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Workload hits a plateau A lot of work remains around for architects, even if the current plateau appears rocky in spots and even avalanche- prone RESEARCH BY MIRZA & NACEY.

Could the good times be coming to an end? Architects' workloads have reached a plateau, albeit at a level only just below the all-time peak of 1989. For two quarters they have remained steady. In 1989 the construction industry went into virtual freefall, with the level of new commissions halving in three months - and continuing to drop. Nobody is predicting that this time. There is a general acceptance that the economy is on a more stable footing, with construction no longer the whipping ...


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