Davis Langdon’s Construction Market Forecast for April 2012
05 May 2012
Author: Bill Wynn
I recently came across a Tweet on my Twitter account @TheBillWynn by Davis Langdon, which referred to a report produced by Peter Fordham, an Associate at Davis Langdon titled, "Market Forecast: Spring Hasn't Sprung".
A lot of Peter's observations and thoughts I agree with, however, it seems a little on the pessimistic/ cautious side for my liking, positive mental attitude outlook and what many of the companies that we are working with are showing, through their recruitment activity.
My experience from the lows of 2009-10, is that 2012 is going to be a much better year for UK Construction and UK Infrastructure than the 3 years prior.
I think the current government are doing a good job in difficult circumstances. They acknowledged in their 2011 Autumn statement and again in the 2012 budget that money is needed for large capital projects (construction and infrastructure related) and that the health of the UK Construction market has a direct correlation to the health of the British economy.
These are interesting and no doubt challenging times, but those that are positive, focused and determined will ultimately come out of these trying times the strongest and most fit for purpose.
We are excited about the growth of our business, growth and development of our teams, expansion opportunities for our UK offices and new Overseas offices. Our business strategy is clear, the opportunities limitless. We are recruiting constantly for great people to join us and become part of our success story. We have more and more jobs in those professions that we specialise in supplying. It's all good and getting better. For your information those jobs that we currently specialise in supplying are:
- commercial & quantity surveying;
- planning & project controls
- design management
- design engineering; and
- Construction Management.
That's all from me for now. Peter's article is worth a read, but remember it's an overview, an opinion, and not everyone has to have the same opinion. There are always opportunities, you've just got to be looking for them and know the difference between a good or bad one.