Wednesday01 October 2014

Construction Market Review

Locations of contracts awarded in August

Slow progress

24 Sep 14

The recovery is still moving at a slow pace but August saw a year-on-year increase in construction awards. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the commercial and retail sector


Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: August 2014

29 Sep 14

The construction activity index slides down to 58 following the previous month’s post-recessionary high, while activity by sector also takes an overall negative shape

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Country focus

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Country focus: France

13 May 14

The pace of recovery, both in construction and in the wider economy, remains stubbornly slow across the Channel. Charlotte Ho-Souto of Arcadis EC Harris and Barbra Carlisle of EC Harris examine the dynamics driving the French building sector

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Cost update

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Cost update: Q2 2014

27 Aug 14

Construction output recorded no change compared with the last quarter, while new housing construction is the primary reason for rises in new work output

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Building intelligence

Regional new work output

Building intelligence: Q2 2014

30 Sep 14

Experian Economics shows that construction activity stayed flat throughout the second quarter of the year, but still putting it 5% higher when compared with the same period for 2013

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Cost model

Cost model: Extra care housing

Cost model: Extra care housing

25 Sep 14

With a rapidy ageing population demanding high standards of both housing and care, while also imposing a rising cost on public finances, could “extra care” housing be part of the solution?

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Lead times

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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 Jul 14

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty stays on top with £206m contract haul

25 Sep 14

Contractor leads August league table having won 19 projects, while contract awards in general rise slightly

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

18 Sep 14

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



Sustainability: Minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings

26 Jun 14

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard. Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group, Charles Woollam of SIAM and Sarah Sayce, emeritus professor of Kingston University, discuss the implications

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Market forecast

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Market forecast: Overall improvement

15 Jul 14

Q2 2014 saw tender prices and overall activity pick up the pace, largely due to the housing sector. While the demand for skilled trades has led to increases in day rates and wages

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League Tables

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Top 150 European Contractors 2014: Channel hoppers

16 Jan 14

The return to growth of the UK construction market has prompted some envious glances from mainland Europe, so should UK firms steel themselves for an influx of continental rivals? Plus find out this year’s Top 150 European contractors and manufacturers

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