Sunday29 November 2015



Sustainability: Energy performance contracts

6 Oct 15

Energy Performance Contracts are increasing in popularity as a way of delivering large-scale energy savings in existing buildings

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Tracker: September 2015

2 Nov 15

The construction activity index strengthened slightly after falling into negative territory last month, but the order index worsened for the second successive month in a row

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Building intelligence

Building intelligence: Q2 2015

30 Sep 15

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output remained flat over the quarter, but registered above levels recorded for the same period last year. Experian Economics reports

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Construction Market Review


Market review: Rough with the smooth

26 Nov 15

Latest figures show that output in almost every individual construction sector took a quarter-on-quarter fall

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 Q3 2015

27 Nov 15

Labour prices continue to be the main driver behind cost inflation in the third quarter of the year

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Cost model

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Cost model: Laboratories

17 Nov 15

The UK is a world leader in scientific research and those involved are demanding ever more sophisticated laboratory buildings in which to conduct their work

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Lead times


Lead times: July - Sept 2015

19 Oct 15

Increases to lead times continue, albeit to a smaller number of trades than seen in previous quarters. The major issue forecast going forward is labour shortages

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Civils haul gives Bam Nuttall top spot in contractors table

18 Nov 15

Firm’s contract wins last month include share of Hinkley Point C enabling works and Highland Main Line project

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

19 Nov 15

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

Market forecast

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Market forecast: A change of mood

29 Oct 15

With demand outstripping supply, selectivity was the dominant theme for contractors this year. And a failure to attract tenderers led to more creative approaches to procurement. But will these changes be lasting or is this just the current stage of a cyclical process?

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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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