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15 Mar, 2016, 16:39 GMT Barbour ABI to Work with Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Cost and pricing information experts BCIS are teaming up with industry analysts Barbour ABI to provide the construction industry with the latest...


18 Feb, 2016, 15:30 GMT Slow Start to the Year for Construction as Contract Values Slide

The construction sector has had a slow start to 2016, with contract values for January dipping to £5.3 billion, a decrease of 9 per cent on the month ...


26 Mar, 2015, 11:27 GMT Residential Construction Activity in February Increased by Twenty Per Cent Year on Year

Residential activity across the construction sector continued its hold at the top of the industry in February, contributing £1.6 billion worth of...


23 Mar, 2015, 15:52 GMT Government Extends Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline Contract with Barbour ABI

Construction intelligence specialist Barbour ABI has today been given a contract extension by HM Government to continue to publish the Government...


19 Mar, 2015, 14:54 GMT Barbour ABI - February Sees Boom in Commercial and Retail Construction

Commercial and retail construction contracts increase by 70 per cent versus last year Economist says the surge in growth is critical to the stability ...


10 Mar, 2015, 17:27 GMT Health Sector to Provide Shot in the Arm for Construction

The UK health sector is set to provide a shot in the arm for the construction industry according to findings from Barbour ABI, which is a chosen...


02 Mar, 2015, 13:35 GMT Renewable Energy Sector Continues to Grow With £5.2 Billion Worth of Contracts in 2014

Figures released today (2nd March) reveal that £5.2 billion worth of construction contracts for 1,095 renewable energy projects were awarded in 2014, ...


20 Feb, 2015, 16:20 GMT Commercial Office Projects Increase by a Quarter

A surge in office construction is helping to drive growth in the construction sector, according to figures released today (20th February). (Photo:...


20 Feb, 2015, 12:58 GMT Industrial Construction Hits the £500 Million Mark

Figures released today (20th February) reveal that the industrial construction sector in January increased its total value of contracts by over 38...


23 Jan, 2015, 15:45 GMT North West Leading all UK Regions for New-build Social Housing

Figures released today (23rd January) reveal that more than 18,000 new-build social homes have been given the go-ahead for construction in the North...


22 Jan, 2015, 16:21 GMT Construction Sector Growth Shows Signs of Cooling

Growth in the construction sector is showing signs of a slowdown according to a report released today (22 January 2015). (Photo:...


27 Nov, 2014, 17:44 GMT Construction Pipeline in the North set to Quintuple

A report released today (27 November) reveals that the construction pipeline in the North of England could increase five-fold if major transport...


20 Nov, 2014, 15:19 GMT New Home Contracts at Highest Level Since 2008

Figures released today (20 November) reveal that the number of contracts for new homes increased for the sixth consecutive month in October and are...


20 Nov, 2014, 15:18 GMT Commercial & Retail Construction Contracts at Highest Level Since 2012

Figures released today (20 November) reveal that the value of commercial & retail construction contracts awarded in October reached its highest level ...


12 Nov, 2014, 17:10 GMT Aldi to Spend £109 Million Over the Next 12 Months on new Build Construction

On the back of a visit at their head office by the Prime Minister earlier this week, figures released today (12th November) reveal that the rapidly...


06 Nov, 2014, 14:04 GMT Self Build Properties Fall to Six Year Low as Figures Continue to Decrease

Figures released today (6th November) reveal that UK-wide self build planning applications in 2014 have decreased by 28% compared to 2008. (Photo:...


30 Oct, 2014, 13:51 GMT £81 Billion Worth of Renewable Energy Projects Proposed

Figures released today (30 October) reveal that more than £81 billion worth of renewable energy projects are proposed by 2025, representing nearly...


01 Oct, 2014, 15:55 BST Nearly Half of Homes With Planning Permission Have Yet to be Built

Figures released today (1st October) reveal that, while 238,000 homes received planning permission last year, only 129,000 units actually started...


18 Sep, 2014, 19:02 BST London Dominates UK Construction in August

Figures released today (18 September) reveal that London accounted for a third of the total value of UK construction contracts in August, dominating...


18 Sep, 2014, 19:01 BST North West England the Leading Region for Medical and Health Construction

Figures released today (18th September) revealed that the North West was the leading UK region for Medical and Health construction in August,...


18 Sep, 2014, 18:30 BST August Commercial Construction Close to Doubling 2013 Figure

Figures released today (18 September) reveal that the total value of commercial & retail construction contracts in August almost doubled compared to...


12 Sep, 2014, 12:20 BST Comment in Response to Output in the Construction Industry July 2014 and New Orders April to June 2014

Comment to be attributed to Michael Dall, lead economist at construction intelligence specialist, Barbour ABI in response to the output in the...


11 Sep, 2014, 12:48 BST £7.8 Billion in Construction Projects at Risk if Scotland Says Yes

Over £7 billion of planned construction works could be in jeopardy if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom next Thursday. (Photo: http://photos....


04 Sep, 2014, 17:02 BST Comment to be Attributed to Michael Dall, Lead Economist at Construction Intelligence Specialist Barbour ABI, in Response to WSP's Acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff

- WSP increases its global and UK presence with the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff On Wednesday (3rd September) Balfour Beatty agreed to sell...


21 Aug, 2014, 13:58 BST North West England gets a Major Hotel, Leisure and Sports Boost

Figures released today (20 August) reveal that the North West of England accounted for over 29 per cent of the total value of hotel, leisure and...