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In brief

Civil engineering is heading for three consecutive years of decline, according to the latest forecasts from Hewes & Associates. It predicts civil engineering output will decline 6.3% this year, following a 6.2% fall in 1998. The market will fall another 1.9% during 2000-2001. The new build market, it adds, will peak in 1999 and decline 10.4% during the first two years of the next millennium.

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