Sunday11 December 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: October 2016

24 Nov 16

The construction activity index ticked down three points, while the R&M index lost points and is exactly in the zero-growth region

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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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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

Exchange rates

Cost update Q3 2016

8 Dec 16

Building costs rose overall, with materials cost inflation increasingly contributing to this - labour costs are rising too but at a lower rate

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Cost model

The IMAX on London’s South Bank has an award-winning design

Cost model: Cinemas

11 Nov 16

Cinemas can brighten urban areas and masterplans, and need good design and facilities to attract increasingly discerning audiences

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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

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Market Review

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

24 Nov 16

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

Market forecast

Aecom Indices

Market forecast: Medium term limbo

17 Nov 16

Brexit continues to cause uncertainty, with increasingly mixed views about the medium-to-long-term emerging across the market. But as Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports, for now, business is looking good

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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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