Saturday22 October 2016


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Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

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Tracker: August 2016

4 Oct 16

The construction activity index for August suggests that we are returning to normality after June’s EU referendum shock

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Building intelligence

2016-18 forecast

Building intelligence: Q2 2016

6 Oct 16

Total construction output grew more than previously thought in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics

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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

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

Metals prices

Cost update Q2 2016

15 Sep 16

Labour cost inflation continues to be the prime driver for an overall rise in building costs, but increased material costs are also playing their part

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Cost model

London’s Shard tower is an example of a mixed use scheme

Cost model: Mixed use

6 Sep 16

Shifting economic and social conditions mean developers are increasingly pursuing mixed use schemes but different use classes on a project can cause complications

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Lead times

Lead times

Lead times: July - September 2016

20 Oct 16

There are capacity issues with some off-site manufacturing but the consensus among other site-based trades is that lead times are stabilising

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Manchester Airport

Laing O’Rourke lands top spot with £450m airport contract

22 Sep 16

Firm is number one in contractor league tables after winning job to transform Manchester’s Terminal Two

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's October market review is out now

20 Oct 16

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

Market forecast

Market Forecast August 2016 A

Market forecast: Not the whole story

8 Aug 16

As we look at the Q2 figures, people are ready to blame Brexit for plunging the UK construction economy into a darker period. But the reality is more complex. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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League Tables

Top 150 Consultants

Top 150 consultants - interactive table

16 Sep 16

Interactive table showing the top 150 consultants, ranked by the number of chartered staff employed by each firm

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