- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 22 Dec 2020
Solvency in the construction industry
A company that is not solvent can still continue to operate in the short term, for example, if the company takes on debt with the intention of expanding their operations and growing business. In the short term, they may be unable to service the debt from their existing assets. However, the creditor assumes that increased revenue from the investment will enable the company to service its debts in the longer-term.
Short-term solvency can be measured by the current ratio – calculated by dividing current assets by current liabilities. The solvency ratio can be used to measure longer-term solvency – calculated by dividing the company’s net income + depreciation by its long term and short term liabilities.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
A must read for all built environment professionals.
A brief description of time in the sun.
Given by ICE President Ed McCann.
Two new research reports published by APM.
50% off APM Associate membership for Designing Buildings users.
A commentary from the insurance perspective.
In brief with further links.
A definitive book on a pioneer of green architecture.
Using heritage as a catalyst for reviving historic centres.
Declaration prioritising sustainable urbanisation adopted.
Some brief words about the actuator.
After 34 years at the Institute.
To support the next generation of engineers.
CIAT reporting from the Competition and Markets Authority.
Making sustainable construction number one priority.
Interview with ECA CEO.
Many provisions came into force on June 28, 2022.
With room to expand.
Refurbishment, Energy Efficiency, Indoor air and process.
Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) is one example.
Write about something you know, help us build and grow !