Monday26 June 2017



Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

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Tracker: April 2017

30 May 17

Labour shortages and cost increases loom large as several sector indices start to look a little limp

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q4 2016

28 Mar 17

The UK economy has enjoyed four years of uninterrupted growth and GDP is higher than its pre-crisis peak in 2008 but the outlook for the next two years has weakened following the Brexit vote

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Country focus

London and New York

London vs New York: The market rules

14 Jul 16

London and New York are two of the world’s most successful cities for business. How does commercial property development compare between the two?

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Cost update


Cost update Q1 2017

13 Jun 17

Building, electrical and mechanical costs are rising at varying rates along with materials costs as sterling continues to fluctuate but wages have fallen slightly year-on-year

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Cost model


Cost model: Residential timber

6 Jun 17

A familiar building material now has many innovative and scientifically developed forms, of which cross-laminated timber is perhaps the most compelling

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Lead times

Lead times index April 2017

Lead times: January-March 2017

25 Apr 17

Lead times have changed for five packages and four are increasing again, but many packages still expect no change in the next six months despite increased workload and enquiries

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Kier’s £412m project wins lift it to top of contractor leagues

23 Jun 17

Firm racks up 551 projects over the year, pushing Balfour into second place

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

21 Jun 17

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

Market forecast

New work output - sector changes indexed to Q2 2010

Market forecast: Carry on regardless

16 May 17

The UK construction industry maintained notable growth rates and posted high output numbers but uncertainty endures on both the domestic and international stage

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League Tables


Specialist contractors: Marginal moves

25 Nov 16

Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains

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