Sunday26 March 2017



Sustainability: Efficient offices

24 Jan 17

How do you create an energy-efficient office that is cost effective and great for the workforce?

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Tracker: January 2017

28 Feb 17

The total activity index fell into negative territory for the first time since July last year. The repair and maintenance index also continued on its downward trend

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q3 2016

10 Jan 17

The latest Office for National Statistics figures show the economy has been in good shape since the referendum vote to leave the European Union. However, more challenging times seem to be ahead

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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


Cost update Q4 2016

14 Mar 17

The fall in the value of sterling has caused building costs and consumer prices to rise, while manufacturing input has taken a hard hit in the last year

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Cost model

New Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Manor Royal, Crawley

Cost model: Car showrooms

22 Feb 17

The motor industry is booming, with showrooms continuing to be built. And with the customer experience at the heart of the schemes, substantial add-on features may be included

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Lead times

Lead times

Lead times: October - December 2016

6 Feb 17

Lead times have changed for only two packages - the lowest level of change recorded in the last decade. But many packages are reporting difficulty in getting qualified or experienced staff, reports Brian Moone of Mace

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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 March market review is out now

16 Mar 17

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

Market forecast

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

14 Feb 17

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

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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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