Saturday04 July 2015



Sustainability: Life cycle carbon management

17 Jun 15

Usual depictions of a building’s carbon life cycle fail to consider the day-to-day running of the place. Reimagining a building’s life cycle could improve its carbon efficiency

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Tracker: May 2015

30 Jun 15

The construction activity index picked up again following a fallow April, while the number of respondents posting no construction activity constraints reached an all-time high

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q1 2015

30 Jun 15

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output hit its highest year-on-year level since 2008. Experian Economics reports

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Construction Market Review


Market review: Mixed signals

23 Jun 15

The construction sector is still thriving but according to economic indicators there was a fall in activity in services and manufacturing

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 Q1 2015

27 May 15

The consumer price inflation rate dips into negative territory on a single-month basis for the first time in recorded history

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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: January - March 2015

Lead times: January - March 2015

7 May 15

Lead times continue to increase with eight trades on the rise and no reported decreases. Some packages have increased more than once in the last 12 months

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty reclaims top contractors’ spot for May

19 Jun 15

Wins with University of Warwick and Great Ormond Street Hospital help make up £491m contract haul

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

18 Jun 15

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

Market forecast

MF index

Market forecast: Growing pains

15 Apr 15

Strong output demand has stretched the industry across the supply chain, with increased tender prices triggered by capacity constraints only the most salient sign of strain. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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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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