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Industry change-makers Line Up at UK Construction Week
From the very first keynote speech of day one of UK Construction Week in London next month (3-5 May), the gauntlet is being thrown to the construction industry to embrace culture change in the way it works.
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An interview with Chief Economist Tom Hall
We sat down with Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour ABI in light of our February Content Calendar theme: Economics in construction.
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UK Construction Week London to Focus on Culture Change in Construction
The fundamental issue of culture change in the construction industry is the focus of a major event in May this year,
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Where Next For Low Carbon Concrete?
In the wake of COP26 and a boosted focus on low carbon construction, conventional concrete with its high embodied carbon payload remains a crucial material globally.
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London Dominated 24.5 Per Cent of all Residential Contract Awards
This month was an excellent month for contract awards. Growing by 37% and reaching £8.3bn, October was the biggest month for contract awards since April.
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Creating Pathways to Enable Net Zero Emissions
Last week we examined the Circular Twin initiative that’s seen Morgan Sindall leading on redesigning the project delivery model 
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How the Low Carbon 'Circular Twin' Might Disrupt Traditional Projects
Lowering construction’s carbon footprint is increasingly termed the biggest single challenge facing the sector.
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The Importance of Value Engineering
Value Engineering, or as Dame Judith Hackitt described it, “The race to the bottom” has long been a part of the construction industry.
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The Power of People in UK Construction
Many believe this to be a pivotal moment in the future of UK construction. Demand is outstripping supply – both in terms of people as well as materials.
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Will the Increase in Remote Working Impact Commercial Construction?
Without doubt, the most noticeable and impactful change to the workplace environment during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the seismic shift in workplaces. 
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Construction Forecasting in a Pandemic
Forecasters have had a tough gig in recent times. The word “unprecedented” gets banded about a lot, but 16 months into a global pandemic we have, and continue to experience an economic and social environment with no comparison in living memory.
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Women in Construction - Gender Diversity Within the Construction Industry
While we all know construction needs to up its game when it comes to gender parity, equally it must allow a level playing field so that women can reach the senior positions where they are so under-represented.
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2021 Construction Market Forecast and Predictions
If there’s one thing we can say with certainty about the rest of 2021, it’s that those in the forecasting game are going to have a tough year. Models and trends only take you so far when everything can change in the blink of an eye.
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Lockdown Restrictions to the Housing Market - How has it Affected Construction?
At the height of the pandemic, Barbour ABI data confirmed that the industry saw at least £70bn worth of projects delayed or on-hold due to the impact of the coronavirus.
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Five Key Lessons (and What to Take From Them)
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge amount of upheaval and turmoil in industries across the globe. Although parts of the construction industry were considered vital work, and therefore able to continue after only a short government stoppage,
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Budget 2021 Reactions from Industry Insiders
With shafts of restriction-easing light starting to spear through the gloom of the third national lockdown, the 2021 budget focused on maintaining much-needed emergency support measures to lessen the damage wrought by Covid-19.
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Barbour ABI and the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Announce New Partnership
Following a competitive tender process, Barbour ABI have been awarded the contract to supply the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy with the Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD).
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PropTech and the ‘office 2.0’
In 2020 we started our #REBUILDINGTOGETHER movement. Much of this was about producing and publishing free to air content of value high and wide
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The Benefits of the New Barbour ABI Platform: An Interview With Andy Murphy, Hanson UK
We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI, as well as connecting with major figures within the industry to learn what makes them thrive
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2021 Construction Content Calendar
Following on from our REBUILDING TOGETHER campaign, we have put together a content calendar for 2021
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Government Announce National Infrastructure Strategy
On Wednesday, the UK Government published their long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy.
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Barbour ABI Community: An Interview With… Matt Grove, Geographic Data Scientist
We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI to result in you receiving the best construction intelligence in the business.
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7 Reasons to Work at Barbour ABI
At Barbour ABI, we are always looking for talented people who can share in our goals and help contribute to our successes.
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COVID-19 Construction Update 29th May 2020
This week has seen a further small increase in open projects and a fall in delayed projects. Once again most of the increase has occurred in the residential sector. Restarted projects have also increased along with a decrease in delayed projects.
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CovID-19 - Construction Update
Covid-19 Construction Briefing #1. This is the first in a weekly series of briefings on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry.
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Top 50 Contractors awarded £5.5 billion in January
Keep up to date with the latest insights from the UK's construction analysts experts, Barbour ABI. 
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Infrastructure contract awards decrease by 10.3% in 2019
Keep up to date with the latest insight from construction industry analysts Barbour ABI across Great Britain.
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Construction contract awards hold steady in 2019
Keep up to date with the latest edtion of the Economic & Construction Market Review, courtesy of market leaders Barbour ABI. 
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