Wednesday17 September 2014

Construction Market Review

Location of contracts awarded (July)

Getting there

21 Aug 14

While the economy is slowly returning to health, July did witness a slight decrease in construction levels


Tracker: August 2014

Tracker: July 2014

2 Sep 14

Construction activity remains consistent as the index picks up five points for the month, while the orders index sees a small incline and residential experiences a significant uptick

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Country focus

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Country focus: France

13 May 14

The pace of recovery, both in construction and in the wider economy, remains stubbornly slow across the Channel. Charlotte Ho-Souto of Arcadis EC Harris and Barbra Carlisle of EC Harris examine the dynamics driving the French building sector

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Cost update

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Cost update: Q2 2014

27 Aug 14

Construction output recorded no change compared with the last quarter, while new housing construction is the primary reason for rises in new work output

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Building intelligence

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Building intelligence: Q1 2014

2 Jul 14

Experian Economics shows that construction activity has seen its fourth consecutive quarter of growth, reaching an overall figure that is now at its highest point since the final quarter of 2011

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Cost model


Cost model: The agile workspace

6 Aug 14

Office work has changed beyond recognition since Dolly Parton’s Nine to Five. But only now are offices being designed with as much flexibility as the workforce that uses them, write Ciaran Timpson, Nicola Gillen and David Thornley of Aecom

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Lead times

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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 Jul 14

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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Tentative times

20 Aug 14

The CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index was 128 in July, slightly lower (4%) than in June

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

20 Aug 14

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



Sustainability: Minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings

26 Jun 14

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard. Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group, Charles Woollam of SIAM and Sarah Sayce, emeritus professor of Kingston University, discuss the implications

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Market forecast

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Market forecast: Overall improvement

15 Jul 14

Q2 2014 saw tender prices and overall activity pick up the pace, largely due to the housing sector. While the demand for skilled trades has led to increases in day rates and wages

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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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