Construction market trends

US | private housing market continues to cool as mortgage rates increase; business conditions at architecture firms supportive.

Europe | Eurozone construction struggles as demand slows; sector PMI faces fifth straight month of contraction.

China | Residential property sector decline continues; incentives continue to aide property sales.

India | Heavy rains negatively impact construction in August.

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New Kelani Bridge is the first steel mega viaduct in Sri Lanka

The new Kelani Bridge is an outstanding example of structural steel use in a mega viaduct. The new six-lane bridge consists of two sections – a bridge section over the river, and the viaduct section (steel box girder), over the existing roadway showcasing technologies used for the first time in Sri Lanka.

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Net zero building: Retrofits and new technologies

Net-zero builders can create value by investing in next-generation technologies, replacing equipment with low-emissions models, and improving energy efficiency.

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