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

Market Report July 2017 | Unsteady as she goes

July 2017

Our latest Market Report's title is Unsteady as She Goes, reflecting the pervasive uncertainty in politics and economics that has been heightened by the General Election, and the ensuing shakiness of our government. There is a curious mix of activity and caution in the construction activity, with some significant projects moving forwards and ...

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Market Report March 2017 | Bright lights, dark shadows

March 2017

Following a year of shocks and surprises, underlying uncertainty is set to continue as Brexit negotiations commence, Continental Europe is beset by a series of votes and the world contends with the tension between globalisation and some protectionist rhetoric. Against this backdrop, the UK's construction industry will look to meet ...

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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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