Capacity of the UK construction sector

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    Abstract

    Concern has been raised if the construction sector can cope with the demands currently being placed on it by the government and private sectors. This will paper identify three alternative definitions of the capacity limits of the UK construction sector. The economic limit on capacity is the point where the long-term cost curve rises as diseconomies of scale start to impact on production. The planning limit is the point at which the price escalation starts to become politically unacceptable. The technological limit is the maximum output that the industry can produce.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

    Keywords

    • economics
    • construction sector
    • private sector

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