Construction Equities

Evaluation and Trading


  • Fred Wellings, former partner, Credit Lyonnais Laing

The construction and housing markets have an importance in the economy which goes beyond the confines of the FTA Index sub-sector. After an examination of the history of the construction industry and the development of construction companies the book goes on to look at contractors and developers, the different types of contracts and their risks and the structure of the industry workload. The second half of the book concentrates on the financial side of the profession including forecasting, a look at risk profiles, accounting practices, the overseas markets and share price performance.
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The construction industry


Book information

  • Published: February 1994
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-109-7

Table of Contents

The development of the modern construction industry; The present structure of the construction industry; The contractor as developer; House prices and affordability; Long term demand for housing; Contract types and contractual issues; Accounting issues; Industry forecasting considerations; Profits forecasting and cash flow.