Sunday26 June 2016


RSHP’s BREEAM ‘excellent’-rated office at The Leadenhall Building, London

Sustainability: BREEAM

21 Jun 16

BREEAM certification is becoming an increasingly used standard requirement on city buildings. But does it pay?

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Tracker: April 2016

31 May 16

Activity has been increasing consistently for the past six months for the sector as a whole, with no imminent sign of a change in this pattern over the coming quarter

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q4 2015

29 Mar 16

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output was up for the third consecutive year, but the rate of growth is slowing

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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


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

Metals prices

Cost update Q1 2016

14 Jun 16

Labour cost inflation remains the primary culprit for a continued rise to building costs, but the rate at which materials costs are growing is still moderate

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Cost model


Cost model: Affordable housing

7 Jun 16

As the UK housing crisis continues to escalate, those at the bottom of the market increasingly find themselves priced out

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Lead times


Lead times: Jan - Mar 2016

25 Apr 16

After a period of increase due to heavier workloads, lead times seem to be levelling off. But fit-out and finishing trades are still in hot demand

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Locks small

Chinese company steps up to top contractor table

23 Jun 16

Beijing Construction enters league table after winning role on £700m residential scheme in Salford

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

23 Jun 16

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

Market forecast


Market forecast: Certain uncertainty

17 May 16

Q1 sees the UK construction industry with a more uncertain outlook but it’s not all down to the EU referendum – there are a number of complex factors at play

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League Tables

Top 150

Top 150 contractors: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

17 Jul 15

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.

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