The back hole

Summary

Notes that analysts in the construction industry, the City and the government spend many hours poring over data for new construction activity, yet a market worth as much as £25bn has been a statistical black hole. States the problem is that the official statistics for repair, maintenance, refurbishment and extension only break down non-residential sector spending into public and private work. Reports a large-scale research programme to shed more light on this sector part-sponsored by the DTI's Partners in Innovation programme and undertaken by Construction Forecasting & Research. Explains the research has led to the development of the first comprehensive statistical analysis of refurbishment and repair and maintenance work in the non-residential and infrastructure sectors.

Primary Author(s): Armitage A

Source: Bldg., 22 March 2002, 74-75, 1 fig, 4 tabs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103383 Abs 20020487

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