Thursday17 August 2017

Lead times

Lead times June 2017

Lead times: April-June 2017

18 Jul 17

Lead times have stayed level, with most packages at the highest level since records began, and little further change is expected over the next six months

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Tracker: June 2017

1 Aug 17

The total activity index was unchanged in June, signifying continued expansion, although both the R&M index and civil engineering sector contracted. Experian Economics reports

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Building intelligence


Building intelligence: Q1 2017

30 Jun 17

As uncertainty continues to stalk the economy, modest private housing sector growth is expected, with public housing having grown strongly

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Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

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Cost update


Cost update Q1 2017

13 Jun 17

Building, electrical and mechanical costs are rising at varying rates along with materials costs as sterling continues to fluctuate but wages have fallen slightly year-on-year

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Cost model

Elbphilarmonie, Hamburg

Cost model: New-build concert halls

28 Jul 17

As cultural icons they can make a huge contribution to any city, but concert halls can have costs and a complexity of scale to match

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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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Kier remains top contractor for second month running

27 Jul 17

Firm tops monthly work won, including and excluding civils, as well as cumulative work over last 12 months

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 17

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

Market forecast

Aecom indices for market forecast 28 August issue

Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

8 Aug 17

Construction data – both hard and soft – remains consistently inconsistent. Overall construction activity is slowing, but this doesn’t tell the full story

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League Tables

Top 150 contractors 2017

Top 150 contractors: Whatever the weather

28 Jul 17

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector enjoying reasonably benign market conditions but remaining fearful of the uncertainties of Brexit and volatile domestic politics

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