Sunday20 April 2014

Construction Market Review

Locations of contracts awarded in February

Making steady progress

25 Mar 14

As Barbour ABI launches its latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, Michael Dall presents highlights, including sector and regional statistics with a focus on the residential sector


Tracker Feb 14

Tracker: February 2014

31 Mar 14

Construction activity continued to increase in February and was up four points on the previous month. This represents 18 months of sustained positivity. Experian Economics reports

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Country focus


Country focus: The Philippines

12 Mar 14

After last November’s super-typhoon Haiyan, the Filipinos are showing their resilience. Alan Hearn of Langdon & Seah and Magda Skalska-Burgess of EC Harris outline an impressive economy and strong construction market forecasts

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Cost update

cost update Q4 2014

Cost update Q4 2013

25 Feb 14

Construction output has a way to go to get back to pre-recession levels; materials prices aren’t going anywhere fast and steel is in free fall.

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q4 2013

1 Apr 14

Data from Experian Economics shows that while construction activity levelled off in Q4 2013, for the year as a whole, activity was on the rise, with growth forecast in the private housing and infrastructure sectors

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Cost model

New London Architecture’s view of the City of London in 2025

Cost model: Tall buildings

15 Apr 14

With nearly 250 towers set to be built in London alone - the vast majority of them residential - Brian Smith, Mital Dholakia and Richard Heseltine of Aecom highlight the main design and cost considerations in reaching for the skies

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Lead times

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Lead times: October - December 2013

11 Feb 14

While there is little movement in lead times so far, increased enquiries and workload may signal significant increases to come. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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Michael Dall

Boom time for housebuilders

21 Mar 14

The question is: how long will conditions allow these results to continue?

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

20 Mar 14

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


Figure 2: Indicative cost above Part L1A 2010 for achieving the Zero Carbon Standard for a semi detached / end terrace house via different scenarios

Sustainability: Zero carbon costs

7 Feb 14

The cost to housebuilders of meeting the Zero Carbon Standard for new homes continues to fall. Here, Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group and Nicola O’Connor of Zero Carbon Hub present the key findings of the Zero Carbon Hub’s recent cost analysis of the proposed standard

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Market forecast

UK Construction Output - All work - November 2013

Market forecast: Back in demand

22 Jan 14

The upturn in industry fortunes - which some predict will continue until 2017 - is being reflected in notable rises in tender prices, building costs, and pressure on resources

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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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