Friday27 February 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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Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: December 2014

3 Feb 15

The construction activity index sees a one-point increase for the month to take it to 61 points, while the majority of regional indices 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

Market review: Silver linings

Market review: Silver linings

25 Feb 15

Growth may have slowed in the fourth quarter of 2014, but there are positive signs for the UK economy and construction elsewhere. 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: October - December 2014

Lead times: October - December 2014

10 Feb 15

Seven trades are reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, with several more anticipating increases over the next six months due to demand

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Kier returns to top spot with £508m contract haul

19 Feb 15

Firm’s 37 project wins bring in double the value of work than was won by closest rival Laing O’Rourke for the month

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

19 Feb 15

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

Market forecast

Aecom index series (previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Speed shift

29 Jan 15

The recovery rolls on with expectations of tender price increases still firm. But a change of pace in activity is expected to emerge this year. Michael Hubbard and John O’Neill of Aecom report

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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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