Monday08 February 2016



Sustainability: Wellbeing

19 Jan 16

A preoccupation with health and fitness is no longer just for Januarys, it is becoming ever present in the way buildings are designed and constructed

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Tracker: December 2015

2 Feb 16

The construction and activity index expanded by 10 points, recovering from the November’s low and hitting positive territory for the first time in five months

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q3 2015

12 Jan 16

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output dropped across the quarter, but is marginally up on a year ago

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Construction Market Review


Market review: The down and ups

26 Jan 16

The UK economy looks set to have grown by 2.4% in 2015, a slowdown compared with 2.9% in 2014 – but construction’s future pipeline looks strong

Country focus


Country focus: Oman

15 Oct 14

Oman’s strategic Vision 2020 couples social reform with economic diversification. With five years left to deliver the vision’s ambitious objectives, EC Harris explores Oman’s competitive construction market

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Cost update


Cost update Q3 2015

27 Nov 15

Labour prices continue to be the main driver behind cost inflation in the third quarter of the year

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Cost model

A Pirbright Institute scientist working inside a high-containment laboratory in the institute’s Plowright Building

Cost model: Laboratories

17 Nov 15

The UK is a world leader in scientific research and those involved are demanding ever more sophisticated laboratory buildings in which to conduct their work

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Lead times


Lead times: July - Sept 2015

19 Oct 15

Increases to lead times continue, albeit to a smaller number of trades than seen in previous quarters. The major issue forecast going forward is labour shortages

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Wates pips Kier to contractor top spot with £376m haul

20 Jan 16

Wates’ £376m-worth of contract wins includes a £200m housing deal with Birmingham City council

Full interactive league tables of contract wins by sector, job title and region

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 Jan 16

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for January is now available to download

Market forecast

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Market forecast: A change of mood

29 Oct 15

With demand outstripping supply, selectivity was the dominant theme for contractors this year. And a failure to attract tenderers led to more creative approaches to procurement. But will these changes be lasting or is this just the current stage of a cyclical process?

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League Tables

Top 150

Top 150 contractors: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

17 Jul 15

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.

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