Wednesday28 January 2015



Sustainability: Thinner insulation

22 Jan 15

High-performance insulation materials enable much thinner profiIes to be used than their counterpart products. Sweett Group investigates if the benefits from the use of these thinner insulation materials outweigh the costs

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Tracker: November 2014

Tracker: November 2014

13 Jan 15

The construction activity index holds its position at 60 points, while the regional composite indices show that the majority of regions saw a decrease in activity

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Building intelligence

2015-17 Forecast

Building intelligence: Q3 2014

14 Jan 15

Experian Economics shows that construction activity increased 2% on the previous quarter, taking it 6% above the level taken for the same period in 2013

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Construction Market Review

Locations of contracts awarded in 2014

Market review: Slowly does it

28 Jan 15

Growth continues throughout the UK economy and construction sectors, but the gains being made are slowing down significantly. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

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

Aecom Indices

Cost update Q3 2014

27 Nov 14

Construction output rises 3.5% year-on-year, with new housing construction still a prominent reason for increases in output and materials price inflation

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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

Lead times July-Sept 2014

Lead times: July-September 2014

20 Oct 14

Although there are only four trades reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, there are 10 trades that anticipate increases in the next six months

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Balfour Beatty

Major road projects put Balfour Beatty top of contractors table

22 Jan 15

Aberdeen A90 Western Peripheral Route and M25 improvements form part of firm’s £203m haul

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

22 Jan 15

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

Market forecast

Aecom index series (Previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Rolling on

30 Oct 14

Rising price levels still reflect an industry in relatively rude health, despite ongoing capacity issues and question marks over the global economy

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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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