Construction market trends

US | Leading indicators point to stabilisation in private non-residential output in coming months.

Europe | Construction remains weak but optimism returns in March and for the first time since February 2020.

China | Chinese real estate buoyant but authorities following credit restrictions to slow growth.

India | Weak base contributes to largest expansion in core activity in 32 months in March but underlying activity generally weak.

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Developing a Zero Energy House

“The potential to work with the steel industry to understand how to use steel in a low-impact,carbon-conscious fashion which can positively impact the environmental performance of buildings was refreshing and proactive and one we warmly welcomed. We were also delighted to hear that this project was to focus on creating affordable dwellings that can help address the world’s housing crisis, an issue that is close to Gensler as we seek to shape the future of cities across the globe.” – Duncan Swinhoe, Managing Principal, Gensler

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Technical trends

The next normal in construction material distribution

The construction industry and its supporting ecosystem have shown unsatisfactory performance in recent years, and external market factors and complex industry dynamics have impeded attempts at change. Over the next decade, however, new technologies and increased product digitization are likely to disrupt parts of the construction ecosystem, transforming the industry as we know it.

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