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Construction industry set to boom

The construction industry is set to boom in 2007 with contractors reporting record order books as a result of a surge of building and infrastructure projects coming through, industry figures told NCE this week.
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association's latest Survey of Workload Trends in Civil Engineering to be published next week will show strong performance for the second quarter in a row, particularly from the big contractors and increased order books year on year across the board.

Another trade survey to be published next week from the Construction Products Association is also expected to show strong performance in the third quarter and an optimistic forecast going forward for civil engineering work.

Costain group business development director Stephen Wells told NCE: 'The market is good for us in education, retail, water and waste water, highways, rail, oil and gas and nuclear. It's particularly strong in water, waste water and highways. We have a record order book of £1.9bn.'

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