Wednesday18 January 2017


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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: November 2016

10 Jan 17

The total activity index and R&M index both fell and the orders index ticked up, while the indices for the separate subsectors showed mixed results

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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

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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


Cost model: Palliative care

17 Jan 17

The demand for high quality healthcare facilities aiming to improve the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses is increasing

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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 December market review is out now

15 Dec 16

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for December 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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