials prices fall but bid prices edge upwards in US construction
Construction firms in the US are getting some relief from rising materials costs, as the price of materials and services dropped by 0.6% in April to May 2023.
‘Significant decline’ in US construction job openings
There has been a “significant decline” in US construction job openings, despite an upbeat outlook among contractors.
CECE market analysis highlights cautious optimism in European equipment sector
Trade association describes stabilisation of supply chain issues and a relatively flat 2023
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