Perspective, a global magazine by Rider Levett Bucknall
Perspective presents a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world, offering informed and fresh perspectives on a range of industry related topics from the hidden costs of stadium and arena renovations and building in the Caribbean to retail trends and achieving resiliency in schools.
RLB New Zealand Trends in Property and Construction Q4 2018
Prepared by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc.) (NZIER) exclusively for RLB, Forecast 89 confirms construction activity picked up over the second half of 2018, reflecting increased activity across the residential, commercial and government sectors.
RLB Construction Market Update Singapore Q3 2018
Barring a materialisation of downside risks from the global and domestic economic environment, Singapore’s economy for the whole of 2018 is maintained at 2.5% to 3.5%. The residential property market is expected to slow significantly in 2H 2018 as prospective buyers adopt a wait-and-see approach after the latest round of cooling measures.
RLB Construction Market Update Singapore Q2 2018
Economic growth in 2018 has so far been supported by the robust manufacturing sector. GDP in Q1 2018 grew 4.4% y-o-y, exceeded the government’s initial estimate of 4.3% y-o-y. The construction sector remained the underperformer with a contraction of 5.0% y-o-y in Q1 2018. With rising basic construction material prices, building tender prices in 2018 is anticipated to trend upwards from 2017.
RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q3 2018
Identifying trends in construction sectors as well as marketplaces, this report brings clarity and insight to a robust industry
RLB Construction Market Update Indonesia Q2 2018
GDP in Q1 2018 slipped to 5.06% y-o-y, missing the official forecast of a 5.18% y-o-y growth. The economy is expected to be supported by strong investments for public infrastructure and steady private consumption. Despite facing bureaucratic headwinds, the construction industry is expected to remain healthy with robust growth in the next few years.
RLB Construction Market Update Vietnam Q2 2018
The economy Q1 2018 reached a ten-year high of 7.38% from a year earlier, supported by robust industrial and construction sectors. The construction industry is expected to continue expanding until 2021, due to investments in transport infrastructure, energy and utilities, commercial and affordable housing projects. It is forecasted that building prices will increase an average of 4.0% for 2018.
RLB Construction Market Update Malaysia Q2 2018
Growth in Q1 2018 moderated to 5.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) from 5.9% y-o-y in Q4 2017. The slowdown came ahead of economic policy reforms that might be implemented by the incoming new administration. The growth of the construction industry is expected to drop further in view of the austerity drive of the government and the expected tight economic situation of the country.
RLB Construction Market Update Singapore Q1 2018
The Singapore economy for 2017 achieved its fastest pace of growth in almost half a decade as GDP in Q4 2017 reached 3.6% y-o-y. The official forecast for economic growth in 2018 is expected to be slightly slower as the construction sector remains lacklustre. Meanwhile, the property market remains buoyant as the en bloc fever is showing little signs of subsiding.
RLB Global Construction Market Intelligence Report Q4 2018
The International Report provides a half-yearly snapshot of construction market conditions and price movements around the world, via commentaries and analysis from RLB directors in key locations.