Friday29 July 2016


RSHP’s BREEAM ‘excellent’-rated office at The Leadenhall Building, London

Sustainability: BREEAM

21 Jun 16

BREEAM certification is becoming an increasingly used standard requirement on city buildings. But does it pay?

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Tracker: May 2016

30 Jun 16

The construction activity index fell by a point in May following a brief peak in April, while individual sub-sectors enjoy mixed fortunes

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Building intelligence

bi 2016 Q2

Building intelligence: Q2 2016

28 Jun 16

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output grew over 2015, but that things are less buoyant for the first quarter of this year

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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

London and New York

London vs New York: The market rules

14 Jul 16

London and New York are two of the world’s most successful cities for business. How does commercial property development compare between the two?

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Cost update

Metals prices

Cost update Q1 2016

14 Jun 16

Labour cost inflation remains the primary culprit for a continued rise to building costs, but the rate at which materials costs are growing is still moderate

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Cost model

Commercial Office Towers

Cost model: Commercial office towers

27 Jul 16

The number of towers being proposed and developed in London and the UK continues to grow, as does their height

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Lead times

Lead times

Lead times: April - June 2016

21 Jul 16

Lead times have either remained the same or increased, with burgeoning workloads and enquiries and a shortage of skilled labour making further increases more likely

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Locks small

Chinese company steps up to top contractor table

23 Jun 16

Beijing Construction enters league table after winning role on £700m residential scheme in Salford

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 Jul 16

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

Market forecast


Construction growth prospects downgraded again by Experian

11 Jul 16

Experian publishes chastening set of forecasts - before it’s even estimated likely impact of Brexit

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League Tables

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

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