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16Aug91 UK: FEDERATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS' QUARTERLY STATE OF TRADE STUDY SHOWS WORRYING SLUMP.

By Mark Smulian.Almost 90 per cent of civil engineering contractors see no chance of an increase in workload for the next year and only 1 per cent expect margins to improve.This grim news comes in the Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors' quarterly state of trade survey, which shows the industry in its worst position since the slump of the early 1980s.Building employers and material producers gave equally gloomy forecasts only last week.The FCEC says skilled engineers and surveyors ...

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