I will often get asked, “What is Constructonomics?”. Actually, that’s a lie. I very rarely, if ever, get asked that question. I’m not sure why I lied about that, but most likely because that’s how a post like this would typically start. Nevertheless, I do think about the question a lot – and t...

The UK construction industry employs over 2 billion people in roles as varied as contracting and building to the manufacturer ofproducts and components. It’s no secret that the UK construction industry has suffered throughout the recession, in 2012 output from the industry was around 15% lower than ...

The past six months for me and my company have been the most difficult to date.  And this is including the first two or three years where we basically made just enough money to survive (that actually wasn’t that bad, surprisingly, and actually kind of fun).  But this time around, we were expecting t...

Terry Segerberg knows when the construction industry is about to slow down or take off — before the builders do. She knew it six months before the housing bubble popped and the industry laid off a couple of million workers, when she sensed builders moving from new projects to remodeling ones — a ...

Whatever home improvements you’re making, the secret to brilliant results is good attention to detail. Whilst painting your property may appear to be one of the simpler DIY tasks, great results take patience and care. Here are our top five secrets to paint perfection when decorating your home: ...

Middle East’s construction industry didn’t experience any notable disruptions despite the global economic slump that occurred in 2008/2009. It may have experienced some jabs when the real estate sector in Dubai was affected but the overall demand for construction in the region remained very much act...