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Tuesday28 April 2015

Sustainability

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Sustainability: Energy standards

8 Apr 15

The new energy efficiency regulations for private rented property may have major repercussions for landlords. Here we examine the key changes made since last year’s public consultation

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Tracker

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Tracker: February 2015

31 Mar 15

Orders and tender enquiries are looking healthy, and reporting of constraints is down. But employment prospects are a worry for some

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Building intelligence

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Building intelligence: Q4 2014

31 Mar 15

Experian Economics shows that 2014’s construction output increased 7% on the previous year’s total, with the housing sector performing particularly well

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Construction Market Review

Locations of contracts awarded in March

Market review: Steady progress

22 Apr 15

Construction activity increased in March against a backdrop of wider economic stability, with low inflation, low unemployment and forecasts for moderate growth. Michael Dall goes through the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

Country focus

Oman

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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Barometer

Balfour Beatty

Balfour bounces back to the top of the contractors’ league

23 Apr 15

Troubled giant grabs top spot with £406m contract haul, including Aberdeen road job won by joint venture

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

Market Review

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 Apr 15

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

Market forecast

MF index

Market forecast: Growing pains

15 Apr 15

Strong output demand has stretched the industry across the supply chain, with increased tender prices triggered by capacity constraints only the most salient sign of strain. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

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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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