Market Features

  • Building A Better Brexit
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    Full house: Welcome to Parliament

    2017-06-09T06:00:00Z

    Now that the election is over, a new parliament will convene. But are the incoming crop of MPs fully aware of how important the construction industry is for the UK economy?

  • CCS framework
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    CCS framework: No pain, no gain

    2017-06-08T06:00:00Z

    The industry has waited a long time for the government’s £2.9bn construction consultancy framework. But doubts remain that all the problems have been ironed out. So will the wait have been worth it for the 32 firms on the scheme?

  • Flats under construction
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    Market review: Slow out of the blocks

    2017-05-26T06:00:00Z

    While the recent economic results show only limited growth for the first quarter, the number of construction projects in April jumped by more than 25% on the previous month

  • Homes
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    Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

    2017-05-19T08:00:00Z

    Government has now said it will crack down on ‘doubling’ leasehold ground rents, earlier in the year Building investigated this controversial industry practice

  • New work output - sector changes indexed to Q2 2010
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    Market forecast: Carry on regardless

    2017-05-16T06:00:00Z

    The UK construction industry maintained notable growth rates and posted high output numbers but uncertainty endures on both the domestic and international stage

  • BIM
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    BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

    2017-05-12T06:00:00Z

    The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate

  • Market review
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    Market review: A bump on the road?

    2017-05-02T12:03:00Z

    A monthly decrease in construction work belies longer-term growth, with the number and value of contracts substantially higher than a year ago. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic Construction Market Review

  • Election 2017 leaders
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    The Brexit election

    2017-04-26T10:19:00Z

    Before the parties nail down their manifestos, we take a look at what construction might expect from June’s vote

  • Sustainability
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    Sustainability: Dropping the ball

    2017-04-13T06:00:00Z

    Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

  • London skyline
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    Commercial towers: Riding high

    2017-04-06T06:00:00Z

    The prospect of Brexit may not have stalled the wave of tall buildings under construction, but the market for towers is set to change as prime resi slumps