Wednesday01 June 2016


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Sustainability: Energy efficiency

5 Apr 16

We all know the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings, yet the amount of investment in carbon reduction is still well below the level needed to hit upcoming targets

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Tracker: April 2016

31 May 16

Activity has been increasing consistently for the past six months for the sector as a whole, with no imminent sign of a change in this pattern over the coming quarter

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q4 2015

29 Mar 16

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output was up for the third consecutive year, but the rate of growth is slowing

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Construction Market Review


Market review: The down and ups

26 Jan 16

The UK economy looks set to have grown by 2.4% in 2015, a slowdown compared with 2.9% in 2014 – but construction’s future pipeline looks strong

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


Cost update Q4 2015

15 Mar 16

Labour costs continue to be the primary driver of building cost inflation in last year’s final quarter, with a mixed picture still for building materials

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Cost model

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Cost model: Retail distribution centres

12 Apr 16

A growing urban population with complex buying behaviours will require a dynamic and agile logistics network from UK retailers keen to make the most of this fast-moving market

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Lead times


Lead times: Jan - Mar 2016

25 Apr 16

After a period of increase due to heavier workloads, lead times seem to be levelling off. But fit-out and finishing trades are still in hot demand

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour swoops into top place with £674m contract haul

18 May 16

Contractor lands several big jobs, including £82.5m RAF training base and £160m London Underground works

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

19 May 16

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

Market forecast


Market forecast: Certain uncertainty

17 May 16

Q1 sees the UK construction industry with a more uncertain outlook but it’s not all down to the EU referendum – there are a number of complex factors at play

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League Tables

Top 150

Top 150 contractors: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

17 Jul 15

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.

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