We believe that knowledge and research should be at the heart of everything we do.


The economy can be volatile and it is our determination and duty to provide clear evidence in order to produce sound cost advice to clients. Through our dedicated research team we track the market drivers and effects every week, regularly presenting our data and evidence that informs our view, and working alongside our QS team to analyse cost movements throughout the year.

The true art of questioning is to discover not what someone doesn’t know, but what they are capable of knowing.

– Albert Einstein

Read our Research Reports

Autumn Statement 2016 – Construction

November 2016

Last week saw Philip Hammond present his first and last Autumn Statement. Whilst not a complete ‘reset’ of fiscal policy, as was promised in October, it had a few key headlines, but was seen as generally cautious. It was backed by some startling OBR forecasts – predictions which were made ...

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China – A year on

November 2016

Last year, in the midst of a lot of negative UK press about the future role of China in the global economy alinea Partner, Mark Lacey, presented at the World Architecture News’ Business Briefing  on The impact of China’s economy on UK architectural businesses. Our hypothesis was that whilst growth ...

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Sterling: A rollercoaster of a year | November 2016

November 2016

Hot on the heels of our latest Market Report comes our paper on the trials and tribulations of buying construction in an environment of currency exchange rate volatility. Sterling: A rollercoaster of a year outlines the wretched performance of the pound over the last twelve months, and most importantly, what can ...

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