A look at the challenges the Digital Railway programme faces, and how they can be overcome by good management, supply chain collaboration and a strong investment case
The fall in the value of sterling has caused building costs and consumer prices to rise, while manufacturing input has taken a hard hit in the last year
Ciara Walker, Birgit Detig and Ramiro Forné of Arcadis and CallisonRTKL consider whether Berlin will still be sexy, when it is no longer so poor
The total activity index fell into negative territory for the first time since July last year. The repair and maintenance index also continued on its downward trend
The motor industry is booming, with showrooms continuing to be built. And with the customer experience at the heart of the schemes, substantial add-on features may be included
The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom
Lead times have changed for only two packages - the lowest level of change recorded in the last decade. But many packages are reporting difficulty in getting qualified or experienced staff, reports Brian Moone of Mace
In the final month of last year there was growth in the total activity index due to improvements in the non-residential and the civil engineering sectors
How do you create an energy-efficient office that is cost effective and great for the workforce?
The demand for high quality healthcare facilities aiming to improve the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses is increasing
The total activity index and R&M index both fell and the orders index ticked up, while the indices for the separate subsectors showed mixed results
The latest Office for National Statistics figures show the economy has been in good shape since the referendum vote to leave the European Union. However, more challenging times seem to be ahead
Ciara Walker and Jonathan Moore of Arcadis consider how the city that has ‘everything except a beach’ is leading by example in the northern powerhouse
Building costs rose overall, with materials cost inflation increasingly contributing to this - labour costs are rising too but at a lower rate
Typical design approaches minimise energy use and then offset to reach net zero – but how reliable is offsetting in reality?
The construction activity index ticked down three points, while the R&M index lost points and is exactly in the zero-growth region
Brexit continues to cause uncertainty, with increasingly mixed views about the medium-to-long-term emerging across the market. But as Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports, for now, business is looking good
Cinemas can brighten urban areas and masterplans, and need good design and facilities to attract increasingly discerning audiences
Residential activity grew but the civil engineering index dropped to its lowest level since February
Global economic volatility, the UK vote for Brexit and currency fluctuations have triggered big movements in the relative construction costs of world cities
There are capacity issues with some off-site manufacturing but the consensus among other site-based trades is that lead times are stabilising
The ‘city where no-one walks’ is revolutionising transportation and land use to maximise health, income and opportunities
Total construction output grew more than previously thought in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics
The construction activity index for August suggests that we are returning to normality after June’s EU referendum shock
How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?
Ciara Walker and David Rowlinson of Arcadis consider the challenges involved in designing and building railway stations in complex operational environments, and balancing stakeholders’ competing objectives
Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?
Labour cost inflation continues to be the prime driver for an overall rise in building costs, but increased material costs are also playing their part
Shifting economic and social conditions mean developers are increasingly pursuing mixed use schemes but different use classes on a project can cause complications
The construction activity index suggests workloads are contracting again, tender prices continue on a downward trend and a general pessimism clouds the employment prospects index