Construction Industry Forecast Winter 2016 / 2017

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Construction output is expected to grow by 0.8% in 2017 and 0.7% in 2018 according to the latest forecasts by the CPA. In addition, construction output is expected to grow by 2.2% in 2019. However, this growth for the industry over the forecast period masks a considerable degree of variation in the fortunes of the key construction sectors and sub-sectors and key risks to growth over the next three years.

Suggested Reading

The vertical timber citynavigation-arrow

Could entire urban districts soon be comprised of tall timber structures? Peter Wilson explores the timber engineering developments that are creating high-rise possibilities.


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A wooden tower: the seeds of an ideanavigation-arrow

Ron Bakker discusses a recent research project on tall timber buildings.


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Timber trussed rafters are light-weight structural components which are widely used as an economical means of roof framing.

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