The latest quarterly construction survey
from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows that the skills shortage in the region has reached its highest levels since the survey was launched - with a particular lack of bricklayers and quantity surveyors.
The first annual DA School Construction Survey
gathered data from more than 1,000 school personnel this past spring.
Markit chief economist Chris Williamson said: "Together with a steep slowdown in manufacturing and disappointing GDP data, the construction survey
adds to evidence that the UK economy has hit a soft patch.
The firm's annual GCC construction survey
revealed that 77% of respondents were upbeat about the market's fortunes for 2015, but this figure was 13% lower than for the 2014 forecast.
Oman also showed a significant increase in expected market opportunities -- more than in any other previous survey, according to Pinsent Masons' Annual GCC Construction Survey
Underground Construction and Pipeline & Gas Journal's pipeline construction survey
indicates that 77,318 miles of pipelines around the world are in various stages of construction and planned.
The sector is expected to turn a corner, with chartered surveyors forecasting output to increase in 2013, says the latest RICS construction survey
The figures agree with Markit's PMI construction survey
, which also showed the sector contracting in August.
Hosted by KPMG Bahrain, the seminar discussed the results of the recently released KPMG's Global Construction Survey
2012 - The great global infrastructure opportunity and the challenges and solutions from the perspective of risk management in engineering and construction companies.
It will focus on the results of the recently released KPMG's Global Construction Survey
2012 - The great global infrastructure opportunity, and will discuss challenges and solutions from the perspective of risk management in infrastructure and construction companies.
1, as the latest Markit/CIPS construction survey
, which showed the sector's growth slowed in April, and disappointing house price data from Nationwide also weighed on sentiment.
Findings from the KPMG 2010 Global Construction Survey
, Adapting to an Uncertain Environment, indicate that close to half of respondents in the KPMG survey forecast rising backlogs in 2011 from pent-up demand; expansion into new services, such as power; or moving into additional geographies, such as the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa and India.