Market Features

  • Market review
    Features

    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
    Features

    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
    Features

    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
    Features

    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

  • Drones
    Features

    Drones: Something in the air

    2017-03-31T06:00:00Z

    Put it this way: would you rather inspect the slipform of a tall tower by dangling off the 45th storey or by sending up a drone to do the job?

  • Market review
    Features

    Market review: Earning more for less

    2017-03-23T06:00:00Z

    The total value of construction contracts increased in February but the number of projects went down. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic Construction Market Review

  • Building A Better Brexit
    Features

    Manifesto: Working for a better Brexit deal

    2017-03-17T06:00:00Z

    Our Building a Better Brexit campaign asked over 2,000 construction professionals what could make leaving the EU work for them

  • Welcome to Northern Ireland
    Features

    Northern Ireland: Building a wall

    2017-03-09T06:00:00Z

    The UK region most hard-hit by the economic crash and the most reliant on EU trade, Northern Ireland is preparing for another body blow as Brexit negotiations threaten to put a barrier between it and its neighbour, the Republic of Ireland

  • Apprentices
    Features

    The apprentice

    As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work

  • Economic Construction Market Review
    Features

    Market review: Housing leads the way

    2017-02-21T11:30:00Z

    The number and value of construction contracts awarded is rising, with growth in the residential sector especially clear. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic Construction review