Tuesday31 March 2015



Sustainability: Thinner insulation

22 Jan 15

High-performance insulation materials enable much thinner profiIes to be used than their counterpart products. Sweett Group investigates if the benefits from the use of these thinner insulation materials outweigh the costs

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Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: January 2015

4 Mar 15

The construction activity index holds steady for the month at 62 points, meanwhile the majority of the regional indices feel an increase in activity

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Building intelligence

2015-17 Forecast

Building intelligence: Q3 2014

14 Jan 15

Experian Economics shows that construction activity increased 2% on the previous quarter, taking it 6% above the level taken for the same period in 2013

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Construction Market Review

Locations of contracts awarded in February

Market review: Ebb and flow

26 Mar 15

Construction takes an unexpected drop - its first year-on-year fall since May 2013 - but the wider UK economy makes a strong start to 2015. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

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

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Cost update Q4 2014

27 Feb 15

Construction output rose 5.5% over 2014, but construction materials and consumer price inflation have both slowed.

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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: October - December 2014

Lead times: October - December 2014

10 Feb 15

Seven trades are reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, with several more anticipating increases over the next six months due to demand

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Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford

Laing O’Rourke climbs league with Oxford Westgate deal

20 Mar 15

Contractor grabs top spot after winning £440m shopping centre development contract for Crown Estate

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

19 Mar 15

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

Market forecast

Aecom index series (previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Speed shift

29 Jan 15

The recovery rolls on with expectations of tender price increases still firm. But a change of pace in activity is expected to emerge this year. Michael Hubbard and John O’Neill of Aecom report

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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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