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    International cost comparison 2023


    The latest trends in international construction markets amid a global economic environment of rising inflation and a strengthening of the US dollar

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    International cost comparison 2022


    The latest trends in international construction costs as markets around the globe adjust to post-covid recovery, the Ukraine war and other factors

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    International cost comparison 2021


    Agnieszka Krzyzaniak of Arcadis reflects on the resilience of the global construction sector in 2021 and some of the emerging short-term and long-term challenges the industry is facing as part of the recovery

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    International cost comparison 2020


    Global recession is a fact. What does this mean for the global construction sector, and can construction come to the rescue of the broader economy, asks Agnieszka Krzyzaniak of Arcadis

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    International cost comparison 2019


    A slowdown in the growth of the global economy brings both challenges and opportunities for the construction sector around the world, alongside some cause for cautious optimism, says Agnieszka Krzyzaniak of Arcadis

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    International cost comparison 2018


    Arcadis’ Will Waller analyses the 2018 Arcadis annual survey of global construction costs

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    International cost comparison 2017


    Construction markets around the world are experiencing relatively subdued but steady growth. As construction cost continues to escalate in most places, the relationship between productivity and cost continues to draw scrutiny. William Waller analyses the results of the 2017 Arcadis annual survey of global construction costs

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    International costs 2016


    Global economic volatility, the UK vote for Brexit and currency fluctuations have triggered big movements in the relative construction costs of world cities

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    International costs 2015


    Economic recovery in the UK and currency fluctuations have triggered big movements in the relative construction cost rankings of cities around the world

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    Report spotlights soaring London construction costs


    Global survey says prime sites beat ‘most expensive’ Switzerland

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    International costs 2014


    Economic recovery and a strong pound seem to have seen a big move for the UK in EC Harris’ annual rankings

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    International costs 2013


    China, Japan and Australia are the big movers in EC Harris’ annual survey of global construction costs produced with Langdon and Seah. Simon Rawlinson and Magda Skalska-Burgess analyse the trends

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    International costs 2012


    Construction prices are rising in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Qatar, slowing in China and India, and grinding to a standstill across Europe. Paul Moore of EC Harris reports

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    International costs 2011


    Things may be tough in the UK economy and construction industry, but how do we compare to other countries? Paul Moore of EC Harris looks at when recovery can be expected, and where

  • Bahrain World Trade Centre, designed by Atkins. The Gulf state is the most expensive in the region, with prices running at about 11% above the UK

    International costs 2010


    Now that the great global roller-coaster seems to be slowing down, where has it left tender prices? Paul Moore of EC Harris looks at how economies around the world have fared …

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    International costs 2009


    No country has been safe from the effects of the global recession and even China’s legendary growth is at its slowest rate for a decade

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    International costs: 2008


    As inflation cools in western Europe and the US, it’s roaring away in eastern Europe. Gardiner Theobald surveys the world and tells us what it sees

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    International costs: 2007


    It’s a suppliers’ market as delivery delays complicate schedules and demand pushes inflation up. Gardiner Theobald examines global costs and forecasts in this yearly update

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    International costs: 2006


    The 14th annual survey by Gardiner Theobald examines what it’ll cost to build offices, homes, warehouses and shops around the world - and takes a look at this year’s global price forecasts

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    International costs: 2005


    Gardiner Theobald’s 13th annual survey looks at how much it’ll cost you to build various buildings around the world, along with labour and inflation rates – plus why China is still the main cost driver