Articles tagged construction

Builders have never been busier, but they're increasingly pessimistic. The Government hopes its reassurances about ending the boom-bust cycle will turn that around, Thomas Coughlan reports.

The Government has promised to “take leadership” to bolster confidence in the construction industry, but Thomas Coughlan reports that new state-funded construction projects are few and far between.

Government agencies will be asked to stick more closely to procurement guidelines to support the troubled construction sector, with Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones warning the industry must reset or “contemplate certain death”.

The rate of new home construction is forecast to rise more slowly between now and 2020 than was expected a year ago, although the 2018 National Construction Pipeline Report expects new building consents to break the record set in 2004 this year and keep rising through to 2023. Pattrick Smellie reports.