Monday28 July 2014

Construction Market Review

Barbour ABI market report map July 2014

A sunny outlook

24 Jul 14

Despite a slight blip in contract activity in June, construction looks stonger compared with last summer. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the residential sector which is largely responsible for driving growth


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Tracker: May 2014

1 Jul 14

Despite dipping below its three-month average, construction activity numbers remained positive in May with strong output and orders figures for most sectors. Experian Economics reports

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Country focus

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Country focus: France

13 May 14

The pace of recovery, both in construction and in the wider economy, remains stubbornly slow across the Channel. Charlotte Ho-Souto of Arcadis EC Harris and Barbra Carlisle of EC Harris examine the dynamics driving the French building sector

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Cost update

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Cost update Q1 2014

28 May 14

New housing construction is primary reason for total construction increase since Q3 2013. Total employment figures increase year-on-year

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Building intelligence

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Building intelligence: Q1 2014

2 Jul 14

Experian Economics shows that construction activity has seen its fourth consecutive quarter of growth, reaching an overall figure that is now at its highest point since the final quarter of 2011

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Cost model

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Cost model: Stadium construction

12 Jun 14

In a changing landscape for major sporting infrastructure schemes, what does it take to develop and operate stadiums and arenas? Hein le Roux and Eugene Corrigan of Aecom report

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Lead times

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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 Jul 14

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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state of play

Willmott Dixon holds off Wates to take top spot in league table

24 Jul 14

Firm’s £204m contract haul included retail scheme in Flemingate and science centre at Oxfordshire laboratory

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

17 Jul 14

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



Sustainability: Minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings

26 Jun 14

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard. Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group, Charles Woollam of SIAM and Sarah Sayce, emeritus professor of Kingston University, discuss the implications

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Market forecast

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Market forecast: Overall improvement

15 Jul 14

Q2 2014 saw tender prices and overall activity pick up the pace, largely due to the housing sector. While the demand for skilled trades has led to increases in day rates and wages

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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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