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  • INSIGHT

    State of the market – data centres in Asia

    Data centre demand is expected to have a 12.2% compound annual growth between 2018 and 2024 in the APAC region.1 Big data is now central to the way we live our lives, the way our governments work, to the way we communicate, purchase and carry out ...

  • INSIGHT

    Global Construction Market Activity Positive according to Q4 International Report

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, global construction market activity seems positive as economies appear to return to pre-pandemic volumes. RLB Global Chairman, Mr Kenneth Kwan said, “As we near two...

  • INSIGHT

    How to construct supporting structures for deep excavation?

    There is an old Chinese saying, “There is a paradise in heaven, while there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth”. It praises the beautiful sceneries of the cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou that make them comparable to paradise on earth. In ...

  • INSIGHT

    Building Information Modelling & Digital Technologies

    Digital engineering and technological advancements are fundamentally impacting the built environment, and transforming the way our industry operates. RLB understands that this presents enormous challenges, but also immense opportunities for our ...

Insights & Perspectives

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  • Market Research

    Global State of the Market Report

    RLB recently carried-out a global survey in which our Directors and Partners provided their views of...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Jun 2022 

    Global production and supply chain issues continue to hamper post pandemic recovery in the first ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q2 2022

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Future Thinking

    Why the future is in five dimensions

    The future of 5D BIM has been a long time coming. Way back in 1962, engineer and internet pioneer, ...

  • Riders Digest

    Singapore Rider’s Digest 2022

    Celebrating 50 years of industry leadership and service excellence In our 15th edition of the ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® Hong Kong Q4 2021

    In the fourth quarter of 2021, RLB surveyed around 251 construction sites where private building ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q1 2022

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Riders Digest

    Riders Digest 2022 Philippines

    Rider Levett Bucknall Philippines, Inc. proudly presents to you the eleventh Philippine Edition of ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Dec 2021

    The region rebounded in 2021 from the low bases of 2020 even as we continue to live with COVID-19 ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q4 2021

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • International Report

    Global Construction Market Activity Positive according to Q4 International Report

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, global ...

  • China Report

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q4 2021

    The report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price movements in China....

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 11

    The 11th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey continues the focus change made in the 10th edition, to ...

  • International Report

    Global border closures continue to impact construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, global border ...

  • Future Thinking

    State of the market – data centres in Asia

    Data centre demand is expected to have a 12.2% compound annual growth between 2018 and 2024 in the ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q3 2021

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Construction Market Update Jun 2021

    Capturing a more holistic picture of the region, the latest update includes updates from the Phnom ...

  • Riders Digest

    Riders Digest 2021 Philippines

    In 1972, RLB first issued the Riders Digest, an annual compilation of regional and international ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 10

    This 10th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey changes focus slightly, to include reference to not ...

  • Riders Digest

    Singapore Rider’s Digest 2021

    RLB Singapore issued the first Rider’s Digest in 2008, providing a compendium of cost information ...

  • China Report

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q2 2021

    The report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price movements in China....

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q2 2021

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2021 edition, a global magazine by Rider Levett Bucknall

    Perspective magazine brings you the latest in innovation, technology and research from RLB’s ...

  • Market Research

    Covid-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 9

    Edition 9 of the RLB Covid-19 Survey completes the year since our first Covid-19 Survey. Our ...

  • Singapore and Regional Report

    RLB Singapore and Regional Report Q4 2020

    The Southeast Asian markets remained significantly impacted by the pandemic in the second half of ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® Hong Kong Q4 2020

    In the fourth quarter of 2020, RLB surveyed around 262 construction sites where private building ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q1 2021

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • International Report

    How COVID-19 has impacted global construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 4th Quarter 2020 International Report, the six-month ...

  • Future Thinking

    International Women’s Day 2021

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, with the theme of Choose To Challenge, we’re excited...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 8

    Issue 8 of our Global Report provides a comparative analysis of the views of our colleagues across ...

  • Digital Transformation

    BIM brings imagination to life

    The role of a quantity surveyor is to model complete costs, but budgets must be set long before an ...

  • Hong Kong Report

    RLB Construction Cost Update HK Q4 2020

    According to RLB’s Tender Price Index, which measures tender price movements of builder’s works ...

  • China Report

    RLB Construction Procurement and Cost Intelligence Report China Q4 2020

    The report provides a snapshot of construction market conditions and price movements in China....