Civil engineering workloads in Scotland are recovering after two years of decline.
The latest survey by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) reveals that order books raced ahead by 27% in the third quarter, the first increase since the same period in 2017. That uplift contrasts with the rest of the UK, where workloads and orders fell in eight of the 10 sectors covered by the survey.
However, CECA Scotland chief executive Grahame Barn warned that concerns remain for the future, with 6% of firms in Scotland expecting workloads to decline again in the next year. There are also worries over increasing unemployment and rising costs.
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©Scottish Plant. Article posted 29/10/2019