Sunday30 April 2017


London skyline

Sustainability: Zero-carbon London

4 Apr 17

The London Plan has specific sustainability targets which affect development in the city

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Tracker: February 2017

28 Mar 17

Activity growth in the sectors was positive this month, as the residential and non-residential indices both increased, and the total activity index recorded a significant improvement

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q4 2016

28 Mar 17

The UK economy has enjoyed four years of uninterrupted growth and GDP is higher than its pre-crisis peak in 2008 but the outlook for the next two years has weakened following the Brexit vote

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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


Cost update Q4 2016

14 Mar 17

The fall in the value of sterling has caused building costs and consumer prices to rise, while manufacturing input has taken a hard hit in the last year

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Cost model

Modular housing in Ladywell

Cost model: Modular construction

11 Apr 17

Debates about modular construction and off-site manufacture are nothing new. But with more suppliers, better quality and greater awareness within the industry, could it finally achieve critical mass?

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Lead times

Lead times index April 2017

Lead times: January-March 2017

25 Apr 17

Lead times have changed for five packages and four are increasing again, but many packages still expect no change in the next six months despite increased workload and enquiries

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Construction site

Multiplex storms to the top of both contractor tables

27 Apr 17

University of Glasgow’s £700m Gilmorehill campus extension places firm at top of civils and non-civils leagues

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

27 Apr 17

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

Market forecast

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

14 Feb 17

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

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League Tables


Specialist contractors: Marginal moves

25 Nov 16

Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains

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