Category: News

Autism Awareness Week

Written by Lucy Knight, Researcher at Barbour ABI When you think of autism what springs to mind? Do you think of Atypical on Netflix? Or how about the maths genius Rain Man? What about The Good Doctor? Or a disruptive child that can’t speak? Would it surprise you to learn that in the UK approximately […]

Preparing for lockdown in the construction industry – What to consider

Last week we wrote about the lessons that the construction industry learned from the lockdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, there may be light appearing at the end of the tunnel, but there is no guarantee that this will be the last of the lockdowns, with government and health officials […]

Onsite Innovation – Our March 2021 Content Calendar theme

Our Content Calendar theme of the month is Onsite Innovation. We want to use this opportunity to shed some light on the brilliant work that is being done on a daily basis within the industry to overcome modern day challenges. To do this, we’ve rounded up some of the best and brightest names in the […]

5 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, the effects of the coronavirus on the industry were sharply felt. The continued future recovery of the industry […]

Onsite Innovation in Construction

Construction is a sector that’s all about overcoming challenges on a daily basis. In fact, so used is it to doing this that many examples of innovation are never formally captured and disseminated across even a single business, let alone pushed into the wider industry as best practice. But there are also good examples of […]

International Women’s Day 2021: Women In Construction

As some background, my approach to this subject comes from my position as a Landscape Architect and, for the last 14 years, roles in sales/marketing for landscape product manufacturers. I’ve worked in this sector for 30 years so, sadly, have plenty of personal experience upon which to draw. Of course, everyone’s experience is different, and […]

10 Ways Project Prospecta Can Increase Lead Generation For Barbour ABI Subscribers

I’ve been using Barbour ABI for about 30 years, from its beginnings as a paper-based system, through to using floppy disks and finally to its current form as a huge cloud-based service. As the owner of a building products company, the potential of all the leads and data added every week has always been its […]

More Budget 2021 Reactions from Industry Insiders

Written by Damon Schünmann, Stragetic Consultant at Barbour ABI The Devil is in the detail/the proof is in the pudding. Whichever cliché you pick, this Budget above any in living memory will be judged by its outcomes rather than its announcements. But it was certainly good to hear the rubber stamping of the widely expected […]

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. The chancellor, a fiscal conservative, again made it clear that support measures are time limited and will be withdrawn in the autumn. […]