Market Features

  • 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

  • UK construction quarterly output
    Features

    Market forecast: Still on the up

    2017-02-14T06:00:00Z

    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

  • A crane
    Features

    Strategic advances?

    2017-02-09T06:00:00Z

    The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?

  • Prison
    Features

    New prisons: Not much in the swag bag

    2017-02-02T06:00:00Z

    Converting old prisons into housing to fund new prisons in less expensive locations isn’t going according to script

  • Woman
    Features

    Redressing the balance: Women engineers

    2017-01-27T06:00:00Z

    With just 9% of UK engineers women, the sector clearly has a long way to go to achieving a diverse workforce