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Monday 23 October 2017

Building: Civil engineering woe

THE construction industry continued its decline as the number of civil engineering projects undertaken hit an all time low.

Civil engineering, which is mainly large, publicly funded projects, fell to 39.3 from 44.5 in August, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index.

The index, which is designed to track changes in total construction activity, dropped to 44.5 in September, from 48.4.

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