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Wednesday26 April 2017

LATEST MARKET FEATURE

Sustainability

Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13 Apr 17

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

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London skyline

Commercial towers: Riding high

6 Apr 17

The prospect of Brexit may not have stalled the wave of tall buildings under construction, but the market for towers is set to change as prime resi slumps

Drones

Drones: Something in the air

31 Mar 17

Put it this way: would you rather inspect the slipform of a tall tower by dangling off the 45th storey or by sending up a drone to do the job?

Market review

Market review: Earning more for less

23 Mar 17

The total value of construction contracts increased in February but the number of projects went down. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

Building A Better Brexit

Manifesto: Working for a better Brexit deal

17 Mar 17

Our Building a Better Brexit campaign asked over 2,000 construction professionals what could make leaving the EU work for them

Welcome to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Building a wall

9 Mar 17

The UK region most hard-hit by the economic crash and the most reliant on EU trade, Northern Ireland is preparing for another body blow as Brexit negotiations threaten to put a barrier between it and its neighbour, the Republic of Ireland

Apprentices

The apprentice

3 Mar 17

As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work

Economic Construction Market Review

Market review: Housing leads the way

21 Feb 17

The number and value of construction contracts awarded is rising, with growth in the residential sector especially clear. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction review

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

14 Feb 17

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

A crane

Strategic advances?

9 Feb 17

The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?

Prison

New prisons: Not much in the swag bag

2 Feb 17

Converting old prisons into housing to fund new prisons in less expensive locations isn’t going according to script

Woman

Redressing the balance: Women engineers

27 Jan 17

With just 9% of UK engineers women, the sector clearly has a long way to go to achieving a diverse workforce

Economic-Construction-Market-Review-January

Market review: Contract values fall

26 Jan 17

Despite the vote to leave the European Union, construction output remained healthy in 2016, but the value of contract awards declined over the year

53W53

The sky’s the limit

20 Jan 17

New York is home to some of the most pioneering modern engineering feats - a 7,000-ton hovering stadium roof, impossibly skinny skyscrapers and a mammoth flood defence system disguised as a park

Economic Construction Market Review - December 2016

Market review: A bumpy ride

4 Jan 17

The Autumn Statement put its money behind infrastructure projects - but forecasts warn that difficult times lie ahead

tape

2016 untangled - part two

19 Dec 16

Even people who like surprises are likely to end 2016 wondering if there isn’t something to be said for ‘boring and predictable’. The Building team reports on the rollercoaster highs and lows of one of the weirdest years on record

tape

2016 untangled - part one

16 Dec 16

Even people who like surprises are likely to end 2016 wondering if there isn’t something to be said for ‘boring and predictable’. The Building team reports on the rollercoaster highs and lows of one of the weirdest years on record

Economic Construction Market Review - November 2016

Market review: Better than expected

29 Nov 16

The economy has lost some momentum since the summer’s Brexit vote, but is doing better than analysts had forecast

Pound hidden under cups

Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

Aecom Indices

Market forecast: Medium term limbo

17 Nov 16

Brexit continues to cause uncertainty, with increasingly mixed views about the medium-to-long-term emerging across the market. But as Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports, for now, business is looking good

Donald Trump

What Trump's victory means for construction

9 Nov 16

Back in October we asked industry experts what a Trump victory would mean for UK construction firms, here’s what they said …

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